Baseball. Soccer. Hockey. Bowling. Kickball. Surfing. People around the country are drawn to compete in these sports and many others. Still more gather on the sidelines to cheer for their favorite athletes and teams. Nowhere do Americans more intimately connect to sports than in their hometowns.
Southwestern Oklahoma State University, "09-02-2015 Smithsonian Exhibition Celebrating Sports in American Communities Coming to Weatherford" (2015). THE BARK ARCHIVE 2015. 230.