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Discussion in 'off topic' started by rough edges, Jan 26, 2020.

  1. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    Probably all ex pats, its a tiny percentage of US population though?
  2. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    You'd be surprised, there's USA national teams - both Mens and Womens
  3. Hook

    Hook Blackbeard's former bo'sun.

    Our local cricket association fields lots of teams, and there are matches most summer weekends.


    I ride my bike past their field regularly, and from what I can tell, the percentage of Asian players is pretty high.

    Along with rugby, cricket is not a sport I understand or follow. Only time I've ever really watched at length was during visits to South Africa. Am sure I would enjoy both if I put in the effort, but I was raised on baseball, soccer, football and basketball (in that order). I don't even have time for ice hockey, and it's a local religion!
  4. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy

    is ice hockey like wood basketball?
  5. Hook

    Hook Blackbeard's former bo'sun.

    I once mentioned “hockey” in a group of men and women, and one of ladies said in a rather challenging tone “ice or field?”.

    So as to not repeat this grievous mistake of the past, I have since then always used the qualifier.

    But now that I think about, since outdoor basketball is played on asphalt...
  6. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy

    street hockey too.
  7. Hook

    Hook Blackbeard's former bo'sun.

    Does air count? :D
  8. matthewr

    matthewr spɹɐʍʞɔɐq spɹoɔǝɹ ɹnoʎ sʎɐld

    David Beckham would have been a better example than Joe Root. Also Basketball is massively popular in lots of places and the UK is something of an outlier compared to the rest of the world. It's huge in the rest of Europe.

    And as has been said, PFM demographics are pretty much the opposite of basketball demographics.

    PS Brits would though appreciate articles on how numerous people in the US can go around with the family name Bumgarner without hilarity ensuing on a regular basis :)
  9. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy

    only if the guys playing are sporting a 1970s feathered haircut.
  10. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    I've no issue with any of that - it just wasn't the lead news story - there was Huawei and Trump trying to pressurise the UK, Coronavirus and countless other issues. I see at as the ongoing dumbing down of the news - 450 jobs to go announced today and a further downsizing of news provision, so we'll get more recycled US news stories...

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