If the name Dave Kingman means something to you, you're probably a baseball fan who grew up, or at least lived, in the 1970s. If the name Joe Namath means something to you, then you're a similarly aged football fan. Mark Messier is name known to hockey fans from 1979 to 2004. Athletes are a way of remembering an age, and marking history.
Sports are a common language in America. No matter where you are from, certain American sports are popular enough that you are at least vaguely aware of their goings-on. Some parts of the country favor one particular sport or another, but even in football country, you'll find huge fans of lacrosse, basketball and hockey. The factors that make someone love one sport or another are a combination of outside influences such as region, family, the success of local teams, local climate, the skill and quality of local coaches, and one's natural abilities. Evidence of this is the frequent appearance of professional baseball players from all four corners of the Earth, where baseball is anything but popular.
We have worked out a series of questions guaranteed to tell us what American sport is your favorite. We know about the direct influences on what sports Americans follow, as well as indirect factors, such as how fans expect athletes to behave off the field. Your answers will tell us what sport you follow as clearly as if we had just come straight out and asked you. Take this quiz, and we will tell you what American sport is your favorite. Try us!