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Tribal : College Football and the Secret Heart of America (Hardcover) (Diane Roberts)

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Part introspective soul searching, part cultural analysis, Tribal tackles the controversies plaguing college athletics, tracing the dubious historical underpinnings of Americans’ most popular sport, offering a visceral and often funny analysis of its tribal thrills and deep contradictions.

Florida State’s football team is always in the headlines, producing Heisman Trophy candidates, winning championships, and, at the same time, dealing with federal investigations into corruption and ******. Same as many big time collegiate sports programs. Seems no matter how the team transgresses off the field, if they excel on the field, everyone forgives them. Writer, professor and conflicted Seminole Diane Roberts looks at the problems plaguing her campus in Tallahassee, examining them within the context of college football itself and its significance in American life, and explores how the game shapes our culture.

Number of Pages: 246
Genre: Sports + Recreation, Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Football
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: HarperCollins
Author: Diane Roberts
Language: English
Street Date: October 27, 2015
TCIN: 31171831
UPC: 9780062342621
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-3074
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$22.09
MSRPwas $25.99

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