Originally Posted by exracer
That's exactly what distinguishes the American viewer from the rest of the world when it comes to sport. Sad to say, but the rest of the world has a much higher level of sophistication, knowledge and appreciation of sport (all sports), and viewers relish extensive and in depth coverage. In the U.S., if it isn't football, baseball or basketball, the level of knowledge and appreciation plummets and the television networks adjust their programming accordingly to cater to the lowest common denominator... frustrating for everyone else, but it suits the U.S. markets just fine.
I see. Well, if you have such a high level of sophistication when it comes to following and appreciating the sports outside of football, baseball, basketball, or hockey, then you can easily answer the following question without cheating:
Name one member of the Canadian Ski Jumping Team
Name one Canadian Luger,or Bobsledder.
How many members are there on the Canadian Alpine Ski team?
Who was the last Canadian to win an Olympic winter gold medal in Alpine skiing? What was the event?
Who won the downhill and GS in the last Olympics?
I can answer four of these questions and don't even follow the sports that much.
If you are so sophisticated, and in posession of extensive knowledge, these questions should be a piece of cake.Edited by MojoMan - 2/12/10 at 11:52am