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Who?

Tiger Woods 11 5.91%
 
Michael Phelps 1 0.54%
 
Lebron 24 12.90%
 
Corey Crawford 1 0.54%
 
Some European Football star 100 53.76%
 
Tebow 5 2.69%
 
Other ( post below) 27 14.52%
 
Danica 2 1.08%
 
I played Soccer as a kid 9 4.84%
 
Worlds strongest Man in I... 6 3.23%
 
Total:186
BlowoverKing said:
JayWood2010 said:
ironmanDX said:
JayWood2010 said:
 

NASCAR isn't really that huge in America either. I mean it has it's fanbase but it isn't really comparable to NBA, NFL, and MLB.


Wow, I don't know why but I was under the impression it was very large over there, or at least growing very rapidly.


From what I've seen it is mostly popular in southern type states.  Your typical american knows pretty much nothing about NASCAR.


Actually as far as tv ratings NASCAR is second only to the NFL. Plus it's the largest spectator sport in the US. 


For real?  That is a HUGE surprise to me if true since it is completely absent from sports center and ESPN.  That and anywhere you go you can find people who know things about NBA, NFL, and MLB.  



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BlowoverKing said:
JayWood2010 said:
ironmanDX said:
JayWood2010 said:
 

NASCAR isn't really that huge in America either. I mean it has it's fanbase but it isn't really comparable to NBA, NFL, and MLB.


Wow, I don't know why but I was under the impression it was very large over there, or at least growing very rapidly.


From what I've seen it is mostly popular in southern type states.  Your typical american knows pretty much nothing about NASCAR.


Actually as far as tv ratings NASCAR is second only to the NFL. Plus it's the largest spectator sport in the US. 


I had to look it up. And this is what I found.  NASCAR is ranked 9th

#1 Football 'Football' (American Football) is the most popular sport in America. Ohio league was the first professional football league established in 1903. About 20 years later, name Ohio league was replaced with National Football League(NFL). The highest level competitions in the USA are organized under the NFL. As of 2012, American Football is also the most watched sports on television in country. 


#2 Baseball Baseball, also known as United State's "national pastime" is one of the most popular sports in the country. Broadly, competitions are held at two levels - minor league baseball and major league baseball (MLB). These leagues are followed by audience not only in United States, but worldwide. 


#3 Basketball Baseball and American Football are closely followed by Basketball in terms of sports popularity in the United States. The NBA (National Basketball Association) competitions, like the MLB and NFL, are followed not only in the United States but throughout the world. 


#4 Hockey Ice hockey is the next in the list of most popular sports in USA. Ice hockey originated in the neighbouring country - Canada and soon gained popularity in North America. National Hockey League (NHL), the oldest international Ice Hockey competetion, was founded in Northen America. In 1960, America obtained its first Gold Medal in Winters Olympics. With the introduction of artificial ice rinks, Ice-Hockey has today become a very popular passtime indoor sport. 


#5 Soccer The United States of America is one of the few countries where Soccer does not enjoy a top spot in terms of popularity. 

#6 Tennis Next in the list is Lawn-Tennis - a sport in which the United States has had a glorious record. 


#7 Golf Golf is the next most popular sport in the USA, with Tiger Woods arguably the most popular contemporary Golf figure in the world. 


#8 Combat Sports Combat sports became popular in USA in around 1970s. Combat sports is a category of sports where participants fight one to one within some strict set of rules. Usually there are 3 categories of combats: 1. Wresling 2. Striking 3. With a Held Weapon. The first two categories are more famous in United States. Scholastic wrestling and Kick boxing are two popular American combat sports. 


#9 Motor Sports Motorsports (auto-car and motorcycle racing) come next in the list. Motorsports became famous in America in a very small span of time after getting introduced as an official sport. NASCAR is the biggest organisation in USA, which organises motor sports races. As of 2011, it was the second most watched sports on television in America (after Football). There is a very popular museum in the USA named as Motorsports Hall of Fame. 


