Nothing says America like it’s national sport of baseball and nothing is as exciting as lacing up the cleats picking up your bat and walking out to home plate. The feel of the sun beating down on your back, the sweat in your eyes and the faint smell of dust in the air; there is no wonder that they call baseball “America’s past time.” As deeply rooted as baseball is to the fabric of America baseball is not the only sport that’s so deeply routed into our psyche.
As American is baseball is, motor sports is equally as American. Auto racing began simultaneously with the advent of the automobile. Racing on the sand dunes of the Jersey shore to racing across the salt flats, drag racing has remained a unique American sport that has lasted for generations. Grass roots racers enjoy hot weekends under the sun wearing their own form of sport sunglasses as they tune their engines, rev their motors and take their car down the quarter mile track in a competition that creates a level of excitement unseen in any other sport. Although drag racing has seen it’s fair share of time in other counties it shares a spot on the American sporting legacy that will go on for centuries to come. It’s a sport that has evolved to include motorcycles, boats and even tractors! It will surely adapt to anything modern technology can throw its way!
Another uniquely American sport has been the sport of professional bowling. Popular since the 50’s bowling has been the sport of the beer drinker for a very long time! Many a men would put on their shoes, grab their ball and head to the alley to show off their skills in an effort for that elusive 300. Although you can likely find a bowling ally in just about any country, it’s roots belong to the good old USA!
The most common sport after baseball would have to be football. This sport eclipses baseball in gross revenue each year but had exclusively remained an American sport much to the sagtrin of the NFL and NFL Europe. Sure other countries play it but it’s essentially a farm league for the NFL. You know they are wearing some cool sport sunglasses! Some may say that football has become America’s past time and it has replaced baseball as a national treasure but one thing is for certain, it is an American sport and is likely to remain that way for a long time to come.
No matter what sport you enjoy the most it’s undeniable as to the influence the United Stated of America has had on the sporting world. We continue to lead the way when it comes to innovative sports such as Slamball, extreme sports and ore traditional sports such as baseball and football. You can rest assured that, if it can be thrown, raced or launched someone in America will figure out a way to turn it into a sport.