Monday Morning

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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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Mon, 01-27-2014 - 7:14pm
Even baseball being called the World Series is misleading. Sure, it's the US and Canada .. but that's it. Well, half the players are from South/Latin America, lol. And a few from Asia.

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Mon, 01-27-2014 - 7:20pm

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

Sometimes, but we don't actually watch the Superbowl.

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

Yes. I usually only shave if my legs are going to be visible to someone other than me or immediate family, and in the winter that isn't often.  The winters I took the kids to swimming classes and had to be in the water with them, I shaved more often.

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

Yes.

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Mon, 01-27-2014 - 7:21pm

It's cute when Americans talk about how the Super Bowl involves "world" champion teams; like the rest of the world was included.

Why so bitter?

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Mon, 01-27-2014 - 7:39pm

blackandwhitemolly wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px">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.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px">I was simply pointing out that not just Americans watch the Superbowl. </span></strong></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.

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Mon, 01-27-2014 - 7:40pm

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 oversees interest, IMO.

Oh, I get that. I just know that it does play in other countries so there are some interest if not a lot outside of America.

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Mon, 01-27-2014 - 7:53pm

blackandwhitemolly wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px">It's cute when Americans talk about how the Super Bowl involves "world" champion teams; like the rest of the world was included.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px">Why so bitter?</span></strong></p>

I'm not bitter; I'm amused.  Hence, the "it's so cute" bit.  

The only "futbal' that involves "world champs" is soccer.

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Mon, 01-27-2014 - 7:54pm

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"&gt;It's cute when Americans talk about how the Super Bowl involves "world" champion teams; like the rest of the world was included.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:13px"&gt;Why so bitter?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>I'm not bitter; I'm amused.  Hence, the "it's so cute" bit.  </p><p>The only "futbal' that involves "world champs" is soccer.</p>

Oh and just for the record, I don't watch the World Cup, either.  But at least that's a sport that actually counts as a "world" sporting event.

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Mon, 01-27-2014 - 8:42pm

blackandwhitemolly wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px">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 oversees interest, IMO.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px">Oh, I get that. I just know that it does play in other countries so there are some interest if not a lot outside of America.</span></strong></p>

So the 2% outside the US, mostly expats, accounts for "some" interest? I would disagree. It is marginal though it is huge in the US.

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Tue, 01-28-2014 - 3:42am

"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." 

Interesting, but it makes sense, since soccer is ardently played in Africa, Europe and South America. That makes for a large audience, and they all seem to know about players and teams from other continents. American football, otoh, is not something I have ever come across either as spectator sport or something people knew about outside of the US. Even baseball, also super-American, is at least big in Cuba and Japan.

The rest of the world has rugby and cricket instead.


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Tue, 01-28-2014 - 3:45am

"I was simply pointing out that not just Americans watch the Superbowl."

There is a good chance that the 2% non-US viewers are mostly ex-pats, just saying. I remember the Olympic prep crews from the US invested in satellite dishes so they could catch the football and college basketball games from back home.