King Football:

Sport and Spectacle in the Golden Age of Radio & Newsreels, Movies & Magazines, the Weekly & the Daily Press

By Michael Oriard ’70, University of North Carolina Press

Michael Oriard, the Notre Dame walk-on football player who went on to play for the Kansas City Chiefs, delves into the role of the media from 1920s to the 1950s in shaping football’s place in U.S. culture. He explores how issues of class, race and ethnicity played out in the various media, reflecting attiudes both encompassing and discriminatory.