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Posted 11/12/15
Four pages of discussion and not a single mention yet of Richie Benaud and/or Billy Birmingham?
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MrAnimeSK wrote:


IShouldBeStudying wrote:

Notes on Cricket:
-Going to be played in America
-Probably not going to be watched in America


Only by people of non American backgrounds that live in America.

Its funny cos American sports are not popular around the world(as far as it beig on tv or being big here with big crowds and local leauges n that) but everyone at least knows of them, knows the rules, has seen it, has played it (well mainly baseball and basket ball, not so much American football), played video games of it, etc.





It certainly must be popular if people know so much about it. It's a national sport, of course it's not going to win big around the world. It's fairly easy for something to gain popularity in Europe because if you walk two blocks in any direction you're in a new country. Also mostly all of the world sports are old as heck, like since-ancient-civilizations old.
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IShouldBeStudying wrote:



It certainly must be popular if people know so much about it. It's a national sport, of course it's not going to win big around the world. It's fairly easy for something to gain popularity in Europe because if you walk two blocks in any direction you're in a new country. Also mostly all of the world sports are old as heck, like since-ancient-civilizations old.


I mean most countries are a bit Americanized, some very much so. Australia is a fair bit as far as music and tv and movies and that.
We have all seen American baseball movies, i used to play baseball and basketball video games.
NBA jam was massive back in the day. There was a period where wearing baseball and basket ball and Gridiron apparel was a big thing and considered cool and trendy.
Collecting basket ball trading cards was big for a while there also. I mean Michael Jordan! everybody knows him.
I know about Babe Ruth.
I think the hip hop era of the 90's contributed a bit to the American sports gear being in fashion, but there were super stars everyone knew about even though we didn't follow the games/sport.
I guess theres alot of American movies about their sports and it gets media coverage outside of America.

Cricket is not big in Euroupe. I mean the English play it but they love soccer more and they play rugby.

I guess soccer and tennis and golf are probably the main sports that are played just about everywhere?



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Four pages of discussion and not a single mention yet of Richie Benaud and/or Billy Birmingham?


R.I.P Richie. But Americans wouldn't know who he is.
I dont know Billy?
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Yeah, it's called the Australian Football International Cup. A few guys from my team played in it the year before I joined up and that year NZ won (2005). Looking at the wikipedia on it apparently it is run as a developmental thing by the AFL. And PNG are the current champs.
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Omni42 wrote:

Yeah, it's called the Australian Football International Cup. A few guys from my team played in it the year before I joined up and that year NZ won (2005). Looking at the wikipedia on it apparently it is run as a developmental thing by the AFL. And PNG are the current champs.


Ah thats pretty cool. Didn't know about that. Yeah i guess Australia insn't involved becasue they would most likely dominate or it would interfere with our local footy season.
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