Peter Hopsicker weighs in on the Super Bowl in new podcast

Peter Hopsicker Headshot
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The New England Patriots take on the Los Angeles Rams in Superbowl LIII this Sunday, February 3. Why does this event make such an impact here in the United States but not across the globe? Peter Hopsicker, professor of kinesiology at Penn State Altoona, and Mark Dyreson, professor of kinesiology and history at University Park, examined that question in a recent podcast.

The podcast, which can be heard at, is based on the pair's 2018 book A Half Century of Super Bowls: National and Global Perspectives on America's Grandest Spectacle.