With the Super Bowl a week away, word comes that, once again, that game will determine the champion of America’s favorite sport.
And it’s not even close.
According to a Harris Poll, 35 percent of adult sports fans say that the NFL is their favorite sport. Major League Baseball was second with 14 percent, followed by college football (11 percent), auto racing (7 percent), the NBA (6 percent), the NHL (5 percent), and college basketball (3 percent).
When the poll was first taken in 1985, the NFL (24 percent) was just ahead of baseball (23 percent). But since then the NFL’s popularity has exploded while baseball has lost ground.