Sports Media

Sports Television and the Continuing Search for Alternative Programming

The American sports television industry has scrambled to adjust to the loss of live sporting events in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic – a scramble clearly evidenced in programming schedules suddenly filled with replays of older event telecasts. …

The Documentary as 'Quality' Sports Television

This article examines the production, marketing, and reception of football films released during the classical Hollywood era – specifically focusing on efforts by the studio to create and market 'realistic' football action.

White-Collar Play: Reassessing Managerial Sports Games

In recent years, sports media has become fixated with the act of management — a fixation particularly evident in sports games that emphasize administrative tasks, like roster management, rather than athletic feats. This article considers how these …

Manufacturing 'Football Realism' in the Studio Era

This article examines the production, marketing, and reception of football films released during the classical Hollywood era – specifically focusing on efforts by the studio to create and market 'realistic' football action.