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Sports in america

  1. 1. Some Interesting Facts and Figures<br />Sports in America<br />
  2. 2. Brainstorming<br />What do you know about sports in the USA? Write them down.<br />Sports in America<br />
  3. 3. Short Answer<br />Do you have a favorite sport(s)? Why or why not?<br />Write a short paragraph.<br />
  4. 4. Predictions<br />Read the questions on your worksheet and try to guess the correct answers about some interesting facts and figures about sports in America.<br />
  5. 5. Question 1<br />What are the five most popular sports in America?<br />(1 being the most popular)<br />1. Football<br />2. Baseball<br />3. Basketball<br />4. Ice hockey<br />5. Soccer<br />
  6. 6. Question 2<br />The name of the football championship game is the Grand Final. True or False?<br />False<br />It’s named the Super Bowl.<br />The first Super Bowl was played in 1967.<br />The Green Bay Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in the last Super Bowl (February 2011)<br />
  7. 7. Question 3<br />111 million people watched the last Super Bowl, breaking an American television record. True or False?<br />True<br />It broke the previous year’s record when 106 million people watched the Super Bowl 2010.<br />
  8. 8. Question 4<br />There are 162 games in a regular baseball season. True or False?<br />True<br />The baseball season runs from March to October. There are games almost everyday.<br />
  9. 9. Question 5<br />The highest-paid athlete in America earns $15 million per year. True or False?<br />False<br />Alex Rodriguez plays baseball for the New York Yankees and earns $27.5 million per year.<br />
  10. 10. Question 6<br />The largest stadium in the U.S.A. is located on a university. True or False?<br />True<br />The University of Michigan stadium holds 109,901 spectators. <br />
  11. 11. Question 7<br />The heaviest player in football history was 300 lbs (136 kg). True or False?<br />False<br />Aaron Gibson, a former Dallas Cowboy, was 410 lbs (186 kg)<br />
  12. 12. Question 8<br />The tallest player in the NBA is 2.29 m. True or False?<br />True<br />Yao Ming is the tallest player in the NBA. <br />
  13. 13. Question 9<br />The most points ever scored in an NBA game by one player was 67 points. True or False?<br />False<br />Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points in one game in 1962.<br />
  14. 14. Question 10<br />The highest score in an NBA game was 186-184. True or False?<br />True<br />The Detroit Pistons and Denver Nuggets scored this many points in a game that went to 3 OT in 1983.<br />
  15. 15. Question 11<br />The name of the baseball championship is the World Series. True or False?<br />True<br />The World Series is a best-of-seven game format.<br />The New York Yankees have won the most championships. (27)<br />
  16. 16. Question 12<br />There are 20 teams in the football league. True or False?<br />False<br />There are 32 teams in the NFL.<br />
  17. 17. Goofy Time!<br />Here are two classic cartoons with Goofy playing football and baseball!! Enjoy!<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwbE3bPvzr4<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2Yb2X75_b0<br />

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