Which sport is "number one?" We're not just talking number one over all, but in different aspects, too. Obviously, this topic lends itself to great debate, but since this is MY blog, I get to tell you what I think...and then you can comment if you'd like, but please be kind. I'm very, very fragile (cry, sniff, cry).
For the sake of simplicity, we're only going to use the four major US sports: football, basketball, baseball and hockey.
It may be true that a different sport (i.e. soccer, figure skating, or tiddlywinks, etc.) may better qualify for a particular category, but let's just keep it among these four for now. Ok? Ok.
Which sport has the BEST overall athletes?
This was tough because both hoops and football have guys that are in incredible physical condition and can do some pretty amazing things. I have to give the slight nod to basketball here. The running, jumping, and other acrobatic play is pretty amazing when you think about it. And, they don't get to rest for 25 seconds every play.
Which sport has the TOUGHEST athletes?
Baseball players hit the 15-day DL with a sprained hangnail. Football players take incredible abuse to their bodies. But, hockey players will take the ice despite missing part of a leg. That was an easy one.
Which sport is best to watch in person?
Most people find baseball boring to watch, unless you're a diehard. Hockey is a sport you really develop an appreciation for when you are sitting 10 rows from the ice. The speed and the physicality are a whole other level in person.
Football has the added value of tailgating and the party day atmosphere. The crowd is crazy and they only play once a week. It's an event, not just a game.
Which sport is best to watch on TV?
Again, with football, the party starts two hours before any game and lasts into the night if your team wins. You get great replays and are constantly updated on what else is happening around the league.
Watching baseball at home allows you to snooze if you want and you can drink 50 cent beers from your own fridge instead of the $7.50 variety at the crowded snack stand.
Which sport is the most difficult to be good at?
Football and basketball lends itself to those who are huge and that's kind of like a genetic lottery thing. I'm not saying it doesn't take hard work and talent to be good, but it really helps to be huge.
Hockey is played on ice and they use a puck that's hard enough to break your face...'nuff said.
Baseball is the most difficult to be good at because you have to hit a round object, with another round object. And, pitchers can make that thing move all over the place. And, then once it's hit, you gotta catch the thing? That's a pretty tough game if you ask me.
What sport is #1 overall?
It pains me to admit it since I'm a "baseball guy," but let's face it: football is now America's game; not baseball, anymore. Maybe as the football rules continue to change to protect the QBs etc., that may change; but, I doubt it.
Seriously; go down to an NFL or college football game if you haven't been to one lately. As I said before, it's an event. You just don't get that type of "event" feeling with the other sports.
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