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  1. Standard member Red Night
    RHP Prophet
    30 Apr '07 00:50
    It is interesting to me how much this and other forums on the site are dominated by the English.

    There are 42,000 players flying the US flag on this site and only 4100 flying the English flag + 14,000 flying the Union jack.

    Yet, in this forum, (and every other forum as far as I can tell), the English out post every other nationality by 4 or 5 to 1.

    I guess that's why their sports teams are so poor. Rather sit around typing than go outside and get physical.
  2. Standard member Rooney Once a Blue
    Always a Red
    30 Apr '07 01:24
    Originally posted by Red Night
    It is interesting to me how much this and other forums on the site are dominated by the English.

    There are 42,000 players flying the US flag on this site and only 4100 flying the English flag + 14,000 flying the Union jack.

    Yet, in this forum, (and every other forum as far as I can tell), the English out post every other nationality by 4 or 5 to 1.
    ...[text shortened]... why their sports teams are so poor. Rather sit around typing than go outside and get physical.
    English sports teams are mixed in their abilities.
    We have in the last 8 years:-
    - Won the Rugby world cup
    - Won the ashes (beating the best cricket team of all time)
    - Have arguably 4 of the best 8 football/soccer teams in world football
    - Won European Champions League twice
    Not great but not too bad.

    A more accurate representation of a poor sporting nation would have to be a country like Scotland.
    The only achivement I can think of from a Scot would be Sir Alex Fergusons achievements at Manchester United (in England).


    On your second point, not sure why the English out post all other countries 4 to 1.
    Maybe proportionally as a nation we have higher standards of education (tending to study rather than go out and get physical) and have a lot of diverse opinions on subjects.
    It also rains a lot more in England so we tend to stay indoors more often.
  3. Standard member Esoteric
    Cognitive Junta
    30 Apr '07 03:03
    Originally posted by Red Night
    It is interesting to me how much this and other forums on the site are dominated by the English.

    There are 42,000 players flying the US flag on this site and only 4100 flying the English flag + 14,000 flying the Union jack.

    Yet, in this forum, (and every other forum as far as I can tell), the English out post every other nationality by 4 or 5 to 1.
    ...[text shortened]... why their sports teams are so poor. Rather sit around typing than go outside and get physical.
    Top 4 sports in the world.

    1. Football (not NFL, no-one cares about NFL)
    2. Basketball
    3. Auto-racing
    4. Tennis

    Now tell me what the US has achieved in these sports recently?

    Per capita, the US get spanked in the Olympics too.

    http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/spo_sum_oly_med_all_tim_percap-medals-all-time-per-capita
  4. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    30 Apr '07 03:26
    Originally posted by Esoteric
    Top 4 sports in the world.

    1. Football (not NFL, no-one cares about NFL)
    2. Basketball
    3. Auto-racing
    4. Tennis

    Now tell me what the US has achieved in these sports recently?

    Per capita, the US get spanked in the Olympics too.

    http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/spo_sum_oly_med_all_tim_percap-medals-all-time-per-capita
    Basketball is THAT popular around the world? Really?

    Where did you get these findings? I'm interested where baseball and rugby and cricket fall.

    P-
  5. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    30 Apr '07 05:08
    Originally posted by Red Night
    It is interesting to me how much this and other forums on the site are dominated by the English.

    There are 42,000 players flying the US flag on this site and only 4100 flying the English flag + 14,000 flying the Union jack.

    Yet, in this forum, (and every other forum as far as I can tell), the English out post every other nationality by 4 or 5 to 1.
    ...[text shortened]... why their sports teams are so poor. Rather sit around typing than go outside and get physical.
    it bothers me when people talk about things they now nothing about.

    message me and i will gladly explain it to you
  6. 30 Apr '07 05:16
    Originally posted by Phlabibit
    Basketball is THAT popular around the world? Really?

