• @CptEnder
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    291 month ago

    Wait US cricket beat Pakistan? That sounds pretty wild, they’re like the Brazil national soccer team of cricket aren’t they?

    • @punseye
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      111 month ago

      When it comes to fandom, cricket is hugely popular in both India and Pakistan.

      But Brazil of cricket would be Australia as they have most amount big international trophies and won the previous world cup too against favourites India in India in 2023.

      • @cmbabul
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        31 month ago

        So like beating England or Spain in soccer?

  • THCDenton
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    141 month ago

    World politics isn’t my strength but I’m pretty sure there’s more beef between India and Pakistan than USA and Pakistan.

  • Rustmilian
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    121 month ago

    5th option : “I don’t give a shit.”

  • @[email protected]
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    111 month ago

    Top picture is Americans when they win the World Series of one of the many sports that only they play.

    • @ShortFuse
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      51 month ago

      World = USA + Canada

      Of course.

    • TheRealKuni
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      51 month ago

      Or which other countries play, but we don’t include them.

      Looking at you, baseball.

    • YeetPics
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      128 days ago

      Those damn outsiders enjoying their shit.

      Stupid fucks don’t even play OUR games.

  • @mlg
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    71 month ago

    Really hoping they make it to the semifinals, would be insane to see USA vs Afghanistan

    Also excited for USA vs England this Sunday.

  • @cmbabul
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    71 month ago

    It’s mostly the first one, I wasn’t shocked we had a cricket team, but I was to learn they weren’t the equivalent of a Pakistani gridiron team

  • @EfreetSK
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    51 month ago

    I know what you mean and in a way it’s almost insulting. Like there are nations who trully love certain sports and they take it as part of their national pride … and then there is US. Where you wonder “why are you guys even here? Why are you taking fun from people who enjoy this game? What do you even take from this?”

    Where I live we have the same situation with ice hockey - our entire nation basically stops for IIHF world hockey championship, everyone watches it and we celebrate every win. And then there is US. Which regularly wins some medal and you have a feeling that no one in the US even notices.

    • @ChicoSuave
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      181 month ago

      The US has so many different cultures spread across such a huge (YUGE) land area that it is very difficult to unite the country. It’s also why half the country complains about secession but the half changes between South and Midwest.

      I had no idea we had a cricket team, but I am not surprised that there is. What surprises me is that l, while I don’t know a lot about cricket, I do know that Pakistan is world class and fucking good - and they lost to Americans who don’t even have a national team.

      It’s clearly a big deal and one worth celebrating. Maybe this will help cricket bloom in America?

      • gila
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        11 month ago

        There has been a lot of investment into exhibition matches over the past few years, and into a Major League Cricket domestic competition which started in 2023.

        There have been failed attempts at domestic leagues in the past, but MLC is a T20 competition. That’s a shorter and more accessible form of the game where a match generally takes around 3 hours to complete.

        That could make a difference, because it’s a lot easier to keep kids interested for a few hours vs. the more traditional formats that could last anywhere between 8 hours, up to 5 days.

        It’s only a 1-month season though, 25 matches over the course of July. I should hopefully make it to a few of them!

    • @Uncaged_Jay
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      101 month ago

      Not to be a dick, but the people on the US’s National Cricket team do love the sport and deserve a shot at winning as much as anyone else

    • Rustmilian
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      61 month ago

      There’s plenty of Americans that love hockey, they’re just the ones that share a boarder with Canada, lmao.

      • @Etterra
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        11 month ago

        Well I mean you can’t expect anybody who lives in, say, Arizona to take hockey seriously. Basically everyone south of the Mason-Dixon line turns into a deluxe idiot when it snows.

    • @[email protected]
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      41 month ago

      I mean, American players and American fans of the game still love the game. What does it matter that the whole country should love it? Let people love what they want to love.

    • @jagungal
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      11 month ago

      I feel like Australia did this to the field hockey world. North-western European countries like Norway and Denmark seem to love the sport, but we had the top spot for quite a few years. Barely anyone in Australia gave a single shit. Because everyone plays soccer, rugby, cricket or Aussie rules. Kinda sucked as a hockey player.

  • @db2
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    31 month ago

    Yeah, but they want to destroy all other life in the universe because they looked up one day, so…

  • @[email protected]
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    21 month ago

    Work IT in Australia. Dead silence during footy season, but come summer they’re going to kick our arse.