If we had the same sports, we might properly fight

List of significant winter sports and the teams who play them seriously who are from English-speaking countries

American Football (USA)
Australian Football (AUS)
Ice Hockey (CAN, USA)
Rugby League (AUS, GB[ENG],NZ)
Rugby Union (GB [ENG, IRE, SCO, WAL], NZ)
Soccer (GB [ENG,SCO,WAL,NI], IRE)

List of significant winter sports and the serious teams who play them seriously who are from non-English-speaking countries

Ice Hockey (SWE, NOR, FIN)
Rugby League (FRA)
Rugby Union (FRA)
Soccer (THE ENTIRE REST OF THE WORLD, SERIOUSLY, THE ONLY FUCKING GAME, NO, ENGLISH SPEAKING PEOPLE ARE WEIRD)

8 thoughts on “If we had the same sports, we might properly fight”

  1. Your fist list omits Gaelic football, played in the English speaking country of Ireland. Which basically enhances your point.

    The various Polynesian places that play Rugby Union are only secondarily English speaking, arguably. They're as serious as they can be with populations that small.

    1. Australian Polynesia (both of those adjectives intended in "small letter" sense) is at least as English-speaking as Wales.

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