Which is better? Basketball, Baseball, Football, Soccer, or Golf
To watch - football (it's the best show)
To play - soccer (fairly simple, and minimal equipment needed)
To urge your kids to play - baseball (unless they pitch it's the sport they're least likely to get badly hurt playing)
I didn't mention basketball or golf mainly because neither interests me much.
Basketball and Football....and maybe even Soccer are kind of fun to watch. Soccer, between the three if my least favorite but it's still not bad. Golf is just plain boring but as a sport I think a lot of people find great enjoyment in the peace and quiet. For kids I think baseball is great, not so much a contact sport but teaches team spirit.
Easily soccer. It's the most popular sport pretty much worldwide, so if you ever travel you can be involved with the culture and fit in a little better. Also all you need to play is a ball, your legs, and a small place to play around in. Sports like football, baseball, golf and basketball require a large playing space and often lots of equipment. Overall all of the sports have their pros and cons, but soccer just seems the best for all ages, genders, and is for me, a religion itself.