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viocjit:
Hello Everybody !

I'd like to speak with you about marginalized sports in the media (TV , Radio , Magazines about sport , Internet etc...).
In North America sports like American football , Basketball and Baseball are popular.
But outside of North America the existence of US football and baseball are known but these sports aren't popular and the majority of those living outside of N.America don't known rules of these sports with the exception of Japan in which baseball is popular.

In Europe soccer is a popular sport but it's not popular in North America.
In Europe basketball is less popular than soccer and basketball is less popular in Europe than in North America.
Handball is more popular in Europe than North America and this sport doesn't seem to be known by the majority of people living in North America.

Australian football , Beach soccer , Gaelic football , Floorball , Korfball and many others sports aren't highly mediatized.
What to do in order to favorize marginalized sports in media ? What's yours ideas ?

Minimalist:
I think humanity wastes too much of its time on sports.

Shiranu:

--- Quote ---In Europe soccer is a popular sport but it's not popular in North America
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Mexico, Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Belize, Panama and Nicaragua would like to disagree.

 
--- Quote ---What to do in order to favorize marginalized sports in media ?
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I don't think you can "make" them less marginalized; if it's not a "traditional" game in your country, you just have to have someone extremely good at it come from your country and make it popular. F1 is a perfect example of this, with the sport booming into popularity in Spain with the stardom of Alonso or having a strong following in Germany and Italy thanks to very successful teams like Mercedes and Ferrari.

That, or hype up the greatest player at ______ in the world and make it so everyone HAS to know what the best player in the world at ____ is doing. Turn him/her into a brand that people will want to be a part of.

Hydra009:

--- Quote from: viocjit on July 16, 2019, 09:16:41 PM ---In Europe soccer is a popular sport but it's not popular in North America.
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Umm..it's pretty popular in the US.  Not quite as popular as it is in Latin America and Europe, but still pretty popular.


--- Quote ---What to do in order to favorize marginalized sports in media ? What's yours ideas ?
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Hydra009:
Hockey is surprisingly big in NC.  That's a bit counter-intuitive.

Also, the team is named after a natural disaster that frequently targets NC.  Basically, it's like a Hiroshima baseball team calling themselves The Nukes.  Dark humor as a coping mechanism, I guess.

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