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From a fan input and interest level, nothing rules the roost in the American sporting world more than football.
Be it from the professional level of this weeks Super Bowl, or the collegiate level of the Cornhuskers, Tide, and Buckeyes; nothing sparks a flame in the hearts of the sporting American world more than football. Not baseball. Not hockey. No, not even the NBA.
Football is the newfound baseball amongst the apple pie, ice cream, and Chevrolet loving American. Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, and Lou Gehrig have long been replaced by Jim Brown, Joe Montana, and now Tom Brady.
Football rules. Well at least for now it does.
Sadly, I'm getting the feeling it may well all end within the next 20 years. Maybe even sooner.
Where does football exist in America come 2020? Does it exist beyond flag football? Will 90K fans still be matriculating to Memorial Stadium every Saturday?
I don't think there will be a big shift in popularity or major rule changes by 2020. Next 50 years? Time will tell...
call me naive or just wishful thinking but I think football will still be far and away number one in popularity among the other sports I think, what i think will be different will be the 5 major conferences will be broke off from the NCAA by then though
Goal in life is to make the Huskers Illustrated Hall Of Fame
Considering that viewership is at an all-time high and there are billions of dollars involved, I don't think football is going anywhere. I am not sure the NFL lawsuits will change much -- the science related to concussions/head injuries is evolving. I don't think college football or the NFL hid the known risks of playing football. The risk/reward of playing football is too great for people to stop playing. I believe the average NFL player lives longer than the average person -- there just happens to be some bad and very public outliers that make this seem much worse.
Here's the future: Sarcastaball!
haha lol randy marsh :D
I think it's going to end up being more similar to the Canadian version than the American version.
A boy, a Twitter page, and the aspiration that you follow him. It's what this country was founded upon.
Hope football isn't dead in the future.... Kentucky is starting to get some talent.... Would be a shame if they can't capitalize..... :-)
I would say football has drawn even with baseball.. People in the Northeast (most populated area of the country) and even as far west as California (hello LA) may beg to differ. But that is another subject. I don't see football changing all that fast. If it does it will be driven by purely $ and not the player safety IMO (although player safety may be the excuse given).
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