Received: by alpheratz.cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk id MAA09561 (8.6.9/5.3[ref email@example.com] for cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk from firstname.lastname@example.org); Fri, 7 Sep 2001 12:21:03 +0100 Message-ID: <2D1C159B783DD211808A006008062D3102A6CFA0@inchna.stir.ac.uk> From: Vincent Campbell <email@example.com> To: "'firstname.lastname@example.org'" <email@example.com> Subject: RE: FW: England humour Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2001 11:58:11 +0100 X-Mailer: Internet Mail Service (5.5.2650.21) Content-Type: text/plain X-Filter-Info: UoS MailScan 0.1 [D 1] Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org Precedence: bulk Reply-To: email@example.com
Yeah, but you have to remember that the Super Bowl and all that began as a
construction made for television, and American Football has developed as a
sport with TV in mind, whereas the World Cup, like the Olympics, predates
such commercialised aims, and has only subsequently become appropriated by
Football, in Europe at least, reflects hundreds of years of popular culture,
national, regional and local attitudes and characteristics. Whilst American
football teams can move cities, change their colours etc. if the money's
right, that is impossible in European Football. Even plans by a club to
move their ground to a different part of the city prompted death threats
earlier this year in Leeds. In Glasgow, rivalries between protestant
Rangers and catholic Celtic remain strong (if not as strong as previously).
Football, the beautiful game, isn't just popular in the way that Backstreet
Boys are, it's a cultural institution.
Remember the US Russia ice hockey matches of the Cold War and how the US
public felt about those games? Many many matches in football (Man
U/Liverpool, Rangers/Celtic, Milan/Inter, BArcelona/Real Madrid,
England/Germany, England/Scotland, England/Argentina, Germany/Holland etc.
etc. etc.) generate that kind of local, regional and national feeling as
those games did for the US.
> From: TJ Olney
> Reply To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Sent: Thursday, September 6, 2001 8:31 pm
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> Subject: Re: FW: England humour
> On Thu, 6 Sep 2001, Scott Chase wrote:
> > >
> > Popularity is hardly a criterion of worth. Case in point...the rapid
> > proliferation of "boy bands" such as Backstreet Boys and N'Sync
> > from their primordial ancestor New Kids on the Block.
> No, it is a criterion for making money, which most people equate with
> -- TJ Olney firstname.lastname@example.org Not all those who wander are lost.
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