Thursday, December 29, 2005

Pro Football Runs Away With Top Sport Honors

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Baseball has been called “America’s favorite pastime,” but is it past its time?

According to a Harris Interactive sports survey, only 14 percent of Americans pick baseball as their favorite sport, a nine percent decrease since 1985.

By comparison, pro football runs away with 33 percent of the vote, a nine percent increase from 20 years ago.

  • 13 percent like college football the most.

  • 11 percent love auto racing.

  • Five percent of Americans watch college basketball.

  • Finally, four percent of Americans like watching pro basketball, a nine percent drop in interest in the past eight years.

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