Are there any sports which used to be popular in your country but are currently dying?

Are there any sports which used to be popular in your country but are currently dying?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    basketball

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Proofs?

      rugby union

      Is it just because league is more lucrative?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous
        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          basketball is unironically bigger in china now than in the US

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Basketball's professional league having no respect for the sport itself and morphing into a reality TV competition has probably hurt its popularity here.

            I also think they play too many games for an average person to keep up with

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            and there are 4x more chinese than americans

            >Motor "sports" are dumb and should die
            >mentions cycling

            you can't be more of a homosexual

            fat fingers typed this

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >MLB

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It was the most popular sport for nationally silent gen. NFL became popular with the boomers, before the 50's college football was more popular

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I think all the WWII vets getting free college is what made football take over. That and TV being a better fit for it than radio

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >It was the most popular sport for nationally silent gen
            Nothing sadder than some Greatest Gen/Boomer essay about the deep meanings of baseball, how it teaches everything you need to know about life, etc. No other sport has ever engendered that kind of navel-gazing.

            What's weird is when you go back to the early 20th century and there were NO popular spectator team sports. Boxing and fricking horse racing were the biggest "sports".

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Baseball and college football were both definitely popular in the early 20th century.
            They were both already popular by 1900

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Baseball lost the title of most popular sport in the 70s.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            capped the wrong one but still same trend
            pretty much all sports are declining in viewership except football

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          all sports have declining tv ratings

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            But football has held much steadier (both college and pro).
            NFL really hasn’t declined much actually, it’s more plateaued. Helps that the Sunday games and every local teams games are free to watch, and most of the playoffs

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Is it just because league is more lucrative?
        league's always been more popular among the general public. part of the problem is a lot of private schools have cut back their rugby programs because of the concussion thing and middle class kids, who used to be the main source of rugby union players, are starting to switch to soccer academies instead.

        (Australia is one of the few countries where soccer is considered middle class rather than working class)

        for working class kids, the NRL has more prestige and yeah, more money, attached to it. even if union has more 'international' prestige kids would rather play for their city/region than for their country. their heroes are league players, not union ones.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I see. It's somewhat similar to American football then, insofar as CTE is scaring middle and upper class kids off and youth participation is dropping (though viewership isn't, i.e. people don't want their kids getting brain damage but are okay with watching other people get brain damage).

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        how is this possible? six nations is unironically the best international competition of all sports.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Motor "sports" are dumb and should die

    I have Max and cycling sports are way more interesting if you like races. You've got lots of different types of cycling also.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Motor "sports" are dumb and should die
      >mentions cycling

      you can't be more of a homosexual

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Cyling is great
      But I think there is too much doping
      And they can pretend all they want there isnt

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    rugby union

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Omitting the 8.8 and 8.1 million viewers in 22 and 23
    It's definitely losing popularity but you cut it off at the perfect point to make this look worse than it actually is.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    baseball

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      wrong

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        America is healing 🙂

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    itt: disguised cable subscription charts

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    NASCAR is losing viewers because it isn't on network TV anymore. The NFL has too many rules and constantly has bad refereeing.
    NHL and MLB have local blackouts which is extremely moronic. NBA can be fun to watch, however they can be pricey to attend. (Same for NFL and NHL)

    Money is the biggest reason viewership is down across all of these. If they put them all back on local stations they'd all soar in popularity again.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >NHL and MLB have local blackouts which is extremely moronic
      Its like these greedy frickers want their leagues to die out. Put the shit on free TV so little kids can watch your shit buttholes.

      There's like more free English Premiere League in the US. WTF?????

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Increasing costs of watching your favourite goy-pacifier forms of entertainment are causing declining viewership and revenue all over America. Not to mention you have to pay at least 50 bux (plus tip) to watch any major combat sports event. There’s a point where people just start pirating this shit instead of shelling out.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bets, taco, bete-ombro, whatever you wanna call it. Our cricket adaptation was the shit in the 90s and it is pretty much endangered nowadays.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    cricket (sadly)

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Will the inevitable pajeetification of your country change that?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        its the only thing keeping it going already

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >nielsen tv ratings

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You'd have an aneurysm if you ever stumbled into Fhite.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They all will if they keep making their seasons more bloated and meaningless. Only reason the NFL owns the country. Season matters from the first day and isn't too long

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      NFL is insistent on bloating their season too. Every year now Goodell talks about adding games

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Of course they're simply limited from the nature of the game. Very obvious they'd play 162 games if they could too. completely clueless why they're successful

