As I mentioned earlier in this list, we take our sports seriously in this country. We probably can’t name more than 20 US presidents off the top of our heads, but ask any random person to name the same number of All-Star footballers, they’ll give you 50.
I also mentioned that the love of sports starts at an early age. College scouts will attend high school football games to check out rising talents. It’s done in an effort to recruit the best out of the high school pool and prepare them for the NFL. We don’t really do this with future doctors, though we seriously should.