No Surprise: Football is the “Real” Most Popular Sport in America

High school football playersIf you trust the well-worn axiom “as American as baseball and apple pie” to reveal what the most popular sport in the nation is, you won’t quite hit the mark. According to ESPN and a 2014 Harris Poll, pro football is the real most popular sport in America, and has been for 30 years running. While Harris went out and actually asked adults what sport they most enjoyed, the number of Internet sites that sell football shirts and other apparel and gear emblazoned with team logos would also be an accurate indication of football’s popularity. Though CSN Washington reveals that the NFL doesn’t release sales numbers, they do list the rankings of sports jersey sales, saying that Robert Griffin III’s number 10 Redskins jersey is the best seller of all-time. Read More

How to Tell A Broken Bone From a Sprain

cast on broken legIt doesn’t matter whether a kid is accident prone or not. The very essence of their energetic, active natures puts them at risk for accidents that will end in sprains, if you’re lucky, or broken bones, for the less fortunate. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center says that up to 25 percent of girls and 40 percent of boys will suffer from a broken thighbone during the course of their childhood. That’s just the number on thighbones — it doesn’t even address breaks of the tibia or fibula (lower leg bones), ankles, feet, arms, hands or ribs.

Whether an injury occurs while fooling around playing family sports or during the serious competition of a youth soccer game or other sporting activities for kids, it’s essential that you are able to tell the difference between a broken bone and a sprain. Both are painful and require medical attention, but a broken bone is obviously more serious and should be attended to by a doctor ASAP. Read More

Famous Sports Quotes

Famous Sports QuotesThere’s a reason famous sports quotes are famous, and it has only a little to do with the fact that they’re coined by famous athletes. Whether you’re a fan of football, soccer, basketball, baseball or another athletic endeavor, the quotes that make a lasting impact are inspirational. Whether they’re first uttered to a broadcaster on a sportsnews program or you read them in an article or sports biography, they’re words that motivate and encourage you, and they tend to be memorable. Read More

Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine and ExcorciseAccording to the Macon Orthopaedics and Integrative Sports Medicine Center, sports medicine is focused on the diagnosis, management and prevention of exercise and sport-related injuries. Yet it isn’t necessarily the best practices in football training or basketball drills that’s making sports medicine headlines these days. Instead, what’s topping current news headlines is the American Council on Sports Medicine’s recently launched initiative that’s aimed at getting GP’s and family practitioners on board with exercise. It’s an idea that makes sense. After all, who is in a better position to recommend exercise for improved health than a doctor? Read More

How to Train for Basketball

How to train for basketballEvery day on playground courts across the country, kids dream of being basketball superstars. They practice their shots, try to learn how to jump higher and work on their offense and defensive moves. By the time they reach high school, some have become interested in other sports, but there are still those who try out for the school team with the goal in mind of playing for college or even making it to the NBA.

While pro basketball players are commonly over 6 1/2 feet tall, height isn’t an absolute requirement to play basketball, for fun or even professionally.┬áTopTenz lists the 10 shortest NBA players, and they’re all 5 feet 11 inches tall or shorter, the three shortest being:

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Children in Sports

Bike racersIt’s common to see the names of top athletes when you’re perusing sports articles, but children in sports don’t often make an appearance in the news. Especially if they’re not ones breaking records and winning competitions, races and games. When the Long brothers made sports headlines, though, it had nothing to do with crossing finish lines first. What makes Cayden and Connor Long newsworthy is their unique partnership in triathlon competitions. Read More

InflateGate – Is it All Hype?

Recent sports news has been all about those sneaky New England Patriots playing with deflated footballs. According to ESPN, their football equipment, balls and all, were inspected prior to the recent game against the Colts, as is the norm, and found to meet standards and regulations. However, halftime re-inspection of the Patriot’s footballs revealed that they were about 2 pounds per square inch underinflated. It wasn’t just a couple of footballs, either. Eleven footballs total were found to be underinflated.

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Greatest Moments in Sports

What is it about sports that makes us feel so good? How come we can just sit on the couch and watch something, and feel such pride, or get a lump in our throat at the same time? I’m not sure either.

Here’s a video with some of the best moments in sports. Enjoy!

Answers About Basketball

Basketball hoopsPeople just love basketball! Whether is it the watching the championships, playing on a team of your own or just shooting hoops in your own yard, basketball is definitely here to stay. Of course, anyone who plays wants to be a star player and win the game. Below are several useful ideas for bettering your game and scoring some real victories.

When you dribble a basketball, you are supposed to use your fingertips. Many people think you are supposed to use your palm, but this is incorrect. Using the tips of your fingers when you are dribbling the ball will result in you being able to dribble more in a shorter amount of time. Read More

Football Tips And Tricks

football closeup on blackPeople from all walks of life love football and have for years. The fact is, though, that not everybody has the skills and knowledge necessary to play the sport well. If you are interested in becoming a better football player, the guidance and tips that follow below can help you realize your goals.

For receivers, having a variety of different routes is necessary to be able to shake the defense. Practice the post, fade, hitch and quick-out routes during every practice session. The more you practice them, the more they will seem like second nature to you. Come game time, you will be able to run them with your eyes closed.

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