Looking through some newspapers, there's generally consistency. There's a fraction of a page on the music industry, a fraction of a page on movies, and a fraction of a page on TV shows. Yet there's at least 5 pages dedicated to sports. Let's look at this realistically. Game 7 of the NBA Finals last year drew close to 30 million viewers. 90% of the US population did not watch. Hockey does well in attendance but pulls in mediocre ratings. Baseball has lost its popularity greatly over the years. With the exception of a few games, even football's popularity is greatly exaggerated. I can't say much about foreign countries but most Americans simply don't care about sports. Do you feel the media puts far too much emphasis on sports?