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Barry Bonds: Of Passion and Hostility

Lisa Doris Alexander

in Fame to Infamy: Race, Sport, and the Fall from Grace

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737516
eISBN:
9781604737523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737516.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter explores how Barry Bonds became one of the most hated athletes in baseball history. It traces the fans’ contempt for Bonds during his first years in baseball in 1985, as they got the ... More


More Than a Game: Sports Fans and Marriage Equality

Brian F. Harrison and Melissa R. Michelson

in Listen, We Need to Talk: How to Change Attitudes about LGBT Rights

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190654740
eISBN:
9780190654788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190654740.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 3 examines the power of sports fan identity. Despite ongoing issues of homophobia in professional sports, increasing numbers of fans and professional athletes are supporters of LGBT rights, ... More


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