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Baseball the 2nd most popular sport in USA?


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Is really baseball the second most popular sport in the USA?  

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Folks:

I surfed over the web and find that website: http://www.usatourist.com/english/inside/sports.html.

Apparently that link is American so I want to know your viewpoints about if really baseball is the SECOND most popular sport in the States.

Thanks for your time.

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I voted no, because I don't even think it's that high.

NFL is number one. But the last news story I read regarding popularity of sports in this country said that NASCAR has surpassed MLB as the number two league in the country.

Though I could be, as often is the case, completely wrong.

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I think baseball is the second most popular sport. Sure NASCAR is popular, but there are different forms of auto racing out there, so I don't think NASCAR is quite as popular as baseball. Also, little league baseball is still quite popular amongst youngsters (although I think it has decreased). I don't there are as many registered young go-kart drivers as baseball players.

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nascar isn't the 2nd most popular sport; Nascar coupled with other auto racing competitions ie GT, Rally, Drag etc. is.

baseball is fine if you are say 12 or so, but i don't know how people over 15 could watch baseball with such passion.

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I think NASCAR is number 2, but just because almost every track has 100,000+ seats and they're spread out around the country, not in the same place over and over like the other sports. I'm not so sure baseball is number 2, but I don't know what would be in it's place.

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MLB may be the second most popular pro league... but I think there's something to be said about the anticipation that mounts around March Madness time. Sure, the NBA may not be the greatest, but we're talking sports, not leagues, and i sense far more enthusiasm for March Madness than for the College World Series or even the MLB playoffs.

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Folks:

I surfed over the web and find that website: http://www.usatourist.com/english/inside/sports.html.

Apparently that link is American so I want to know your viewpoints about if really baseball is the SECOND most popular sport in the States.

Thanks for your time.

(Reedited!)

I voted no, because I don't even think it's that high.

NFL is number one. But the last news story I read regarding popularity of sports in this country said that NASCAR has surpassed MLB as the number two league in the country.

Though I could be, as often is the case, completely wrong.

Good thing NASCAR isn't a sport

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Folks:

I surfed over the web and find that website: http://www.usatourist.com/english/inside/sports.html.

Apparently that link is American so I want to know your viewpoints about if really baseball is the SECOND most popular sport in the States.

Thanks for your time.

(Reedited!)

I voted no, because I don't even think it's that high.

NFL is number one. But the last news story I read regarding popularity of sports in this country said that NASCAR has surpassed MLB as the number two league in the country.

Though I could be, as often is the case, completely wrong.

Good thing NASCAR isn't a sport

agreed.

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I think NASCAR is number 2, but just because almost every track has 100,000+ seats and they're spread out around the country, not in the same place over and over like the other sports. I'm not so sure baseball is number 2, but I don't know what would be in it's place.

Yeah but if you only had 1 MLB game a week and that only MLB game that week was the only MLB game that year in that city, I think you'd get larger crowds.

If a MLB team gets just better attendence than the best NHL or NBA teams then they're considered to be doing poorly.

81 games, 40,000 fans per game, impressive.

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Folks:

I surfed over the web and find that website: http://www.usatourist.com/english/inside/sports.html.

Apparently that link is American so I want to know your viewpoints about if really baseball is the SECOND most popular sport in the States.

Thanks for your time.

(Reedited!)

I voted no, because I don't even think it's that high.

NFL is number one. But the last news story I read regarding popularity of sports in this country said that NASCAR has surpassed MLB as the number two league in the country.

Though I could be, as often is the case, completely wrong.

Good thing NASCAR isn't a sport

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Yeah but if you only had 1 MLB game a week and that only MLB game that week was the only MLB game that year in that city, I think you'd get larger crowds.

If a MLB team gets just better attendence than the best NHL or NBA teams then they're considered to be doing poorly.

81 games, 40,000 fans per game, impressive.

Using the same idea, I could say that because NASCAR only visits certain tracks once a year, that fans have less of an opportunity to develop a sense of loyalty and familiarity to the stars they are paying to watch.

A baseball team, as you said, plays 81 home games. That's 80 more chances for a fan to become more interested in the athletes that represent their city. Auto racing is one guy, in one car, representing himself and his sponsors. He has no affiliation to any sort of city, province, state, etc. I think there's something to be said for 100,000 fans packing bleachers that fill half of a giant asphalt oval for hours on end to watch guys that mean aboslutely nothing to them drive make 800 left turns.

I'm not a fan of NASCAR at all, but I understand that countless other people (especially in the Southern United States) are enthralled by the sport.

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i dont know. i think the NFL is probably more popular. i like the NFL more than baseball and i grew up being a die hard baseball fan. i still love baseball, its my second favorite sport, but i think that baseball isnt as popular anymore because there are so many games. during the summer there is at least one game a day, where as in football its only twice a week. Dont get me wrong im extremely passionate about baseball, but i think that the fact that its so common is why its less popular. not everyone wants to take the time 7 days a week to watch the game like i do.

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"...The National Football League (NFL) consists of 33 professional teams located in major cities across the USA..."

Do they know something we don't?  ^_^

Where did that come from? (unless you're referring to the total number of votes in this thread so far) :D

EDIT: Never mind.

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"...The National Football League (NFL) consists of 33 professional teams located in major cities across the USA..."

Do they know something we don't? ^_^

actually i think tagliabue is wanting a team in la either by expansion or a franchise moving. he wants it in 2008 i believe, since its starting to creep up, if he wants expansion hes gotta do it soon

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I think it all depends on what part of the country you are in. In st. louis, I'd say baseball runs the show, with football in general a close second. In Champaign where I grew up, baseball ran the show as well, again football a close second. If you go to the south, Nascar runs the show probably with the NFL a close second. In wisconsin...football was king.

I think if you average it all out, you'll get football is number one with Nascar and Baseball pretty much the second most popular sports.

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