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What happened in 2013 and 2014?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      2013: insane crash that left about 30 people in the stands with severe injuries
      2014: actually pretty decent race, the first Daytona 500 in a while that's been like that, lots of lead changes, Dale's son got his 2nd win at it after spending a really REALLY long period not having won a single race on a NASCAR season

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Rugby Union. Good riddance as well.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you sound like you watch a-league

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Rugby is cool, glad that its growing here

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    not currently, but soccer was very popular in the US until the 1932 Olympics. LA hosted the Olympiad that year and the recently-formed FIFA decided not to send any European teams because it interfered with their new World Cup system. That killed interest in soccer here for over a half-century.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    NASCAR shouldn't have banned the confederate flag at their events.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Shit is weird. They can put any flag but that one. Its like outright banning Dukes of Hazzard.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The biggest crash in viewers i ever saw here happened to F1. It went from 10+ million during the 2000s to just 1.8 million in 24.
    The americans have ruined it here in germany.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Schumacher retiring didn't help either

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      F1 ratings acually started dropping in Germany around 2001/2002, viewership was just so high nobody complained at the time. Only time it went up again was 2010 with Schumacher returning but that was only a little.

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Basketball is slowly losing its foothold.

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Football. Ratings are dropping and it's obvious people care less and less every season. Nobody will give a frick about this semen slurping sport in 20 years.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    rugby union

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ski jumping has probably had the most dramatic nosedive in national interest

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't think they care about popularity anymore just gambling.

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    V8 Supercars has declined as hard as nascar and f1 over the past 20 years

    Amazing to see so little manufacture support for a series that’s objectively more popular than WEC, WRC and Indycar

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It died when they stopped making commodores and falcons. What is it now? Camrys and whatever hyundai has?

      Sad.

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    As other Aussie anons have said, Union is absolutely fricked in this country. Utter mismanagement by the controlling body.

    Cricket, although considered our national sport, needs to get its shit together because it could face problems down the line. Test cricket interest is dying outside the Ashes and vs India. Domestic T20 has been shit for years.

    AFL and NRL will continue being strong, particularly AFL.

    Tennis will remain a novelty sport given it's only relevant for 2 weeks every year (and arguably Wimbledon as well).

    Soccer is rising, men's slowly, women's quickly

    Basketball interest is slowly increasing too. The NBA has a fairly high amount of interest from millennials and zoomers. The NBL isn't very popular though.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It should be free to attend test cricket games. Even then it's just dog shit to watch on TV. Back when it was popular boomers would listen to it on the radio while they worked, they didn't watch it either.

      Test cricket is just a place to get pissed in the sun, the governing bodies need to embrace this fact of life but they keep trying to make it about kids and families.

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I feel like tennis has reestablished itself as Australia’s second national summer sport, at least in Melbourne where I moved 5 years ago

    The nrl is getting bodied hard by the afl in qld among zoomers

    Nbl is boomin again

    Rugby is somehow becoming more irrelevant

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The nrl is getting bodied hard by the afl in qld among zoomers
      iI really isn't. NRL viewership and attendance, particularly attendance in Brisbane, is at an all time high, and has been every year since lockdown lifted. The sheer number of teenage girls at a Broncos match would make Drake sweat.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://www.sportingnews.com/au/afl/news/afl-crowds-2024-fan-attendance-every-match-season/17e9894acb52221f9350c2bf
        https://www.sportingnews.com/au/rugby-league/news/nrl-crowds-2024-fan-attendance-every-match-season/52aa728bbd5cf0f4e54de7bd

        Broncos games average 10,000 more spectators a game than the Lions, and the Lions numbers keep dropping through the season while the Broncos numbers stay up around or over the 40k mark. The last Lions game in Brisbane had 27k attendants which is pisswater numbers by AFL standards. The last Broncos game, which was against the Titans (a real who gives a shit team), had 42k attendance.

