Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

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Sports fans are accustomed to seeing ceremonies honoring members of the military. Giant American flags rolled out for the singing of the national anthem, jets flying over stadiums and halftime appearances from veterans or active duty soldiers. A recent report from Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake, however, reveals that the Department of Defense spent $6.8 million for these types of displays. Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce critique the ethics of "paid patriotism." Plus, the pair addresses how sports apparel company Adidas is helping high schools across the country drop controversial Native American nicknames and mascots. Also, Bill and Charlie reveal which college football program is No. 1... in player graduation rates.

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This segment aired on November 7, 2015.


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