The trouble explaining American sports to non-Americans

Sports are what make America great.

There are lots of them, we invented a lot of them and we kick everyone’s butt in them (most of them, anyway). And although while we may easily grasp them, they’re really not easy to explain.

Recently a friend of mine from Europe came to visit and wanted the full on American experience. Baseball season was winding down and football was starting up, so I took them to see the two most American things possible.

Explaining them, though, was another story.