How Atlanta Sports Changed U.S. Politics

Atlanta Georgia became one of the most important voting areas in the country during a generation defining election. This is the story of how Atlanta’s sports players and owners helped get out the vote and created one of the largest voting centers in American history.

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If the only thing you know about sports is who wins and who loses, you’re missing the highest stakes action of all. A new era of sports, characterized by eye-popping investments, unprecedented activism and global influence have permanently moved sports from back-page entertainment to the center of the global conversation.

The past year revealed just how deeply entrenched sports are in our economics, our politics, our communities and and even our sense of ourselves. An overdue reckoning in the U.S. around race and inequality ushered in athlete activism like we’ve never seen, influencing public sentiment and national elections. Never has it been more fascinating, or important, to explore the nexus of sports, business and culture, through the eyes of fans, players, executives and owners. We’ll take you inside the most influential franchises and the decisions that resonate long after the final whistle.

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20 comments

  1. Thanks for watching! This story has taken on even more relevance now given the fight over voting rights in Georgia, and it will be interesting to see how the sports teams — along with corporations based in Atlanta and beyond — continue to engage in the debate over voting access. Also will be interesting to see whether mass voting efforts like these, spurred and enabled by the pandemic, will continue in future elections.

  2. So happy that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won the election! Happy that we flipped the Senate thanks to Jon Ossof and Rev. Raphael Warnock:) Proud to be an American!

  3. I wouldn’t have expected sports to have this much affect on politics. Definitely an interesting video.

  4. It’s enticing to vote for a particular candidate. It’s new advertisement for the democratic party.

  5. They are hiding comments as usual at Bloomberg and MSNBC and the very own white house channel.
    Biased and manipulated democratic video, yet again.
    At least Faux News allows everyone to comment and does not need to hide comments that prove the video is wrong.

  6. Hiding comments, as usual
    And lying in the video, so we cannot answer how it is false, as usual at msnbc and bloomberg youtube friend channels for their friends news (biden)

  7. Oh look, you erased my other proof comment with no bad words. Grow up kid, I could bury this video if I wanted to but youre all not even that popular because you do this biased manipulated content for your angry boss Mike, who lost to trump. ha, losers.

  8. It is hard to be an Atlanta sports fan because we keep getting cheated. But seriously the Braves need a guy like Bobby Cox to resurrect the team back into a winning team like the one that dominated in the 1990s and the Falcons need a younger starting QB.

  9. All Atlanta teams are losers and have the worst racist owners in professional sports

  10. This will probably not be viewed as much as it should. Nonetheless, a very important video.
    Not just for the activists and democracy, but also to show businesses they too can gain from becoming not only a sports asset of the community, but also becoming a part of the community in terms of politics and social movement.

  11. looks like politics is pretty shytty to me. when are we getting a new government?