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.
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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.
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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.
"Body Billboards" - ESPN's Outside the Lines (March 3, 2002 Transcript)
Considers whether athletes should have the right to wear corporate tattoos for profit.
"Hip Hop & Hoops" - ESPN's Outside the Lines (November 12, 2000 Transcript)
Analyzes the new era of the NBA and figuring out the new hip-hop market.
"The Other Super Bowl" - ESPN's Outside the Lines (January 28, 2001 Transcript)
Examines the commercialization of the Super Bowl.