Thursday, October 29, 2009

Basketball goals And The World Series

It might seem like an odd couple, basketball goals and baseball, but there are some interesting things to consider. Baseball is considered the great American pastime, but do you know that playing basketball is even more popular? That is right, all of the basketball goals around the country provide more recreational opportunities than all of the baseball diamonds in the United States. In fact the main reason is obvious. How many houses can you drive by in a given day and see a baseball field in the front yard? My guess would be, not many. On the other side of the coin, how many houses could you drive by and see a basketball goal in the driveway? My bet would be, a lot.

The situation is much the same as when you consider a tennis and a ping pong table. The tennis court, although very fun, is just not practical for every house in the town. However, a ping pong table is. It takes up less room and is far cheaper. Therefore, basketball goals far out-pace baseball fields for sporting interest.

There is another story though, and that is spectators. More people like to watch baseball in person and on TV. I guess that grown men running down the court and slam dunking a ball into a basketball goal can become a bit boring, but give me a break, baseball?? NFL you are talking. The popularity of the basketball goal just can't compete with football. Football is the real American pastime!

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