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As said in my last post, I am in the midst of examining the term athlete to uncover the various social, political, and personal implications the word holds in today's society. To give you an insight into my vision for new media site, I'd like to review an online platform that seems to follow a similar structure as the site I'm … Continue reading The Players’ Tribune
Examining the world of sports as well as the female and male athletes that contribute to its history has been an eye-opening experience. In the time that I have been working on Benched, I have come to realize that athletes are more than just athletes. Athletes are pop cultural inspirations. Athletes are political catalysts. Athletes are brand ambassadors. Athletes … Continue reading Athletes Are…
On November 8, 2016, headlines did not focus on the buzzer-winning shot by Memphis Grizzlies, Marc Gasol, against the Denver Nuggets that resulted in a 108-107 victory. People did not talk about Steph Curry setting the NBA record with thirteen 3-pointers in a single game against the New Orleans Pelicans. The media did not discuss the obvious call the referees … Continue reading President-Elect Donald Trump vs. Professional Athletes and Coaches
American philosopher and video game designer, Ian Bogost believes that video games simulate our realities while adding on elements of our imagination. He described video games as: "...models of real and imagined systems. We always play when we use video games, but the sort of play that we perform is not always the stuff of … Continue reading Take Me Out to the Ball Game, Take Me Out to the Couch!
As you well know, the purpose of the Benched is to examine sports and media coverage, gender equality, and physical self-concept. In an attempt to contribute to this purpose in a more widespread manner, I have recently updated the Women's Sports Wikipedia page regarding the 19th and 20th century in the United States and in the United Kingdom. I decided … Continue reading Wikipedia Update: Women’s Sports
Art is defined as the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form, that is primarily the appreciated for its beauty or emotional power. Sports are defined as activities involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment. Unfortunately, these two outlets … Continue reading The Three S’s: The Sports World, Social Media, and Symbolic Art