What Is Indiana’s State Sport?
Do we even have one?
All states have a state flower and a state bird. But not all states have a state sport. California's state sport was just announced at surfing. Makes sense. But it got me thinking: Does Indiana have a state sport?
Turns out we don't.
And a lot of other states don't either.
Only 13 of the 50 states have a state sport. Some even have more than one!
Alaska: Dog Mushing
Colorado: Pack Burro Racing
Hawaii: Surfing; Outrigger Canoe Paddling
Maryland: Lacrosse; Jousting (Seriously? That's still a thing...?)
Massachusetts: Basketball; Volleyball
Minnesota: Ice Hockey
New Hampshire: Skiing
North Carolina: Stock Car Racing
South Dakota: Rodeo
So what should Indiana's state sport be? I think the two obvious choices are Basketball and Football. But as you can see from the list above, you can go a more unconventional route...
What if our sport was just "Cow Spotting"? That's where you're driving and you see a cow and you involuntarily just have to say the word "cow" so that other people in the car know there's a cow.
Or "Ignoring Corn". Because you know you're from Indiana when you can drive hours seeing nothing but corn and you never once think "Huh, that's a lot of corn."
Regardless of what our sport could or could not be, I think we can all agree that Indiana's State Word is "Ope!"