SLC1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4127 times:
On a related super bowl post I noticed that all the posts were American. The super bowl being such a huge event, do any other countries (other than Canada with their half-assed Grey Cup equivalent-and yes I watched the Grey Cup this year in Calgary) have any interest in the super bowl, especially considering most are asleep in Europe when the Super Bowl's on.
Aerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7191 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4120 times:
No - It barely gets a 30sec segment on the sports news. Not surprising really - we are a rugby/cricket/anything else that isn't American football nation. Cricket is one game you actually wear helmets and padding, but Football? come on..
SLC1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4110 times:
wow-barely 30 seconds on the sports news, that amazes me considering that companies spend millions and millions for a 15 second spot on what probably about 90% of americans are watching. I'd bet we get at least 2 minutes of soccer coverage, though I've never seen cricket.
my favorite sports to watch are still tennis and hockey.
Springbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4108 times:
No, we get something like a 10 second spot about it, and I think that's only on Sundays. Like Aerorobnz said, we are crazy about cricket/tennis/golf/AUSTRALIAN FOOTY/rugby/anything else that's not American football.
It's cricket season right now, and the sports news is just cricket...nothing else.
Planespotterx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4085 times:
I'll be watching it myself, after seeing last years show (think it was last year..well the last time it was on) definitely more livelier than Rugby for sure, plus all the build-up beforehand is pretty cool to watch.
Also watch NASCAR whenever I can too..
CPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6000 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4062 times:
Danish Tv2 & it's spinoff Tv2 Zulu has been showing the entire season, along with all the playoff games (2on saturday & 2 on sunday) - so you can bet that they're airing the Super Bowl tonight. I'll go ahead & sacrifice a good nights sleep for this one. They even have Morten Andersen on to comment for them
Gman94 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1239 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4000 times:
Do you actively participate in the local game in the UK in any way, go and see the local team, coach, play, referee?
Or are you like most of the lard arses that profess to be football lovers and just sit on the couch and watch NFL
Its more fun live!!!
I used to play in my teens as an offensive lineman in a local youth team and later was involved in a bit of coaching in the youth flag football scene, but now I'm just one of the lard arses that enjoys watching Sky on Sunday night's with a beer.
Newark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 19, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3986 times:
I'm not surprised that a lot of the overseas markets don't watch the Super Bowl. Over here in the states, there is zero coverage of European sports, mainly because of lack of interest. I have actually never seen cricket on TV in the US. Unless the US is playing, the World Cup gets the 10 second overview on the evening news. The fact is, if the viewers aren't interested, it's not going to get played.
EZEIZA From Argentina, joined Aug 2004, 4967 posts, RR: 24
Reply 21, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3935 times:
Although my favourite sport is what americans call "soccer" (what the hell does that mean anyway?), I really like American Football, both NFL and College (That's the other question, why do you call it football when the foot is what you use less in the game?). Here in Argentina, and I think in most of the cable operators of South America, we get live on ESPN monday night football, and depending on other programming, we get 1 or 2 games on Sunday (sometimes it's live). We also get 1 game on Fox sports, but rarely live. It's usually late at night, after all "our" football is finished . Fox Sports Latin America will be showing the Superbowl and there is no way I'm going to miss it! I also like the whole Superbowl mentality and I have been preparing for it ... I filled the fridge with beer and will be ordering some chicken wings from hooters!! By the way, I'm a bears fan (no one laugh please!) and it's funny cause I've never been near Chicago!