Originally posted by no1marauder
I suppose Tiger Woods wasn't the best golfer in the world in 2007 because he failed to compete on the Mongolian circuit and therefore, who knows?, maybe some guy there could have beat him on a consistent basis.
I wasn't aware that any serious sports fan anywhere in the world disputes that the teams in the NBA are superior to the teams th ...[text shortened]... pport your position, but states it as if it should be taking seriously just on your say so.
Didn't Tiger compete against the best players from around the world to be name best golfer in the world?
In Ireland, we have a sport called Gaelic Football (and another called Hurling). While there are a few teams in the US, England and Australia for ex-pats, our champions are called "All Ireland Champions".
I don't see the need for the self congratulatory habit of calling a team which only competes against teams from it's own nation to be entitled "World Champions", although I suppose it fits the insularity of some Americans to believe that the US = the World.
I wasn't aware that any serious sports fan anywhere in the world disputes that the teams in the NBA are superior to the teams that play in ANY European, South American, Asian or anywhere else league.
In Britain, they have a trophy called the FA cup, where every team in the land is allowed to play. Your amateur Sunday League teams are included, although they have to win about 7 or 8 matches before they're in the FA Cup proper. While I can't expect you to know anything about this competition, the greatest joy for the neutral fans of the sports are the "Giant Killings", whereby a lowly team knocks out a team from the top echelon of the sport. You seem to believe that this is impossible with the quoted statement above... An American team would ALWAYS, without fail beat a Non-American team.
Why do you believe that competition is unnecessary to make absurd claims of World sporting supremacy?