YouTube and iTunes Bring Sports to Younger Generations and Those to Come

Bleacher ReportCorrespondent IDecember 29, 2009

29 Apr 2000: Dale Earnhardt Sr. #3 is in action during the NAPA Auto Parts 500, Part of the NASCAR Winston Cup Series, at the California Speedway in Fontana, California. Mandatory Credit: Donald Miralle  /Allsport
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Type in “Yankees” in the iTunes store search and it's like a library of the New York Yankees history at your fingertips.


Click on the “TV Shows” option and the history goes all the way back to 1952.


You can also choose to download Damn Yankees, but really, who wants to watch a musical when you can watch the World Series?


New fan to NASCAR?


You can download an entire season for just $20 (the races are condensed to highlights-only versions and go back to 2007).


YouTube has even more available to sports lovers.


I first discovered the sports events for viewing when a friend gave me Idiot's Guide to NASCAR.

I was really interested in seeing the top races in NASCAR history that I had just read about. As a new fan to the sport, all I remember about Dale Earnhardt Sr.'s death was the headline in the school paper when I was a freshman in college.


I headed over to and typed in “Daytona 2001” and right there, in front of me, I could watch the race. In segments, of course, but I could watch the race I never knew was happening while I took English 102 at Arizona State.


Darrell Waltrip was announcing the race with his brother leading.


There was the old car, the Wallace brothers racing each other, Big E, and Little E.


Then the crash. The crash I never saw in 2001 was on my computer screen.


It's one thing to read about it and another thing to see it happen. To watch Darrell's excitement go to fear for his friend.


You can watch the post-race press conference, interviews, and the episode of NBC Nightly News which aired the story the day after his death.


I could also see the race Junior won just months later at Daytona, which I never knew about until I was on YouTube.


I went wild typing in all the different races I wanted to see. And they were all there!


Then I started with drivers.


Jimmie Johnson has his own mix...a mix of all his wins.


Carl Edwards has a list of goodies: backflips, fights, crashes, and wins. I never knew he fought Matt Kenseth. Good stuff!


Dale Earnhardt Jr. has a lot of behind the scenes interviews, tours of his compound, go-kart racing with his buddies, and the usual racing.


Even Chad Knaus has fun stuff, like the Lowe's commercials and spots on This Week in NASCAR.


Radio stations are even getting into uploading video of their broadcasts.


Since not everyone can afford satellite radio, the masterminds behind Sirius|XM radio upload video of some of their broadcasts to their YouTube account so fans can listen to and see what happened on their favorite show.


Hockey, football, golf, boxing, etc.


All available on iTunes and YouTube.


Which is a wonderful thing for future generations sports lovers!