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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1156 times:

Hi,
(for non-North Americans only)
How interested are you guys/gals in American sports, like American-rules football, the NBA, NHL, NFL, NCAA men's basketball tourney...etc...Do you follow it at all??

Just curious,
Greg


Chief A.net college football stadium self-pic guru
35 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1117 times:

Almost negligible coverage in the UK.

World Cup-style Football, Rugby, Rowing, Golf, Cricket get most coverage.

There is not much interest/complete ignorance in American sports here in the UK.

Cheers


User currently offlineAirbus A380 From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 522 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1116 times:

Me and my friends are fans of WWF, XFL, NBA and last but not least, NFL.

User currently offlineRojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2452 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1113 times:

Although my country is in North America, (MEXICO) we follow the NFL, NBA and baseball. We have a very good coverage with ABC, CBS, NBC, ESPN and FOX.

Rojo


User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1103 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.



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1101 times:

US sports that get the most coverage are Basketball and Ice Hockey. Gridiron is viewed upon almost with contempt by the average Brit.

Soccer, Rugby and Cricket are the main sports here.



I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
User currently offlineIkarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1082 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...)

Boring.


User currently offlineFightingfalcon From Switzerland, joined Feb 2001, 787 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1078 times:

I really like the american sports, especially NASCAR, NHL, NBA and MLB.

NASCAR is the right way of car-racing, not the boring Formula 1...

The Swiss hockey team isn't bad (won against the Russian team a few months ago), but the NHL is moch more interesting.

European basketball is a joke, every NBA-team would win against the teams of the european nations.

And baseball, I really haven't heard of european baseball yet!

Unfortunately the coverage is really bad, I can't get ESPN, can't get ABC... only CNN. Only Eurosport shows NASCAR every sunday.

Martin



Imprezas rule!!
User currently offlineYukee From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 26 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1078 times:

I was born in HK. moved here (Toronto) 7 years ago.
The only sport I am into is Table Tennis.



User currently offlineWorldTraveller From Germany, joined Jun 1999, 624 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1063 times:

We get a pretty good coverage of the NBA, NHL and NFL in Germany, no NCAA though.

How about German/European soccer coverage in the U.S.?

Best regards
the WorldTraveller


User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4781 posts, RR: 23
Reply 10, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1062 times:

We see a lot of the English Premier League soccer (football) here, not anything from Germany.

User currently offlineMx5_boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1060 times:

Hhhhm,

The only time I have noticed American league sports have been on cable, other than that, we have far too much sports broadcast on television of our own.

However, we do on one TV station, on a Saturday afternoon have about an hour or so of "extreme" sports programming which always has a large US element.

Cheers,

mb


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 12, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1056 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...

Greg



Chief A.net college football stadium self-pic guru
User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1049 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.

User currently offlineUs330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3871 posts, RR: 13
Reply 14, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1047 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).

User currently offlineFightingfalcon From Switzerland, joined Feb 2001, 787 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1030 times:

WorldTraveller, on which chanel do you get NHL coverage?

And, LOT767-300ER, do you think Formula 1 is better than NASCAR? Only the start is interesting, the rest of the race they drive around the course with ten or twenty seconds between them... BORING!!!

A NASCAR race has more than 10 different leaders and 100 passes. They drive around the turns side-by-side and in two rows.

Do you really drive 180 mph at German autobahns? And about the speed: 180 mph is more than 280 kph, Formula 1 cars reach 330. This isn't a big difference, I think.

AND, the NASCAR drivers must DRIVE their cars, Formula 1 cars are the one half car and the other half computer...

Martin



Imprezas rule!!
User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Reply 16, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1025 times:

NHL all the way. Avalanche will get the cup (I hope!)


Money does not bring you happiness. But it's better to cry in your own private limo than on a cold bus stop.
User currently offlineJoona From Finland, joined May 2001, 1038 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1022 times:

I love NHL, NBA, NFL and Cart. The finnish ones + F1 suck a big time !!!

An-225, don't even think about it!!!! Red Wings will get the cup! Big grin

Z,  Smokin cool




1740 days idle. Beat that.
User currently offlineFightingfalcon From Switzerland, joined Feb 2001, 787 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1022 times:

Avalanche aren't bad, but they won't beat the RED WINGS!
Avalanche's second goaltender is good, David Aebischer, Swiss player!

Martin



Imprezas rule!!
User currently offlineFightingfalcon From Switzerland, joined Feb 2001, 787 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1020 times:

Yes, Joona, you're right, Red Wings will go for the cup!
(haven't seen your post before, wrote my own...)

Martin



Imprezas rule!!
User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Reply 20, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1006 times:

No way, Red Wings won't get the cup. It's OUR TURN!

 Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up



Money does not bring you happiness. But it's better to cry in your own private limo than on a cold bus stop.
User currently offlineUs330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3871 posts, RR: 13
Reply 21, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1000 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

User currently offlineBNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3183 posts, RR: 12
Reply 22, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 993 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.



Why fly non stop when you can connect
User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 990 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.

Charles


User currently offlineRickster From Austria, joined Dec 2000, 653 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 983 times:

I can watch Baseball for hrs. and i still don´t have a clue what is going on. I definately need someone to explane that to me sometimes.

cheers


25 Fightingfalcon : I don't think baseball is so hard to understand... I first saw it when I visited the USA, and after two or three games on TV, I knew the rules. Martin
26 Post contains images Joona : An-225 NEVER Red Wings all the way! btw. did you hear about Shanahan??? Scored 4+1 against Calgary (??) last night. Z
27 9A-CRO : in Croatia there is only interest for NBA, but I am not interested in it at all I like soccer more than american football
28 LOT767-300ER : No no no no i never said formula 1 is better, infact i dont like it either and yes i have reached a speed of 173mph (never said 180!) in a custom made
29 Fightingfalcon : You reached 173? I can't believe that. Didn't you just look at the speedometer (tachometer?) and saw the pointer at 175? If it was a german-bought BMW
30 Post contains images SAS_A330-300 : Well, I followed NHL a few years ago very close but I'm getting tired of all these injured players. I think that Swedish Hockey League is much better.
31 Cfalk : A few years ago, I bought a new BMW 328i Coupe, and I clocked it at 265 km/h (165mph), which was rather surprising - I expected to top out at around 2
32 Fightingfalcon : Germany is the only country which allows driving so fast, as much I know. There you can drive as fast as you want on the autobahn. In Switzerland ther
33 Fightingfalcon : I'll go to sleep now, continue the discuss tomorrow. Martin
34 Post contains images Cfalk : Heh, heh, I know about the speed limits, but they are mostly dependant on photo-radar here, rather than patrols, and if you know where they are, no pr
35 Aerorobnz : it probably was in Miles per hour, he did say a custom 7 series BMW, and most BMW are limited to 155mph/250kph, but if the chip is removed another 20m
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