German Sociologist Max Weber was one of largest late 1800's- early 1900's influences on social theory. His writings cover the majority of social topics during his time. I am currently applying some of his ideas to the Seahawks in my research, and wanted to share a few questions I am facing.
1. Weber extensively analyzes the Protestant idea of Calvin's "calling;" how the daily pursuit of eternal salvation effects the lives of individuals in society. Weber goes into great detail about the practice of this idea, and the effect it has on society as a whole. Are practices of his ideas reflected in the Seahawks 2010 season?
2. How much validity is there to the idea that Pete Carroll "willed" the Seahawks at points during the season? Weber talks extensively about the power of the "Orator," the leader of a given group, and how the Orator's energy can effect the outcome of their collective goal.
Any thoughts? I will continue to post questions every few days to give an idea of where my research is going. Thanks for keeping up during the off-season.