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For The Love Of Sports

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Sports have always been an essential part of American culture. It dates back to the 1860s when baseball was invented and Americans’ have embraced this sport as their outlet for entertainment and exercise.

Today, watching and engaging in sports is more popular than ever. This is also due to the fact that media has an intense coverage of sporting events. Every single day sports are being played in one form or another. Modern technology has even made it easy to tune in to these events.

Sports is no longer seen as just a means to get some exercise or to meet new friends or to get entertained. It has also become a BIG business that has gained massive financial power. It was estimated that in 2005, US has spent an estimate of 200 billion dollars on sports.

Sports should be introduced at a very young age. One of the first gifts a child receives for Christmas or their birthday are sports related items like a basketball, soccer ball or baseball equipment. Children are joined into little league teams at the age of 5 and their exposure to sports and its availability is for the rest of their lives.

Millions of people identify themselves with a specific team. They connect with their college team or state professional team. They enjoy watching and cheering for a team where their favorite player belongs to. The competition between the teams is common and it adds to the thrill and excitement when watching the game. There are all kinds of sporting equipment depending on the game or sport you are engaged in. You don’t necessarily have to be a player in order to wear the team’s jersey, hat or jacket affiliated with the sport. Fans wear sports clothing like their regular outfits.

Our engagement with sports has become an integral part of the national persona that it’s impossible to imagine a world without it. Sports is loved because it is the best form of entertainment, escape, exercise and competition.

Nancy Smith is one of the owners of RobbinsSports.com, an online retailer specializing in volleyball nets and basketball backboards.