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

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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