The idea of being a part of something big is really important to sports fans. Being a part of the winning has become such a major component of the sports theme in todays society. Americans have always loved their sports teams and individuals.
Sports in America has changed people lives for ever. I found that no matter what type of physical activity or sport that people are participating in, it is helping to build better people and our country into a better place.
America loves sports. They always have. There are fans out there that can tell you the lifetime batting average of the third baseman on their favorite team but have no idea when their wedding anniversary is.
Nearly every sport on the face of the earth is played in the United States at some level. But there are three sports that dominate the American landscape.
Without a doubt football has become America’s favorite sport. From pee wee football all the way up to the NFL, Americans will line up to watch these games. During football season the entire weekend is filled with football. Friday nights are for high school ball. Saturdays are for college and Sundays are set aside for the pros.
Decades ago baseball was considered “America’s pastime” but shrewd marketing and larger than life players have catapulted football to the number one spot.
In the last few years’ basketball have overtaken baseball to become one of America’s favorites. The NBA has done a terrific job in marketing the game to America.
The fact that all you need is a ball and a basket to play has made the game accessible to kids in the inner city and rural communities alike. They do not need lots of equipment or many players in order to enjoy the game.
Some of the most popular players in the world are basketball players. Kobe Bryant and LeBron James are some of the most recognizes people in the world. If the NBA continues its marketing push and puts great players on the court they may soon challenge football as the most popular sport in America.
Baseball was once the biggest sports in America but that is no longer the case. Faster paced sports like basketball and football have relegated baseball to a thing of the past.
Major League Baseball has tried to tweak the game to increase interest but that has only infuriated baseball purists and has failed to catch the eye of the casual fan. More than any other sport baseball has history on its side.
The game has been played in America for over 100 years and will always be part of the American culture.
These three sports make up the foundation of the American sports landscape. Most kids will play at least two if not all three during their lives. This continual supply of players and fans will keep these three sports at the top of America’s favorites for generations to come.