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What are the least watched sport?

It all depends on what country you go to. In America, the least watched sports are probably those from other counties: cricket, rugby, soccer. Granted, they are rarley on TV so it's harder for us to watch them. I'm sure Europe doesn't watch a lot of baseball or American football. Asia on the other hand watches baseball but probably not American football or hockey. Like I said earlier, it's all about the country you're in.

What percent of high school athletes graduate?

About 25% of high school athletes graduate from high school. Athelets think that their teachers will just give them the grade because their in a sport, taking to much for granted one would say to another. I'm not an athelet and my life is great. I've carried a 3.5-4.0 all through high school so far. I'm proud . I personally think we don't need athelets around because their to much of a distraction in schools and out of school.

How do professional sports in the US rank in popularity?

The most popular professional sports in the U.S. would be: 1. football 2. basketball . . But if you are talking about spec. Wise NASCAR is number 1.Relative Popularity of Pro Sports "Popularity" could be interpreted in a number of ways. It could be the number of fans. If so, what qualifies someone as a fan? You might measure popularity by TV and radio audience ratings, i.e. how many follow the games, or how many people attend the games, via ticket sales stats. But these wouldn't be perfect gauges of popularity. Stadiums are different sizes, and the potential markets are different sizes. The best method of measuring popularity might be to survey people and find out how they rank spectator sports relative to each other.According to ESPN's survey: * Football was first. * Baseball was second. * Basketball was third. Those were followed by college football, college basketball, then NASCAR, which had something like 2.2 percent of the population. NASCAR is the biggest sport in certain areas, e.g. in Daytona and Alabama.Yet another method might be to measure sales of logo gear. For the 1990s, here is that list: 1.) National Football League 2.) National Basketball Association 3.) Major League Baseball 4.) NCAA & other college sports 5.) National Hockey League Football and baseball were closely tied for first at the beginning of the decade. Football overtook baseball in terms of merchandise sales around 1993. The 1994-1995 MLB strike put the final nail in the coffin. The strike seriously damaged professional baseball's fan base. Basketball overtook baseball shortly after 1994. In addition to the baseball strike, this was the Michael Jordan-Chicago Bulls era. Sales of NFL and NBA gear still far exceed sales of MLB gear. However, it should be noted that this is worldwide. It is not limited to sales inside the US. People around the world wear NY Yankees, Chicago Bulls, Oakland Raiders, etc. gear without being fans. Basketball, especially, began to gain international popularity in the mid-1990s. It is now believed to be second only to soccer (what the rest of the world calls football) in world popularity. In recent years, NASCAR racing has become hugely popular in the United States. The "sport" of pro wrestling has also made a big comeback.In the United States today, a reasonable estimate of the popularity order might be: * NFL (National Football League) * NBA (National Basketball Association) * MLB (Major League Baseball) * NCAA football (college football) * NCAA basketball (college basketball) * NASCAR (stock car racing) * NHL (National Hockey League) * MLS (Major League Soccer) * WWE (professional wrestling) * AFL (Arena Football League) * WNBA (Women's National Basketball Association) * IRL (Indy Racing League) Some might challenge whether basketball is above baseball in the US. Baseball is "America's Pastime" and still holds a special place in many Americans' hearts. The popularity of college sports is often underestimated by people who don't follow these leagues. For an example of the size of their fan bases, here is the capacity of a few college football stadiums: * Tennessee's Neyland Stadium: 104,079 * Michigan's "Big House": 107,501 * Ohio Stadium, "The Horse Shoe": 101,568 * Penn State University's Beaver Stadium: 107,282 2004 attendance numbers for all 118 Division I-A schools was 30,270,687. That's just Division I-A college football, it does not include other divisions or other collegiate sports.The previous post is very interesting. A more accurate analysis would say that baseball in the US is above NBA basketball. the importance of the World Series far pass the NBA finals, as event, tv ratings, etc. red sox win or ChiSox this year had far more impact that any NBA event. even in Jordan's city , analysts place sox win as 2nd most important sporting event after Bears Superbowl. And all recent surveys say MLB is favorite to NBA in this country. You should also check merchandising sales in the US for 2005 as I think MLB have again passed NBA.To the replied post, you mentioned two specific World Series which had special "issues" for lack of a better word. With both teams they were traditional underdogs overcoming historical trend, which caused more people to tune in. Granted the NBA Finals do not pull in the same type of viewership as the Super Bowl, I believe you have to look at the bigger picture than just seeing what the last two World Series brought. Whose to say if a beloved NBA team finally had a great season and went all the way that they wouldn't have the type of impact as a Red Sox or ChiSox victory in the World Series... to the reply, sorry no. it's unrealistic... you're probably a die hard basketball fan. no NBA finals beat the worst WS TV ratings... when sports weekly covers only baseball and football it's because of something...

