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264 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 19 years ago by dimension

Do Americans not like other countries to compete with them at American football and baseball for fear that they may lose?

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19 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 6/6/03 - 8:15:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't think so, I think other countries just don't like our sports for some reason
19 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 6/6/03 - 8:17:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
I believe other contries think our sports are weak or some crap like that.
19 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 6/18/03 - 8:55:31 AM EST (GMT-5)
the ONLY sport America does not dominate is soccer. And if soccer ever got as popular in the U.S. as it does in the world, we will dominate that sport too.
19 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 6/18/03 - 9:16:03 AM EST (GMT-5)
Dominate soccer, I doubt it uptownguy, and what sports do you play that you dominate the world at? Athletics yes, golf, not according to Ryder cup form. And you don't play cricket or rugby or field hockey.
19 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 6/18/03 - 9:17:37 AM EST (GMT-5)
Wouldn't most Americans like to play other countries? The USA was actually pretty good in the football world cup.
19 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 6/18/03 - 9:19:29 AM EST (GMT-5)
The point of the question is, why dont Americans like other coubntries playing theior sports?
19 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 6/18/03 - 9:22:17 AM EST (GMT-5)
I don't think that its that they don't like us playing their sports dimension it's just that not many other countries play them.
19 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 6/18/03 - 9:23:41 AM EST (GMT-5)
thats not true. basketball is played widely across the world, as is american football. baseball i dont think as much is. all the countries that play those sports would love to compete with the US< because how can they get better if they dont play the best teams?
19 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 6/18/03 - 9:28:07 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yeh it's played widely but it's not really supported by a large number( basketball i mean), of people in the UK. Also soccer is popular here but you don't see English teams going out to the states to play their teams.
19 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 6/18/03 - 9:31:15 AM EST (GMT-5)
Thats not really true either, Manchester United are doing a tour of the United States. The UK encorages its sports to grow overseas, which basically starts off with us destroying the other countries, then the other countries get gradually better and eventually beat us. I think the US seems to not want to go down that road and basically keep their sports for themselves.
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Monday 7/21/03 - 10:02:20 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, we'd just feel bad for kicking their butts.
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Monday 7/21/03 - 5:14:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
i think it is dumb the way we just came up with "football" and took the name of another sport...changing the name of the actually football to soccer...america is a strange country that thinks it dominates everything and the answer could very well be yes
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Monday 7/21/03 - 6:32:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
America, by it's competetive nature, tends to do very well at all sports. We also glorify our athletes more than any other country. The thing that seperates America from most other countries is that we play sports that most other countries don't. A lot of that comes from the whole 'trying to distance ourselves from Great Britain' thing. We turned Cricket into Baseball and Rugby into Football. Basketball is something mostly of our own invention, at least, though it's roots in soccer and rugby are obvious. Basketball is widely played across the world. American Football pretty much is the domain of the U.S. & Canada. Hockey is mainly a US / Russian / Canadian thing Baseball is primarly US based, though Canada and Japan have a certain affinity for it.
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Monday 7/21/03 - 6:40:21 PM EST (GMT-5) know everything don't ya bud
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Monday 7/21/03 - 6:44:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
That would kind of defeat the point of being on a 'discussion', website, table.
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Monday 7/21/03 - 6:48:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
oh i know im just saying you always have like essays written out and come off very closeminded and that you are right always and there shouldnt be a discussion
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Tuesday 7/22/03 - 7:44:47 AM EST (GMT-5)
If we're talking actual league play, I think it's a question of people not wanting to get up at 3am to watch a game. Considering the number of games in a baseball, basketball, and hockey season, it would be a pain in the ass to schedule games in the other continents. Football might be easier because they play only once a week, but then they'd have to deal with major time zone differences. Monday Night Football is late enough as it is, I don't think I'd enjoy seeing it starting at 2am. Besides, Canada has teams in all the major US sports leagues except football.
18 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 11/11/03 - 5:27:25 AM EST (GMT-5)
(quote'Momus'if I may)'trying to distance ourselves from Great Britain' thing.
Whhaaattt you on about bro!
I can think of at least 3 people I work with,4 people down pub, I'm sure theres others..that sit up all night to watch American Football..I'm assuming its more a case of not understanding the rules of the game for most of us here. Although on saying that if yanks were to push it more than they do, a whole new generation might get into it..I just like that black paint under the eyes, and all the costumes!
18 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 11/11/03 - 5:49:38 AM EST (GMT-5)
i think americans are jsut scared of their country loosing out of fear that hey might not actually be the best at something.
18 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Monday 12/1/03 - 6:33:30 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah, I'm sure that must be it.

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