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1 Aim: to analyze the geography of sports.

2 Vocabulary Hearth Taboo Custom Diffusion Cultural Diffusion Assimilation Acculturation Cultural Imperialism

3 What are the most popular team sports on planet Earth?

4 Most Popular (Team) Sports 1. Soccer (Football) 2. Cricket 3. Rugby (all variations) 4. Basketball 5. Field Hockey 6. Baseball 7. Volleyball 8. Ice Hockey 9. (American) Football 1.Soccer 2.Cricket 3.Tennis 4.Rugby (all) 5.Basketball 6.Field Hockey 7.Baseball 8.Volleyball 9.Table Tennis 10.Golf

5 Soccer

6 Rugby

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8 Cricket

9 Baseball

10 Other Sports

11 Attempt to Identify Hearth. The reason for the spread of the sport from the hearth… to whatever location. Think: distance decay, chain migration, etc. Pick a Sport

12 Soccer

13 Rugby

14 What role did the British Empire play?

15 Why is soccer so much more popular than the other team sports? Compare to rugby etc.

16 Part of the reason 345 lbs Not Messi: 5’7”, 145lbs

17 Classism, Racism, Imperialism, and Nationalism Much of the rest of the reason. Starts with how sports were promoted throughout the British Empire… which of course was part of their general educational policy.

18 Rugby League Think: Industrial Revolution and 19 th Century labor movement (socialism).

19 Rugby Union Notice anything different?

20 BTW, note a similar geographic pattern with Soccer?

21 France Nationalism, Class, Capitalism, Unions, Socialism, and Nazis.

22 Vichy France

23 Aim: to what extent does nationalism express itself through sports?

24 Sport and Nationalism Rugby

25 All Blacks Rugby

26 Springboks

27 Is the team representative of the country? Why? Why not?

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29 Invictus 1995 World Cup

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33 Rugby Union What about Wales, Scotland, and Ireland? Stereophonics: As Long As We Beat The English.

34 Aim: to what extent does nationalism express itself through sports?

35 Basque Lands

36 Biarritz Rugby

37 Sport and Nationalism: Soccer

38 Where are Real Madrid and Barcelona located?

39 What happens to Spain's football team if Catalonia breaks away?

40 Sport and Nationalism: Cricket

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42 American Football The regionalization of “Football Culture” in the USA

43 NFL Teams

44 Division 1A Teams

45 Top 25 Division 1A Teams

46 Fin

47 What About Gender? Women’s Soccer

48 What about American athletes?

49 Top 30 Division 1A Teams

50 Sevens Rugby

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