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World champions?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TwoGloves, Sep 7, 2007.

  1. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Active Member

    I see the Colts hung their banner last night. Says world champions. That bother anyone else? I mean, they're NFL or Super Bowl champions. They didn't play anyone from the CFL. I realize they'd kick the snot out of a CFL team but the bottom line is they're not "world" champions. Same goes with the NBA. Do they play teams from overseas? Nope. Or baseball. Do they play the Cubans or Japanese? Nope.
     
  2. beefncheddar

    beefncheddar Guest

    Yes, I'm bothered.

    Should have been World Charmions.
     
  3. WazzuGrad00

    WazzuGrad00 Guest

    I think the NFL is the only league where the championship game winner has a legitimate claim to the "World Champion" title.
     
  4. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    I always thought the World League champion got that title.....
     
  5. Knighthawk

    Knighthawk Member

    No, the Spurs can say they are the world champs, because Trajan Langdon started in the 2007 EuroLeague championship game, which automatically removes the entire league from serious consideration. :p

    (The women's EuroLeague champs, on the other hand, had Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi, Tina Thompson and Tamika Whitmore, so the WNBA could end up in a situation where their champs aren't even <i>Taurasi's</i> best team, much less the world's.)
     
  6. SnoopyBoy

    SnoopyBoy Member

    I with TwoGloves, I hate the term and never use it. If a team is defending World Series champion, that's what I call them. Or Super Bowl champion on NBA champion. World champion is for the World Cup.
     
  7. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Active Member

    I think the only major sport that doesn't use the term world champion is hockey. You're the Stanley Cup champion. No wonder so many people think Americans are arrogant.
     
  8. JR

    JR Active Member

    Under the present regime, commments like that can end you up in Guantanamo
     
  9. cjericho

    cjericho Well-Known Member

    Huh??? Are the World Series champs not World Camps because Japan won the WBC?
     
  10. Yodel

    Yodel Active Member

    There are other countries beside ours? If I only had a map...
     
  11. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    The Iraq has a great football league. They throw bombs all game long.
     
  12. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Such as.
     
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