Sports as an American Religion

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

As we find ourselves in the midst of the hockey, football, basketball, and baseball seasons it can appear that the country has become a bit "sports obsessed." Professor of religious studies Joe Price, author of Rounding the Bases: Baseball and Religion in America, commented on this topic for the Chicago Tribune. "Just as the Roman Catholic church has its incredible array of saints, sports heroes get revered for a career of accomplishment," said Price.