"No religion is true, but some religion, any religion, is politically necessary. Law and morality are insufficient for the large majority of men. Obedience to the law and to the morals are insufficient for making men happy. […]Law and morality are therefore in need of being supplemented by divine rewards and punishments."
I am shocked only 8 people voted so far... I thought there were a lot more sports fans at DP.
"There is a lot of talk coming from CitiGroup about how Dodd-Frank isn't perfect, So let me say this to anyone listening at Citi —I agree with you. Dodd-Frank isn't perfect. It should have broken you into pieces." -- Elizabeth Warren
As far as making money, it is the NFL.
As far as attendance, it is MLB.
Neither of those affect me personally, so the criterion I care about is which has the most entertaining product, and that is clearly the NHL, with only MLB being anywhere close. Of course entertaining is entirely subjective.
NHL sees hockey love build in South | CharlotteObserver.com & The Charlotte Observer Newspaper
Atlanta may not be able to hold onto an NHL team, and ponds in the South are for fishing and swimming. But the league's Southern strategy is paying dividends where children now dream of playing in the NHL and winning Olympic gold medals.
Pat Kelleher said USA Hockey's membership has grown significantly in each of the Southern states where the NHL put teams.
The numbers are growing all around the South - including in Georgia, where Atlanta lost the Thrashers to Winnipeg last summer.
Between 1998-99 and 2010-11, USA Hockey went from 911 members in Georgia to 2,287, an increase of 151 percent.
North Carolina boomed to 170.5 percent with a high of 5,812 players last year. Florida, which had about four ice rinks in the 1990s, now has 25 with players jumping from 5,606 to 11,571 (106.4 percent).
Tennessee had 2,573 players this past season for 118.8 percent jump.
USA Hockey's national membership is up 18.8 percent in that span.
I wouldn't call MLB "elitist", but it has been far surpassed by the NFL in terms of popularity.
NFL by far. But the amount of kids playing "soccer " in the US is crazy and EPL games are being shown live on cable tv now, Soccer will have its day in the US but nothing will get near the NFL
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If there's a god, damn it she won't mind.
If there's a god, baby she won't mind.
Cricket, Americans love cricket.
"To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by rights to hand down to them."~ Theodore Roosevelt (Message to Congress, Dec. 3, 1907)