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February 3, 2017 Comments Off on The Bedfellows of Politics and Sports Views: 218 Connect Classroom

The Bedfellows of Politics and Sports

The Super Bowl, which will pit the Atlanta Falcons against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Feb. 5, will also be a mash-up of sports and politics. For one thing, Fox’s pre-game show will include Bill O’Reilly, who will be interviewing President Donald Trump.

On the other hand, protesters angry about the president’s immigration plan have picketed Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center, where the National Football League is hosting fan events. And players on both teams have been asked their thoughts on the temporary refugee ban from Muslim-majority countries.

Ed Green, former executive producer and vice chairman of Fox Sports, isn’t surprised at such questions, indicating that Super Bowl media day brings out not just sports reporters, but others, who ask questions that have nothing to do with the game. “Because it’s the Super Bowl, the questions are going to get asked,” he told the New York Times.

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