    Where did you get these findings? I'm interested where baseball and rugby and cricket fall.

    P-
    baseball is very popular in England it is played by small girls and called rounders,Likewise basket ball ,played by slightly taller girls and called netball ,hockey too has been the main sport taught in girls schools.Not that I am calling you guys cissies or nothin ..but you do tend to have gone for all the girlie girlie games
  7. Standard member Esoteric
    Cognitive Junta
    30 Apr '07 07:16
    Originally posted by Phlabibit
    Basketball is THAT popular around the world? Really?

    Where did you get these findings? I'm interested where baseball and rugby and cricket fall.

    P-
    Basketball is huge in China and most of Europe. Baseball is pretty much the Americas and Japan. Cricket is pretty big because most of the English colonies play it. Spectator wise i think it is the second biggest (due to India's love affair and their population). Not sure about Rugby.

    I think Volleyball is right up there too.
  8. 30 Apr '07 11:29
    Originally posted by Red Night
    It is interesting to me how much this and other forums on the site are dominated by the English.

    There are 42,000 players flying the US flag on this site and only 4100 flying the English flag + 14,000 flying the Union jack.

    Yet, in this forum, (and every other forum as far as I can tell), the English out post every other nationality by 4 or 5 to 1.
    ...[text shortened]... why their sports teams are so poor. Rather sit around typing than go outside and get physical.
    LOL..... our secrets out.....
  9. Standard member Red Night
    RHP Prophet
    30 Apr '07 15:59
    Originally posted by Esoteric
    Basketball is huge in China and most of Europe. Baseball is pretty much the Americas and Japan. Cricket is pretty big because most of the English colonies play it. Spectator wise i think it is the second biggest (due to India's love affair and their population). Not sure about Rugby.

    I think Volleyball is right up there too.
    Baseball absolutely dwarfs cricket.

    Cricket is played only in the backwaters of a once great empire.
  10. Standard member Red Night
    RHP Prophet
    30 Apr '07 16:02
    Originally posted by Phlabibit
    Basketball is THAT popular around the world? Really?

    Where did you get these findings? I'm interested where baseball and rugby and cricket fall.

    P-
    Basketball is huge around the world. Played everywhere but England.

    Germany, Spain, Brazil, Argentina, every part of the former Yugoslavia and USSR, China, Italy, Greece, Israel,...
  11. Standard member Red Night
    RHP Prophet
    30 Apr '07 16:02
    Originally posted by smartrrrrs
    baseball is very popular in England it is played by small girls and called rounders,Likewise basket ball ,played by slightly taller girls and called netball ,hockey too has been the main sport taught in girls schools.Not that I am calling you guys cissies or nothin ..but you do tend to have gone for all the girlie girlie games
    Over here in the US, little girls have tea parties....same over there in England for your cricketeers.
  12. 30 Apr '07 16:08
    Originally posted by Esoteric
    No-one cares about NFL
    I care.
  13. 30 Apr '07 16:11
    Originally posted by Red Night
    Baseball absolutely dwarfs cricket.

    Cricket is played only in the backwaters of a once great empire.
    Lol, not hardly. Cricket is probably the second biggest sport in the world, football (not that NFL rubbish) coming first.

    Baseball probably just about makes it into the top ten if you're lucky.
  14. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    30 Apr '07 16:25
    Originally posted by Starrman
    Lol, not hardly. Cricket is probably the second biggest sport in the world, football (not that NFL rubbish) coming first.

    Baseball probably just about makes it into the top ten if you're lucky.
    Shut up. Thanx in advance.

    P-
  15. Standard member Red Night
    RHP Prophet
    30 Apr '07 16:26
    Originally posted by Starrman
    Lol, not hardly. Cricket is probably the second biggest sport in the world, football (not that NFL rubbish) coming first.

    Baseball probably just about makes it into the top ten if you're lucky.
    Spammann, spammann, time to wake up...you've been dreaming again.