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Evolution Week 3 Notes

by: Geoff Bell

Evolution Week 3 Notes SPMM 29900

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Discusses the transformation of sport and media once new technology of the early 1900's was introduced.
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Date Created: 02/12/16
Evolution of Sport Media Week 3: All Our Yesterdays: A History of Media Sport Media Sport: The roots o 1850:  Pop: 23,191,876  Literacy Rate: 66%  Number of States: 30  15M can read o 1900  Pop: 76,212,168  Literacy Rate: 89%  Number of States: 45  67M can read o 2010  Pop: 308,745,538  Literacy Rate: 99%  Number of States: 50  305M can read o 1880: .04% of the newspaper was dedicated to sport o 1900: 4.0% of the newspaper was dedicated to sport o Gambling Boom: 1860­1920 o Advertising Boom: 1870­Present o Boxing o Baseball o Football (American)  Boxing o 1866: Begin the Modern Era of Boxing o John Douglas  Marquess of Queensbury ­ “Patron Saint” or “Father of  Boxing”  3 minute rounds  Banned gouging  banned wrestling  Required Gloves  24­foot ring  10 second stand time  No spiked shoes or boots  A man on his knee is down o Jack Johnson  “Galveston Giant”  First Black Heavyweight Champion  Violated the Mann Act  “For more than thirteen years, Jack Johnson was the most  famous and the most notorious African American on Earth”  ­Ken Burns  “While Johnson was heavyweight champion, he was covered more in the press than all other notable black men  combined.” ­ Washington Herald  o Base Ball  A combination of Rounders and Cricket  “National Pastime”/Democratic Game  1846: 1st base ball game ever played  1869: Cincinnati Red Stockings form  1871: 1st professional base ball league  1876: National League is formed  Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Hartford, Louisville, NY,  Philadelphia & St. Louis  1884: Moses Fleetwood Walker ­ Toledo: Considered first  black player to play professional base ball  1901: American League is recognized  1903: First World Series  1904: Official rules of the game adopted o Football  A combination of Rugby and Soccer  1869: Rutgers vs. Princeton  1876: Walter Camp writes rules  “Father of American Football”  1897: First Professional team (Latrobe)  1894: SEC and ACC form  1905: Roosevelt meets with Ivys  1906: The forward pass  1910: NCAA  Camp  Yost  Stagg  Warner  Rockne  Thorpe  Takeaways: Films and Periodicals  Sports came to life   Symbiosis: Media & Sport  Temperament of the time  Going to keep growing  Transcendence


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