The domination of the U.S. in athletics has disappeared as the world has caught up
"The NBA champion Dallas Mavericks were led by a German, Dirk Nowitzki. At
least the U.S. managed to win the 2010 IBAF world championships after losing the
previous three. James Naismith is rolling in his peach basket"As the Canadian-born son of two Scottish immigrants, I think Dr. Naismith
would be delighted that people come here to play basketball from other
countries. We can only really half-claim him due to his dual citizenship. Why
do we always have to be the best in sports? Why not celebrate great
achievements no matter who makes them, even if they may salute another flag?
America is still a great place to live, and I won't be leaving any time soon
just because we don't have any dominant female golfers.
I don't feel that the article was critical at all of other nationalities and
their ahtletes, rather a reflection of the state of US athletics. We WERE a
nation that could pump out world class athletes at an astonishing rate, and that
wasn't too long ago. For whatever reason, the playing field has been leveled.
Either other countries and their athletes are devoting more time to these
sports, or the USA is suddenly doing the opposite. Maybe, and most likely, a
combination of both.
We are awesome at virtual reality games. We are #1 in XBox. That is our problem.