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View Poll Results: What country/ies has the best sports

America (Football, Baseball, Basketball, Hockey) 9 23.08%
Europe (Soccer, Rugby, Tennis, Cricket) 30 76.92%
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:49 AM   #21 (permalink)
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It all comes down to where you're from and what sports you are emotionally attached to. It's all about what you prefer and that doesn't make something better or worse. I can enjoy any sport if I get emotionally attached to it or at least understand it. Apart from golf. Golf is a poxy game for poxy blokes to pretend their poxy selves are sporty when they are not.

Let me sum golf up for you.

Some wealthy white fellows walk around. They pay unusual amounts of attention to the only black gentleman in the vicinity. There’s some waggling of hips, a few nice swooshing sounds, and then they walk around a bit more. Some standing around now and a bit of looking at the grass. A fat bloke raises his hands at the end and everybody claps. They give him some clothes and he is pleased.

This lasts a few days.
Haha, pretty much, but you can make any sport sound 'poxy', no matter what it's actually like at it's 'highest level'. For example: Basketball: Tall (stereo-typically Black) men run around a rectangular surface trying to throw round objects off a board into a levitated bucket with netting, they also bounce the balls while running.
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Haha, pretty much, but you can make any sport sound 'poxy', no matter what it's actually like at it's 'highest level'. For example: Basketball: Tall (stereo-typically Black) men run around a rectangular surface trying to throw round objects off a board into a levitated bucket with netting, they also bounce the balls while running.
Yeah, but you just made basketball sound really interesting.

I gots to get me some levitated bucket action!

I know what you mean though.
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:52 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Enjoying that AHL are you? While top players are doing their thing in Europe?
But hey, gives them a chance to see a REAL hockey crowd. Not that shitty NHL one.
KHL , though locally, it the WHL, but that's a top level Canadian junior league with some US teams.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:19 AM   #24 (permalink)
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I love football, but I also like american football. Tough decision.
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:30 AM   #25 (permalink)
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I really don't care if America is better or not. All I know is this: there's a reason why it's
"America vs. Europe/Rest of the World" and not "Europe vs. America/Rest of the World." The thread title pretty much says all I need to know.
Not sure what you're getting at here? It's Europe/Rest of the World because most of the games played in Europe (football, rugby, cricket, tennis) are major sports played in countries throughout the world. Only America has it's own set of sports. So saying America/Rest of the World would make no sense whatsoever.

On-topic, Europe because I've brought up with these sports. Very few people are going to go against their upbringing here.
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:57 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Please explain to me which part is wrong.

Which American sports are played worldwide at domestic & international level to a high standard? Are there American Football, Baseball, Ice Hockey World or Continental Cups?

Football, rugby, cricket all have major worldwide participation to a high level. The same simply can't be said for American sports. Is there an American Football World Cup with 32 countries that embrace it. Rugby & Cricket also have major tournaments with fewer nations but is played professionally on a worldwide scale.
Ice Hockey is played at a pretty high level worldwide and internationally and basketball to an extent as well I suppose, at least to the same extent of Cricket or Rugby, which aren't really that big world wide, especially cricket, there is like what 6/7 countries it's played professionally in, they're just dotted far between?

But there is a whole load more sports that could be put into "European" sports than those 4.

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Europe, and Europe in the poll should just be called 'UK', in relation to the examples you used, golf too, which was created here. The sun never sets on the British empire, the rest of the world is welcome, haha.
Yeah I'd struggle to think of many sports not created by the British Empire tbh, at least ones created around the 18/19th century. Hockey, badminton and snooker are another few that springs to mind.

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Let me sum golf up for you.

Some wealthy white fellows walk around. They pay unusual amounts of attention to the only black gentleman in the vicinity. There’s some waggling of hips, a few nice swooshing sounds, and then they walk around a bit more. Some standing around now and a bit of looking at the grass. A fat bloke raises his hands at the end and everybody claps. They give him some clothes and he is pleased.

This lasts a few days.
A few little tweaks and you could easily be describing cricket
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i'm sorry but no matter how you look at it, Football is the most popular sport WORLDWIDE. Nothing comes close to the viewership of the World Cup and no other sport tournament comes close to its prestige.

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Not sure what you're getting at here? It's Europe/Rest of the World because most of the games played in Europe (football, rugby, cricket, tennis) are major sports played in countries throughout the world. Only America has it's own set of sports. So saying America/Rest of the World would make no sense whatsoever.

On-topic, Europe because I've brought up with these sports. Very few people are going to go against their upbringing here.
Exactly. North America hasn't had a chance to establish our sports worldwide like Europe has. And Europe is older and has a deeper connection with the rest of the world. So Eurpoean sports, on the whole, are more popular worldwide. And like you said, most people around the world aren't going to go against their upbringing. So it doesn't matter which sports are better. America was never going to win regardless. Not on an international forum like this one. Pretty much any "America vs. The World" type poll will end the same way.

That's why the title says it all. I knew the end result of the poll without seeing the numbers.
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:33 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Please explain to me which part is wrong.

Which American sports are played worldwide at domestic & international level to a high standard? Are there American Football, Baseball, Ice Hockey World or Continental Cups?

Football, rugby, cricket all have major worldwide participation to a high level. The same simply can't be said for American sports. Is there an American Football World Cup with 32 countries that embrace it. Rugby & Cricket also have major tournaments with fewer nations but is played professionally on a worldwide scale.
Baseball is huge in Asia, South America and the Dominican Republic. Basketball is also a very popular sport in China, South America and European countries such as Spain/Lithuania/Italy/etc. Hockey is obviously a tremendous part of Canadian culture, but I'm not well versed in the sport, so I'm not aware of it's international appeal. You saying that they're not played internationally at a high level is an ignorant statement. We may not have any sports that appeal to the masses as much as Soccer, but judging by what you said about international participation in Cricket and Rugby, Basketball and Baseball are easily on the same level as them, if not above. Again, I've got no clue on Hockey, but it has to have internatioal appeal, considering all of the foreign players in the NHL.
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The big sports played in Europe are played all over the world and have world & continental championships. America's major sports are plated at a high level there and there only. Without trying to cause offense, there's a reason for that.

They are also older sports, and require less equipment, thus, less money. Many countries cannot afford American Football equipment. Same goes for hockey, and additionally not everyone has access to ice in order to play hockey.

Soccer football requires nothing more than a ball. Same goes for Rugby.


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Which American sports are played worldwide at domestic & international level to a high standard? Are there American Football, Baseball, Ice Hockey World or Continental Cups?

Football, rugby, cricket all have major worldwide participation to a high level. The same simply can't be said for American sports. Is there an American Football World Cup with 32 countries that embrace it. Rugby & Cricket also have major tournaments with fewer nations but is played professionally on a worldwide scale.

No, and I gave some reasons for that. The rest of the world can afford to play soccer. Most of them cannot afford all the required equipment for American Football. That's a major, major, reason. So I guess European Sports are cheaper to play, thus, better? Hockey is actually played by many countries throughout the world. The simple problem is that many countries such as all of Africa, South America, and many places in Asia, have warmer climates. Hockey is not terribly viable, and like football, the sport is rather expensive to get equipment and facilities for to play in.

American Football is the greatest sport on the planet IMO. I think if the rest of the world had A) the money to finance it, B) Their populations had access to sufficient equipment to work out & bulk up to be efficient at the sport that you might see a new favorite sport of the world.

American soccer/world football might be the most played, but I do not think it is the best.
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