main
side
curve
  1. Welcome to the new boards! Details here!

JCC What is the next BIG sport?

Discussion in 'Community' started by AutumnLight91, Apr 14, 2021.

  1. AutumnLight91

    AutumnLight91 Jedi Master star 4

    Registered:
    Jun 17, 2018
    So what will be the next big thing? I know football is seeing a decline of kids playing due to more studies on concussions being a big factor. Baseball has Tommy John problems because kids are blowing their arms out trying to pitch over 90 mph. So parents are taking all this into consideration.

    There's lacrosse, but not I'm not sure if it's as big of a movement people have tried to make it. Rugby though I'm seeing more and more of. Even women playing it. Heck, I overheard while watching a softball game here one of the girls behind me saying how she was apart of a rugby team. With its appeal of being "tougher" and more action I can see why.

    So what sport is going to take off do you think?
     
  2. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

    Registered:
    Feb 18, 2001
    Cricket. Only 2.2bn people watch it globally, that's only several times more people than watch US football...
     
  3. 3sm1r

    3sm1r Force Ghost star 5

    Registered:
    Dec 27, 2017
    In the future we'll stop doing outdoor activities and people will just watch streamers on twitch playing among themselves.
     
    Coruscant likes this.
  4. AutumnLight91

    AutumnLight91 Jedi Master star 4

    Registered:
    Jun 17, 2018
    Esports is on the rise, but that's a different subject than this considering...well no it can be included in this I guess. But I was thinking more of the regular sports, not video games.

    @Ender Sai well in America I must say it doesn't seem like that's going to be a thing. People say baseball is long...
     
  5. Lowbacca_1977

    Lowbacca_1977 Chosen One star 7

    Registered:
    Jun 28, 2006
    2.2 billion people are wrong.

    I'll go for a long shot: kabaddi
     
  6. godisawesome

    godisawesome Skywalker Saga Undersheriff star 5 Staff Member Manager

    Registered:
    Dec 14, 2010
    I’m funky enough to want Slamball.
     
  7. vin

    vin JCC Playoff Pick 'Em Winner star 5 VIP - Game Winner

    Registered:
    Dec 16, 1999
    Kickboxing is the sport of the future.
     
    Luke02 likes this.
  8. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

    Registered:
    Feb 18, 2001
    [​IMG]
     
    vin likes this.
  9. Coruscant

    Coruscant Chosen One star 7

    Registered:
    Feb 15, 2004
    For participating in a sport, swimming is one of the fastest growing, but next to no one watches it.
     
  10. Adam of Nuchtern

    Adam of Nuchtern Force Ghost star 5

    Registered:
    Sep 2, 2012
  11. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Chosen One star 7

    Registered:
    Nov 8, 2004
    Maybe Quidditch?
     
  12. AutumnLight91

    AutumnLight91 Jedi Master star 4

    Registered:
    Jun 17, 2018
    Outside College, I can't see people running around with brooms between their legs
     
  13. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One star 8

    Registered:
    Dec 11, 2000
  14. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

    Registered:
    Aug 16, 2002
    I'm hoping for competitive sarcasm.
     
  15. Point Given

    Point Given Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

    Registered:
    Dec 12, 2006
  16. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

    Registered:
    Aug 16, 2002
    Pfft, Most Extreme Elimination Challenge is superior.
     
  17. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Registered:
    Sep 29, 2005
    In seven years, it’ll eclipse baseball.
     
  18. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

    Registered:
    Feb 18, 2001
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  19. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 7

    Registered:
    Oct 4, 1998
    Whomping.
     
    Pensivia, Darth Smurf and mnjedi like this.
  20. CairnsTony

    CairnsTony Force Ghost star 4

    Registered:
    May 7, 2014
    Fixed that for you.

    Two sports you didn't even mention are football (soccer) and cricket- by far and away the biggest spectator sports in the world.
     
    Mar17swgirl and EHT like this.
  21. BookExogorth

    BookExogorth Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Registered:
    May 4, 2017
    Synchronized speed knitting. It’s a very competitive niche.
     
  22. EHT

    EHT Anthology Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

    Registered:
    Sep 13, 2007
    Both of my kids play competitive-level / travel soccer... in many parts of the US it’s huge.
     
    PymParticles and CairnsTony like this.
  23. Lowbacca_1977

    Lowbacca_1977 Chosen One star 7

    Registered:
    Jun 28, 2006
    Oh yeah, that'd really take off as a great sport
     
  24. CairnsTony

    CairnsTony Force Ghost star 4

    Registered:
    May 7, 2014
    My good friend in Louisville is a massive footie fan and over the moon that Racing Louisville is now a thing!
     
    EHT likes this.
  25. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

    Registered:
    Feb 18, 2001
    F1 is getting traction now that Drive to Survive has a few seasons under its belt and the US has a much-loved grand prix track. Still, Americans seem to prefer watching cars with primitive aerodynamic profiles drive in circles whilst being sponsored by power tool companies that think themselves extraordinarily clever for being able to shoehorn innuendo into the marketing campaign for a power drill.
     
    FatBurt and Darth_Nabb like this.