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America’s Pastime?



Most sports fans are aware that baseball is known as America’s pastime. Just the same, most sports fans are also aware that football is definitely the most popular sport in the country. Needless to say, some of that has to do with the NFL season being compressed into 16 games, while the MLB season is 162, but nonetheless, the NFL outsells the MLB in just about every aspect.

That is now, but will that be the case in 10 or 20 years? Football is under the microscope, right now. It has been under fire from the media, the public, and science itself for several years, and does not look to cease anytime soon. Many acute football injuries are gruesome, but the longterm effects to the brain are even worse. This could prove to be the beginning of the end of football, or at least as we know it.

It wouldn’t be crazy to consider the fact that baseball could regain its former status as America’s pastime, in the very near future.