Basketball is a sport played by two teams of five players on a rectangular court. The objective is to shoot a ball through a hoop 18 inches in diameter and 10 feet high mounted to a backboard at each end.
American football is a sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end.
I saw this list and almost spit my drink all over my computer. SOCCER is above baseball?! Okay, how many times has soccer (or basketball or football for that matter) been referred to as “The American Pastime? ” How many more people followed baseball intently for the past century and a half in America than soccer? I can understand football being number one (I love it just as much as baseball) but being a baseball player I think it is ridiculous that it is below soccer and basketball. It is the oldest and most continuous sport in the United States. My fellow baseball players and fans, come to vote up this glorious pastime! It’s sad that baseball fans are a dying breed, because it is the purest American sport.
Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a sport played between two teams of eleven players each. It is played with a spherical ball. The objective is to score the ball in the other teams goal.
Ice hockey is a contact team sport played on ice, usually in a rink, in which two teams of skaters use their sticks to shoot a vulcanized rubber puck into their opponent’s net to score points.
Gymnastics is a sport involving the performance of exercises requiring strength, flexibility, balance and control.
Swimming is an individual or team sport and activity. Competitive swimming is one of the most popular Olympic sports, with events in freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly.
Wrestling is a combat sport involving grappling type techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, joint locks, pins and other grappling holds.
Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent or between two teams of two players each.
Horseback riding (or Equestrian) is one of the most intense sports known to man. Not only because it’s physically challenging, but it takes more than athleticism. Horseback riding takes commitment, time, patience, and most importantly building a bond with your horse. If you don’t have a good relationship with your horse, you’re not going to have a good experience.