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How Politicization Impacts Fandom Across Sports & Entertainment

Join us as we dissect the implications of the recent incident involving the Spanish soccer president and analyze an overarching theme that has recurred yet again in women's sports.. This episode uncovers the shift in fandom focus from the sport to the exposed social issues, exploring the net effect on audiences worldwide. We also navigate the landscape of fandom in Gen Z while pondering the role of brand allegiance and the questionable nature of data in recent times. As a bonus, we take a detour into the world of entertainment, scrutinizing the success of Marvel's 'The Eternals' and pondering its longevity.


But it's not all serious business. We're diving into the world of rookie quarterbacks while also assessing recent Draft classes featuring Trevor Lawrence, Trey Lance, Justin Fields, Mac Jones, and Jordan Love. Plus, join us as we delve into the humorous side of the NFL's meme-worthy attempt to connect with millennials. We wrap things up by delving into the world of college football, discussing the Tennessee Volunteers' elite fanbase and the excitement surrounding the start of the season.


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EPISODE CHAPTERS


(0:00:05) - Social Issues and Fandom for Women's Sports

(0:07:33) - Positive Fandom Impacts from Activism

(0:19:36) - Assessing Rookie Quarterbacks and NFL Preseason

(0:29:46) - NFL Ad Memes and Trump's Parade

(0:34:25) - Tennessee Football's Phenomenal Fandom

(0:40:25) - Look Ahead to College Football



SHOW NOTES


(0:00:05) - Social Issues and Fandom for Women's Sports

The Spanish soccer incident is yet another example of social issues dominating women's soccer. We explore the effect on fandom.


(0:07:33) - Positive Fandom Impacts from Activism

Gen Z's changing sports fandom, entertainment strategies, brand loyalty, data reliability, and Marvel's The Eternals are discussed.


(0:19:36) - Assessing Rookie Quarterbacks and NFL Preseason

Trevor Lawrence, Trey Lance, Justin Fields, Mack Jones, CJ Stroud, Anthony Richardson, Bryce Young, Will Levis, and Jordan Love's potential are discussed.


(0:29:46) - NFL Ad Memes and Trump's Parade

The NFL is attempting to engage fans through social media, exploring the political climate and creating meme-worthy commercials.


(0:34:25) - Tennessee Football's Phenomenal Fandomt

We examine Tennessee Volunteers fan base, their watertower in Iraq, and the school's social media strategy.


(0:40:25) - Look Ahead to College Football

We look ahead to week one of college football, with an eye on the fans.


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