United Sports of America

What's your state sport?

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If every state had an official sport, what would they be?

That’s the question Slate’s executive editor Josh Levin set out to answer in a hilarious interactive illustrated map of the U.S. Along the way, he implemented a few rules:

– No two states can have the same sport

– Sports can be atomized (Kentucky, for example, was assigned men’s college basketball; Tennessee has women’s college basketball; Utah was given church basketball)

– A sport can be anything that is plausibly a sport (this is how Ohio got cornhole)

– Official state sports will be honored if possible (but only one of the three states that officially endorses rodeo will get it—that’d be South Dakota. Sorry, Texas and Wyoming)

Do you agree? What did he miss?

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