- “One Stat Explains Why College Basketball Is Better Than Football … College football hasn’t had a new title winner since the 1990s” Rachel Bachman WSJ 3/20/21
- Football is the most ICONIC American sport. Baseball is (or used to be?) our ubiquitous NATIONAL PASTIME.
- But look at this:
- Leading Team Sports Based on ‘Core’ Participants (age 6 and above; 2007 participants; U.S. residents.) Data from SGMA (Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association) Published by SFIA (Sports & Fitness Industry Association) “The American Sports Scene: An Analysis of Sports Participation in the U.S.” 5/14/2008.
|Rank/Sport||Core Participants||Total Participants||% of Core Participants|
|Basketball||18,005,000 (13+ days)||26,019,000||69.2%|
|Baseball||11,565,000 (13+ days)||16,054,000||72.0%|
|Touch Football||6,445,000 (13+ days)||13,009,000||49.5%|
|Outdoor Soccer||6,366,000 (13+ days)||13,840,000||46.0%|
|Slow-Pitch Softball||6,070,000 (13+ days)||9,485,000||64.0%|
Well, there you are. You can’t play baseball or football in your driveway.
Anyone interested should vote with their arms & legs
= THEIR OWN PARTICIPATION
(How about some rodeo action?)
CHEERS from Bobby