By Daniela Paredez. sport. At Wednesday, December 18th 2019, 16:02:38 PM.
But the fact that the sport has weathered the attacks on it so far is no guarantee that it will do so over the long run. Football’s relatively low popularity among younger Americans, combined with ever-growing evidence of the physical and mental damage the sport does even at the high school level, could jeopardize its standing in the decades ahead.
Gordie Howe and Wayne Gretzky are Canadians. So was Mario Lemieux. Lemieux played for the Pittsburgh Penguins while Howe for the Detroit Red Wings so the Americans were also endeared to ice hockey. Not to mention that while Gretzky began his career for the Edmonton Oilers, he reached mega star status while playing for the Los Angeles Kings.
The United States have been a powerhouse in world sports for a long time. Americans take great pride in their sporting accomplishments, and sports are an important part of their culture. There’s no doubt, United States rule in well-known sports such as basketball, baseball and their home grown sport of American football.