Why Has NFL Football Remain America’s #1 Sport?

On this biggest sports day of the year, the Super Bowl, I pondered why NFL football remains America’s #1 sport.

NFL football became America’s #1 sport through a variety of complex, interwoven and additive reasons as analyzed here in the Bleacher Report. The reasons why it has remained so, and only widened the gap, are a little different, in my opinion. The latest survey from Harris for ESPN shows some interesting demographic divides among the popular sports, though, but it’s not these demographics I’m looking at, rather the overall results. Finally, I have to be clear that #1 is for watching and interest, not participation. That belongs to soccer, probably for its ease to be able to play without huge costs for gear and facilities to play in.

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What will the 2010 Winter Olympics Inspire YOU to Do?

The Olympics is a rich source of inspiration. It is somewhat regrettable it only comes once every four years, although the stagger to make it every two years definitely helps.

So, with the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics now over, what will it inspire you to do?

Or what did it inspire you to do if you’ve already started something by the time you read this?

I’m going to take up a new winter sport next year. I don’t know what it will be yet. I’ll try a few and decide.

Maybe I’ll curl more avidly than just a game a year.

Maybe for the 2011 Canada Games in Halifax, they will have a long track for me to try out long track speed skating.

I’m sure cross-country skiing could benefit me. I’m just not much of a cold weather guy, even though I do my marathon training outdoors during winter. I didn’t say I liked it, though.

Maybe I’ll finally learn to skate backwards or stop like a hockey player. I can only do wicked corners right now so maybe short track speed skating.

I’m not going to dream big, because I know the most difficult part in any long journey is taking the first step. I’ve done that for 27 marathons now, along with many more less literal journeys. It’s time for another journey.

Any suggestions for a 5′ 2″ 108 lbs. guy with strong legs, lots of endurance and coordination?

I’ll take summer sport suggestions, too! 🙂

Also any suggestions for Olympics withdrawal?

Where’s a good rehab place?

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Friends’ Name Alphabet Facebook Picture Tagging Game

I did not create the idea for this Facebook picture tagging meme game, nor did I create the pictures for them below. However, I did look for them, touched them up and adopted them for this game because the ones I saw were bad or inadequate (i.e. missing letters in the alphabet).

The idea is to tag one of your friends who have first names starting with each letter of the alphabet, for as many letters as you can. You can tag people who don’t have Facebook accounts as well because you can just type in a name when you tag a picture instead of choosing from someone on your list.

Aside from just a quick survey for yourself, for those of you who are social butterfly types, challenge your friends to see who has more. If that’s too easy, see who find friends with first names starting with every letter of the alphabet. I do not recommend this because true friends should be based on something more than just for filling out a Facebook tagging meme, and I do not recommend getting Facebook or other social media network friends who you don’t know just for the sake of this. There are real life dangers and risks with these activities. However, if you are among a lot of people in big institutions there there’s a realistic chance there might be a Zack or Xavier walking around, it might be fun to try!

Can you name all the logos?

Just as an aside, even if you don’t want to use this for tagging games, can you help me name all the logos in the top two pictures?

  • Corporate Brands: B, C, E, H, L (I should know this), M, P, R, U, W, Z.
  • Sport Teams: F (Florida something?), J, Q, T (Texas something?), U, X (Xavier?), Y (did someone cheat on the Yankees logo to remove the N?).

To get these pictures for your use:

  • Click on the picture to get it at full size.
  • Right click on that picture and save to your computer.
  • Upload it to your Facebook profile.
  • Tag your friends!

Please click here for a complete list of over 100 Facebook picture tagging memes on this site with which you can use for fun with your friends.