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Message 13 of 291 (555653)
04-14-2010 7:00 PM
Reply to: Message 11 by onifre
04-14-2010 6:04 PM

onifre writes:
Baseball and american football were way more popular than soccer before the invention of the TV.

Why were these sports promoted as US sports? I don't want to drag this thread off course but there is a history of post-war propaganda surrounding these two sports.

It's probably because the yanks never were any good at cricket or at Aussie rules football

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