THM 1113 Sport in Leisure

THM 1113 Sport in Leisure - Sport in Leisure I....

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Sport in Leisure I. Introduction A. Sport is everywhere. B. Sport is important and central in American culture. C. “Holy Trinity” of Sports in America: football, baseball, and basketball (American sports) D. In an open, free, democratic system, sport is diffused throughout the society and therefore enjoyed in a variety of ways – from participating or viewing youth sports to school, college, amateur, and professional sports, and from playing fantasy sports to reading about sports, to collecting sports memorabilia, to watching sports movies, to playing sports video games, to purchasing licensed products, to participating in extreme sports. E. Americans’ favorite sport: football F. Attendance at Professional Sports 1. In the 1970s and early 1980s, horse racing was #1. 2. Today, baseball is #1. G. Most Popular Sports Watched on Television 1. Football 2. NASCAR H. Motivation for Sport Participation 1. Intrinsic Motivation – for fun and fitness 2. Extrinsic Motivation – for money and fame II. Professional Football A. National Football League (NFL) 32 teams B. Super Bowl 1. Biggest annual sporting event in the U.S. 2. Largest TV audience of any program in TV history (2010 – 106 million viewers) 3. Ave. cost of a 30-second commercial in 2010: 2.6 million dollars III. Professional Baseball A. Traditionally known as “America’s Pastime”
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