According to Technorati's Report on the Blogosphere last month, less than 10 percent of bloggers are sports bloggers. I find this rather odd considering that 48 percent of Americans say they are sports fans. Plus blogging should fit like a glove for sports enthusiasts since they typically like to make their opinions known and will look for any forum to do so. What gives? Personally, I enjoy watching sports. So, let me get a few things out of my system before I attempt to figure out the answer to this question.
I also enjoy college football. Every Saturday you'll find me rooting for my alma mater, Auburn University with the kids. War Eagle, baby. College football fits perfectly with my obsession with all things retro - there's simply so much history associated with these teams; I find the history and century-old rivalries add an extra dimension to the game. How can you not enjoy watching the Alabama-Auburn game? Or the Kansas-Nebraska game, or Oklahoma-Texas?
When Michael Jordan was still playing basketball, I watched every single Chicago Bulls game without fail. I feel that same sort of energy watching Lebron James. He has revitalized the NBA for me the past few years, and now there's yet another sport taking up my time in the evenings. One wonders how I find the time with a house full of kids and an 8-5 job to watch all these retro movies and TV shows, plus blog religously each day AND watch sports. To be honest, I can usually compose a post in under an hour, it's therapeutic and relaxing, and I always make time for it, even if it's late, late at night. Sleep is overrated.
But back to the original question of why there's so few sports bloggers. As I said, given that half of Americans are self proclaimed sports fans and the fact that blogging seems to naturally lend itself to the sports enthusiast who typically want to make their opinions known (often, in an obnoxious way). Here's a couple explanations offered on other sites: