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Old April 29th, 2006, 01:09 AM   #441
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So are you saying that it takes a brain to play basketball???
Well, basketball is a low skill sport. The height advantage of the 6 foot 9 players seems to nullify the skill factor of a 5 foot 6 men.
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Old April 29th, 2006, 01:15 AM   #442
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Well, basketball is a low skill sport. The height advantage of the 6 foot 9 players seems to nullify the skill factor of a 5 foot 6 men.
lmao...ignorance is bliss.
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Old April 29th, 2006, 01:20 AM   #443
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well it is true that basketball is a game that tends to nullify certain height demographics I wouldn't say that makes it unskilled. If that were the case then sumo wrestling could be accused of the same thing. Or even boxing which has different weight classes could be relegated to a "non-sport" to do the obvious implications weight classes have on the sport.

Also, it is no more reason to say that people born with height advantage are "less skilled" then people who happen to be born with inordinate amount of fast twitch muscle fiber found to be uncommon in the average person. No matter how much 99% of people try they are not born with the fast twitch fibers needed to be the best football strikers in the world or to be the best cornerbacks in U.S. football.
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Old April 29th, 2006, 01:24 AM   #444
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But college football and Final Four are purely domestic events. The Rugby World Cup is an international tournament.

More Brits who want to argue sport to to indulge their predial glorious chauvinism of the Empire and all aspects of its inherent superiority.
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Old April 29th, 2006, 03:04 AM   #445
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Well, basketball is a low skill sport. The height advantage of the 6 foot 9 players seems to nullify the skill factor of a 5 foot 6 men.
LOL @ some of the comments here.
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Old April 29th, 2006, 04:18 AM   #446
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no skill in basketball , many 7 footers are absolutely terrible Shawn Bradley instantly comes to mind. Micheal Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Lebron James, etc aren't some of the best players because of their height...... but of course they are certain physical attributes that help alot in basketball just like any other sport
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Old April 29th, 2006, 05:21 AM   #447
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How much do you know about the BCS or bowl season in general(probably is close in attendance to some of the bigger events in the world if it was counted as one) or Final Four?
I know a surprising amount about NCAA sports, more than i should about a bunch of college kids running around ( )

I actually know a few guys who have gone over on scholarships for all kinds of sports.

And like somebody else said, they are domestic competitions, and not even first grade competition (compared to pro), RWC is a world sporting event.
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Old April 29th, 2006, 11:41 AM   #448
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Hate to say it, but WRC is to British Empire as WBC is to American Empire. Hard to truly call either global.
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Old April 29th, 2006, 12:15 PM   #449
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Hate to say it, but WRC is to British Empire as WBC is to American Empire. Hard to truly call either global.
I didn't know France, Argentina or Japan were in the British Empire, oh please educate me oh noble one?

RWC is the 3rd largest sporting event on the globe, that is not up for dispute.

And unlike American sports, rugby has some competition at the top.
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Old April 29th, 2006, 02:43 PM   #450
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True, but the Afrikaaner population of South African is likely bigger then the whole of New Zealand no?
It's still not a lot of people though.

As for WRC being the third largest sporting event, I'm not so sure. European Championship football probably has a bigger following, Ryder Cup golf pitches 450 million Europeans against 350 million US Americans, The Asian Football Championship is followed by billions.

Rugby is a minority sport in every country except New Zealand.

It's not a bad sport it's just not as big as everyone seems to think.
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Old April 29th, 2006, 03:09 PM   #451
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It's still not a lot of people though.

As for WRC being the third largest sporting event, I'm not so sure. European Championship football probably has a bigger following, Ryder Cup golf pitches 450 million Europeans against 350 million US Americans, The Asian Football Championship is followed by billions.

Rugby is a minority sport in every country except New Zealand.

It's not a bad sport it's just not as big as everyone seems to think.
1. Its RWC, get that right before trying to talk about it like an expert.

2. It is the third largest event by television viewing.

And a large portion of the billions of people in Asia who follow the asian footy championships dont have TV's, money to buy tickets, the economy to support large financial investment, etc.
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Old April 29th, 2006, 03:17 PM   #452
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1. Its RWC, get that right before trying to talk about it like an expert.

2. It is the third largest event by television viewing.

And a large portion of the billions of people in Asia who follow the asian footy championships dont have TV's, money to buy tickets, the economy to support large financial investment, etc.
you will find TV's in the poorest of households these days, anyway show me the stats., shooow mee the money.
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Old April 29th, 2006, 03:25 PM   #453
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Old April 29th, 2006, 03:26 PM   #454
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Old May 9th, 2006, 07:32 PM   #455
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give me Reliant Stadium anyday of the week as far as the best stadium in the world is concerned.

I would say Old Trafford (due to the fact I'm a United fan), but at least I recognise that my home stadium doesn't rise above all else in terms of quality, aesthetics etc, something Bubomb (and aliases) would do well to recognise
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Old May 9th, 2006, 07:39 PM   #456
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Interesting you don't show pictures from the inside, is that because it's just a boring bowl with an over-complicated roof on top you don't like the stadium, you just cream over the roof Giorgos
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Old May 9th, 2006, 08:14 PM   #457
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give me Reliant Stadium anyday of the week as far as the best stadium in the world is concerned.

I would say Old Trafford (due to the fact I'm a United fan), but at least I recognise that my home stadium doesn't rise above all else in terms of quality, aesthetics etc, something Bubomb (and aliases) would do well to recognise

You don't have much choice seeing as it's Old Trafford we are talking about!!


and Bubomb never claimed Ibrox was the best stadium in the world. He said it was the best club stadium in the UK. Get your facts right.
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Then he would be wrong but then again that's because he is a ****.
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Old May 9th, 2006, 10:35 PM   #459
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Interesting you don't show pictures from the inside, is that because it's just a boring bowl with an over-complicated roof on top you don't like the stadium, you just cream over the roof Giorgos
well essentially it is just a really beautiful roof rolled onto the bowl stadium..so its logical that he only shows the stadium..i spose overall it is a good athletics stadium, im not too sure about the actual sightlines for athletics, as a whole the roof complements the bowl, even if i think it cud have been more integrated to seem fit as one...either way it makes for a beautiful stadium as a whole..we know the bowl isnt amazing and we agreed on that but together its a good combination..as for best stadium in the world IMO its not in the top ten but is up there when it comes to athletics venues...
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Best stadium in the world at the moment i would say is one that has retractable seating to allow for both perfect conditions for football and for athetlics....and the stade de france IMO is really the leader in this trend with its system...hence it is being used as the champions league final venue...wembley stadium will be up there in terms of football stadia and its apparent ability to construct an athletics track using some platform system..."best" in terms of atmosphere and history will always include the bernabeu old trafford and many others....iconic stadia? allianz arena...the american stadia havent been doing too poorly lately although still very bland bowls....

i think the beijing olympic stadium if it had retractable seating and retractable roof would have been right up there...but for now it only competes in terms of its actual design and its ability to host athletic events..
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