Tetrad Analysis: Gridiron Football

ENHANCES

-increases technological hybridity of the athlete-[1]

-command-and-control military-[2]

-intensifies violence

-increases gambling on games

-acceleration of the players

REVERSES

-digitizes into videogames-[1]

-into World Wrestling Entertainment-[2]

-technique to enhance Roman legionnaires' bodies (Ellul)-[1]

-chess-[2]

-war games of the Roman Colosseum

RETRIEVES

-the "real" death of the spectacle

-soccer (which has become art form)-[2]

OBSOLESCES

Update: I have begun to identify certain common ground elements:

[1] nature of the athletic body

[2] form of the sport

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