RE: Media and Violence

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Date: Mon Apr 29 2002 - 12:58:03 BST

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            <It's good to see that we have finally introduced our fine game of
    > to Europe and the British Isles. It's a far more civilized game than
    > "soccer" or "rugby". Have they started doing the "wave" yet?
    > Unfortunately we may have also introduced baseball. Sorry about that one.>
            Actually the World League of American Football has been going, on
    and off, for quite a few years now. To my mind it's still a game for wusses
    compared to rugby. Witness yesterday's European Cup match between Llanelli
    and Leicester, where at one point two 6 feet, 18 stone plus men cracked
    heads, without helmets mind, whilst running at each other full pelt. They
    just got up and carried on, with the mighty Leicester Tigers winning in the

            Regarding baseball, if you don't like the game you could always
    recognise the British interpretation of its origins (i.e. we invented it-
    it's based on a game called rounders), and thus blame it on us. A friend
    of mine who's a big fan of Am Football, calls baseball "cricket with


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