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What is America's favorite pastime: Hockey or lacrosse?

Sports have been ingrained 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 hockey and lacrosse. Hockey is the gritty sport Americans have fallen in love with. Lacrosse is semi-regional, but the fans are some of the most loyal in the country. Which sport is your favorite pastime? 🏒

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What is America's favorite pastime: Hockey or lacrosse?
#ILoveHockey
A festive crown for the winner
#ILoveLacrosse
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What is America's favorite pastime: Hockey or lacrosse?
#ILoveHockey
#ILoveLacrosse

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. Don't forget to vote on our other matchups by clicking on the bracket below!

#ILoveHockey

Hockey is a game that is built on toughness. Toothless men carrying the scars of past battles fly around the ice with knives on their feet and clubs in their hand. Flopping is not acceptable and broken bones are consistently played through. This is a real competitor's sport.

While Canadian's still dominate the NHL, American players have gone from just six players in 1970 to 269 in 2018. Hockey has a grip on the United States and isn't letting go. Here is Drew Carrick at Elite Daily with more:

If you haven't checked out an official ice hockey puck, I advise you to do so. You'll have a lot more respect for players putting their bodies in front of a 100-mph disk of rubber from five feet away. One would imagine there is a primal instinct not to place oneself in front of an object moving at a high velocity, yet hockey players, with the help of a little bit of padding, do it on a daily basis. In football, only a ball-carrier is going to get tackled, but in hockey, anyone on the ice can get completely wrecked. Hockey players might leave with a broken nose or jaw in the first period, but they'll come back to continue playing in the second period. Hockey is comprised of truly tough and strong individuals who have incredible amounts of passion for the game. One doesn't find that in any other sport.
#ILoveLacrosse

Widely regarded as a rich, white sport, lacrosse is actually the fastest growing sport in America. Fans are falling in love this its fast pace, hard hits and exciting goals. Participation rates have increased by 25 percent since 2012, while football continues to decline and baseball participation is only up two percent over the last five years. Here is Adam Epstein at Quartz with more:

Lacrosse has in recent years tried to shed its reputation as a sport for affluent white people. It has a lot more work to do, but it’s made some progress: Groups like Harlem Lacrosse have helped bring the sport to low-income areas throughout the US, and in 2016, Hampton University became the first historically black college in 30 years to field an NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse team.
FINAL RESULTS
Sports
What is America's favorite pastime: Hockey or lacrosse?
#ILoveHockey
A festive crown for the winner
#ILoveLacrosse