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Old December 1st, 2012, 04:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So, with a population of 65 million we finish third in the Olympics. Key part of Ryder Cup. Us Open tennis. US open golf. Champions League. Beat , no stuff, the All Blacks. Tour de France. Beat India in India in cricket. Champions League winners.

UK - best sporting nation on earth?

That'll be a yes then.

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Old December 1st, 2012, 04:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Pfftt. Not even close.
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Old December 1st, 2012, 05:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old December 2nd, 2012, 07:12 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I bet its all because Jaime Oliver asked kids to stop eating chicken nuggets.

Beating the All Blacks would really put England up there yes. Whats up with Wales?

But in all seriousness, doing real well the past two years.
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Old December 2nd, 2012, 09:21 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Old December 2nd, 2012, 09:27 AM   #6 (permalink)
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UK - best sporting nation on earth?
Do you have baseball?

'Nuff said.

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Old December 2nd, 2012, 09:40 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Old December 2nd, 2012, 04:41 PM   #8 (permalink)
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how committed is the British contingent to win the Surfing triple crown in Hawaii this winter?...

oh, wait a minute... I'm not sure if poms like baths..... ;)
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When I was a player, I noticed that people would say "WE" win the team won and "YOU" when we didn't win.

Frontrunners, for the most part, suck.
Nationalism about sports (and in general) is pretty hokey if you ask me, but, everyone has the option to self signify... if you have to brag, it is a pretty good indication of insecurity...

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Old December 2nd, 2012, 05:05 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Old December 2nd, 2012, 05:09 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Do you have baseball?

'Nuff said.

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Yup BTW, we used to have baseball but there was no interest !
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Hey one win in ten years against the All Blacks, be proud.
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The English media are great at claiming Northern Irish,Welsh and Scottish sportsmen as their very own UK winners when those competitors are performing well,but quickly revert to paddy,taff and jock losers when the tide turns.
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The English media are great at claiming Northern Irish,Welsh and Scottish sportsmen as their very own UK winners when those competitors are performing well,but quickly revert to paddy,taff and jock losers when the tide turns.
I've heard that said about the media and Andy Murray before but in that case I'm afraid it's just another internet myth.
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Old December 2nd, 2012, 05:28 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I've heard that said about the media and Andy Murray before but in that case I'm afraid it's just another internet myth.
Those types of attitudes were around looong before the internetz.

lulz.
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So, with a population of 65 million we finish third in the Olympics. Key part of Ryder Cup. Us Open tennis. US open golf. Champions League. Beat , no stuff, the All Blacks. Tour de France. Beat India in India in cricket. Champions League winners.

UK - best sporting nation on earth?

That'll be a yes then.
Not bad for a buncha Brits.

Couldnea doon eet withoot the Scots!
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lulz.
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This is a great thread, Sir Humphrey. Throw the grenade and sit back and watch
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Old December 2nd, 2012, 06:31 PM   #19 (permalink)
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So, with a population of 65 million we finish third in the Olympics.
What about the Winter Olympics? There IS such a thing, you know.

And Norway only has a population of about 5 million ...

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The fact that you asked that question negates the premise of the original post in this thread.

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