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Old 09-06-2017, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Preussen
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I've got two questions regarding sports in the US .

Which sport is more popular throughout the United States , baseball or american football ? These are two sports that I associate with America the most , but I never could work out , which of them is more popular there .

Do specific regions of the United States fancy different sports , or is it generally all the same throughout the whole country . For example is there an area , where soccer is the most popular sport ?
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Old 09-06-2017, 04:10 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Football for sure. There may be certain cities (St. Louis) where baseball is more popular, but between college and the NFL, football is the clear winner.

Soccer is popular in certain areas but it doesn't hold a candle to football or baseball.
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Old 09-06-2017, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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American Football. More exciting, bet on more, plus the fantasy aspect.
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Old 09-06-2017, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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It varies by place. In most of the country football is #1 and baseball is #2 but in some places (like New York and St Louis) baseball is bigger. In Minnesota, where I live, hockey is bigger than baseball, but football is bigger than both.

Is soccer big in Portland? I know the Timbers have a big following and Portland lacks a football and baseball team.
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Old 09-06-2017, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Easily football.
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Old 09-06-2017, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Football is definitely king in the south. In the rest of the country it becomes a bit closer as to whether it is the biggest sport. If the Wild ever put together a stretch where they are competing for the Stanley Cup for several years in a row, I could see hockey becoming more popular than football in Minnesota, it was already popular even when we had bad teams or no team and it produces nearly 40% of the US's pro players.
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Old 09-06-2017, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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It varies by place. In most of the country football is #1 and baseball is #2 but in some places (like New York and St Louis) baseball is bigger. In Minnesota, where I live, hockey is bigger than baseball, but football is bigger than both.

Is soccer big in Portland? I know the Timbers have a big following and Portland lacks a football and baseball team.
Seattle, too, where the Sounders fans routinely fill the Seahawks' stadium.
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Old 09-06-2017, 05:14 PM
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Location: Miami
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American Football. More exciting, bet on more, plus the fantasy aspect.
More exciting? No...

In the past decade Basketball and Basketball culture has grown to the point where it catches the attention of the youth moreso than American Football.

Safer, Diverse, AAU, Inside/Outside, Social Media Orirented, etc.
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Old 09-06-2017, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Big Bayou
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Football for sure. There may be certain cities (St. Louis) where baseball is more popular, but between college and the NFL, football is the clear winner.

Soccer is popular in certain areas but it doesn't hold a candle to football or baseball.
Major League Soccer gets higher attendance nationwide than Major League Baseball. Fact check me. Soccer is the third most popular sport in the USA after Football and Basketball. Unless you count Nascar. Than it is #4.

I think it enjoys the most popularity in the Pacific Northwest, but it is also very popular in the Southwest where many Latino people live.
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Old 09-06-2017, 06:55 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Football, I believe. My friends and I live for fall season, when NFL & Pac-12 are on.
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