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Swiss Open on TV

Discussion in 'General Forum' started by Ricky, Mar 29, 2001.

  1. Ricky

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    For those in HK, just let you know that Cable TV Sports 2 will show Swiss Open on next Wednesday and Thursday night (10:00 PM - 12:00 PM).
     
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    ricky, can u place a webcam on your tv so we can watch it on internet? hehe
    just kidding, just send me the tapes instead ;)
     
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    How come they never show badminton in Canada? =(
     
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    money talks and hockey, basketball, baseballs have more sponsors
     
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    Not so much with basketball - aren't the Grizzlies moving out of Vancouver? And in baseball, haven't the Expos been on the verge of moving from Montreal or folding for the past 5+ years?
     
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    yes but american basketball games are regularly shown on tv here in canada. Instead of showing something different, the canadian network still sticking with their old formula of programming. Tim Horton Donuts are sponsoring canadian minor hockeys. Lacrosse is being introduced as the next hot canadian sport.
     
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    A non-badminton sports topic (sorry)

    Cooler, Lacrosse is an awesome sport. I have no idea why it is not a major television sport, because it is fast, semi-violent, requires tremendous coordination, and is quite high scoring (each team will typically score at least 10-20 points per game). I think it's more fun to watch than hockey (which I also like). At least I can get a few games of college lacrosse per year on tv in the US if I set my vcr to 2:00a.m. on ESPN2 in late May.

    There was an attempt in the early 1990's to start a professional lacrosse league in the U.S., but it only had about eight east coast teams and I think it flopped after a few years. Are the Canadian leagues professional or college? Is it a major sport in college in Canada?
     
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    Re: A non-badminton sports topic (sorry)

    Cooler, I just checked out the ESPN and Sports Illustrated websites and they had no mention of either college or professional lacrosse! We are seriously getting screwed - no badminton or lacrosse coverage.:(
     
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    Re: A non-badminton sports topic (sorry)

    they want to introduce lacrosse as another mainstream televised sport.
    I didnt say lacrosse is not exciting, i saw some preview and is quite intense, much better than hockey. It the tv executives keep igorning badminton to fill in other decline sports. I see more darts, go kart, bowling & billard than badminton on tv that bugs me. Guess what is canada national sport?.
     
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    Re: A non-badminton sports topic (sorry)

    Probably the 5 pin bowling? I have never seen it anywhere else. :))
     
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    Re: A non-badminton sports topic (sorry)

    actually, i have seen both 5 and 10 pins on tv :(
     
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    Swiss Open on TV In Singapore

    It's on Supersports 7 to 8.30 today 'til thursday. And on Saturday, i think it's on 10 or 1030.
     
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    Re: A non-badminton sports topic (sorry)

    The Canadian National Sport is supposed to be hockey, isn't it? Unless it's curling? There are few sports less interesting to watch on tv or elsewhere than curling.

    I'll admit that I have spent many dozens of hours in the past decade in a bar or at home with a handful of darts and a nice frosty, cold beverage nearby, but I've watched darts on tv in England, and it is just not that exciting of a spectator sport. Ditto with billiards or snooker.
     
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    Re: A non-badminton sports topic (sorry)

    close, hockey is or was recognized as canada 'other' national sport due to its rising popularity and therefore got there by default. The question remain what is canada's real national sport? keep guessing.
     
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    Re: A non-badminton sports topic (sorry)

    Cooler, I think you should have given me half credit for my response. Pursuant to National Sports of Canada Act, CHAPTER N-16.7 (1994, c. 16), Canada's national winter sport is ice hockey and its national summer sport is lacrosse.
     
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    Re: A non-badminton sports topic (sorry)

    ok, you got the book on me for this one. Since i was 'young' canadian, in my mind i always had lacrosse as canada national sport. They changed it without telling me, dang. I still think lacrosse was canada first real national sport before hockey muscled into the national sport status. Like hockey, lacrosse is a indoor sport so it can be play all year around and shouldn't deserve just a summer sport status.
     
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    Re: A non-badminton sports topic (sorry)

    Lacrosse has been playing for probably a thousand or two years by the original native inhabitants of Canada. Imagine playing on teams of thirty or forty, in a loincloth and no pads, with a stick that has a pocket only an inch larger than the ball. Hopefully it will spread from Canada and the East Coast of the U.S. to a national sport - the first I had heard of professional lacrosse in the past six years since I moved to the Midwest from the MidAtlantic, was when I did a web search a few days ago.
     

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