History Now 23 (Spring 2010)

Turning Points in American Sports

From the Editor

Americans love their sports. Many of us watch the year flow by, not from month to month, but from baseball to soccer to basketball to football season—until spring training rolls around and the cycle begins once more. Over our morning coffee we have been known to glance at the front page of the newspaper and then turn with relish to the sports page. Our daughters and sons decorate their rooms with team banners and grown men and women show up at football games with cheese wedges on their heads or the name of their favorite team painted on...More »