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All so called American sports were invented over here Baseball (rounders), American Football (Rugby for cissies). All you've really got is Basketball and that was invented by a canadian.

 

This is completely random. Baseball was invented in 1845, rounders isn't even baseball. It's a game something like it, but it's still different. God knows what the rules were. What your trying to compare is far out of place.

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All so called American sports were invented over here Baseball (rounders), American Football (Rugby for cissies). All you've really got is Basketball and that was invented by a canadian.

 

This is completely random. Baseball was invented in 1845, rounders isn't even baseball. It's a game something like it, but it's still different. God knows what the rules were. What your trying to compare is far out of place.

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The modern game was developed in the United States from an early bat-and-ball game called rounders (at least this is the most popular explanation for its origins), and it has become the national sport of the United States

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baseball

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Talk American sports here. Please ladies and gentleman ignore this annoying dull alcoholic who doesn't have any respect for American sports.

All so called American sports were invented over here Baseball (rounders), American Football (Rugby for cissies). All you've really got is Basketball and that was invented by a canadian.

Was it the 1984 Olympics in LA or the 1996 in Atlanta where Japan beat USA in the baseball tournament?

In 1984 (Los Angeles), Japan beat the US in the then baseball demonstration games.

 

In 1992 (Barcelona) as a medal sport, Japan beat the US in the seventh round with a score of 7-1. Final rankings for that Olympics were 1) Cuba, 2) Chinese Taipei, 3) Japan, 4) United States.

 

In 1996 (Atlanta), Japan defeated the US in the semi-final round. Final rankings for that Olympics were: 1) Cuba, 2) United States, 3) Japan, 4) Nicaragua.

 

In 2000 (Sydney), the US defeated Japan in the preliminary rounds. The final ranking for that Olympics were: 1) United States, 2) Cuba, 3) Korea, 4) Japan.

 

In 2004 (Athens), the US was knocked out in the qualifying round and never played Japan.

 

My husband is of the opinion that the way to not get knocked out of the qualifying rounds in 2008 is to not include any of the New York Yankees on the team. He's still upset about yesterday.

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All I know about baseball is the following - Babe Ruth, Joe di Maggio, Monty Stratton, Hank Aaron and the World Series is a complete misnomer as there's only two nations represented.

 

Baseball is everywhere, but the UK. Pretty much.

Everywhere apart from Europe, Africa and the asian subcontinent. The only truly global game is football (soccer).

Not according to this post.

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More people go fishing every day in the UK than play baseball in the US throughout an entire year.

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All I know about baseball is the following - Babe Ruth, Joe di Maggio, Monty Stratton, Hank Aaron and the World Series is a complete misnomer as there's only two nations represented.

 

Baseball is everywhere, but the UK. Pretty much.

Everywhere apart from Europe, Africa and the asian subcontinent. The only truly global game is football (soccer).

Not according to this post.

In terms of professional leagues then I'm right it's football*. In terms of participation then who knows, is fishing really a sport?

 

Maybe it is for some, but for others it's a means of survival.

 

*I have absolutely no idea if this is true or not, but it sounds as though it should be.

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Talk American sports here. Please ladies and gentleman ignore this annoying dull alcoholic who doesn't have any respect for American sports.

All so called American sports were invented over here Baseball (rounders), American Football (Rugby for cissies). All you've really got is Basketball and that was invented by a canadian.

Was it the 1984 Olympics in LA or the 1996 in Atlanta where Japan beat USA in the baseball tournament?

In 1984 (Los Angeles), Japan beat the US in the then baseball demonstration games.

 

In 1992 (Barcelona) as a medal sport, Japan beat the US in the seventh round with a score of 7-1. Final rankings for that Olympics were 1) Cuba, 2) Chinese Taipei, 3) Japan, 4) United States.

 

In 1996 (Atlanta), Japan defeated the US in the semi-final round. Final rankings for that Olympics were: 1) Cuba, 2) United States, 3) Japan, 4) Nicaragua.

 

In 2000 (Sydney), the US defeated Japan in the preliminary rounds. The final ranking for that Olympics were: 1) United States, 2) Cuba, 3) Korea, 4) Japan.

 

In 2004 (Athens), the US was knocked out in the qualifying round and never played Japan.

 

My husband is of the opinion that the way to not get knocked out of the qualifying rounds in 2008 is to not include any of the New York Yankees on the team. He's still upset about yesterday.

 

Carol Ann- Your husband is a Yankees fan? Oh the shame! I'm so happy they choked again.

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In terms of professional leagues then I'm right it's football*. In terms of participation then who knows, is fishing really a sport?

 

Maybe it is for some, but for others it's a means of survival.

 

Soccer certainly isn't the favorite here in the United States. Fishing is considered a sport, and they air poker and pool on ESPN so they might consider them sports as well.

 

Fishing is survival for some. The Eskimo. The Yeti. And so on...

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Hey look! I suddenly started this thread! Cool! I didn't do a damn thing!

