Originally posted by wormwood
first of all, usa is crap at football.
'american football' and baseball are not played anywhere else but usa & japan. that's like like being the world's leading country in whale flubber eating.
and basketball, that's not played that much outside usa either, although it's by far the most popular of your four national favourites.
and in hockey, you s ...[text shortened]... st. it's no coincidence you have +2 -45 score against canada on world championship level.
Man you got it all wrong.
Football: The USA isn't the best but we have been competitive in international play for the last decade.
Baseball: South America and some countries in the Caribbean play a lot of baseball, some of the MLB's best players come from south of the border.
Basketball: Almost every country has a league of some capacity that is competitive in its own right. Europe is actually pretty big on the sport. They have two annual competitions like in Football where both the national teams and clubs compete for titles. Also, some of the best basketball players in the NBA aren't American. If you have a short memory, let me remind you that Steve Nash and Dirk Nowitzki won the last 3 MVP awards in the NBA.
Ice Hockey: Hey, we aren't the best at it, but we get an Olympic medal every now and then. I mean I would be very disappointed if Canada didn't dominate International Hockey like the USA does basketball and Brazil does football. Hockey is your national sport and you have like 5 TV stations that cover it. Here in the US we have one station, Versus, which sucks. I missed basically all of the Aves/Wild series, it was horrible.
NFL: Americans don't care that the rest of the world doesn't play it. After 19 weeks of wear and tear, an international competition is the last thing the NFL wants.