You have to ask yourself, why are soccer, baseball, and basketball favorite sports worldwide, compared to American football, or hockey ?The answer is economically simple – particularly for soccer and basketball. Neither sport require elaborate, expensive equipment, and any kid whose played “sandlot baseball” can tell you that you don’t need fancy uniforms, bats and gloves to have a terrific time !What we tend to forget, in our adulation of professional, overpaid athletes, is that sports and sportsmen and sportswomen evolve from the games of their youth.When I used to officiate youth soccer and a parent in the stands would get overly vociferous and distracting, at the first opportunity, I would go over to the loudmouth adult, say nothing, but hand him or her one of the buttons, I used to carry in my pockets. It simply said It’s a Kids Game !We, as adults, tend to forget, that professional sports are really a kid’s game played by grownups !
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