What is the history of the game Horseshoes?

In Greece and Rome, athletic contests, games of different kinds generally formed some part of religious observances and festivals. One of the four Grecian national festivals was the Olympian Games. These Grecian Games consisted of boxing, putting the weight, chariot races, archery, and discus throwing. The discus was similar in form to the modern quoit but not in size and weight. it was a circular plate of metal or stone 10- or 12-inches in diameter. It was pitched or thrown with a strap or thong passed through a circular hole in the center, the strap being released by the player as he swung it so the discus would go the greatest possible distance. Iron plates or rings for shoes may have been nailed on horses' feet in Western Asia and Eastern Europe as early as the second century BC, though there is very little evidence for the nailed horseshoe prior to AD 600. Nonetheless, there is a theory that the camp followers of the Grecian armies, who could not afford the discus, took discarded horseshoes, set up a stake and began throwing horseshoes at it. Horseshoe historians have not been able to discover when the game of quoits or horseshoes was changed so that it was pitched at two stakes, but it is pretty well established that horseshoe pitching had its origin in the game of quoits and that quoits is a modification of the old Grecian game of discus throwing. Following the Revolutionary War, it was said by England's Duke of Wellington that "the War was won by pitchers of horse hardware." In 1869, England set up rules to govern the game. The distance between the stakes was 19 yards. The player stood level with the stake and delivered his quoit with his first step. There was no weight requirement but the outside diameter could not be more than eight inches. The ground around the stake was clay and all measurements for points were taken between the nearest parts of both quoit and stake. These became the rules under which the game was played in the United States but no tournaments were held or records kept until 1909. The game seemed to have been a favorite among soldiers in most wars. Returning home, these soldiers interested their home folks more than ever in the game and horseshoe pitching courts were laid out in hundreds of cities, villages, and farming communities. The impetus for the NHPA as we know it today grew out of the throwing of mule shoes in the Union Camps during the Civil War. Courts sprang up in the backyards of Union states. Rules differences arose regionally. The first horseshoe pitching tournament in which competition was open to the World was held in the summer of 1910 in Bronson, Kansas. The winner was Frank Jackson. He was awarded a World Championship belt with horseshoes attached to it. At this time, Jackson had never heard of being able to hold a shoe so it would open toward the stake, but he had been practicing to find some way by holding his shoe with his finger around the heel calk so he could pitch ringers. The games were played on dirt courts on stakes 2-inches high above the level ground with stakes 38 feet apart. Jackson had acquired the skill of pitching a ringer over the 2-inch stake and laying his second shoe on top of the stake time after time so his opponent couldn't keep his ringer on. Each man drew a number in this tournament and Number 1 played Number 2, Number 3 played Number 4, and so continued until every man had played. Then numbers were drawn again by the winners, and play continued in the same way until the last winner was declared the World Champion. Game points were 21, ringers counted five, leaners three, and close shoes one. There was no regulation shoe size or weight. In 1911, the height of the stake was raised to six inches with the same scoring system with closest shoe counting one regardless of the distance form the stake. The top ringer received the count of all ringers on the stake. Games were still 21 points. One pitcher had a shoe in which the curve on one side was four inches more than on the other side. At a Topeka Tournament, Jackson used a pair of shoes he had made by a blacksmith, who bent the calks so the shoe would slide better in the sand and help him slide ringers on the stake. The first ruling body of horseshoe pitching of which any record was found was organized in a court room of the First District Court, Kansas City, Kansas, May 16, 1914. A Constitution, By-Laws, and Rules were adopted and officers elected. The name chosen was the Grand League of the American Horseshoe Pitchers Association. The association granted Charters to local leagues in many states and their rules were accepted as standard in governing all regular horseshoe pitching tournaments. They established the rule that like values always canceled like. They raised the stake to eight inches, which met with approval of most pitchers. They established the weight of shoes so that in the 1915 Annual Tournament, no shoes were used that weighed less than two pounds, or more than two pounds, two ounces. They kept the rule that leaners counted three points, ringers five points, and no shoe more than six inches from the stake would count. Pitcher's box was three feet each side of the stake and six feet back. The pitcher could stand anywhere in the box. Stakes were 38-feet apart. The association published a book called the "Horseshoe Guide," which contained playing rules, report of the Annual Convention, officers, the Annual Tournament, and other