August 21, 2004

I've Had ENOUGH Of These Questions Waking Me From A Sound Sleep At 3:00 In The Morning

Basketball and Volleyball were both invented in the U.S. (about 15 miles apart, actually). Why in the hell did we let the international federations for both sports end up in Europe?

Posted by Chris at August 21, 2004 08:36 AM

Category: Sports

Because, in the minds of many U.S. sports enthusiasts, the rest of the world does not matter. Why else would the U.S. baseball championship be called the "World Series"?

btw, does ANYBODY in the U.S. care about Volleyball anyway? I mean, other than nearly-naked beach volleyball, of course. :)

Posted by: grimblefig at August 23, 2004 07:42 AM

Wait, you mean there's another kind of volleyball, one where they wear more clothing? What's the point? Hell, they might as well have a MEN'S team, if they're going to be that way about it.

Posted by: chess h at August 23, 2004 07:58 AM

Not to nitpick, but basketball was invented by a once again blame Canada...

Posted by: Tman at August 23, 2004 10:52 AM

Well, I did specify in the U.S. rather than by Americans (although it's arguable that Naismith was thoroughly Americanized by the time he invented the game - f'rinsance, he served in the 1st Kansas Infantry in both the Mexican campaign and WWI).

Posted by: Chris of Dangerous Logic at August 23, 2004 11:28 AM

Oh, and guys - don't break the bad news to Chess.

Posted by: Chris of Dangerous Logic at August 23, 2004 12:05 PM

the blame canada guy has atleast 1 intelligent point on the board.

Posted by: funny at August 23, 2004 04:02 PM

blame Canada. is a correct answer.... 15 points!

Posted by: W00T at August 23, 2004 04:03 PM