GKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24747 posts, RR: 57 Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 965 times:
I like the Ice-hockey. Especially Canadian Ice hockey. What annoys me about American sports is that you have American Football. How can it be called football when you have the ball in your hands most of the time???? In the uk we have a lot of wrestling coverage ,Some American "football". The NBA has coverage as well sometimes. That looks class, especially LA Lakers. Apart from that I aint particularly interested in North American sports.
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Ikarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2 Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 944 times:
I'm not really interested in any sports, anyway: It's just some big men running around some leathery round bits and getting all excited about it.... And American sports are not much different from European sports in these qualities (except Americans only seem to like sports where there are scores avery few seconds resulting in totals around 100-101 instead of the European sports generally resulting in 0-1...)
USAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53 Reply 12, posted (12 years 9 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 918 times:
On ESPN2 and other smaller sports networks we get overseas sports...once we got Aussie-rules football I remember...the Grey Cup from our friends up north is shown on ESPN2 (CFL is way better than NFL), and sometimes British soccer...we get a lot of Mexican soccer on the Spanish language channels...
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LOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 13, posted (12 years 9 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 911 times:
I live in the USA but i enjoy euro sports alot. Soccer is great, i loved the UEFA championships last yr! MLS is a bunch of BS! NASCAR, AHAHHAHAHAH i drove on the autobahn in Germany faster! For gods sake 175mph isnt all that fast. Plus all those cars go the same speed, what the heck is the point of the race? I like the channel Eurosport, i watch it whenever im on vacation in Poland.
Us330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3809 posts, RR: 14 Reply 14, posted (12 years 9 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 909 times:
You know what just occurred to me? The NHL probably gets better coverage overseas than it does here in North America. I am a dedicated hockey fan, and I will tell you that in the U.S., hockey is viewed almost as a secondary sport compared to football (ok), baseball(boring!) and basketball(worst of the three).
Us330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3809 posts, RR: 14 Reply 21, posted (12 years 9 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 862 times:
I don't know about Detroit or Colorado. I'd say the dark horses are Ottawa, San Jose, and Toronto. Don't forget New Jersey and St. Louis. I, personally, think the Devils might repeat as cup champions, but Colorado will not win the cup
BNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3164 posts, RR: 12 Reply 22, posted (12 years 9 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 855 times:
In Australia American Basketball NBA would get the most weekly coverage. NFL, some usually the results, baseball same, results in paper, the finals results might make the TV. ice hockey non existant, the only time when you might see Ice Hockey in Australia is when someone creamed another player and it usually part of a weekly highlights section. Nascar racing non existant.
Part of the problem in Australia for American sports is that we are already starting the week Monday when it is still Sunday.
Cfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 23, posted (12 years 9 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 852 times:
I'm Swiss but went to school in the U.S., where I picked up a liking for American Football. That is something I miss - There is absolutely no coverage of that here. I never managed to get interested in baseball, though.
Europeans' objections to American Football tend to be 1. It's always stopping - 5 seconds of action followed by a minute of bumbling around. And 2. the rules are extremely complicated. It's one of those sports that you simply cannot understand unless you grow up with it. Soccer is easy - Get the ball into the other goal, and you cannot use your hands. Simple.
Of course American Football is derived from Rugby, which is played by many countries, who see no need to replace it with the American version. I think American Football should get rid of all that padding. They do the same tackles in Rugby and they don't use pads.