Episode 40

Bad Sports Parent Behavior: How Can We Turn the Tide?

Unruly. Ugly. And it seems to be getting worse. What is "it"? It's sports fan behavior. Some days you just can't believe what you're seeing in the stands at professional sporting events. But, as Justine Gubar explains in her new book, Fanaticus, sports fans have been misbehaving for centuries. So what's new? This bad behavior has trickled down into youth sports as well, with parents mimicking what they saw on TV last Sunday at their children's sports events this Saturday.

In this episode, Justine, a seasoned ESPN producer and Emmy award-winning investigative journalist, joins host Emily Cohen for a lively discussion of jaw-droppingly bad fan behavior past and present--and what messages these outbursts send to our kids. It's a must-listen for parents of young athetes who are concerned about the state of youth sports parent behavior and want to do something about it.

If you like what you hear, go out and grab a copy of her book at fanaticusthebook.com (where it's currently on sale), Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Indie Bound, or Powell's Books. If you're a sports fan, you won't be able to put it down!


Release Date: Sep 16 2015