See, the problem here is that Europe thinks of itself as Europe the continent, and not as the individual countries that are Europe. Are these people making it a Europe (continent) vs. USA (country)? Or is it their country vs the USA? If they want to make it a continent battle than they should say Europe vs. North America. If North America could make an All Star team vs a Europe All Star team than maybe it would be an argument, although in most sports, not a good one.
People need to knock it off with saying the USA thinks they represent the world in sports. The fact is as it always has been, the USA is a melting pot, and that is also true of our sports. People come from all over the world to play sports here, all European countries are represented in the sports leagues here. And that makes it WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP worthy.
I will put this out there though, for the people who believe soccer is the universe:
The USA soccer league, MLS, take an all-star team from that and put it against a Europe all-star team (even though the MLS has many many European players). what would happen? who knows? You probably think the Europe team would blast the USA team. I can say that about almost any other sport except the USA blasts Europe. No matyer what though, its an all star game, best of the best, and they would probably be a decent, entertaining games. BUT, the European players in the leagues here would have to play on the USA league all star team and not go back and play for the Europe team, thats fair.
The fact is, most of the best athletes in the world play in USA based sports and leagues. But all of your countries are represented here by the players. No one is saying the USA has all the best athletes in the world, and I'm not saying that here. But a very high percentage of them play their sports here.
I'm not trying to bash Europe, some of the best athletes in the world are there, and in other continents and throughout the world. i'm just saying, and its true, that many of the best come to play here, in the USA. This is meant in no offense to anyone, but the USA sports bashing has to stop. I've done my share of being involved in these battles. We all have top athletes and top sports. I've defended the US here I hope. Thats all I haveto say lol
Forgive me for spelling and grammar errors, I've had a few drinks. Seems to be when I get the most recs, even though no one but me cares about them anymore
I suppose I should of put this in sports. Maybe a forum Mod could take care of that for me please. I'm going to bed