So.... whining about a baseball question... when you don't whine just as much about football questions... is hypocritical and chauvinistic, while at the same time probably revealing some prejudice against sports of places you don't like. (and this particular whine reveals some ignorance as whining that baseball is purely an American thing isn't even accurate as it's not the most popular sport there anymore, even while it is extremely popular elsewhere.)
Perhaps in the future soccer will become a universally popular sport that everyone knows detailed history and trivia about, but it currently is not. And neither is any other sport, American, English, or otherwise. Quizzes and quiz questions on any of them are equally valid, complaints about said questions are equally specious.
In the countries where baseball is not among the top 3 sports people don't give a s..t about it.
It is not true with football.
The proof is in front of your eyes.
USA will host the football worldcup with Canada and Mexico.
Give me one country where baseball is not popular (as you claim football not to be in the US) who hosted the baseball world cup except maybe Italy ?
There is by the way no worldcup anymore maybe due to the lack of interest all around the world ?
Attendance of the last world cup : 2,335 per game
In the whole competition : 156,471 a.k.a one group attendance during a football worldcup
Even if you consider the World Classic, attendance of the last one 24,342 per game in countries where it is supposed to be popular, attendance in the 1994 football worldcup in the US where it is not : 68,991 per game...
But yes, I guess they are on the same level :D
Julo: I'm sorry you were having trouble following the point.
Does it mean what sport people play? Bicycling is by far the most popular in the U.S., followed by baseball, basketball, soccer and even golf before any form of American football (and it's flag/touch football at that).
If you take into account all of participation, live event attendance and pro league viewership, I bet it's soccer. But it could be basketball or baseball.
KBO consistently draws the most spectators. K League is struggling to keep up their attendance. KBO players also make more.
Soccer becomes popular only when there's a big international game, especially against Japan. The national team is popular, but anywhere you go you're more likely to see baseball on the television than soccer. People who claim in surveys to "enjoy soccer" are responding to the national fervor around these international games. They're casual national team fans, rather than sports fans.
Taiwan's baseball came back earlier.
ander: yeah, what she said.
camus: no. The term was originally coined in 1856. People still use it today, though, even if it's not really accurate anymore. It started to become less accurate in the mid-to-late-20th century.
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