Rivalry In Alessandro Portelli's They Say In Harlan County

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Lastly, Alessandro Portelli’s They Say in Harlan County supports my argument in terms of rivalries. In Harlan County, Lynch football and basketball were known to be the best. The football team and basketball team had higher status than others and were glorified in the communities. Even during early development in this Appalachian county, rivalry was always a topic of discussion. “We can’t get over basketball rivalries, or ‘the people in Harlan are snoots and the people in Evarts, look down their nose at us,’,” Daniel Howard said while explaining his experiences with sport rivalries. Although the rivalry most known in Harlan County weren’t through college football, it still supports the argument that rivalries and competitiveness in this area

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