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I think you are reading this backwards. In any sporting contest, winners and losers vary over time. The important thing is what sport is under discussion, not the score.

  • Baseball, obviously not appropriate for England.
  • American football, nope.
  • Soccer, probably not. Too many Europeans.
  • Rugby, ok, but played in some other undesirable countries.
  • Cricket, pretty good, mostly focused on British Empire.
  • The god-awful version of tennis played on a court with windows and stuff, very impressive, no foreigners but still it is not quite exclusive enough.
  • The Eton Wall Game, the most perfect sport ever invented, played only by a narrow selection of wealthy English boys.
by asdf on Wed Jul 24th, 2019 at 06:02:51 PM EST
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although the Eton Wall game seems to be less a game or sport and more an exercise in giving licence to bullies to hurt lesser beings with complete immunity. The British army have adapted it into a game called "murderball".

Scoring is entorely beside the point (years pass between actual goals being scored in the EWG) it's just an exercise in violently exorcising frustrations

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Jul 29th, 2019 at 06:36:39 PM EST
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