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Super Bowl news and analysis from The Nation
March 13, 2017
Your March Madness Bracket Is Exploiting Student-Athletes
The NCAA has become a bigger and bigger business—but athletes are in the same position they’ve been for decades.
February 9, 2017
Super Bowl Winners Like Martellus Bennett Are Refusing to Go to the White House
Four Patriots players have declined Trump’s invitation—so far.
February 5, 2017
Political Fervor Thrums Beneath the Super Bowl’s Surface
The game was historic. But the history being made off the field was reflected throughout Super Bowl Sunday.
February 2, 2017
Resistance at Super Bowl LI
Houston is lined up against Donald Trump because Houston is known as “Heart City” for a reason.
January 31, 2017
Donald Trump Represents the Worst of Football Culture
But at least we can take hope in rebel athletes like Colin Kaepernick.
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March 9, 2016
Beyoncé’s “Formation” reflects today’s movement from black rage toward a racialized revolutionary politics.
February 11, 2016
In Defense of Beyoncé’s Black Panther Tribute at the Super Bowl
The right-wing backlash to her Super Bowl performance only proves how important it was.
February 11, 2016
Cam Newton and the Burden of History
The backlash against the quarterback’s confident politics has deep roots.
February 8, 2016
Super Bowl 50: Brought to You by Toe Fungus
The game was not only godawful to watch. It also gave us a hell of a window into the NFL’s three-ring circus.
February 4, 2016
The Streets of San Francisco: ‘Super Bowl City’ Meets Tent City
A city in the grip of a housing crisis just spent $5 million on the Super Bowl. Yes, people are angry.