#10 Badminton Badminton got estabished in 18th centuary in America. It has very strong roots with a rich history in this country. The first club for badminton was formed in 1878 and with time many institutes started offering badminton training. 

http://mostpopularsports.net/in-america?page=3

http://www.therichest.org/sports/most-popular-sports-in-america/


http://www.uwtledger.com/2.13122/top-five-popular-sports-in-america-1.1701995#.UZhvlrXfDN0

All came out the same for the top 5.



I wonder who will be talked about during the Sochi Winter Olympics. (Thanks NDirect)

Usain Bolt and Micheal Phelps were most talked about during the Beijing ones.



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JayWood2010 said:
BlowoverKing said:
JayWood2010 said:
ironmanDX said:
JayWood2010 said:
 

NASCAR isn't really that huge in America either. I mean it has it's fanbase but it isn't really comparable to NBA, NFL, and MLB.


Wow, I don't know why but I was under the impression it was very large over there, or at least growing very rapidly.


From what I've seen it is mostly popular in southern type states.  Your typical american knows pretty much nothing about NASCAR.


Actually as far as tv ratings NASCAR is second only to the NFL. Plus it's the largest spectator sport in the US. 


I had to look it up. And this is what I found.  NASCAR is ranked 9th

#1 Football 'Football' (American Football) is the most popular sport in America. Ohio league was the first professional football league established in 1903. About 20 years later, name Ohio league was replaced with National Football League(NFL). The highest level competitions in the USA are organized under the NFL. As of 2012, American Football is also the most watched sports on television in country. 


#2 Baseball Baseball, also known as United State's "national pastime" is one of the most popular sports in the country. Broadly, competitions are held at two levels - minor league baseball and major league baseball (MLB). These leagues are followed by audience not only in United States, but worldwide. 


#3 Basketball Baseball and American Football are closely followed by Basketball in terms of sports popularity in the United States. The NBA (National Basketball Association) competitions, like the MLB and NFL, are followed not only in the United States but throughout the world. 


#4 Hockey Ice hockey is the next in the list of most popular sports in USA. Ice hockey originated in the neighbouring country - Canada and soon gained popularity in North America. National Hockey League (NHL), the oldest international Ice Hockey competetion, was founded in Northen America. In 1960, America obtained its first Gold Medal in Winters Olympics. With the introduction of artificial ice rinks, Ice-Hockey has today become a very popular passtime indoor sport. 


#5 Soccer The United States of America is one of the few countries where Soccer does not enjoy a top spot in terms of popularity. 

#6 Tennis Next in the list is Lawn-Tennis - a sport in which the United States has had a glorious record. 


#7 Golf Golf is the next most popular sport in the USA, with Tiger Woods arguably the most popular contemporary Golf figure in the world. 


#8 Combat Sports Combat sports became popular in USA in around 1970s. Combat sports is a category of sports where participants fight one to one within some strict set of rules. Usually there are 3 categories of combats: 1. Wresling 2. Striking 3. With a Held Weapon. The first two categories are more famous in United States. Scholastic wrestling and Kick boxing are two popular American combat sports. 


#9 Motor Sports Motorsports (auto-car and motorcycle racing) come next in the list. Motorsports became famous in America in a very small span of time after getting introduced as an official sport. NASCAR is the biggest organisation in USA, which organises motor sports races. As of 2011, it was the second most watched sports on television in America (after Football). There is a very popular museum in the USA named as Motorsports Hall of Fame. 


#10 Badminton Badminton got estabished in 18th centuary in America. It has very strong roots with a rich history in this country. The first club for badminton was formed in 1878 and with time many institutes started offering badminton training. 

http://mostpopularsports.net/in-america?page=3

http://www.therichest.org/sports/most-popular-sports-in-america/


http://www.uwtledger.com/2.13122/top-five-popular-sports-in-america-1.1701995#.UZhvlrXfDN0

All came out the same for the top 5.

