Open Mic: Which Sport Has The Greatest Athletes? Baseball. Baseball players may have the greatest hand-eye coordination in the world. Basketball. Basketball often requires extraordinary athletic ability in order to succeed. Football. Hockey. Soccer. Lacrosse. Rugby. Cricket. Jun 19, 2008
The NFL earns the lion’s share of its money with TV deals. According to the Chicago Tribune, more than 50% of the league’s $15 billion annual revenue comes from TV deals. 1 Other revenue streams include ticket sales, merchandising, and licensing rights, and corporate sponsorships.
Soccer is way more popular than football. Soccer is so much more popular than football, by far. According to the 2006 FIFA Big Count, there were about 265 million soccer players in the entire world and 270 million if you include referees and match officials. This goes to show how involved people are in soccer.