Game Day and God: Football, Faith, and Politics in the American South takes seriously the often-stated assertion that college football in the South is a religion. To this end, Eric Bain-Selbo draws upon a wide range of theoretical approaches in religious studies and cultural criticism. He also relies upon field research to several campuses in the Southeastern Conference where he interviewed fans and experienced qgame day.q Consequently, the author is able to make the case that college football does function religiously for many people in the South. In addition, the author introduces key concepts and theories of religion and culture to a general audience. Game Day and God also recounts the role that college football has played in Southern history and culture. Going back as far as the Civil War, the work explains the cultural meaning of college football in the South, delivering a much needed critical perspective to the subject.A perennial football powerhouse, Southern Cala#39;s integrated team came to Birmingham to kick off the 1970 season against ... aquot;The Bamaquot; Cunningham gaining 135 yards and another black running back, Clarence Davis, scoring two touchdowns.
|Title||:||Game Day and God|
|Publisher||:||Mercer University Press - 2009|