Well heres a quote from forbes

Some key facts: 1 in 3 U.S. adults, or 75 million people, and countless kids are NASCAR fans. Roughly 40% of fans are women.  The sport has become the No. 1 spectator sport, and 17 of the top 20 most attended sporting events in the United States are NASCAR events. The sport is broadcast in 150 countries, and it is the second-most-watched sport on TV (after the NFL). NASCAR’s current eight-year TV deal began in 2007 and is worth $4.5 billion, or $560 million per year.  The largest NASCAR tracks can accommodate upwards of 190,000 people in the stands and infield, far larger than any non-motorsport venue in North America.  NFL stadiums, by contrast, hold on average 60-80,000 people.

 

http://www.forbes.com/sites/steveodland/2012/02/27/nascars-back/



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JayWood2010 said:
BlowoverKing said:

Actually as far as tv ratings NASCAR is second only to the NFL. Plus it's the largest spectator sport in the US. 

I had to look it up. And this is what I found.  NASCAR is ranked 9th

#9 Motor Sports Motorsports (auto-car and motorcycle racing) come next in the list. Motorsports became famous in America in a very small span of time after getting introduced as an official sport. NASCAR is the biggest organisation in USA, which organises motor sports races. As of 2011, it was the second most watched sports on television in America (after Football). There is a very popular museum in the USA named as Motorsports Hall of Fame. 

...and what does it say in the text?



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BlowoverKing said:
JayWood2010 said:
BlowoverKing said:
JayWood2010 said:
ironmanDX said:
JayWood2010 said:
 

NASCAR isn't really that huge in America either. I mean it has it's fanbase but it isn't really comparable to NBA, NFL, and MLB.


Wow, I don't know why but I was under the impression it was very large over there, or at least growing very rapidly.


From what I've seen it is mostly popular in southern type states.  Your typical american knows pretty much nothing about NASCAR.


Actually as far as tv ratings NASCAR is second only to the NFL. Plus it's the largest spectator sport in the US. 


I had to look it up. And this is what I found.  NASCAR is ranked 9th

#1 Football 'Football' (American Football) is the most popular sport in America. Ohio league was the first professional football league established in 1903. About 20 years later, name Ohio league was replaced with National Football League(NFL). The highest level competitions in the USA are organized under the NFL. As of 2012, American Football is also the most watched sports on television in country. 


#2 Baseball Baseball, also known as United State's "national pastime" is one of the most popular sports in the country. Broadly, competitions are held at two levels - minor league baseball and major league baseball (MLB). These leagues are followed by audience not only in United States, but worldwide. 


#3 Basketball Baseball and American Football are closely followed by Basketball in terms of sports popularity in the United States. The NBA (National Basketball Association) competitions, like the MLB and NFL, are followed not only in the United States but throughout the world. 


#4 Hockey Ice hockey is the next in the list of most popular sports in USA. Ice hockey originated in the neighbouring country - Canada and soon gained popularity in North America. National Hockey League (NHL), the oldest international Ice Hockey competetion, was founded in Northen America. In 1960, America obtained its first Gold Medal in Winters Olympics. With the introduction of artificial ice rinks, Ice-Hockey has today become a very popular passtime indoor sport. 


#5 Soccer The United States of America is one of the few countries where Soccer does not enjoy a top spot in terms of popularity. 

#6 Tennis Next in the list is Lawn-Tennis - a sport in which the United States has had a glorious record. 


#7 Golf Golf is the next most popular sport in the USA, with Tiger Woods arguably the most popular contemporary Golf figure in the world. 


#8 Combat Sports Combat sports became popular in USA in around 1970s. Combat sports is a category of sports where participants fight one to one within some strict set of rules. Usually there are 3 categories of combats: 1. Wresling 2. Striking 3. With a Held Weapon. The first two categories are more famous in United States. Scholastic wrestling and Kick boxing are two popular American combat sports. 


#9 Motor Sports Motorsports (auto-car and motorcycle racing) come next in the list. Motorsports became famous in America in a very small span of time after getting introduced as an official sport. NASCAR is the biggest organisation in USA, which organises motor sports races. As of 2011, it was the second most watched sports on television in America (after Football). There is a very popular museum in the USA named as Motorsports Hall of Fame. 


