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Super Bowl news and analysis from The Nation
February 15, 2022
Was the Super Bowl Halftime Show a “Missed Opportunity”?
Legendary hip-hop acts came together in politics-free performance.
February 8, 2021
The Super Bowl’s Woke Capitalism
The NFL is desperate to showcase Black talent in an effort to get us to ignore its treatment of Black people.
February 6, 2021
What Does the Head of the NFL Player’s Union Think About the Super Bowl?
NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith joins the show to talk about the upcoming Super Bowl and what the union has been up to during the global pandemic.
January 13, 2021
In a Shocker, Bill Belichick Spurns Trump’s Medal of Freedom
There is no way Belichick could have avoided a jagged scar on his legacy if he had bent the knee for Trump at this moment in history.
February 26, 2020
E-Sports Are Rife With Exploitation
The corporate success of competitive gaming obscures the industry’s dark side: a massive underclass of underpaid freelancers.
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February 11, 2020
Howard Bryant on Race, Power, and Sports
ESPN’s Howard Bryant joins the show to talk about his new book,
Full Dissidence: Notes From An Uneven Playing Field
February 4, 2020
This Year’s Super Bowl Was Blatantly Propagandistic
Kansas City won the big game, but that was a sideshow compared to the political bombast on display.
February 1, 2020
Donald Trump’s Super Bowl Presidency
Trump is often compared to authoritarian strongmen, but he’s also something more familiar: an American football coach.
January 31, 2020
The Super Bowl Is a Grift of Epic Proportions
While the wealthy party during Super Bowl week, a heist is happening in plain sight.
February 6, 2019
The Worst Super Bowl Ever
Melissa Jacobs joins the show to talk Super Bowl.