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Golf Fans Are Fascists, And Other Things We Already Knew

Golf Fans Are Fascists, And Other Things We Already Knew
By Donny Mahoney Updated

There is no keeping sports and politics separate. The Republicans in America know this better than anyone. Trying to figure out the best sports to target for political advertising, National Media Inc recently commissioned Scarborough USA to poll sports fans along the lines of the favorite sport to watch and their voting preference. The results tell us things we already knew – such as sports fans mostly have a right-wing worldview - though it’s nice to have it all on paper.

It’s obvious, for instance, that golf fans skew heavily to the right. Modern golf is little more than fascist fantasy of the white man’s outright mastery of nature with the most limited of weapons. I was surprised that pro wrestling fans are mostly Democrats, though it’s no shock that they don’t turn up on Election Day. I suppose it’s promising for American soccer that MLS fans are largely left of centre. It's also of note that LPGA fans veer to the conservative side while WNBA fans are the most left-wing sports clique in America.

How might an Irish version look? Probably not very illuminating. The entire Irish sporting sphere must share some responsibility for Fianna Fail's uninterrupted reign.

Here are some of the findings in detail:

                   GOP    Dem    R-D  Voter Turnout    % Very
Sport/League      Index  Index  Index     Index      Interested
PGA Tour           135     88    +47       135            9%
College football   136     91    +45       125           23
NASCAR             125     82    +43       108           10
Pro bull riding    115     78    +37       109            3
NHL                120     92    +28       118            5
LPGA Tour          117     93    +24       132            2
NHRA/Drag racing   106     82    +24        97            3
High sch. sports   118    104    +14       130            9
Olympics           117    103    +14       123           28
Motocross           95     81    +14        78           --
Col. baskeltball   118    105    +13       127           14
NFL                111    103     +8       111           29
MLB                110    105     +5       121           17
Minor league base. 104    105     -1       127            2
Extreme sports      86     94     -8        75           --
Grand-Am racing     83     94    -11        98           --
Monster trucks      79     91    -12        78           --
Men's tennis        93    117    -24       119            4
Pro soccer (MLS)    75    116    -41        85            2
Women's tennis      77    131    -54       116            3
WWE (Wrestling)     55    114    -59        66            2
NBA                 75    136    -61       102            9
WNBA                57    153    -96       111            2

Sorted by percentage of "very interested" voters:

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