COMMON DEBATE AMONG SPORTS FANS Football fans point towards the money as their evidence. Baseball fans point towards their history. Basketball fans support their claim with the globalization of their game. Hockey fans will fight to the death to have their sport listed as the best. But, like most arguments in sports, this debate comes down to one basic measurement: statistics. http://thefanhoodblog.com/2014/07/09/which-major-sport-is-most-popular-in-america/
HISTORY Baseball is known as Americas Past Time Started in 1845, and has been a big part of Americas sporting development. Had a big influence on African Americans and growth and development in America. Was the first Major sport in America to bring people together and high revenues. Obviously baseball and the MLB win the history category
MOST ICONIC ATHLETE? NASCAR Individuals make a HUGE difference to a sport. Jeff Gordon 1991 Busch Series Rookie of the Year 1993 Winston Cup Series Rookie of the Year 4 time Winston Cup Champion 3 time Daytona 500 Winner 4 time Brickyard 400 Winner http://www.answers.com/Q/What_were_some_of_Jeff_Gordon's_best_achievement s
MOST ICONIC ATHLETE? NHL Sydney Crosby, known as the face of the NHL. Won Gold Medal For Team Canada- February 2010 Stanley Cup Championship (with Pittsburgh Penguins) – June 2009 NHL First All-Star Team – 2007 – June 2007 Youngest player in NHL history to record 100 points in a season – 2006 http://www.sidney-crosby.info/awards.php
MOST ICONIC ATHLETE? MLB As Americas past time, it is only obvious. Babe Ruth: American baseball icon and legend. 2× All-Star 7× World Series champion1923 AL MVP 12× AL home run champion 6× AL RBI champion AL batting champion http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-greatest-baseball- players-of-all-time
MOST ICONIC ATHLETE? EVER!! Whose the most known athlete of all time? This does not mean the NBA is Americas favorite sport however. http://list25.com/25-most-iconic-athletes-in-the-history-of-sports/
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