O.J. Simpson was a running back, a very talented running back. On the field, he was one of the best players, however, when he is off the field, he is viewed quite differently. He is famous for the big trial against him for murdering two people, and getting away free, and clear (although the general opinion is that he did it). In 2008, O.J. was convicted for armed robbery, kidnapping, and other offenses. Now his parole trial is coming around, and the media has thrown itself into a frenzy.
Individual sports are just that, individual. These players do not belong to a certain franchise, or team. These players, like in tennis, or golf, are all by themselves. So this makes it harder to get fans. Today, lets look at why individual sports are not popular in today's society, in contrast to how popular they were a century ago.
Polo (the one without water, and with horses) is not as big as it used to be a hundred years ago. Curling (which is an winter sport) is not popular either, although I do not know if it was ever popular. However, I am not looking at a single sport that is going downhill, but a category of sports that are continually becoming less, and less popular as the years go on.
241 years ago, July 4th. The Declaration of Independence was signed. This was an act by the American Colonies to demand their freedom. Our Founding Fathers stood up to the oppression that the overpowering Great Britain (back in the day) had put on the colonies.
Boxing is usually a sport only talked about when their biggest stars are on the scene. Whether it is Floyd Meriweather or McGregor...Boxing usually comes into the headlines every couple of months. Well, here is boxing back at it again, and it is not back in the headlines in a good way.
While some might consider soccer to be boring, or a waste of time, I have always liked the World Cup. It is kind of an important international sports event, and of course I want the grand ol' Red, White, and Blue to do good. By Red, White, and Blue, I mean the United States of America, not France (sorry France). What can I say? I am born, and raised in the USA, so I have to be rooting for them.
Congratulations, fellow Sports Reactionists! We have made it halfway through the 2017 year. This has been an interesting year in the sports world, and it is time for another W.M.L. What's More Likely. These are only opinions, fellows, and I would like to hear predictions that you have for the sports world. Here is more W.M.L's.
A main part of being an avid sports fans is to discuss, and compare certain players, and situations. We, as sports fans, like to look at different situations that could go in separate directions, or could result the same way. One of the most asked questions in the sports world is W.M.L, which is "What's More Likely?".
Many times when a final or championship comes around in the world of sports, a "David v. Goliath" matchup is usually present or discussed. However, even if there is no such matchup, a championship is still discussed or portrayed as "The powerhouse v. the underdog". In the NCAAM championship, that portrayal is not true.
March is ending, and the beginning of April is right around the corner. The sports world never slows down, with NCAA being in full throttle, but the NBA and the NFL have been making the headlines also. Are we seeing history being made in the NBA? Is Richard Sherman about to get a new home? Who knows, but that is what was in the headlines this week in the world of sports.