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Old 06-06-2006, 05:15 PM   #466
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yes, they are awful.
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Yea they are sux. How teams like the USA and Mexico (no offence to them) can be ranked 5th and 6th above teams like England and Italy is a joke
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Old 06-06-2006, 10:37 PM   #468
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Yea they are sux. How teams like the USA and Mexico (no offence to them) can be ranked 5th and 6th above teams like England and Italy is a joke
Well, didn't the USA actually get further than Italy and England last time around in the World Cup ?

Mexico maybe even with England ?
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Internationally America sucks at sports, execpt for the olympics what decent sport world titles do they hold!
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Internationally America sucks at sports, execpt for the olympics what decent sport world titles do they hold!
Athens 2004
Medal Table



Nation
Gold

Silver

Bronze
1. United States of America USA 35 40 27
2. People's Republic of China CHN 32 17 14
3. Russian Federation RUS 27 27 38
4. Australia AUS 17 16 16
5. Japan JPN 16 9 12




Turin 2006
Medal Table



Nation
Gold

Silver

Bronze
1. Germany GER 11 12 6
2. United States of America USA 9 9 7
3. Austria AUT 9 7 7
4. Russian Federation RUS 8 6 8
5. Canada CAN 7 10 7
I'd venture to suggest they'd win a "serious" Basketball and Baseball World Championships (club tournament is orders of magnitude than any hypothetical or otherwise 'world championship). They'd also contend at Hockey.
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Athens 2004
Medal Table



Nation
Gold

Silver

Bronze
1. United States of America USA 35 40 27
2. People's Republic of China CHN 32 17 14
3. Russian Federation RUS 27 27 38
4. Australia AUS 17 16 16
5. Japan JPN 16 9 12




Turin 2006
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Gold

Silver

Bronze
1. Germany GER 11 12 6
2. United States of America USA 9 9 7
3. Austria AUT 9 7 7
4. Russian Federation RUS 8 6 8
5. Canada CAN 7 10 7
I'd venture to suggest they'd win a "serious" Basketball and Baseball World Championships (club tournament is orders of magnitude than any hypothetical or otherwise 'world championship). They'd also contend at Hockey.
Thought the Aussies were good at tennis at least ???


http://www.atptennis.com/en/players/entrysystem/

http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/r...es_numeric.asp
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youll notice i said execpt for the onlympic. at least Australia dosent run a "world series" with no other countries, what kind of crap is that
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youll notice i said execpt for the onlympic. at least Australia dosent run a "world series" with no other countries, what kind of crap is that
So your beef with US sports is down to that ? Bit of a far cry, but I guess players from all over the world do participate........


Like watching paint dry regardless.
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thats not what my beef is down to, it was just an example of how desperate the US is to claim to be champions that they would create a 'world' tournament any have no other countries compete, and yes baseball is like watching paint dry, cricket is far more exciting-another thing the US is crap at
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cricket is far more exciting-another thing the US is crap at
Which would be because they are a part of the 95% of the world that does not give a flying fuck about cricket.
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Well, didn't the USA actually get further than Italy and England last time around in the World Cup ?

Mexico maybe even with England ?

No, England got to the Quarter finals..so did the USA.

Mexico lost in the round of 16..to the US.

not sure what Italy did, seems like they lost to Korea..i'm not sure which round though.


the rankings system is screwed up partly because you have...example:

the euopean zone games vs the north/central american zone games. now the european zone is far higher quality and they play each other mostly, whereas the half decent NA teams (US & Mexico) also play each other (teams like Panama)

the difference in quality is immense, so the USA & Mexico stay ranked high (and qualify easily) because they can beat the low quality teams in qualifying.

the best teams in europe would love to get a group that easy to qualify for the WC, but they don't. because all the groups in Europe are harder.

if you put either the USA or Mexico in a european group they would struggle to qualify...
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You know i fancy Ivory Coast to beat Holland to second place in the group stages, there always seems to be an African team that does well, think Senegal last time and Holland dont seem to play as a team nowadays. just got a feeling.
If that second place is enough to continue on to the next round, I'll take it!
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Which would be because they are a part of the 95% of the world that does not give a flying fuck about cricket.
you might struggle with that argument when you consider the massive importance placed on the sport in places like Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka - these are big countries that live and breath the sport.

Lesser nations are now getting internationally recognised such as Zimabwe, Bangladesh, Holland even, and of course SA, Aus and NZ it has a massive following.
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i would think that cricket has a bigger international following and importance than baseball. the USA does have an international team, they just suck and have only limited ICC membership so arnt permitted to play tests and only play qualification tournaments to try and get into the ICC cricket world cup or the champions trophy, which they did last time and guess who they met in the first match, world champions and no.1 ranked Australia-australia won by 9 wickets
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yes baseball is like watching paint dry, cricket is far more exciting-another thing the US is crap at
Cricket and Baseball are two boring peas in a pod. At least Baseball is over in 3 hours, what does a cricket match run, 5 DAYS ? Often ending in a tie ? 5 days of sitting through that crap and it's a bloody TIE ??? Holy crap....
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