        You've been in Melbourne too fricking long.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Gabba sells out most of the time, you forget it only has a 36k cap atm

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            lowest attendance for a Titans match this year at CBUS 12k, lowest attendance for a Suns match at Heritage 8k. Even the Dolphins out of Kayo have never dipped under 10k.

            the only Gold Coast AFL games that sell above 10k have a bunch of away fans attending. Even when the Gold Coast plays Brisbane they can't sell out the Gabba.

            the idea the AFL is 'bodying' the NRL in Queensland, even generationally, doesn't match the numbers.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Because I actually talk to people in their late teens to mid twenties? It’s very obvious they’re basically equal in popularity below 25 years old especially with women

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >It’s very obvious they’re basically equal in popularity
            so which is it 'equal in popularity' or 'being bodied' because it can't be both

            I also have friends and co-workers under 30, I actually live in Queensland, and I can tell you outside specific suburban pockets no one gives a FRICK about the AFL

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    NASCAR went full blown woke and funded a black driver last year who they rigged a race for this year

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >become very popular without playoffs
    >we need playoffs to stay relevant
    >lose popularity
    >we need to ditch this playoff structure for an event bigger carnival shit show
    >become a niche
    the mind of playoffbrains is wild. same thing happened with baseball

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Motor"sports" are just dumb. Postseason tournaments are kino so if it hurt your hobby that should tell you your hobby is gay.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        playoffs is just what a real sport is suppose to look like at all times but your goycattle mind thinks it's special after consuming 6 months of pointless regular season feed

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        There's something to be said about awarding consistent performance through the year, as opposed of just getting in the groove at the end of it. Sports like baseball would be infinitely better with just a league format. Ditch AL and NL divide, pool everyone together, add ties in place of extra inning, and have at it. The best team at the end of 162 games wins. As it is, everyone just watches his own team, until they loose all chances. With a season, you cold find pleasure in screwing someone's chances up late in the year.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Baseball should retvrn to its old structure (no inter-league play, each league's best team at the end of the season gets the pennant, and the two teams with the pennants face each other in the World Series).

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            No one will listen but it'd revitalize baseball. The 94 strike really provided cope cover that people checked out because of that and not that the regular season got reduced to not being important day to day

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >add ties in place of extra inning
          You had me until this. Literally the best part about baseball is its timing structure and how you can theoretically always come back until the final out. You're never truly safe. In Football or Soccer or Hockey, games that end at a predetermined time, it can be very over and you still have to slog through the last few minutes. You're not erasing a 6 goal deficit at the last second in Soccer, you're not scoring 30 points in the final 5 minutes in Football. But Baseball? Frick it man, you can be down 10 in the 9th with 2 outs and you're still not done.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Baseball should retvrn to its old structure (no inter-league play, each league's best team at the end of the season gets the pennant, and the two teams with the pennants face each other in the World Series).

      No one will listen but it'd revitalize baseball. The 94 strike really provided cope cover that people checked out because of that and not that the regular season got reduced to not being important day to day

      Baseball has too many teams for that to work anymore. You're not keeping 30-32 markets entertained for 162 games when only 4 teams make the playoffs. 26 teams was already pushing it in the 90s. They should unironically start folding teams like the A's and Marlins

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >You're not keeping 30-32 markets entertained for 162 games
        You don't regardless of what you do. All you do is make the games between actual good teams far more meaningless. That's where the muh comfy muh radio muh park hotdogs shit boreball gays always come running to the defense of it is actullally for. The 28-29 cardinals being in the playoffs adds absolutely zero intrigue to a cardinals game because they're still 28-29 shitters

        I still agree teams should be cut though but it's just be icing on the cake

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For us, I think it's boxing. The situation at our local scene is absolutely dire with our biggest promotions folding due to the pandemic, and it's only being kept alive by Pacquiao's promotion which is way smaller in comparison to those.

    It also doesn't help that nowadays, most zoomer poorgays here prefer joining E-sports instead of being a future CTE patient so our talent pool ended up shallower than it used to be.

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'd argue sports in general are dying in terms of viewership in america

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    TV viewership dwindles year over year so ratings aren't a great indicator of decreasing popularity outside of dramatic fall-offs like NASCAR. The big 4 in the USA still sign increasingly massive media deals and sell tons of tickets

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No they don’t, live sport always increases

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sex

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Frick the france family. competition cautions/fake cautions and the chase bullshit ruined the sport. it's almost completely unwatchable now. I remember tuning into every race in the 00s, it was unbelievable drama. now it's more boring than paint drying

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's a lot more fun to attend local games, fights, and races at this point.

    These professional teams are way too big and demand too much money to watch or attend for me to care about them.

    Also NFL has good ratings because it's free to watch. Tons of people pirate or pay for streaming service to watch other games.

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    'getting bodied'

    https://www.nrl.com/news/2024/02/21/game-stronger-than-ever-after-record-breaking-2023/

  34. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Baseball was literally the number one sport on America for line a century. It's now #3 in the usa and is only popular amongst people aged 50+

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      baseball is still a very popular kids sport

  35. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    how many tiktok views?

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