e317: From Field to Frame: Life Lessons from Sports Movies

Sometimes when the world is on fire, you just want to watch a dumb feel good sports movie. Right now the world is on fire, so we thought maybe we’d talk about dumb feel good sports movies. BUT, are they really as dumb as we make them out to be? On this week’s episode Mav and Monica are joined by returning guest Les Kay, to delve into how sports movies reflect and influence societal values, challenges, and dreams. The discussion covers classics like Rocky and Bad News Bears, alongside newer films such as Challengers and Creed, analyzing themes of teamwork, individualism, adversity, and the darker sides of sports culture, including racial dynamics, gender roles, and the impact of commercialization. Listen and let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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