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    My condolences I am sure he will be missed by family and friends.

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    Didn't you lose your leg Gruff?

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    It turns out that I have more bad news...

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    My wife's great grandfather isn't expected to make it through the night. His liver is failing and both of his kidneys are shutting down.

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    Jees, you're having a bad week DD. My thoughts are with your family.
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    Yeah, this week has not been the greatest. However, he did make it through the night which is nice; this means that my brother-in-law can fly in from Kearney, NE to see him. In fact I think he should be back in Louisiana by now.

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    The "Curse of Cleveland" has finally been lifted?



    Oh yes it has! Woo!

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    I didn't really care for either team...

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    On one hand I wanted the Warriors to win because of the history of their winning record during the season.

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    On the other hand I wanted the Cav's to win because of the history of a 3-1 deficit comeback win.

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    Either way to me, history would be made.

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    Either way to me, history would be made
    If you wanted to watch real history being made you should have watched England Vs Australia in the Rugby (the first away English Series victory ever vs Australia)

    To be honest i would be happy watching England beat Australia at pretty much anything, the fact it was at a sport that they are particularly good at (and they were the favorites) makes it even better.

    Do you guys in the US have that kind of rivalry at any sport with another Country?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeedSomeAnswers View Post
    Do you guys in the US have that kind of rivalry at any sport with another Country?
    You could say basketball during the Olympics, but let's face it... the only year that the US really lost was the 1988(no professional players) and the 2004 Olympics. All other times it was either because they were boycotting the Olympics or the infamous 1972 Olympics. So... USA! USA! USA!

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    Maybe hockey with Canada. Although I'm not sure how big the hockey fan base is in far south of the US.

    We play baseball against some other countries - but I do not think those are huge rivalries.

    Seems the world wide soccer rivalries are unique - imo...

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    There are other countries that can play sports?
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    There are other countries that can play sports?
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    Seems the world wide soccer rivalries are unique - imo...
    Football (or Soccer as you call it) is certainly the sport played by the most countries, but there are others. Cricket and Rugby are probably the next 2.

    It always surprised me that the US never seems to take much effort to export there sports elsewhere.

    Football, Rugby and Cricket have gone to some effort to export there sport to other countries. (and to a much lesser extent Hockey of the none ice variety)

    Basketball is played a bit outside the US bit not anywhere near the same standard.

    Baseball is played in Japan i think but i don't know any other countries

    American Football is played only by you guys (and maybe Canada), i remember that they tried to create a European league for a while but it slowly died.

    I suppose that America is big enough for the rivalries between states to be big enough to sustain the sports on there own.
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    I suppose that America is big enough for the rivalries between states to be big enough to sustain the sports on there own.
    My guess would be the investment to start the export process. The NFL already generates $13 billion, MLB already generates $9.5 billion, and college football already generates(estimated) $5 billion. The closest to all of these is England's Premier League which generates only 3.4 billion.

    American Football is played only by you guys (and maybe Canada), i remember that they tried to create a European league for a while but it slowly died.
    They're definitely expanding the NFL to the UK. Over the past several years they've had 3 games in London, then last year they bumped it up to 4 games with 3 in London and 1 in Mexico City.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dday9 View Post
    My guess would be the investment to start the export process. The NFL already generates $13 billion, MLB already generates $9.5 billion, and college football already generates(estimated) $5 billion. The closest to all of these is England's Premier League which generates only 3.4 billion.


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    Which is actually pretty impressive considering the difference in population and potential audience.
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    Yeah, I'm surprised at how well the Premier League does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dday9 View Post
    Yeah, I'm surprised at how well the Premier League does.
    That's because after that all they have left to watch is curling and parapet defenestration

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    ... parapet defenestration
    I hear there has been a huge drop in participation recently
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    ... parapet defenestration
    I hear there has been a huge drop in participation recently
    They are hoping for a better window of opportunity

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    I'm lost...

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    Post Race!

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    I passed up Witis in replies to the post race!

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    I'm lost...
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    Is the guy on the far left winning or losing?

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    Sports. Guh! Give me a rousing board game any day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeedSomeAnswers View Post
    Baseball is played in Japan i think but i don't know any other countries
    Korea, Taiwan, Australia, pretty much all of Latin American and the Caribbean countries have professional leagues. A fairly large percentage of Major League players are Latin Americans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dday9 View Post
    They're definitely expanding the NFL to the UK. Over the past several years they've had 3 games in London, then last year they bumped it up to 4 games with 3 in London and 1 in Mexico City.
    The NFL is determined to put a team in London despite the logistical problems it would create. Also Mexico City.
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    I don't understand why they would want to have regular season games in London, the time difference between Washington and London is 8 hours with a 10 hour flight. For one, could you imagine the mental exhaustion from flying for that long and for two, could you imagine the jet lag?!

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    Mexico City would be fine as far as time, but east coast vs west coast already has a penalty. It would be FAR worse if a team was in London.
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    I just got news that my wife's great-grandfather passed away this morning.

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    So at least he made it past the 24-48 hour mark! Il a ete un tete dure until the end.

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    Here's a zen story that is relevant:

    A rich man went to an artist and asked for a wall hanging of good fortune (just calligraphy, really). What the artist gave him was this:

    Grandfather dies.
    Father dies.
    Son dies.

    The rich man was horrified. "How can you say that this is good fortune???" To which the artist replied: "This is the natural order of things for those who are fortunate. Is any other order better than this?"

    The fact that your wife got to know her great-grandfather is amazing.
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    That was something that I tried explaining to my wife. She had the pleasure of not only knowing her great-grandfather, but also the pleasure of spending time with him A) while he was still in his right mind and B) she was old enough to appreciate that time. Not too many people get to experience that...

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    Personally, I'm worried about her great-grandmother. She is... eccentric? Maybe that's a bad word, but you get the gist.

    She was actually calling people as late as last Friday telling them that her husband was coming home soon. They had to take her phone away from her.

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    Yeah, I know what you mean. Back at Christmas, I had a nice conversation with an aunt. I then got a puzzled and slightly frantic email from her daughter. As it turned out, we both had nice conversations....but apparently they weren't the same conversation. What I said and what she heard bore only a passing relationship with one another.
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    Sorry about your loss, Dday. My own great-grandmother lived to age 101 and played the piano every day right up to her last. She left us all with a lot of great memories.
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    Holy crap!

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