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What is America's favorite pastime: Football or golf?

Sports have been engrained in the U.S. culture since colonial times in the 17th century. Since then, a number of sports have captured the hearts of many Americans, but The Tylt wants to know what you think is America's pastime. In this matchup, we have football and golf. Football is the most popular sport in the country, with its hard hits and thrilling acrobatics. Golf epitomizes leisure and anyone can pick it up, but professionals like Tiger make it fun to watch. What is your favorite pastime? 🏈⛳

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What is America's favorite pastime: Football or golf?
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#ILoveFootball
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What is America's favorite pastime: Football or golf?
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Sports has been an unequaled source of joy and entertainment for Americans since the first colonists arrived from Europe. As the country has gotten older, our love for sports has only become stronger. Everyone has their favorites, but we at The Tylt want to know your most beloved sport. Click on the bracket below to vote!

#ILoveFootball

Football has been the king of sports in the United States and it's not even close. According to the latest Gallup Poll, 37 percent of adults say football is their favorite sport. And there's plenty for people to fall in love with. The brutality of the hits, the incredible catches, and eye-popping athleticism are just some of the game's appeal. Maybe best of all, is the perception that everyone has a legitimate shot to win every week. Here is David Webber at Bleacher Report with more:

Parity is a beautiful thing. It's the process in which certain factors combine to ensure that every team will be at least reasonably competitive for random periods of time.
But in football, parity is alive and present every year. Football is the ultimate game of inches, meaning that the smallest bounce could be the difference between a win and a loss.
#ILoveGolf

While people might scoff at golf, there is no denying its presence in the United States. Golf continues to bring in participants; the sport's consumer base increased nearly one million people in 2015 to 32 million in 2016. People continue to play because it's a relaxing time on the course and most people can just pick it up and go. 

Golf is also a game that demands fair play and decent behavior. There may be no other game that teaches those principals better than golf. It also teaches that a good mental approach leads to consistent success, not brute athletic force. Here is Elliot Heath at Golf Monthly with more:

Golf is known for its un-written rules like never walking on your playing partners’ putting lines, shaking hands at the end of each round, and the way everyone in the group gets together to help look for strayed golf balls. The game teaches good manners and respect, and this is something we should be very proud of as golfers.
FINAL RESULTS
Sports
What is America's favorite pastime: Football or golf?
A festive crown for the winner
#ILoveFootball
#ILoveGolf