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The Football History Dude - Sports History Network EPISODE 141, 4th November 2020
Football and Politics (with Jesse Berrett)
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Football and Politics (with Jesse Berrett)

Jesse Berrett page on Sports History Network.

In this episode we cover Jesse's book about politics and the NFL. The book is titled - Pigskin Nation: How the NFL Remade American Politics," so you know there's a different twist from most of my interviews. We get into many topics. Below are a few:

  • How Richard Nixon used the NFL to his gain
  • Why the New Orleans Saints have politicians to thank
  • A discusson about how it went down with Colin Kaepernick (and the first men to stand for the rights of Americans)
  • Much more

Speaking of his book, Jesse has graciously offered to send an autographed copy of his book to one lucky winner.

Head Here to the contest page. (Note - even after the contest ends on 11/8/2020, the contest page may have other giveaways available)

Jesse Berrett Bio

Note - this is from Jesse's bio on the University of Illinois Press.

Jesse Berrett earned a PhD in History at the University of California, Berkeley. He has worked as a rock critic, television columnist, and book reviewer. He teaches history at University High School in San Francisco.


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