Sports are America’s favorite pastime, but have we taken our obsession with football, baseball, basketball, and other recreational games too far? These days, it seems as if America’s No. 1 priority isn’t peace, equality, justice, or caring for our fellow Americans — it’s sports.
America worships sportsmen and sportswomen to such an extreme that many are willing to turn a blind eye to criminal allegations levied against professional athletes, that school coaches are paid more than teachers and professors, that millions are eager to put their lives on hold just to make sure the big game is seen — and the post-game review, too.
Here are 10 reasons why sports have become America’s No. 1 priority.