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Sports Fandom: A reflection

The following is an excerpt from C.L.R. James book, Beyond a Boundary.  It was written in 1963 about cricket in the West Indies, but while I was reading it on my commute yesterday this passage stood out as painfully relevant: But that is not why I remember Matthew. For ne’er-do-well, in fact vicious character, as…

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Weekly Links: Structural challenges to women hockey writers; Amanda Kessel retires from NCAA; Sliding Loonie impacting NHL teams; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy! If you missed it, check out Cheryl Macdonald’s review of Terry Ryan’s book Tales of a First-Round Nothing: My Life as an NHL Footnote. [Hockey in Society] A great read from Clare Austin on women hockey writers and the…

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Unlikely Attraction: My Trip to the Nassau Coliseum

“Is this where I get off for the New York Islanders’ game?” I asked. The driver of the Nassau Inter-County Express bus route n43 responded, “Yes, to your right.” I stepped off the bus, checked the time (the bus had breezed through the 30 local stops and arrived to the closest stop to Nassau Coliseum…

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Weekly Links: Reconsidering “respect” in hockey culture; New hockey doc, “Red Army”; Penn State’s distasteful support for Joe Paterno; & more

Welcome to Hockey in Society’s Weekly Links post. This feature highlights articles or blog entries that are related to Hockey in Society’s areas of interest and that may be of interest to the site’s readers. Please check out some of the great writing that is happening in the hockey media and blogosphere!. When AHL goalie…