Search results for: espn-guide-to-psycho-fan-behavior

Espn Guide to Psycho Fan Behavior

Author : Warren St. John
File Size : 83.29 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 716
Read : 1214
Download »

Fanaticus

Author : Justine Gubar
File Size : 34.68 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 548
Read : 1245
Download »
In 2011, the San Francisco 49ers hosted the Oakland Raiders in a preseason matchup that would become a seminal moment for fan violence. During the game, seventy fans were ejected from the stadium, one person was beaten unconscious in the men’s room, and two men were shot in the parking lot after the game. This is hardly an isolated incident. At any given game, fans get kicked out and arrested for acting out. In the spring of 2014 alone, soccer headlines screamed of a fan killed in Brazil, a supporter who punched a police horse in England, and three fans shot in Italy. But why do fans resort to such violence? What drives them to abandon societal norms and act out in unimaginable ways? Fanaticus: Mischief and Madness in the Modern Sports Fan explores the roots of extreme fanaticism, from organized thuggery to digital hate speech. Justine Gubar divulges outrageous and often shocking incidents, including first-hand accounts from both the transgressors and victims. Gubar reaches back into ancient times, providing a history of fan violence throughout the ages before delving into events of misbehavior, violence, and hatred in the United States and around the world. She revisits several notorious riots and tragedies throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America in order to understand mayhem on a global scale. In addition, Gubar investigates the sports leagues and the security and beverage industries so as to explain the roots of fan misbehavior and to dispel common myths that are often invoked to understand the madness. Featuring original interviews with European football hooligans, rioting college students, stadium security experts, and many others, Fanaticus provides a rare window into what drives human behavior. Together, these voices create the fullest picture of modern fan violence ever written.

Steroid Nation

Author : Shaun Assael
File Size : 48.22 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 270
Read : 1211
Download »
When science lets us fulfill our greatest desires, where do we stop? Should Barry Bonds's startling achievements be listed in the record book with an asterisk because he has been accused of using steroids? Did performance-enhancing drugs play a role in Lance Armstrong's seven Tour de France victories? And what does Arnold Schwarzenegger's continued success say about the appeal of his steroid-fueled bodybuilding persona? In the tradition of And the Band Played On, award-winning journalist Shaun Assael looks at America's complicated love affair with steroids and how it has grown into the country'sand perhaps the world'smost insidious drug addiction. Steroid Nation presents a chilling portrait of a nation enamored of artificially pumped-up success. Chronicling steroid use far beyond the headlines, it begins with the bodybuilders of Venice Beach in the 1970s and continues through to the NFL's Raiders of the 80s and 90s and the baseball scandals of today. Assael also reveals the dramatic story of the godfather of the steroid movement: Dan Duchaine, who wrote The Original Underground Steroid Handbook in 1981. Part detective story, part medical investigation, and part sociological examination, Steroid Nation is a groundbreaking work on the most compelling story in the sports world today.

The Video Source Book

Author : David J. WEINER
File Size : 58.69 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 117
Read : 591
Download »

Forthcoming Books

Author : Rose Arny
File Size : 39.15 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 269
Read : 752
Download »