05- American Football: Pride and Prejudice

Daily Show Sports Roundup: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39QkEbD0apE

As we come into 2018, I’ve decided to help you understand American culture by explaining the culture you’ll find in media – tv shows, movies, songs, and even Tweets.

In this episode, we cover the Daily Show’s 2017 Sports Roundup.

I decided to do this since the Sports Roundup covered 3 of the things Americans are crazy about – football, the Superbowl, and racism.

Vocabulary:

NFL – The organization which operates America’s professional football industry

Superbowl 51 – the 51st football yearly National Football League (NFL) championship game

Quarterback – the football player who leads the team’s offensive play.

Atlanta Falcons – NFL team from Atlanta, Georgia

New England Patriots – NFL team based in the Greater Boston Region

Blacksheep – a member of a family or group who is regarded as a disgrace to them.

KKK – the Ku Klux Klan, a pro-white extremist group in the United States

Anti-immigration – the attitude that immigrants shouldn’t be let into the country, or should be given a hard time. In America, this idea mostly means that non-white immigrants shouldn’t be let in the country

Racism – dislike or hatred against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior.

White Nationalism – the idea that a country belongs to white people

White Supremacy – the idea that white people are superior to other people from other races and colors

Wokeness – knowing about social and political problems