Sports include physical recreational activities that have elements of competition/struggle and play. They often involve spherical objects of different types, but can involve a remote control, a couch and a bag of chips. Here you'll find questions and answers about popular sports in the world; including information on players, teams, results, statistics, records and related topics.
Asked in Sports, Candlepin Bowling
What is the most played sport in the US?
Baseball and Basketball are sports that are played in America a lot. The relative popularity of sports is often measured in terms of how many people watch the game and/ or are fans of it and of course, how many Americans play the various sports. (See the Related Question to the right for relative popularity of pro sports.) Through most of the 20th century, the big four have been considered baseball, football, basketball, and hockey. They were usually in that order, but there are many regional and local differences across the US. There are football schools, basketball states, hockey towns, etc. Baseball was called the national pastime. Soccer has become increasingly popular in the US. It is, by far, the most popular sport played (and watched) around the world. For Americans in the 1980s and 1990s it was considered something young kids played. But more and more older children and adults are playing the game. Golf, bowling and tennis are very popular. Here are more Additional opinions * Bowling is the most popular participation "game" sport in the United States with more than 43 million people going bowling at least once a year. * basketball is the most played sport. * It seems that every youngster played Little League baseball as a child, so I'm thinking baseball is the most played sport. * Either basketball or soccer, if I had to go with one I would have to say soccer. * Soccer. * Basketball On a side note: One of the biggest movers starting in 2005 was Ki-o-Rahi. This sport originates from New Zealand. It is a fast and exciting full contact ball sport which is played on a large circular pitch. Recently our National Curriculum Directors introduced it into over 30,000 schools. It is like no other sport in the world for its mental and physical requirements. It requires great co-ordination, physical conditioning and quick intelligence. No
Asked in Sports, History of Sports
Has any city with all 4 major sports ever won championships in all 4 sports within 25 years?
Asked in Sports
Why academic is important than sport?
First, sports are for entertainment only and really don't do much other than that. Secondly, all athletes have a career with a limited lifespan because of aging and injuries. A person can do nearly anything with their mind and barring injury or disease, your mind will be useful for your entire life.
Asked in Sports
Where did doing 'The Wave' at sporting events originate?
There are many varying stories on the origin of the wave - when sports fans stand and raise their arms, section by section, creating a wave like crest throughout an arena. Competing claims for inventing the wave come from hockey, baseball, American football, and soccer, and from Canada, the US, and Mexico. The evidence does seem to indicate that the wave traveled primarily north to south, from its introduction at a 1980 hockey game in Edmonton, a cameo appearance at a baseball game in Oakland, a few years at Seattle football games, an Olympic appearance at Stanford University, and finally its big breakthrough at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, from which it emerged with global fame as the Mexican Wave. According to professional cheerleader Krazy George Henderson, the first wave was created by accident at an Edmonton Oilers hockey game. Different sections of the arena standing and cheering at different times was already somewhat common. Krazy George was pointing to different sections of the arena, which generally resulted in that section's fans jumping to their feet and shouting. A delayed reaction by one section one night was then followed by the next section jumping a few seconds later, initiating an impromptu wave. George refined the routine through season, and then took it to other games and stadiums, including a nationally televised Major League Baseball playoff game in Oakland between the A's and the New York Yankees on October 15, 1981. Two weeks later Seattle fans began using the wave, first at a University of Washington football game, and then at the Seahawks' NFL games. The wave was introduced to soccer fans at a 1984 Olympic soccer match between Brazil and Italy at Stanford Stadium, before achieving global fame at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico.
Why do we need to do a physical fitness sports and talent test?
Asked in Sports, Football - American
What are the positions in football?
Football Positions Offense Quarterback, Running back, Fullback, Wide Receiver, Tight end, Offensive Tackle, Offensive Guard, Center Place kicker, Holder, Punter, Long snapper Defense Defensive Tackle, Defensive End, Inside Linebacker, Outside Linebacker, Free Safety, Strong Safety, Corner back Special Teams These players are just called special teams players, except the kicker. Here is a more in-depth description: On offense and defense, all the players have a job. In a typical offense, there are five players grouped together at the line of scrimmage. These players make up the offensive line. The middle player who snaps the ball to the quarterback is called the center. The two players immediately to the left and right of the center are called the left and right guards. The outside offensive linemen are called tackles. The offensive line's job is to block, or impede the movement of the defense, giving the quarterback time to scan the field an find an open receiver on pass plays and open holes in the defense for the runner on running plays. The player immediately behind the center is the quarterback, the leader of the offense, who throws the ball on passing plays and hands it off to the running backs on running plays. There are usually three receivers. The one that lines up on the end of the offensive line is called the tight end. The two split off to either side of the formation are called wide receivers. The one on the side with the tight end is called the flanker; the other is the split end. Their jobs are to block on running plays and catch the ball on passing plays. The two players behind the quarterback are the fullback and halfback. The fullback's jobs are to block for the halfback, who usually carries the football, catch passes, and occasionally run in situations when the offense needs only a few yards for a first down. The halfback is the main runner. On defense, there is a four man defensive line made up of defensive ends (the outside guys) and defensive tackles (the inside guys). Their job is to try to break through the offensive line and tackle the running back on running plays and sack (tackle) the quarterback on pass plays. The three players behind the defensive line are the linebackers who cover receivers running shorter pass routes and tackle runners who make it through the defensive line. The players on each side of the defensive formation are the cornerbacks, who cover the wide receivers. The two players behind the linebackers are called safeties, who tackle runners the linebackers miss and cover deep pass routes downfield. On special teams, there are kick returners who run the ball back toward the kicking team's end zone on kickoffs and punts. There are the blockers who try to open lanes for the returner, and kick coverage men who try to tackle the kick returner. There is the placekicker, who kicks the ball on kickoffs, field goals, and extra point attempts. Placekickers kick the ball off a tee on kickoffs. On field goals and extra points, they kick it while a teammate holds it. The punter kicks the ball while it falls towards his foot after he drops it. Wide Reciver, Tight End, Left Guard, right guard, center, left takle, right takle, Full back, half back, quarterback, on offense. And on defense, Conerback, middle linebacker, right outside linebacker, left outside linebacker, strong saftey, free saftey, defensive end, defensive tackle, AHEM! The positions can acutally vary by the coach of the team. A runningback is just a genral term for someone in the backfield, types of runningbacks can include tailbacks, halfbacks, fullbacks, and wingbacks. There are more specific types of positions then just linebackers, wide recievers, etc. The answers the others gave you weren't exactly wrong, but they didn't include that it can vary by coach, and there can be as many of the position playing as the coach likes. Offense: Quarterback, runningbacks (Can be halfbacks, tailbacks, wingbacks, fullbacks), wide recievers (Can be split ends, flankers, slot backs), tight ends, guards, tackles, a center. Defense: Safet(y)ies (Can be single safety, stong safety, free safety), cornerbacks, linebackers (right, left, middle, strong, weak), defensive ends (left, right, strong, weak), defensive tackle(s) (nose tackle, guard tackle).
Asked in Chemistry, Science, Sports
Why is science defined as a product and a process?
This is because science is not just the information presented (the product), but also the way in which that information has been collected (the process). While scientific knowledge should be testable and falsifiable (according to Karl Popper), the way in which such information has been gathered is also important. Science should be unbiased and experiments should be repeatable by different individuals. There are different philosophers who argue on the way science proceeds. (see Popper, Kuhn, Lakatos and Feyerabend)