By Daniela Paredez. sport. At Wednesday, December 18th 2019, 16:57:10 PM.
The New York Rangers are obviously, a team from New York and who play at the Mecca of Sports- the Madison Square Garden as their home arena. The Rangers are the first American team to win the Stanley Cup and they’ve won it four times, the latest being in 1994. With these American connections, Ice Hockey sits pretty at #4 on this list.
Basketball is an extremely easy sport to manipulate because of the tempo of the game and the affect just one player can have on the game. The NCAA is much more susceptible to point shaving than the NBA because of the NCAA’s strict emphasis on amateurism. NCAA players do not make any money and are often struggling college students, while the NBA players are making millions of dollars. It is much easier for a bookie to convince a poor college student to miss a few shots for a few hundred dollars than it is to convince a millionaire NBA player to do the same thing.
David Beckham’s arrival in Los Angeles upped the bar for American soccer. From being mere casuals, fans went all-in. Although it will never surpass American Football as the most popular foot driven sport in America, soccer will remain as one of the most popular, even rivaling the so-called Big 4 North American Sports.