In WWII , when the Germans tried to sneak their soldiers behind our lines in US uniforms,the MP's would ask a suspect some baseball question to ferret out the infiltrators.
We lament the ignorance of our citizens re: our history , our leaders and the critical issues we face.
Yet when it comes to sports,whether it relates to past performance or current averages.
WHEN YOU READ TO DAYS WSJ AND SEE THAT THE MAJOR LEAGUES SOLD TV RIGHTS FOR CLOSE TO 6 BILLION DOLLARS, OR THE COACH OF ALABAMA COLLEGE FOOTBALL TEAM HAS A 5.3 MILLION DOLLAR SALARY,YOU REALIZE OUR COUNTRIES PRIORITIES.
PEOPLE COMPLAIN WHEN THE COST OF ADVERTING FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGNS WILL PROBABLY BE 2 BILLION DOLLARS FOR BOTH SIDES..THERE ARE BEVERAGES THAT SPEND THAT IN A YEAR.(AS WELL AS AUTO COMPANIES ETC)
Politics and governing is just not sexy and except for a select group, is boring for the masses.
It is a reality program that just doesn't connect.
Thus the members of the Cabinet or Supreme Court are nowhere as known as sports figures.