I talk about this topic with any of my friends who are brave enough to get me started, and I actually researched it for an entire honors final last semester. This is probably my favorite discussion — or sometimes, debate — to have with anyone, and there’s no better time than now.
Sports and politics have always been and always will be intertwined. To ignore this fact is to ignore the sheer importance and influence that sports have always held both nationally and internationally.
I’m writing this column because I think sports fans, and Americans as a whole, need this reminder.