contests. On February 26, 1919, the National League of Horseshoe and Quoit Pitchers was organized at the National Tournament in St. Petersburg, Florida, with representatives from 29 different states attending. They were given a charter under the laws of the State of Ohio, June 17, 1921. In the 1919 Tournament, the distance from each stake was changed to 40 feet, distance that is in effect today. The 8-inch height of the stake at this time leaned one inch toward the other stake and the stake was 3/4 inches in diameter. Only 19 pitchers pitched in the Tournament. Games were 50 points. In 1920, the game rules were changed drastically. Stakes were raised to 10 inches, stakes were 1 inch in diameter, ringers counted three points, close shoes one point, and leaners were abolished. In 1923, the lean of the stake toward each other was changed to three inches. The 1920 Winter and 1923 Summer World Champion, George May from Akron, Ohio, has been recognized as the father of the "open" shoe. He won the title in 1923 with a 14-1 record and 60 ringer percentage. However, in the winter of 1909, a game was played in Florida in the sand where sometimes all four shoes would bury themselves so deep in the sand that they would all be covered out of sight. While digging out the shoes that had been pitched by Dr. F.N. Robinson from New York, and one of the pitchers who was digging out the shoes made a new discovery and said, "Doc, your shoes all come fork to." This had never been previously noticed even by the doctor himself. The other pitchers then began to question the doctor to find out how he did it, but the doctor didn't know, only that it became natural to him to release his shoe so that it fell open toward the peg with a one and a quarter turn. He had held the shoe with his first finger around the heel calk as all others did at the time. As far as is known, this was the beginning of trying to control the open shoe in pitching, now known by every good pitcher. It was not until the late 1930s or early 1940s that the stake was raised to 12 inches, and in 1950, the stake was ruled to be between 14 and 15 inches high. The present day rule of 40 points for an official game was changed effective January 1,1982, the last major rule change governing play. On May 10, 1921, the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association of the United States was also incorporated under the laws of the State of Ohio with headquarters at Akron, Ohio. A year or two later these two National Organizations were consolidated under the name of the latter. At the National Convention at Lake Worth, Florida, February 16,1925, the name was changed to the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association of America (NHPA). It is estimated that upwards of fifteen million enthusiasts enjoy pitching horseshoes in the United States and Canada in tournaments, leagues, recreation areas, and backyards. The NHPA membership totals about 15,000 with 6,200 in the league program. This successful handicap league program allows beginners as well as seasoned players to pitch together. It is a good program for attracting new players to take their first step into organized horseshoe pitching. The NHPA strives to promote and organize the sport and to standardize the rules, equipment, and playing procedures. The top priority is to serve as a unifying agent between state associations, local clubs, unorganized groups, and individual players. Indoor courts are constantly becoming more popular. Year after year, more indoor courts are being built in the non-sunbelt areas. These courts make horseshoe pitching a year-round sport. Besides World Tournament Awards, championship awards are given at all NHPA sanctioned tournaments, and numerous awards in many categories are given to the NHPA League program. Six classes are recognized as Championship. They are: men, women, boys, girls, senior men, and elders (70+ years old and pitch from 30 feet). Women and juniors also pitch from 30 feet. Senior women's classes are held when enough entries are received to support the division.

What does the asterisk mean for Roger Maris?

The asterisk was proposed because Maris played a 162 game schedule to break a record, Babe Ruth's single season home run record, that was set in a 154 game season. It must be noted that the Commissioner of Baseball at the time, Ford Frick, was a close friend of Ruth's and ghost wrote many articles attributed to Ruth during his playing days. The asterisk was a shameful act and, if we were to use that 'thought process' today, all records set earlier than 1961 that were broken after 1961 would have an asterisk next to them in the record books. The thing is, there was no official record book at the time. Hence, no Asterisk. Think about looking at a book of major league baseball records and seeing asterisks next to: 1) Ichiro Suzuki's MLB record of 262 base hits set in 2004 that broke George Sisler's old record of 257 base hits set in 1920. 2) Sandy Koufax' record of 382 strikeouts (since broken by Nolan Ryan) set in 1965 that broke Walter Johnson's old record of 313 set in 1910. 3) Pete Rose's MLB record of 4,256 career base hits that broke Ty Cobb's old record of 4,191 career base hits. Granted, this is a career record but if a career record is set while playing seasons of 162 games when the old record was set playing seasons of 154 games, what's the difference? And on and on and on.

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