The strike by the University of Missouri football team has led to the resignation (this morning) of the president of the university, Tim Wolfe. This is a great week to teach about the people’s history of sports. Here are some classroom resources: http://bit.ly/1Pl2UuP and here is the article by Dave Zirin about the football team’s strike from The Nation Magazine.
“Conflicting styles make or break great fights. Ali vs. Frazier was a great fight. Ali v. Wepner was not. The 2015 World Series on paper looks like it could be the former: a clash of contrasting, intriguing methodologies and matchups…But this World Series represents more than just series of tantalizing face-offs. It also has some historical bite.”