Doc’s Sports Today and in the Day

“Brazil’s Philosopher King of Soccer” on ESPN Sports Radio 1340 AM, 7:55 AM, March 3 – March 7, 2014

SocratesBrazil

A complex and multi-talented individual, Socrates held a medical degree, studied philosophy, wrote political commentary and led a movement in Brazil called Corinthian democracy where his club soccer team modeled democratic principles in a country with a history of authoritarian and anti-democratic rule. His approach to playing the game of soccer elevated it to an art-form – “joga bonito.” Many historians believe that the 1982 Brazilian team which Socrates captained epitomized the highest creative and aesthetic ideals in team sport.

To stream Doc’s piece, go the PRX link below:

http://www.prx.org/pieces/111854-socrates-the-davinci-of-soccer

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