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Old 08-04-2011, 11:05 AM   #28
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Originally Posted by kitarpyar View Post

Athletes good at one sport, are often good at a number of other sports. But when one particular sport becomes attractive, the best talent is attracted there, thereby bringing down the level of talent available to the other sports.
Excellent post, and this last quote really sums it up nicely.

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There is a good reason why the ancient Romans looked at sports as a measure of development of a country.
Very good point.

Along these lines, post-1950 I think things in the USA became gradually more comfortable. Correct me if I'm wrong here. As the comfort level grew, so did interest in sports on the big level. Football, basketball, hockey all expanded into greater degrees of prominence.

Heck, we have countless college teams that pack large arenas night in and night out.
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