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The SportsThink Weekly Read #7
December 10, 2021
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. 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
Joe Louis’ Decision to Fight for the Segregated Navy was Deeply Unpopular — Until Pearl Harbor Was Bombed, by Randy Roberts, via the Undefeated. The title effectively summarizes this one, so I won’t say much more…great story, great images, and well worth your time. Timely for the anniversary of the bombing. Roberts is a history professor at Purdue and pretty much a living legend amongst sport historians. Hope you enjoy!
See you next week for the final newsletter of the year, should have plenty to keep you entertained on long holiday flights or when avoiding family holiday fights.
As always, thank you for reading,