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Poll Question: what is your favourite of these four sports,
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    Posted: May 13 2012 at 18:09
^ Trouble is Baseball is so international they play Quiditch in more countries than that.
 
Guess its not that popular.
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^Yeah, I don't think Baseball is THAT international. We've got it here in Norway, but it's basically played by kids in school playgrounds on a highly unorganized levelWink
 
And we don't call it Baseball. We call it 'slåball' (yes, with an 'å')Approve


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Of these choices, Hockey.
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Originally posted by akamaisondufromage

^ Trouble is Baseball is so international they play Quiditch in more countries than that.
 
Guess its not that popular.

AFAIK baseball is the most popular sport in Japan, practically their national game. Apart from that I believe it's a major sport in US only. There are of course different variants of the same game, like cricket and pesäpallo. Cricket must be the most widely spread game of that genre, because it's big in many parts of the Commonwealth, especially in South Asia.

Football is number one game in all but two European countries when measured by the number of spectators. The exceptions are Lithuania (basketball) and Finland (ice hockey), but if you count by the number of players, football is easily number one also in Finland.
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I'm surprised Basketball has so little love D: . It's probably my favorite sport along with Amercian Football. 
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^Israelis just love basketball.
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Football, the real one (you know, with a real ball and played with feet), that's the most popular sport on Earth, also my favorite. 

But I also love basketball, baseball and Volleyball, but those are not that popular. 


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Post Options Post Options   Quote frippism Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 14 2012 at 11:50
Originally posted by Snow Dog

^Israelis just love basketball.

true dat :)

We just like the sport's we are good (relative to other sports, because in reality we rather suck in all of them) at.
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Originally posted by OT Räihälä

Originally posted by akamaisondufromage

^ Trouble is Baseball is so international they play Quiditch in more countries than that.
 
Guess its not that popular.

AFAIK baseball is the most popular sport in Japan, practically their national game. Apart from that I believe it's a major sport in US only. There are of course different variants of the same game, like cricket and pesäpallo. Cricket must be the most widely spread game of that genre, because it's big in many parts of the Commonwealth, especially in South Asia.

Football is number one game in all but two European countries when measured by the number of spectators. The exceptions are Lithuania (basketball) and Finland (ice hockey), but if you count by the number of players, football is easily number one also in Finland.
 
I had never thought of Cricket and Baseball as varients of the same game.  So I suppose if you did include the (wonderful) game of cricket and the true origin (possibly) of Baseball that is Rounders, then I suppose its pretty worldwide.  However, I wouldn't, as Cricket and Baseball are pretty different games and I don't think there is any proof that they come from the same game.  If you did include them, then you surely would have to include Rugby and all it's varients with football? As I guess they more than likely came from the same kind of game they used to play between two villages (literally). 
 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Snow Dog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 14 2012 at 13:27
^Hard to think of Cricket and Baseball being the same thing. Not even similar really. Well a little similar of course. I don't think Baseball came from Rounders. Probably the other way around. Although Baseball was created in the UK it didn't hold on it seems.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote akamaisondufromage Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 14 2012 at 13:46
^  Having had a quick check of the historical record that is Wiki, it seems Rounders and Baseball were indeed developed here but were regional variations.  Both possibly coming from something called 'Stoolball' .  Cricket 'might' have come from Flanders! 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote The Bearded Bard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 14 2012 at 13:58
Originally posted by OT Räihälä

AFAIK baseball is the most popular sport in Japan, practically their national game. Apart from that I believe it's a major sport in US only.
It's pretty popular in Cuba too, but that's about it.
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Cricket, baseball, pesäpallo, boboll, you name 'em... all have people standing and running on the pitch, throwing a ball and trying to hit it with a bat. That's pretty much the same family to me, just as all those handegg games form a group of games.

In a way football and basketball are also related to each other, but the difference is that in footy you aren't allowed to touch the ball with your hands, and in basketball you can only handle it. And in both games you try to hit a goal with a ball.

In my youth athletics used to be very popular. Nowadays no one seems to do anything like it as a hobby. Those sports were spoiled by money and doping. IMO there should be two series: one where all doping is allowed and one where it's prohibited. You could choose to compete in the previous, but if you're caught using doping, the non-doping series would be closed for you for good.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Snow Dog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 14 2012 at 14:16
^No football and rugby are from the same family, basketball is not. And Cricket has only a slight similarity to baseball. They are worlds  apart otherwise. And why do you keep calling it "handegg"? Is there something wrong with you?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote akamaisondufromage Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 14 2012 at 14:24
[QUOTE=Snow Dog] ^No football and rugby are from the same family, basketball is not. And Cricket has only a slight similarity to baseball. They are worlds  apart otherwise. And why do you keep calling it "handegg"? Is there something wrong with you?[/QUOTE]
 
 
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Actually, ironically, football and handball are probably the closest relations here^  With one slight difference!
 
THere is a prize for the first person to spot the difference between Handball and Football! 
 
Not much of a prize.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote The Bearded Bard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 14 2012 at 16:25
But football and rugby were seperated at birth so to speak. Their history is connected. The history of basketball, or handball for that matter, and football has got nothing to do with each other.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote CPicard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 14 2012 at 17:01
Originally posted by akamaisondufromage

Actually, ironically, football and handball are probably the closest relations here^  With one slight difference!
 
THere is a prize for the first person to spot the difference between Handball and Football! 
 
Not much of a prize.


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