Blue-Collar Jocks

In the 1970s, sports movies were funny, bitter comedies about working-class jocks taking aim at both the front office and the rich.

One of the many great things about 1970s sports films is the irreverent way they treat the national anthem. In most of these movies, some poor singer or band has to struggle through our notoriously awful “Star-Spangled Banner” before the big game can start, every time giving the lie to the idea of an American […]

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