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Football or baseball: Which sport is really America's pastime?
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Uh oh! Just last year a poll from Bloomberg Politics revealed 67 percent of participants believe football is America's real pastime. Only 28 percent of the vote went to baseball. In America, it's been all about "take me out to the ball game" —there's so much tradition rooted in America's history with baseball. But since the 1970s football has become a more multicultural and universal sport that more Americans find entertaining. So, football or baseball? Scroll to read more and vote!

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Football or baseball: Which sport is really America's pastime?
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Ha! Football as America's pastime? That spot has always been reserved for baseball. Uloop Sports put together a list of why baseball is and will always be America's true pastime.

Here are the Top 5 Reasons Baseball Is The American Pastime:

"1. America flourished under the sport.
2. Baseball is the best sport to watch at the venue. 
3. There are great traditions in baseball.
4. Along with traditions, there is fantastic food.
5. Dedicated fans."
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Bloomberg Politics writer Will Leitch wrote that the poll make sense. America loves football as the national pastime because it's more entertaining to watch on TV and follow as a sport. 

He wrote:

"It has been a long, long time since baseball was truly America’s pastime, and it has nothing to do with anything baseball has done wrong. It has been since … television. Television universalized and quantified viewing experiences, and ratings’ ability to capture just how many people are watching at a certain time incentivized the “event” nature of football rather than the everyday perpetuity of baseball. The NFL is terrific to watch on television in a way baseball isn’t and never was, and we are a nation of television watchers. The minute people realized how easy football was to follow on television—even if it really tells you very little of what’s actually going on—was the minute baseball stopped being America’s pastime."
FINAL RESULTS
Football or baseball: Which sport is really America's pastime?
#BaseballsOurPastime
A festive crown for the winner
#FootballsOurPastime