#10 Badminton Badminton got estabished in 18th centuary in America. It has very strong roots with a rich history in this country. The first club for badminton was formed in 1878 and with time many institutes started offering badminton training. 

http://mostpopularsports.net/in-america?page=3

http://www.therichest.org/sports/most-popular-sports-in-america/


http://www.uwtledger.com/2.13122/top-five-popular-sports-in-america-1.1701995#.UZhvlrXfDN0

All came out the same for the top 5.

Well heres a quote from forbes

 


I underlined something for you.  You was right about it being the 2nd most viewed sport.  It just isn't the most popular sport overall and press definitely shows that.  I think a lot of it is because sports like NBA and MLB has 80 and 100+ games a year and people have to pay extra to watch their favorite teams play.  However NASCAR you can watch all your favorite driver in every race going against everybody else.  I don't think NBA and MLB really pickup a lot of views until playoffs because of weird schedules.

Just a guess on things and I could be completely wrong.  I am surprised it is the 2nd most watched througout the year though as I've met like 2 people who know anything about NASCAR.



RolStoppable said:
JayWood2010 said:
BlowoverKing said:

Actually as far as tv ratings NASCAR is second only to the NFL. Plus it's the largest spectator sport in the US. 

I had to look it up. And this is what I found.  NASCAR is ranked 9th

#9 Motor Sports Motorsports (auto-car and motorcycle racing) come next in the list. Motorsports became famous in America in a very small span of time after getting introduced as an official sport. NASCAR is the biggest organisation in USA, which organises motor sports races. As of 2011, it was the second most watched sports on television in America (after Football). There is a very popular museum in the USA named as Motorsports Hall of Fame. 

...and what does it say in the text?


Already replied to him.  



JayWood2010 said:


I underlined something for you.  You was right about it being the 2nd most viewed sport.  It just isn't the most popular overall and press definitely shows that.  I think a lot of it is because sports like NBA and MLB has 80 and 100+ games a year and people have to pay extra to watch their favorite teams play.  However NASCAR you can watch all your favorite driver in every race going against everybody else.  I don't think NBA and MLB really pickup a lot of views until playoffs because of weird schedules.


Haha i was going to say I looked it up once just to see and even though I am a diehard NASCAR fan I was suprised to see it was that popular. Also I think the reason it doesn't get al  lot of press on sports channels and websites is the fact most of them don't consider it a sport (which is %100 false but thats another argument). As a diehard fan I never go to ESPN for NASCAR updates I just watch SPEED channel or go to NASCAR.com. 



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BlowoverKing said:
JayWood2010 said:


I underlined something for you.  You was right about it being the 2nd most viewed sport.  It just isn't the most popular overall and press definitely shows that.  I think a lot of it is because sports like NBA and MLB has 80 and 100+ games a year and people have to pay extra to watch their favorite teams play.  However NASCAR you can watch all your favorite driver in every race going against everybody else.  I don't think NBA and MLB really pickup a lot of views until playoffs because of weird schedules.


Haha i was going to say I looked it up once just to see and even though I am a diehard NASCAR fan I was suprised to see it was that popular. Also I think the reason it doesn't get al  lot of press on sports channels and websites is the fact most of them don't consider it a sport (which is %100 false but thats another argument). As a diehard fan I never go to ESPN for NASCAR updates I just watch SPEED channel or go to NASCAR.com. 

That is true, never thought about the SPEED channel.  Well I guees I learned something today then haha  Definitely shocked it is the 2nd most viewed sport in America lol 



JayWood2010 said:

#8 Combat Sports Combat sports became popular in USA in around 1970s. Combat sports is a category of sports where participants fight one to one within some strict set of rules. Usually there are 3 categories of combats: 1. Wresling 2. Striking 3. With a Held Weapon. The first two categories are more famous in United States. Scholastic wrestling and Kick boxing are two popular American combat sports. 

With a held weapon? What sport is this you Yanks? I demand you savages to inform me.