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  • #16
    Originally posted by BELGRAVE View Post
    Yes, but as far as the two principal winter sports are concerned- Australian Rules and Rugby League-there is a divide known as the "Barassi Line", named after the legendary Australian Rules player Ron Barassi. It runs from the Gulf of Carpenteria in the north diagonally through the country to the NSW- Victoria border in the extreme south-east. North and East of this Line-that's NSW, less the Riverina Country, and the whole of Queensland-Rugby League is the favoured winter sport, whereas South and West of this line-the remainder of the country- Australian Rules is the preferred sport. While it's true that the two competing codes are attempting to infiltrate into the opposition territory this rule still, basically, holds good, certainly in the rural areas.
    The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. Thomas Jefferson.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by 2nd Rangers View Post
      For those of us in the over 50 crowd; Thank God for Golf. The ball just sits there and you hit it.
      Australian 'seniors' are lucky to also have lawn bowling available to them.

      The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. Thomas Jefferson.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Cosmos View Post
        Australian 'seniors' are lucky to also have lawn bowling available to them.

        Ssshhhhh.............

        Besides for the grass, it is Bocce. The Empire lives..........................
        Flag: USA / Location: West Coast

        Prayers.

        BoRG

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        • #19
          For years baseball was the #1 sport in the United States but football is now #1. Basketball has always been #3 even with the NBA promoting the hell out of it. When I was a kid soccer started to make a push at being one of the top sports in the nation but it died down pretty quickly.
          “When you're in jail, a good friend will be trying to bail you out. A best friend will be in the cell next to you saying, 'Damn, that was fun'.”
          ― Groucho Marx

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Checkertail20 View Post
            For years baseball was the #1 sport in the United States but football is now #1. Basketball has always been #3 even with the NBA promoting the hell out of it. When I was a kid soccer started to make a push at being one of the top sports in the nation but it died down pretty quickly.
            Don't be ridiculous. Bowling was #1. We just had to keep it quiet so the Canadians would not fear that we were muscling into the sport of curling.
            Flag: USA / Location: West Coast

            Prayers.

            BoRG

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            • #21
              Originally posted by VinceW View Post
              Hockey but officially Lacrosse is the National sport of Canada.
              Someone should change that.
              Someone did, Here's the 1994 National Sport's Act of Canada:

              National Sports of Canada Act

              S.C. 1994, c. 16

              Assented to 1994-05-12

              An Act to recognize hockey and lacrosse as the national sports of Canada


              Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:

              SHORT TITLE

              Marginal note:Short title

              1. This Act may be cited as the National Sports of Canada Act.

              NATIONAL SPORTS OF CANADA

              Marginal note:Hockey and lacrosse to be national sports

              2. The game commonly known as ice hockey is hereby recognized and declared to be the national winter sport of Canada and the game commonly known as lacrosse is hereby recognized and declared to be the national summer sport of Canada.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Sparlingo View Post
                Someone did, Here's the 1994 National Sport's Act of Canada:
                If we're going to have two official sports winter and summer the summer game should be football(American)since I'm sure most Canadians would rather have that then Lacrosse at least out West we would.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Salinator View Post
                  Ssshhhhh.............

                  Besides for the grass, it is Bocce. The Empire lives..........................
                  It is Bocce.

                  Now cricket is a unique sport which I believe is totally British.
                  God Save The Republic.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Sparlingo View Post
                    Someone did, Here's the 1994 National Sport's Act of Canada:
                    Sure glad for you that the Queen approved your list.

                    Have I been mistaking all these years to think that Canada is a sovereign country?

                    The Queen approves... Maybe I've been mistaking all this time.
                    "Ask not what your country can do for you"

                    Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

                    you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by 2nd Rangers View Post
                      It is Bocce.

                      Now cricket is a unique sport which I believe is totally British.
                      Lawn bowls are not spherical and they have a bias which makes the way they roll less predictable. The game requires them to be bowled underarm -- never thrown.
                      The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. Thomas Jefferson.

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                      • #26
                        Football. This will explain why.





                        American Football, the greatest sport ever!

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Half Pint John View Post
                          Sure glad for you that the Queen approved your list.

                          Have I been mistaking all these years to think that Canada is a sovereign country?

                          The Queen approves... Maybe I've been mistaking all this time.
                          Hi John,

                          Good to hear you are back.

                          No you have not been mistaken all these years. Perhaps your confusion is arising from getting "her majesty the Queen" confused with the "Queen of Great Britain". The Act is referring to the "Queen of Canada" as in "God save our Queen and heaven bless the Maple Leaf Forever!"

                          Paul

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Cosmos View Post
                            Australia having the advantage that Australian Rules & Cricket are both played on the same oval.
                            And if my partition is successful - both at the same time.

                            Buddy making a long lead into the centre square only to have Michael Clark cover drive him to the boundary would put some bums on seats at the 'G.
                            Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the cheesemakers

                            That's right bitches. I'm blessed!

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Rojik View Post
                              And if my partition is successful - both at the same time.

                              Buddy making a long lead into the centre square only to have Michael Clark cover drive him to the boundary would put some bums on seats at the 'G.
                              Yes, I've sometimes thought that the batting side, in addition to having the two men in the middle should also enter the park as "anti-fielders" whose task it is to frustrate the bowling side's fielding effort by any means possible:- perhaps with the aid of wielded cricket bats.
                              "I dogmatise and am contradicted, and in this conflict of opinions and sentiments I find delight".
                              Samuel Johnson.

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