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The SportsThink Weekly Read #19
May 6, 2022
Welcome new readers! The SportsThink Weekly Read highlights my favorite sport-related article of the week. On the last Friday of each month, I send out the Monthly Review, a longer digest of readings and other content of interest. Most articles are recently published, but some are not; the only rule is that I’ve read them within the past week (or the past month, in the case of the Monthly Review). Some are relevant to my day job as a professor teaching courses on the business, history, and philosophy of sports. Others are just plain interesting, relevant to my life-long obsession with the games we play. I also occasionally share articles and assorted musings on Twitter. The newsletter is free, but comes with two requests. 1. I’m always open to suggestions, so send me the good stuff that you read! 2. If you enjoy the newsletter, please share it with other folks who might enjoy it as well. Finally, I try to focus on non-paywalled writing, but if you find yourself unable to access anything, just hit reply to the email and I’ll do my best to get you a copy. Thanks for reading!
The Weekly Read
'White Men Can't Jump' at 30: Sneakers, Bets and Stories from an All-time Sports Movie by Jeremy Willis (ESPN).
I cringed when I saw that there is a White Men Can’t Jump reboot being put together, but then I read that Kenya Barris is writing it, so I’m mildly hopeful. For now, we can celebrate the 30th anniversary (!!) of an unexpected classic. A lighter weekly read with some good trivia and storytelling, definitely take a few minutes to check it out if you’re a fan or remember the film.
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