Friday, March 9, 2012

Sports and Character / Gentrifying Football

A couple links sent to me in recent weeks that may be of interest.

First an article by Mark Edmundson in the Chronicle of Higher Education on sports and character. He tackles the question: do sports really build character? It's an argument I frequently go to when justifying my sons' participation in sports.... maybe I shouldn't.

Another article by Moacir P. de Sá Pereira examines the changes to Paris Saint-Germain and their fan base. The question here is: can a football club be gentrified? Beckham must not have thought it possible...