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Should all states have an official sport?

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David Gonzalez of Colombia rides the ramp before the Street League Skateboarding Preliminary during X Games Los Angeles at the Event Deck at L.A. Live on August 2, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Images

Every state in the union has its own flag. There are state birds, some even have their own song. So why not a state sport?

That's what the folks over at Slate were wondering when they put together the United Sports of America. Executive editor Josh Levin hand-selected an official sport for each of the 50 states. He joins the show to explain how he came up with the list. 

Here's are some of his picks. Check out the Slate page to see the map and full list:

Arizona (spring training baseball)
California (skateboarding)
Colorado (mountain climbing)
Hawaii (surfing)
Idaho (whitewater kayaking)
Iowa (wrestling)
Montana (fly fishing)
Nebraska (college baseball)
Nevada (boxing)
New Mexico (hot-air ballooning)
Oregon (track and field)
Utah (church basketball)
Washington (pro soccer)


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