Off-Season Blues? 5 Sports to Check out Before Next Season
In the Unites States, three sports reign supreme. The National Football League, The National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball are the "Big Three" of the American sporting world. Many Americans love these three sports and cheer on their favorite teams with all their hearts.
As we enter a time when only baseball is being played and the football season is in doubt, here are five other sports that you may find are more fun that you thought they would be.
5. Soccer (Or Football Outside the U.S.)
While baseball is America's past time, Soccer is the world's sport. Called "Football" in most countries outside of the U.S. (and let's face it, the ball touches the foot way more than American football does), this game sees hundreds of thousands of fans all across the globe attend these matches.
If you are a fan of incredible athletes putting their bodies on the line for pride and glory, soccer could be your game.
4. Ice Hockey
Okay so Ice Hockey barely makes the list because, No. 1, it is already very popular in the northern half of the United States and, No. 2, the season is almost over.
But, there is a large part of the country that pays little attention to one of the most action packed sports in the world.
Ice Hockey is fast and exciting and for those American's in the south looking for a fun way to chill, Hockey is cool.
3. Mixed Martial Arts
Some might say no sport is growing faster than Mixed Martial Arts.
Taking a page from the battles of the old Colosseum of Rome, these gladiators take to the ring with nothing but their hands and their hearts.
Thrilling fights and amazing endurance make these matches a spectacle to behold.
Most Americans have heard of Lance Armstrong, but that is the limit of their knowledge of Cycling.
The interesting thing about cycling is that most all of us rode bicycles in our youth which means we can relate. You know what it is like to try to climb the biggest hill or to fly back down it once you reach the top.
The Tour De France is coming up and there is no better time to watch these amazing athletes conquer the mountains and speed through the sprints.
NASCAR is as American as you get.
Many potential fans do not tune in with statements such as "I don't want to watch cars drive in circles."
They do not know what they are missing.
What red blooded American does not want to see 43 drivers racing inches apart while throttling 800 horsepower?
The best thing about NASCAR? A long season.
NASCAR races from February to November so no matter what your favorite sport is, chances are when the season ends there will be a NASCAR race for you to tune into to fill the void.