Sunday, January 1, 2012

Bullfighting Popularity

According to Mitofsky, a larger proportion of Mexicans have attended a cockfight (20 percent) than a bullfight (17 percent). Forty-five percent of the population has attended a soccer game, the sport with by far the highest number. Bullfighting is associated with Mexico more than with any other country outside of Spain, but in all my time there, I only met one person who was a real fan of it. I was the passive recipient of invitations to watch all types of competition, from pro wrestling to amateur football, but I was invited to watch as many contests of ullamalitzli as I was bullfights: zero.

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