Another new sport for me is Cheer. Yes, It is a sport. (Abby, Megan and Kasey are going to smack me for that last comment.) But I never thought of it as a sport before watching them.
It turns out holding people above your head while they bend in painful looking poses, throwing people up high in the air while they twist and then willingly catch them while their fists and legs spin takes an athlete who is flexible, brave, strong and dedicated to their sport. They work hard to have everyone doing it in unison.
This confirms for me that football is the greatest sport. I love all aspects of a football game, the cheerleaders always entertaining the crowd with stunts, the band playing amazing music while moving all over the field to tell a story at half-time and the actual game itself.