League of Fans
Founded by Ralph Nader, League of Fans is a sports reform project working to improve sports by increasing awareness of the sports industry's relationship to society, exposing irresponsible business practices, ensuring accountability to fans, and encouraging the industry to contribute to societal well-being.
Alerts is League of Fans' email announcements list. Alerts provides news, information, the actions of League of Fans and/or Ralph Nader regarding sports issues, and calls-to-action for subscribers. All email updates are either selected or written by League of Fans.
League of Fans is motivated by people, just like you, who are upset with what has become of our sports and would like to make a difference. We work with concerned citizens, sports fans, civic groups and communities to increase awareness of the sports industry's relationship to society, influence a broad range of issues in sports at all levels and encourage the cooperative capacities that make the "sports powers-that-be" capable of helping, not just dominating, our society and culture.
News / Resources
We often think of sports as outside the realm of everyday citizen concern. But the many benefits to society that sports can provide are sometimes undermined by a different set of values, often based on the quest for higher and higher profits at the expense of fans, taxpayers, communities, culture and social justice.
Get Involved! Your involvement will improve sports for communities and fans, and encourage the sports industry to better contribute to societal well-being.
League of Fans - Cleveland Action!
League of Fans to Cavs' Owner: Don't Abandon the Rockers! (9/26/03)
League of Fans endorses petition to Save the Cleveland Rockers! (9/26/03)
Ralph Nader's op-ed urging Cleveland Browns fans to organize (8/98)
Ralph Nader's "In the Public Interest" column on Roldo Bartimole's fight for Cleveland schools and against corporate welfare (7/21/97)
Ralph Nader's op-ed on the taxpayer giveaway for a new football stadium in Cleveland (4/9/96)
(Complete List of Actions)
Sabrina Eaton, "Stadium deals hurt taxpayers, Nader says," Cleveland Plain Dealer, March 11, 2001, p 1-A.
Ralph Nader, "Let's give fans a voice on the Browns," Cleveland Plain Dealer, August, 1998. (action)
Ralph Nader, "Roldo Bartimole's Point of View," syndicated column: In the Public Interest, July 21, 1997. (action)
Ralph Nader, "NFL defeats Cleveland 200 million to 1," San Jose Mercury-News, April 9, 1996. (action)
(Complete List of Media Coverage)