Sports Mania: Essays on Fandom and the Media in the 21st Century

Paperback (Print)
Buy Used
Buy Used from
(Save 35%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $11.45
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 67%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (11) from $11.45   
  • New (3) from $24.69   
  • Used (8) from $11.45   
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any coupons and promotions
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:



New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

<b style='color: #000'>Brand New!</b> Ships same day or next business day. Free USPS Tracking Number. Excellent Customer Service. Ships from TN

Ships from: Nashville, TN

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:


Condition: New
Brand New Condition! Glossy cover with tight binding and crisp, clean pages! Light shelf wear. FREE Delivery Confirmation!

Ships from: Mint Hill, NC

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Seller since 2015

Feedback rating:


Condition: New
2008 Paperback New In Stock. Ships within 1 business day from Ohio, United States. Expedited shipping available. We only ship within the contiental US. All book sales ... guaranteed. Our business has been selling quality books for over 100 years. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Youngstown, OH

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Sort by


Leading scholars in sports communication tackle a wide range of subjects in these essays, including the ways in which people root for their teams, the consumption of sports information, and the uses of technology to cultivate fan communities. Taking an interdisciplinary approach through the fields of communication, psychology and telecommunications, this collection explores modern fans, their motives and culture, and their identification with sports and individual teams.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786437269
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/16/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 293
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

The late Lawrence W. Hugenberg was a communication professor at Kent State University and had published on NASCAR and its fans. Paul M. Haridakis is an associate professor at Kent State University. He lives in Akron, Ohio. Adam C. Earnheardt is an assistant professor of communication studies and basic course director at Youngstown State University. His research interests include sports media effects, media ethics, and new media studies.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Sports media content

Playing dirty : on reading media texts and studying sports fans in commercialized settings Lawrence A. Wenner Wenner, Lawrence A. 13

Patriots and saints : how the NFL helped America cope with terrorists and natural disasters Steven E. Martin Martin, Steven E. Amanda Breitenfeldt Breitenfeldt, Amanda 33

Two nations, two networks, one game : an analysis of the ESPN and Univision telecasts of the 2002 Mexico-United States World Cup match John P. McGuire McGuire, John P. Greg G. Armfield Armfield, Greg G. 45

The sports fan

Exploring the roots of sports fanship Walter Gantz Gantz, Walter Brian Wilson Wilson, Brian Hyangsun Lee Lee, Hyangsun David Fingerhut Fingerhut, David 63

The coping strategies of highly identified sports fans : the importance of team success on tendencies to utilize proactive pessimism Daniel L. Wann Wann, Daniel L. Frederick G. Grieve Grieve, Frederick G. 78

Understanding the voice of the fan : apologia, antapologia, and the 2006 World Cup controversy Paul D. Turman Turman, Paul D. Kevin A. Stein Stein, Kevin A. Matthew H. Barton Barton, Matthew H. 86

Fan identification

The consequences of sports fan identification Beth Dietz-Uhler Dietz-Uhler, Beth Jason R. Lanter Lanter, Jason R. 103

I am Yao Ming : identification and Internet fan discussion Katherine L. Lavelle Lavelle, Katherine L. 114

Fan motives

Advances in theories of sports fans' motives : fan personal motives and the emotional impacts of games and their outcomes Lloyd Reynolds Sloan Sloan, Lloyd Reynolds Debbie Van Camp Van Camp, Debbie 129

Exploring fandom and motives for viewing televised sports Adam C. Earnheardt Earnheardt, Adam C.Paul M. Haridakis Haridakis, Paul M. 158

NASCAR fans in their own words : motivation expressed in narratives Lawrence W. Hugenberg Hugenberg, Lawrence W. Barbara Hugenberg Hugenberg, Barbara 172

Exploring the motives of fantasy sports : a uses-and-gratifications approach John S. W. Spinda Spinda, John S. W. Paul M. Haridakis Haridakis, Paul M. 187

Fan-produced content "Let the domination begin" : sports fans' construction of identity in online message boards Kelly A. Berg Berg, Kelly A. Allison Harthcock Harthcock, Allison 203

"It's (not) in the game" : the quest for quantitative realism and the Madden Football fan Andrew Baerg Baerg, Andrew 218

Virtual sports consumption, authentic brotherhood : the reality of fantasy football Michael Serazio Serazio, Michael 229

The Florida Gator Nation online Rebecca B. Watts Watts, Rebecca B. 243

References 257

About the contributors 279

Index 285

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)