 

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Some stuff about the origins of the 'World Series' here.

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Everywhere apart from Europe, Africa and the asian subcontinent. The only truly global game is football (soccer).

 

Who gives a F**k if it's a global game. If you had a poll among the world, American sports would dominate. There is absolutely no doubt about it.

Well if the USA ran the poll like it ran Bush v. Gore you probably would win.

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Is eight countries not alot? Does eight countries not lift your eye brow? Does that not turn you on? Let me ask you a question, how many countries should have played then?

 

I think 32 would impress me more, for a global point of view.

 

But the rest of your argument is concise and fair.

 

 

Don't get me wrong, I don't dislike baseball at all, it's just the claim that it's globally more popular than soccer.

 

I have no idea who your favourite team is but I wish them well.

 

 

Oh I realised I have also heard of Mickey Mantle & Mick McGuire.

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Everywhere apart from Europe, Africa and the asian subcontinent. The only truly global game is football (soccer).

 

Who gives a F**k if it's a global game. If you had a poll among the world, American sports would dominate. There is absolutely no doubt about it.

Well if the USA ran the poll like it ran Bush v. Gore you probably would win.

Fishing is global. Even Jesus did it.

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Everywhere apart from Europe, Africa and the asian subcontinent. The only truly global game is football (soccer).

 

Who gives a F**k if it's a global game. If you had a poll among the world, American sports would dominate. There is absolutely no doubt about it.

Well if the USA ran the poll like it ran Bush v. Gore you probably would win.

Fishing is global. Even Jesus did it.

 

Did Jesus actually do any fishing? I seem to remember from Sunday school (many years ago so details are a bit vague) that he was more a fish monger than a fisherman. Also a dab (ha ha) hand at parting large bodies of water, probably much to the anger of local fishermen.

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Did Jesus actually do any fishing? I seem to remember from Sunday school (many years ago so details are a bit vague) that he was more a fish monger than a fisherman. Also a dab (ha ha) hand at parting large bodies of water, probably much to the anger of local fishermen.

He probably did a little fishing as a boy. However, I thought it was Moses who parted large tracts of water.

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Did Jesus actually do any fishing? I seem to remember from Sunday school (many years ago so details are a bit vague) that he was more a fish monger than a fisherman. Also a dab (ha ha) hand at parting large bodies of water, probably much to the anger of local fishermen.

He probably did a little fishing as a boy. However, I thought it was Moses who parted large tracts of water.

 

You are right Mr Josco, it was Moses. Jesus was the Red Sea pedestrian (also a bit irritating for the fishermen I should imagine).

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Did Jesus actually do any fishing? I seem to remember from Sunday school (many years ago so details are a bit vague) that he was more a fish monger than a fisherman. Also a dab (ha ha) hand at parting large bodies of water, probably much to the anger of local fishermen.

He probably did a little fishing as a boy. However, I thought it was Moses who parted large tracts of water.

 

You are right Mr Josco, it was Moses. Jesus was the Red Sea pedestrian (also a bit irritating for the fishermen I should imagine).

So my education was not wasted then. My father would have been so proud, even though I was expelled from Sunday School.

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Did Jesus actually do any fishing? I seem to remember from Sunday school (many years ago so details are a bit vague) that he was more a fish monger than a fisherman. Also a dab (ha ha) hand at parting large bodies of water, probably much to the anger of local fishermen.

He probably did a little fishing as a boy. However, I thought it was Moses who parted large tracts of water.

 

You are right Mr Josco, it was Moses. Jesus was the Red Sea pedestrian (also a bit irritating for the fishermen I should imagine).

He also fixed it so that his mates (disciples) caught shed loads of fish. More of a ghillie then. Not to mention his ability to make fish go an awful long way when he fed the 5,000. Jesus clearly knew a thing or two about fishing.

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Given that the population of the Indian sub-continent is absolutely nuts about cricket (there's approaching 1 billion people in India, let alone Pakistan, Sri Lanka, etc) I would have thought that participation levels there would be pretty high.

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Maybe he invented the Filet-O-Fish for McDonalds

Not to mention his ability to make fish go an awful long way when he fed the 5,000.

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Not to mention his ability to make fish go an awful long way when he fed the 5,000.
Maybe he invented the Filet-O-Fish for McDonalds

1-part fish, 499-part sawdust?

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Not to mention his ability to make fish go an awful long way when he fed the 5,000.
Maybe he invented the Filet-O-Fish for McDonalds

1-part fish, 499-part sawdust?

I agree. The McNuggets are made pretty much the same way. A couple of months ago, I saw a documentary that showed how they were made. It was disgusting.

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You are right Mr Josco, it was Moses. Jesus was the Red Sea pedestrian (also a bit irritating for the fishermen I should imagine).

If I remember correctly Jesus walked on the water of the lake of Galilee.

 

As to Mr Christ's fishing: I think this carpenter was rather keen on fishing for people.

 

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Hein

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