Why does America have such variety in sports when all we really have is football?

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They have basketball, baseball, hockey etc and all we really have is football and I guess rugby, all other sports such as golf (which is bs) is only liked by a niche group of people.
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They have basketball, baseball, hockey etc and all we really have is football and I guess rugby, all other sports such as golf (which is bs) is only liked by a niche group of people.
We are very diverse with sports. Football is big enough but we have RU and RL, cricket and all the olympic sports, cycling. Considering its size we do most sports. The US is six times larger.
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They have basketball, baseball, hockey etc and all we really have is football and I guess rugby, all other sports such as golf (which is bs) is only liked by a niche group of people.
Cricket, Rugby, Football, Hockey, Squash, Tennis, Real Tennis, Badminton, Rowing, Horse Racing... etc. etc. etc.
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Heavyweight boxing is ruled by Great Britain atm
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Cricket, Rugby, Football, Hockey, Squash, Tennis, Real Tennis, Badminton, Rowing, Horse Racing... etc. etc. etc.
What is the difference between Tennis and Real Tennis?
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(Original post by ThuggerThugger)
They have basketball, baseball, hockey etc and all we really have is football and I guess rugby, all other sports such as golf (which is bs) is only liked by a niche group of people.
Why do you make these threads when you haven't a clue about the topic?

You tried the same thing with English food and got rightly shot down.
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What is the difference between Tennis and Real Tennis?
Not being particularly good at either i'm not entirely sure how to describe the difference suffice it to say in real tennis you bounce the ball off of a wall as opposed to smacking it at each other

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real_tennis
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Not being particularly good at either i'm not entirely sure how to describe the difference suffice it to say in real tennis you bounce the ball off of a wall as opposed to smacking it at each other

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real_tennis
So a Squash/Tennis hybrid?
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So a Squash/Tennis hybrid?
Real tennis is the original.
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Real tennis is the original.
I am aware.
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They have basketball, baseball, hockey etc and all we really have is football and I guess rugby, all other sports such as golf (which is bs) is only liked by a niche group of people.
It's a function of the fact that the US is really a continent rather than a country. Different things were originally popular in different geographical areas as a function of (mostly) local weather conditions.

Then, over time, as the population spread they became more ubiquitous across the whole country.
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We have leagues and a national team for ice hickey and basketball in the UK, too.

You don't see the USA winning Olympic gold at field hockey, either.
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Sport is boring and americans love that dumb sh*t so they have "more" of it.
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Sport is boring and americans love that dumb sh*t so rhey have "more" of it.
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(Original post by ThuggerThugger)
They have basketball, baseball, hockey etc and all we really have is football and I guess rugby, all other sports such as golf (which is bs) is only liked by a niche group of people.
In America there are so many popular sports for majority, they have a higher and different appreciation as in Britain. 911 millions people live in America, but 66 millions in Britain, so fringe sports as in hockey and basketball for instance can be shared by many more people in America as in Britain. The more people in a country the greater the diversity in sport is. It is more difficult to find a sport for 911 millions of people in common than for 66 millions.
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I wish we had rugby in the US
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In America there are so many popular sports for majority, they have a higher and different appreciation as in Britain. 911 millions people live in America, but 66 millions in Britain, so fringe sports as in hockey and basketball for instance can be shared by many more people in America as in Britain. The more people in a country the greater the diversity in sport is. It is more difficult to find a sport for 911 millions of people in common than for 66 millions.
Still though 66 million isn’t exactly a small number...
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Americans are better at combat sports, which I'm jel of. I wish British Schools were big into wrestling like US schools are
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Football is all we need anyway
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Most of the sports played in Britain are much more international than a lot of 'traditional' American sports - such as basketball, hockey blah blah.
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