Awesome Map: The United States Of America, By Regional Sport

What sport can each state lay claim to? The map above, by Josh Levin and Jess Fink of Slate, attempts to answer this fun but fascinating question, picking 51 sports to dish out across the country. The results range from awesome (mountain climbing in Colorado) to goofy (cornhole in Ohio) to extremely specific (16-inch… » 10/08/13 1:36pm 10/08/13 1:36pm

No, Lacrosse Is Not A Regional Game. Watch How It's Conquering America.

In yesterday's post about America's regional sports, a lot of commenters asked why I didn't include lacrosse. Well simply put, it just isn't that regional anymore. While it has a historical reputation as a niche sport—wealthy, Northeastern/mid-Atlantic, and "preppy-as-balls"—its geographic range, at least, is now all… » 11/09/12 3:30pm 11/09/12 3:30pm

Field Hockey America Vs. Rodeo America: Mapping The Faultlines Of…

America is a beautiful, horrifying, crazy-ass mishmash of distinct geographic regions, as we know from watching John King's index finger on election night. This extends to all aspects of American life, of which the most important is obviously sports. Beyond the televised pro leagues (and their college counterparts),… » 11/08/12 10:32am 11/08/12 10:32am