John Parsons and Elizabeth M. Swank
Edited by Thomas Rowland
Douglas R. Anderson
I argue here that we, as a culture, are allowing physical play and playful movement to die. Following Friedrich Schiller, I argue for the importance of physical play for a liberated life. I call on those in the field of kinesiology to consider revising our cultural habits through the teaching of play not by way of abstract concepts but by way of playful experiences.
Edited by Thomas W. Rowland
John R. Mitrano
While researchers have examined the economic effects of sport franchise relocation on cities and municipalities, little research has explored the social psychological effects of relocation on the fans from the cities being abandoned. Through the use of “Virtual Participant Observation” and “Inter(net)viewing,” this paper examines the meanings fans attach to franchise relocation decisions and how they make sense of and adjust to the impending loss of a civic institution such as a sport franchise. The paper also examines the root metaphors created and used by fans in the expression of their feelings, experiences, and interpretations of (a) the relocation decision, (b) the relationship of the owners and team, and (c) the relationship of the fans and team. These metaphors enable fans to make sense of a particularly disruptive situation (i.e., franchise relocation)—a decision which violates normative American cultural assumptions, core tenets, and values.
Meghan K. Edwards and Paul D. Loprinzi
cancer mortality. 9 Given the relatively large proportion of deaths not attributed to the first 9 major causes of death (as defined in the International Classification of Disease, 10th revision), 10 , 11 a recent study explored the relationship between moderate to vigorous leisure time PA and residual
Gary Allen, Kristy Smith, Brady Tripp, Jason Zaremski and Seth Smith
Key Points ▸ Coronary artery anomalies are among the leading causes of sudden cardiac death. ▸ Coronary artery anomalies are rarely identified on preparticipation screening. ▸ Patients can possibly return to sport with appropriate diagnosis and treatment. Sudden death in young, competitive athletes
Gina M. McCaskill, Olivio J. Clay, Peng Li, Richard E. Kennedy, Kathryn L. Burgio and Cynthia J. Brown
There are numerous benefits associated with physical activity, such as reductions in the risks of cardiovascular-related death ( Villareal et al., 2006 ; Warburton, Nicol, & Bredin, 2006 ) and Type 2 diabetes ( Demakakos, Hamer, Stamatakis, & Steptoe, 2010 ). Research on physical activity suggests
Kerry R. McGannon, Lara Pomerleau-Fontaine and Jenny McMahon
high degree of risk, whereby an error or accident—no matter how small—could result in harm, injury, or death ( Buckley, 2018 ; Brymer & Schweitzer, 2017 ). Extreme sports are deemed “risky” because they are carried out in the natural environment (e.g., mountains, water) and often without protective