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Mon, 01-27-2014 - 9:55am

1. Do you make a special menu for Superbowl Sunday?

2. Do you shave your legs less often in the winter?

3. If applicable, do you wear both your engagement ring and your wedding band together?

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Tue, 01-28-2014 - 12:06pm

emptynester2009 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">bordwithyou</em> wrote:</div>"Why so bitter?" It's not bitter, it's true. When I used to live in Japan, where baseball was really big, every year I would get asked, "How can the Americans call it the 'World Series' when they only play each other? Does America not know about the rest of the world?" It makes us look a little silly.</blockquote></p><p><span style="font-size:medium">It does seem silly now but the first World Series was in 1903 so there is  a lot of history behind the name.  So if there ever is a championship series between teams from different countries I assume  it would have a different name.   </span></p>

Personally I would like to see a return of baseball and softball to the olympic games.

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Tue, 01-28-2014 - 12:04pm

chestnuthooligan wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">blackandwhitemolly</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:13px"&gt;An estimated 700mil watched World Cup Soccer final in 2010. In 2013, 108 mil in the US (98% of the viewers were in the US). It's hardly a worldwide attraction.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:13px"&gt;I was simply pointing out that not just Americans watch the Superbowl. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>I have actually watched the Super Bowl outside the US at 2am. It's just about all ex-pats, there is not really a lot of interest in the sport or spectacle outside of the US. American football is uniquely American, baseball and basketball have more overseas interest, IMO.</p>

During the last summer Olypmics we were out of the country, watching the games from a different countries perspective was quite interesting.  I agree, baseball and basketball have more interest overseas than American football, imo as well.

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Tue, 01-28-2014 - 12:02pm

grapthars_hammer wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">blackandwhitemolly</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&gt;1. Do you make a special menu for Superbowl Sunday? &lt;/span&gt;&lt;strong&gt;No, especially since we do not obsrve this particular American holiday.&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;lol. I wouldn't actually call it a "holiday". Since the team are "world" champs, I don't think it is limited JUST to America to watch.&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>It's cute when Americans talk about how the Super Bowl involves "world" champion teams; like the rest of the world was included.</p>

Yes!

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Tue, 01-28-2014 - 12:01pm

rollmops2009 wrote:
"I wouldn't actually call it a "holiday". Since the team are "world" champs, I don't think it is limited JUST to America to watch." --------- It wasn't meant very seriously. I am sure there are some people outside the US who watch this, but I certainly have never met any. American football is pretty, well, American.

 A couple of the teams have started playing a game here and there in the UK, so I think there is some popularity outside of the US, alhtough clearly not as much as European football of course.  Those fans are crazy, imo.  There is a huge following of soccer here in the states, ime.

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Tue, 01-28-2014 - 11:18am
"If I'm not mistaken, we already did and it was called the Olympics; but the IOC voted it out of the Summer Games for 2012." -------- Yep, they had at the 04 Olympics. Some Greek-American even worked on fielding a Greek team (don't remember if he managed). An American friend went to one of the games and ended spending the whole time trying to explain what was going on to the clueless Euros, lol.
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Tue, 01-28-2014 - 11:15am
"There probably are ... I don't follow baseball enough to know." ---- Duh, I thought you said basketball. They were basketball players. No baseball in Europe.
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Tue, 01-28-2014 - 10:17am

bordwithyou wrote:
If there ever were to be a true world championship contest in baseball, we could call it the "Universe Series" and a hundred years from now the aliens will want to play.

If I'm not mistaken, we already did and it was called the Olympics; but the IOC voted it out of the Summer Games for 2012.

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Tue, 01-28-2014 - 10:15am

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">blackandwhitemolly</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&gt;1. Do you make a special menu for Superbowl Sunday? &lt;/span&gt;&lt;strong&gt;No, especially since we do not obsrve this particular American holiday.&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;lol. I wouldn't actually call it a "holiday". Since the team are "world" champs, I don't think it is limited JUST to America to watch.&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>The reports about the number of people around the world that watch American holidays like that are pretty inccredible.  That and the commercials hype, I hope my pick for the best Doritos one wins, Lol. </p>

Now they're watching a HOLIDAY?  It's zoomed right past "last football game of the season" straight to "holiday"?  I think that might even be too extreme an exaggeration to count as hyperbole.

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Tue, 01-28-2014 - 9:18am

rollmops2009 wrote:
<p>"<span>Well, half the players are from South/Latin America, lol. And a few from Asia."</span></p><p><strong><span>Surely a few Serbs and Africans too, no? We once flew back from Belgrade in this tiny plane. It had two sides on either side of a central aisle, but the window seats had a very low ceiling because of the curvature of the hull. The Serbian national basketball team was on the same flight, and the stewardesses were running around to get people to give the aisle seats to the players. They simply could not fit in the window seats. IOW, on average, Serbs are huge.</span></strong></p>

There probably are ... I don't follow baseball enough to know.  

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Tue, 01-28-2014 - 9:10am

The reports about the number of people around the world that watch American holidays like that are pretty inccredible.  That and the commercials hype, I hope my pick for the best Doritos one wins, Lol. 

Which one did you pick? They were all so funny. We picked the Ostrich one but the one with the finger cleaner was hilarious.

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