Philosophers Talk Football

Philosophers Talk Football


Hey, so, uh, the Superbowl….

That’s all I got, but feel free, folks.

(images from Academic Coach Taylor)

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Johann Klaassen
6 years ago

And also there’s this:
http://xkcd.com/1480/Report

Keisha
Keisha
6 years ago

A topic that is very popular right now given the lawsuits against the NFL for mishandling concussions, the evidence that football contributes to mental and cognitive disorders, in which there are no cures is whether philosophers can be good philosophers and support the NFL? Not sure, but I’ll be watching the Super Bowl.Report

Anonymous
Anonymous
6 years ago

Marshawn Lynch is pretty awesome, in the literal sense of that term.Report

Jake
Jake
6 years ago

As an academic, I’m obligated to pretend I care less about sports than I actually do. What’s a Super Bowl?Report

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6 years ago

Jake: you misspelled “superb owl”.Report

David Boonin
David Boonin
6 years ago

May I recommend this book edited by one of my former graduate students?

http://www.amazon.com/Football-Philosophy-Going-Popular-Culture/dp/0813192196

I can’t take credit for anything having to do with the philosophical quality of the book, but I do think he learned a thing or two from me about how to incorporate a good pun into a title.Report

Alan White
Alan White
6 years ago

I’m a Cheesehead. I’m only commenting here so I don’t get fined.Report

Anonymous
Anonymous
6 years ago

“The official Twitter account of The NFL on NBC’s newest commentator, Slovenian Philosopher Slavoj Zizek” – https://twitter.com/ZizekOnNFLReport

Eddy Nahmias
6 years ago

Apparently Phil Carroll did not take Philosophy 101. If he had, he would have known you do not pass on 2nd down on the 1 yard line.Report