View Full Version : Do Americans play any sport where they actually play other countries?


Anti-Moan Gestapo
05-29-2002, 07:03 PM
Yeah, I know they play field hockey and they're in the world cup soccer finals and that, but do any of your (assuming you're an american) national teams win stuff?

And I don't mean playing Basketball every 4 years at the olympics ot beating canadians on ice.

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Loveless Addict
05-29-2002, 07:03 PM
whats the point? we would smoke any other country at any other sport.

FearFactory
05-29-2002, 07:05 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Anti-Moan Gestapo:
beating canadians on ice.

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<font color="orange">Canadians are Americans.</font>

Anti-Moan Gestapo
05-29-2002, 07:06 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by FearFactory:
<font color="orange">Canadians are Americans.</font></font>


I thought they were wannabe americans.


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FearFactory
05-29-2002, 07:08 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Anti-Moan Gestapo:

I thought they were wannabe americans.


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<font color="orange">The continent is North America.

The country is the United States.

I wish people would just fucking get it right for once.
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kypper
05-29-2002, 07:15 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Anti-Moan Gestapo:
or beating canadians on ice.
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Uh... who won the olympic hockey games in both sexes?

...and we are far from being Americans. Study our government a little, fucktards.

The Gaddrow
05-29-2002, 07:28 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by kypper:
...and we are far from being Americans.</font> <font size=1>*Ignoring Brad's previous statement*</font>

It's ok, you'll catch up sooner or later. Keep trying, Canada.<font color=black><font size=1>




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ZERO
05-29-2002, 07:29 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by FearFactory:
<font color="orange">The continent is North America.

The country is the United States.

I wish people would just fucking get it right for once.
</font></font>


Hey Captain America, what do they call people from the United States then?

I Ate My Hamster
05-29-2002, 07:31 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by kypper:
Uh... who won the olympic hockey games in both sexes?

...and we are far from being Americans. Study our government a little, fucktards.</font>

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mungo
05-29-2002, 08:25 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Loveless Addict:
whats the point? we would smoke any other country at any other sport.</font>

I can't find any other rugby (union) records, so you'll get the women's results from this year's world cup:

WOMENS RUGBY WORLD CUP
13th - 25th May 2002
Rankings:
1. New Zealand
2. USA

5/13/02 New Zealand v Germany: 117-0
5/13/02 USA v Netherlands: 87-0

5/18/02 New Zealand v Australia: 36-3
5/18/02 USA v France: 9-21

5/21/02 Australia v USA: 17-5
5/21/02 New Zealand v France: 30-0

5/25/02 USA v Spain: 23-5
5/25/02 England v New Zealand: 9-19

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Anti-Moan Gestapo
05-29-2002, 08:27 PM
C'mon - answer the damn question.

Sheesh.

I'm sure there's some sport out there that you are world champs at, but I just can't put my finger on it.

Let's see...

Soccer
Rugby Union
Rugby League
Cricket
Hockey (field, not ice)
...

{edit - }
Mungo - actually, the USA are the Olympic champions in Rugby Union.

Since they won it in 1924.


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Mayfuck
05-29-2002, 09:38 PM
I'm not clear on what you're asking. Of course the U.S. has national teams for just about every sport. And if we win stuff at some of those sports mentioned, well, we'll never know about it. Sports like cricket, rugby, even soccer get very little coverage here and I wouldn't be surprised if our country's rugby or soccer or whatever team sucks. Seeing that these sports get little attention here, our best athletes don't recognize them and opt for sports that are more popular (track+field, hockey, baseball etc.) I'm very very disappointed at the sparse attention the World Cup is getting here. I haven't seen ABC or ESPN run any promos for the World Cup yet, and the local big name newspapers bury World Cup coverage in some page other than the front page of the sports section.



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ZeroDivide
05-29-2002, 10:00 PM
You only play against other countries if its a sport you invented and you're absolutely sure that you're going to win. ie: Basketball.

Craig's Fun Fact - The United States is currently the holder of the Olympic Gold Medal for Rugby Union

Edit: Damn, I should get into the habit of reading the whole thread.

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neopryn
05-29-2002, 11:03 PM
We are the reigning gold medalists in baseball. We beat the dirty red commie Cubans.

Anti-Moan Gestapo
05-29-2002, 11:06 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by neopryn:
We are the reigning gold medalists in baseball. We beat the dirty red commie Cubans.</font>

So - big tick next to basketball.

Down here, we live for test matches. Rugby (Union and League), Cricket.

Don't you want to feel the undeniable feeling of superiority after beating England by 120 runs? Or whupping the Aussies to win the (insert cup name here)?



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neopryn
05-29-2002, 11:09 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Anti-Moan Gestapo:
So - big tick next to basketball.
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Well, we may have invented it, but the Cubans are damn good, and if memory serves, they were actually favored to beat us.

Mark LeDrew
05-29-2002, 11:10 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Anti-Moan Gestapo:

Soccer
Rugby Union
Rugby League
Cricket
Hockey (field, not ice)
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LOL @ those "sports."



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Anti-Moan Gestapo
05-29-2002, 11:13 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Mark LeDrew:
LOL @ those "sports."
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Well, at least they're sports that more than one country plays.

"World Series" baseball.

Good one.

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neopryn
05-29-2002, 11:17 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Anti-Moan Gestapo:
"World Series" baseball.

