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[CRICKET] USA humiliated, ICC Trophy


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Its not often us English have a joke in sporting terms at the USA. (apart from "Soccer")

However, i switched on skysports news only to find out that the US have been bowled out for 65. One of the lowest scores ever recorded in the ICC trophy.

To add insult to injury after the Aussies win, Captain of the Australian team Ricky Ponting added.

"I hope the USA guys can get something out of it - otherwise it is a waste of time.

"I hope they don't devalue the tournament. But what we want to do is test ourselves against the best teams all the time. I don't think we were tested that much today."

Cant say that i agree more.

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Cricket is a team sport which ranks second to only to football (soccer) as

the world's most popular sport in terms of spectatorship

For the smart-asses who think the world doesn't exist outside the US...

Anyways, The US has longgggg ways to go before they can compete with th rest of the main teams..

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Frankly, I didn't even know that we HAD a Cricket team. Shows you what I know. I will say that I've always thought that Soccer (football) is a lot more exciting than US Football. A lot more physically grueling too.

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Yes.  Because the US is such a powerhouse in.....cricket..is that even a sport?&nbsp:rolleyes:s:

I know it is...I was being sarcastic...before I get all the google it, n00b responses....

c'mon its not like the USA lost in basketball:woot:t:

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Frankly, I didn't even know that we HAD a Cricket team. Shows you what I know. I will say that I've always thought that Soccer (football) is a lot more exciting than US Football. A lot more physically grueling too.

^and you live in texas, thats blasphemy there...

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^in context the way i take it is, we didn't even know we had a cricket team let alone it losing to a country who actually cares about the sport

lol i was just about to say the exact same thing.

next you'll be saying we have a rugby team :huh:

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Hah.. its so funny.

If the USA had kicked ass it would have been "HAH! A sport we hardly have anything to do with and we beat the British who are fanatical about it! HAHAH!"

And when you lose its like "Pfft - ghey sport that no one cares about" (yeah, in the USA maybe) "so who cares if we lost in your crappy game."

You guys can be REAL good sportsmen sometimes.

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Hah.. its so funny.

If the USA had kicked ass it would have been "HAH! A sport we hardly have anything to do with and we beat the British who are fanatical about it! HAHAH!"

And when you lose its like "Pfft - ghey sport that no one cares about" (yeah, in the USA maybe) "so who cares if we lost in your crappy game."

You guys can be REAL good sportsmen sometimes.

lol, i like that. When i started the topic i was specifically posting to get a response from US, especially at the

"Pfft - ghey sport that no one cares about" (yeah, in the USA maybe) "so who cares if we lost in your crappy game."

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The US didn't have a team... until very very recently. The ICC decided to expand this year by including a few other teams taken from a qualification tournament that really do not deserve to even be considered for the international level.

Cricket is an amazing sport, thoroughly intellectual and a lot more exciting then it may appear to be at first glance. It's good to see that the US at least has a team, which shows that they are finally expanding their horizons not only in terms of awareness but in participation as well. Unfortunately this thread shows a splendid sample of fantastically ignorant individuals who don't represent that trend very well.

If only your military endeavours were as geographically limited as your global awareness...

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Its pretty sad when a country like the US, dont actually make its residents aware that they are entering in a international tournament.

so we are supposed to know about every little tourneyment and every sport/game? Especially why would they want to let the country know they were enterting a international tourny where they were most likely going to lose...

eRad: Way to bring this into a political debate, so im just going to stay out of it this time. Next time keep your comments to where they belong...

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