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Super Bowl news and analysis from The Nation
January 30, 2018
USA Gymnastics and Michigan State: What’s Next?
How a university and an entire system failed a generation of athletes.
January 29, 2018
The Progressive Case for the Philadelphia Eagles (Seriously)
The Eagles are a living rebuke to anyone who thinks social consciousness is a distraction from winning or a repellent to fans.
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.
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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.
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.