Sports: An American obsession

Sports fandom — often more than religious, political or regional affiliation — determines how millions of Americans define themselves. In his new book, "We Average Unbeautiful Watchers: Fan Narratives and the Reading of American Sports," Noah Cohan, lecturer in American Culture Studies in Arts & Sciences, focuses on sports culture as narrative.

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Folk Masters

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The Arena

Inside the Tailgating, Ticket-Scalping, Mascot-Racing, Dubiously Funded, and Possibly Haunted Monuments of American Sport

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Original Gangstas

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