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OCR a/s PE USA culture and sport

Interrelationship between history, commercialism and sport in USA
STUDY
PLAY
USA original population
Native Indians
First president
George Washington
USA declaration of Independence
1776
Individualism
Each person being responsible for own destiny
Capitalism
System based on private or corporate enterprise - for profit
Win ethic
Winning is more important than taking part
Lombardianism
Winning isn't the main thing it's the only thing
American dream
Aspiration of success, freedom, equality and security
Sport as a vehicle for USA dream
Prosperity and success depending on sporting ability and hard work - not class
Commercialism
USA sport means business
Sport, sponsorship & media
The Golden Triangle
Commercialised sport
High scoring, action packed = popular = attractive to business
USA business influence
Influences location, timing and nature of sport
American football origins
Ivy League uni's, Gridiron,
USA football characteristics
Early days lots of serious injury and deaths
Toughness and courage reflects spirit of early pioneers
USA football physicality
Violent collision sport, involves lots of tactical planning, players wear protective equipment
USA football commercialism
NFC and NFL
Franchises
Super Bowl
Massive tv event, social occasion, generates massive advertising revenue
Inauguration of first President
1787
Ivy league universities
Yale, Rutgers, Harvard and Princeton