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All in a Season: Sports, History & Narrative

A friend of mine once described the allure of spectator sports as simply the allure of a story. A baseball season, for example, is a long, richly detailed narrative of triumphs and tragedies, both small and large.[1] As fans watch game after game and track the fortunes of their favorite teams, they are pulled in by plot twists and speculate about probable developments. And as with any story, the characters are absolutely crucial. Tom Brady and Peyton Manning are the kings of their respective kingdoms, so every game between the Patriots and the Broncos is as much a tale of Read more