Tribal: College Football and the Secret Heart of America by Diane RobertsTribal: College Football and the Secret Heart of America by Diane Roberts

Tribal: College Football and the Secret Heart of America

byDiane Roberts

Paperback | October 25, 2016

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Part introspective soul searching, part cultural analysis, Tribal tackles the controversies plaguing college athletics, tracing the dubious historical underpinnings of Americans’ most popular sport, offering a visceral and often funny analysis of its tribal thrills and deep contradictions.

Florida State’s football team is always in the headlines, producing Heisman Trophy candidates, winning championships, and, at the same time, dealing with federal investigations into corruption and rape. Same as many big time collegiate sports programs. Seems no matter how the team transgresses off the field, if they excel on the field, everyone forgives them. Writer, professor and conflicted Seminole Diane Roberts looks at the problems plaguing her campus in Tallahassee, examining them within the context of college football itself and its significance in American life, and explores how the game shapes our culture.

Title:Tribal: College Football and the Secret Heart of AmericaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.58 inPublished:October 25, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062342630

ISBN - 13:9780062342638

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“Diane Roberts is irresistible, the Molly Ivins of Florida, and Tribal is essential to understanding the dynamics of American culture. Tribal isn’t just a good book, it’s a great one-and hilarious to boot.”