Athletic games of skill
  • Baseball - America's favorite pastime
  • Basketball - Court game, points are scored by tossing ball through a hoop
  • Fencing - The sport of fighting with swords (foils, épees or sabers)
  • Football, American - The most popular spectator sport in the United States
  • Golf - Game in which one attempts to sink a ball into each of 9 or 18 holes on a course
  • Wrestling - Greco-roman, freestyle, sumo, judo


Before March Madness, by Gary North, 6 Apr 2004
"Today, sports are big business. Sociologists offer lots of explanations, but the obvious one is probably the central factor: people want to belong to something that is larger than their own circle of friends. ... Professional football has competed with church on Sunday. ... The same is true of golf, another Sunday sport."
Related Topic: Basketball
If You Build It, They Will Leave: Sports teams fleece the taxpayer, again., by Matt Welch, Reason, Jan 2004
Leaving It All on the Field (Not in the Halls of Congress), by Adam B. Summers, 4 Jan 2006
"... the BCS hearing is not an isolated case of political thumb-twiddling or interference in athletics. ... it is merely the latest in a string of congressional forays into the sporting world. Earlier this year, Congress held hearings to scold Major League Baseball and other professional sports leagues for not having more stringent steroid policies."
Locker-Room Liberty: Athletes who helped shape our times and the economic freedom that enabled them, by Matt Welch, Reason, May 2005
"Operating in a subculture far more socially conservative than those surrounding the professional arts, athletes of the mid-to-late '60s and '70s forced their reluctant and occasionally hostile audiences to confront issues of race, war, and free expression, and we are all better for their efforts."

Cartoons and Comic Strips

Hey, buddy, can you spare a few bucks ..., by David Horsey, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 3 Mar 2006
Related Topic: Taxation