The Pop Almanac Podcast #19: Sports
As Superbowl Sunday approaches, Brendan and Duncan pose a question: Are sports pop culture?
Sure, the Superbowl itself is a pop culture event, but how many people are watching just for the halftime show or the commercials? Sports figures have become bigger celebrities, and sports coverage has become its own inustry in the modern age, but do the games themselves matter?
Tangents abound: Find out which of your hosts is "pretty serious about fantasy basketball," which sports are more entertaining to watch than others and whether noted pop culture sports columnists Bill Simmons has jumped the shark.
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