Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Make America Like Baseball Again

Steve Sailer reflecting on the big three American sports and their relative popularity (football and basketball on the ascent, baseball on the decline) includes this graph from John Rivers:

The correlations between the racial composition of the total US population and the racial compositions of the populations of Major League Baseball, the National Football League, and the National Basketball Association are .97, .14, and .08, respectively.

Baseball looks like America, but that's only an interim objective for institutions and organizations that are whiter than America at the point of consideration. Looking like America is better than something embarrassingly white like hockey, but it's not good enough. Because the NFL has too many white quarterbacks and coaches (and kickers, too, but it's better that way since kickers are targets of ridicule whenever they try to do something athletic like tackle a kick returner), the NBA is the most vibrant sport.


sykes.1 said...

"Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever." -- GW

Audacious Epigone said...


The Z Blog said...

I would be curious about the ethnic composition of ownership in these sports. Jews have a long history with basketball and it seems like all of the NBA teams are owned by Jewish guys. I don't know about the other sports. My hunhc in MLB is the least Jewish, while the NBA and is the most.

I can only think of one black owner. I think the Lakers are now owned by a female.

Anonymous said...

Gag. I wouldn't watch the NFL or the NBA even if all the players where White. NFL, NBA = prole. NASCAR = super prole. entire stadium full of fans have collectively fewer teeth than I do as an individual. MLB, NHL = middle middle class, aka not bad but not good enough. MLS = tolerable. MLL = not my cup of tea. MLL is for preppy Whites, but of the jock variety. If you're of the nerd variety, MLS, MLQ, and MLG are more your thing.

If you want a nation whose demographics reflect that of the NHL, go ahead. It will be 98% White and 100% male. We'll see how long your society lasts.

Atty's Thoughts said...

NHL viewership is 35% female and 10% non white. They also have the highest income with about 1 in 3 having an income over $100,000

NBA has the lowest female viewership with only 30%, but the viewership is only about 40% white. more blacks watch NBA than whites.