This Independence Day, my son and I will be running in the “Firecracker 5K” in our All-American downtown. Nothing feels as patriotic to me as doing something athletic on our nation’s birthday, because sweat smells like America.
And no sport is as patriotic as running is. America is a nation of individuals, and nothing’s more individual than running. Not even sleeping. Remember in Grease when Danny Zucco couldn’t play with anyone else so he had to run track? Exactly.
Look, all sports are good, but not all sports can be super-American like running is. In honor of Independence Day, I thought I’d break down for you which sports are more patriotic and which ones aren’t really all that American (and which you can stop playing immediately if you care about your country).
In descending order of patrioticity:
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(Photo source: morguefile.com)
Now get out there and run like the wind! Your country is depending on you.
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