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Sph-M 333 - Sport in America: Hist Perspectv
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M333 Ch 1 01 31 2014 The Emergence of Sports in the US Started from the bottom now we re here Jay Z and Rihanna Half time show really big show paying to be in the half show Bringing music and sports together Lacrosse America s First Was popular around the Great Lakes esp North East Played on days on end was apart of their culture Colonial America Immigrants brought customs values and vices of the Old World Folk games activities with no standardized rules organization Maine Goal Build a new order Games NOT PRIORITY Harsh environments Labor and worship were essential colonies did not pass laws against ball and blood sports public Suppress butchery sports Animal baiting Cockfighting Violent human comp Foot ball New England Development of Country 1790 95 rural arg areas 1830 80 farmers 1860 20 urban areas Network of canals 30 000 miles of railroads Telegraph powered ships New york and Philadelphia two largest cities New York Originally settled by Butch Relax Leisure activity Dancing Card playing Animal baiting Maypole celebrations Young People Boys learn to hunt fish Girls run and swim for physical development interesting didn t want girls doing this thought it hurt reproductive system Pennsylvania Quakers viewed playing games as promoting o Spiritual growth o You wanna bet Gambling in regions controlled by the Puritan And Quakers was generally minimal ad not as serious Churches schools colleges o Financed public The Dirty South Recreation High stake Gambling o Cards Backgammon Dice Horses o Tobacco planters Maryland Virginia o First group of blacks claves 19 in 1619 Social status Southern Culture Even if the best husband and the greatest forecast and skill were used yet ill luck at sea a fall of a market or 20 other accidents may ruin and overthrow the best industry High stakes Greats fascinations Horse racing 18th Cent Virginia racing culture Few oval tracks Skilled trainers Imported thoroughbreds Weekend long events Tavern life Tavern located in towns and long



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