Sword Fights & Super Bowls: A History of Sports in SF | Grace Cathedral
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Grace Cathedral | 1100 California Street. San Francisco, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
On February 7, the day of the Big Game, Gary Kamiya, the NFL- and Olympics-covering journalist, will talk sports with Malcolm Clemens Young, dean of Grace Cathedral.
About the conversation
Drawing on the cathedral’s theme for the year, “Home,” Kamiya will tell amazing but true stories of early athletic endeavors in our city, before shifting to more modern history, when the 49ers won four Super Bowls in the 1980s. Then, Kamiya, who likened Super Bowl 46 to the football equivalent of an Edith Wharton novel, and our dean, himself no stranger to the gridiron nor early 20th century American literature, will share views on the deeper meaning of sports and whether it’s a sin to hate Seattle.
About the guest
Gary Kamiya, Yale drop-out, Cal graduate and former taxi cab driver, was at the San Francisco Examiner for five years, where he worked with David Talbotas senior editor at the paper’s Sunday magazine, Image. He also served as the paper’s book editor and critic at large. Kamiya went on to co-found arguably the first and greatest of the on-line magazines, Salon, and servied as its editor for many years. His first book, Shadow Knights: The Secret War Against Hitler, was published by Simon & Schuster in 2010. His second book, Cool Gray City of Love, is a 49-chapter love letter to his hometown, published in 2013 to wide critical and popular acclaim. His writing has appeared in the New York Times Book Review, ArtForum, and Sports Illustrated, among many other publications. He is the unofficial hipster historian of San Francscio, with a weekly column, “Portals of the Past”, in the San Francisco Chronicle.
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