On a semi-scientific note, a while back (several years in fact), I did a “quick and dirty” analysis of political affiliation by sport. I focused on the Pros, and looked at the general political affiliations by the sport played. There was no great in depth research involved, just a quick combing of various news sites. But here’s what I came up with:
Sport General Affiliation
MLB 50-50 split
NHL Non-political (not enough data, even for this)
Indy Car 50-50 split
These are the general trends, where a majority tended towards one side or the other. In no case was it ever 100%.
And I wouldn’t call Sir Charles a “staunch Republican.” Shaq fits the bill better.
I’m boycotting a legitimate response based on your dig (albeit essentially true one) at my up and coming Detroit Lions. We’ve been in a “rebuilding” phase……………. OK, maybe it’s been 50 years of rebuilding, but this is our year! Detroit is also not a place to be feared. I feel very safe while I’m there. Of course I have a concealed weapons permit, carry a M1911 .45 with a 15 round magazine and keep a really pissed look on my face at all times. For the record I vote on the MI west coast, so you can’t blame me for the series of pathetic mayors.