So in Exodus 20:4-5 God goes into great detail of what He considers to be idolatry. He spells out the parameters of what falls into the category. Now today many would say there is no idolatry. I, on the other hand, would challenge this statement. Do not sporting teams have images? Are they not craved, drawn? Do they not consist of things in and below the heavens? Are they not worshiped? The answer is yes, yes, yes and yes. Gee, I guess that is idolatry. As a result I hear more about sporting events, teams and personalities more than I ever hear of God. So had not these sports taken the place of God? Yes.
Then per God four to six generations are to be cursed due to this behavior, and are we not in these very generations in the United States? Again the answer is yes. And is this nation not suffering more then it has ever before? Once again yes.
I need say nothing more.