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  • Half Pint John
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    That was stickball that you played. Or street ball. The Germans play much the same game. That it was invented in the UK lol. I guess Kings are an English invention as well.

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  • Sparlingo
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    The IGGY heard around the world, here is the call from 10 different countries:

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  • Lucky 6
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    I ain't above imperial sports. Rugby looks amazing. In fact, I wish there was an American league. No pads or equipment. BBC America broadcast the England - Ireland match on St. Paddy's day and it was great fun; it would have been even more fun if I knew what the hell was happening. One of these days I'll overcome my laziness and study the rules. But as of now, the game appears to me as if a group of inmates are trying to ---- a football. Every once in a while someone drops the ball and kicks it. That's about as much as I've learned.

    I caught an Australian rules football [game? match? ] and that also looked fun. Football on an oval field that's twenty yards longer.

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  • rebpreacher
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    Put Obama in goal-without a mask!

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  • Dibble201Bty
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    Originally posted by The Ibis View Post
    You won't bring me down to your level.
    You won't bring me down to your level.
    You won't bring me down to your level.
    You won't bring me down
    You won't
    You
    You
    YOU!!!

    Dang it Dibs. You almost got to me.

    .... Well, delusions of 'World best grandure' do tend to send people heading towards another planet. you are much better off in the real world and that world is Earth.

    Originally posted by slick_miester View Post
    Yours seem to congregate in particularly large numbers, however, in places like Anfield, White Hart Lane, Stanford Bridge, the appropriately named Den, etc, etc . . . .
    Where as yours seem to be spread deep and crisp and even ...Oh! and all over the place.


    My final say on the subject is: That no matter what the game/Sport, If It brings pleasure to the person that is interested in it, then It's a great game....'Including slippysticks'

    Paul

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  • Sparlingo
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    Originally posted by slick_miester View Post
    I'd pay to see those two face off. Maybe Obama can play out on the wing.
    I would to, I hate to say it but Harper would get creamed. There is an amusing story President Bush relayed connected to Harper and Putin:

    Bush says he had introduced then-Russian President Putin to his Scottish terrier, Barney, on a visit to the U.S. presidential retreat, Camp David.

    Putin returned the favor when Bush visited Russia and Putin was giving him a tour of the grounds of his dacha.

    "A big black Labrador came charging across the lawn. With a twinkle in his eye, Vladimir said, 'Bigger, stronger, faster than Barney,'" Bush writes. A copy of the book was obtained by Reuters.

    Bush says he later told the story to the Canadian prime minister, Stephen Harper, who replied: "You're lucky he only showed you his dog."

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  • slick_miester
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    Originally posted by Sparlingo View Post
    No but there is a slight chance of a Putin versus Prime Minister Harper hockey match.

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle2295911/
    I'd pay to see those two face off. Maybe Obama can play out on the wing.

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  • Sparlingo
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    Originally posted by Lucky 6 View Post
    Will he be captaining the team?
    No but there is a slight chance of a Putin versus Prime Minister Harper hockey match.

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle2295911/

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  • slick_miester
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    Originally posted by Dibble201Bty View Post
    All ponds have pond life; The bigger the pond, the more there is of said pond life
    Yours seem to congregate in particularly large numbers, however, in places like Anfield, White Hart Lane, Stanford Bridge, the appropriately named Den, etc, etc . . . .

    Originally posted by Dibble201Bty View Post
    I'm sure that if you use your search engine you will find all you need to know on the subject
    Will I find anything about how high was the esteem in which Italy held their "civilized" English guests that they banished them to the island of Sardinia during the opening round of the 1990 World Cup?

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  • rebpreacher
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    And now I have a headache. I strained my brain too much.

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  • Lucky 6
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    Originally posted by Sparlingo View Post
    Putin's on a crusade for that gold medal in hockey, and he plays it himself.
    Will he be captaining the team?

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  • Dibble201Bty
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    Originally posted by slick_miester View Post
    Ah, football. It's a great game. I've had the privilege and the honor to play with people from Norway to Germany to Jugoslavia to Italy to Portugal to Brazil to Argentina to Uruguay. Football is a game that I've enjoyed thoroughly, and now I get to watch my son play. It's hard to beat.

    What perplexes me is why an Englishman should tout football. Englishmen have played football for decades.

    Unless you're counting the drunken shenanigans at Stamford Bridge as football.

    All ponds have pond life; The bigger the pond, the more there is of said pond life

    Yeah, John Bull: tell us about "civilization."

    I'm sure that if you use your search engine you will find all you need to know....Perhaps you will become the worlds most knowledgable on the subject

    Paul

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  • Sparlingo
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    Originally posted by Dibble201Bty View Post
    I've got news for you and others on that continent of yours...It isn't the worlds best game! That dear heart is Football (and for all you Americans out there I don't mean gridiron) and the world pre-eminent competition is the World Cup.

    I'm sure that when the World Cup is held in Russia in 2018, Putin will be mouthing off how football is the greatest sport on earth.

    Paul
    Ahh touche, I do have to conceed the World Cup is the most preemitive sport event in the world. Can't wait to see that oh so exciting 1 to 0 final;

    Ice hockey is more than North American, though. It's the number one sport in Finland and Sweden and some of the former Soviet Union republics. And at least tied with football in Russia.

    Before the 2018 world cup there is the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia and Putin's on a crusade for that gold medal in hockey, and he plays it himself.

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  • The Ibis
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    Originally posted by Dibble201Bty View Post
    So are the sports of Darts, Conkers, Bowling, Golf, Formula1, Snooker etc, but in the world scheme of things , they are all minority sports (including Baseball, Gridiron and 'slippysticks') but at least all those I have mentioned (apart from those in the closed brackets) above have world champions in the true sense.

    Paul
    You won't bring me down to your level.
    You won't bring me down to your level.
    You won't bring me down to your level.
    You won't bring me down
    You won't
    You
    You
    YOU!!!

    Dang it Dibs. You almost got to me.

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  • rebpreacher
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    I'm on a 4 day vacation,that would strain my brain.
    Originally posted by The Ibis View Post
    We should do a contest to see who can name the most players in the Centerfield video.

    If anyone wants in, PM me your list. I'll announce a winner in a few days.

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