Good one.
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You come up with a Cuban or Japanese club that can beat the Diamondbacks and we'll stop calling it that.

kypper
05-29-2002, 11:30 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by ZeroDivide:
You only play against other countries if its a sport you invented and you're absolutely sure that you're going to win. ie: Basketball.
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Uh... you guys are really retarded. James Naismith (sp), inventor of basketball, was Canadian.

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Anti-Moan Gestapo
05-29-2002, 11:36 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Anti-Moan Gestapo:
"World Series" baseball.

Good one.
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<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by neopryn:
You come up with a Cuban or Japanese club that can beat the Diamondbacks and we'll stop calling it that.

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but that's the point. As an outsider, all I see when you're talking about sports is it's all on a local level. I'm not talking clubs here - I'm talking countries.

And to counteract your point - why don't the US play baseball against Japan or Cuba? Fuck, even softball gets played on a global level by more than 3 countries.


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Mood ring
05-29-2002, 11:45 PM
the baseball question is interesting...it would be great to see the Pro's in the Olympics or some other tourney...many latin countries and Cuba would put up some good teams. The *******an Republic especially, and Japan. But the U.S. would kick some serious butt cuz no other country could even come close to the pitching here in the states.

Krafty
05-29-2002, 11:48 PM
Speaking of sports, I live in Raleigh so we have a hockey team that's in the finals and everyone here is going absolutely crazy.

Mayfuck
05-29-2002, 11:50 PM
Also, the U.S. is a very large country made up of smaller states that rival each other much like European nations rival each other. It's not that we're reluctant to go against other nations, it's just more exciting with our intra-national competition than international.

Anti-Moan Gestapo
05-29-2002, 11:59 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Mayfuck:
Also, the U.S. is a very large country made up of smaller states that rival each other much like European nations rival each other. It's not that we're reluctant to go against other nations, it's just more exciting with our intra-national competition than international. </font>

Good point.

As you know, you do play sports on a global level. It's just that you tend to prefer sports that are localised, which for a juggernaut country such as the US seems a bit odd.



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gloomy0
05-31-2002, 12:58 AM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by FearFactory:
<font color="orange">The continent is North America.

The country is the United States.

I wish people would just fucking get it right for once.
</font></font>


Amen

SilverFhuck
05-31-2002, 01:02 AM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by kypper:

...and we are far from being Americans. Study our government a little, fucktards.</font>

junior americans.

kypper
05-31-2002, 03:15 AM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by SilverFhuck:
junior americans.</font>

Oh go to hell you stupid cunt.
We're more like british offspring. You, on the other hand, spawned Britney Spears.

beever
05-31-2002, 08:48 AM
It's too bad that the soccer world cups gets so little coverage, in the US. It's very big in europe, africa and asia, so basiclly its only America thats left behind. I bet that the US could get one of the most feared soccer teams if the sport was big there, just consider how many players they could pick from...

sawdust restaurants
05-31-2002, 10:00 AM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by kypper:
You, on the other hand, spawned Britney Spears.</font>

... Whom half the world wants to get in bed with. What's your point?

Eulogy
05-31-2002, 12:12 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by kypper:
You, on the other hand, spawned Britney Spears.</font>


Celine Dion. Bryan Adams. Sum 41.

rubber
05-31-2002, 12:27 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by FearFactory:
<font color="orange">The continent is North America.

The country is the United States.

I wish people would just fucking get it right for once.
</font></font>

Why don't you try getting it right!
The country is the United States of America ... U.S.A. That is why they are called Americans.
Mexicans and Canadians are not Americans ... they are North Americans (along with the U.S. Americans).

Peace....


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kypper
05-31-2002, 01:50 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Eulogy:

Celine Dion. Bryan Adams. Sum 41. </font>

Christina Aguilera.
Blink182.
Cher.
Madonna.
god I could go on forever, but...
Hollywood.
You.

kypper
05-31-2002, 01:52 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by sawdust restaurants:
... Whom half the world wants to get in bed with. What's your point?
</font>

She's a trashy over-religious whore. http://www.netphoria.org/wwwboard/biggrin.gif

polecat jericho
05-31-2002, 06:51 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Anti-Moan Gestapo:


but that's the point. As an outsider, all I see when you're talking about sports is it's all on a local level. I'm not talking clubs here - I'm talking countries.

And to counteract your point - why don't the US play baseball against Japan or Cuba? Fuck, even softball gets played on a global level by more than 3 countries.


</font>Generally, the baseball teams on the US aren't just Americans. Fuck, they consist of the Japanese, Koreans, Mexicans, Cubans, South Americans, Puerto Ricans, Australians and Italians. The baseball teams in America are basically the best from all around and the prodigys of those listed and more so nationalities. It really is the best of the best.

And even if the Major League went against the Japan League or something of the sort, the Japan League would most likely be slaughtered.

scouse_dave
06-03-2002, 01:32 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by polecat jericho:
And even if the Major League went against the Japan League or something of the sort, the Japan League would most likely be slaughtered.</font>

um...maybe it would, but like you've just said, the Major League in US is made up of loads of different nationalities. the whole point of an international tournament is that you have to be a native of a country to represent them*. hence, all the japanese, mexicans, cubans etc from your league would be playing AGAINST you.

<font size=1>* excludes the Rupublic of Ireland's football team...

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Anti-Moan Gestapo
06-03-2002, 05:27 PM
Anti-Moan has just conceded that currently the US women's soccer tem are world champions.

So there's one thing you guys do well.

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