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Posted on 2009.06.04 at 14:16
Current Music: Electras - Soul Searchin'
No American understands, has understood, or will ever understand the rules to the game of cricket.

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The Hammer of Rhetoric
gislebertus at 2009-06-04 18:22 (UTC) (Link)
I'm stealing that icon.
Jonathan
theservant at 2009-06-04 18:25 (UTC) (Link)
That's how I got it!
The Universal Dilettante
roadriverrail at 2009-06-04 18:55 (UTC) (Link)
I'm fairly sure I have a good handle on it, though there are probably nuances I miss. For example, I don't think I could properly name all the various field positions. I can't point to a spot where the "silly leg" plays, though it's leg-side and I believe fairly close to the pitch.

I mean, I used to go watch Samoan cricket in Seattle on Saturdays (Samoan cricket is a little different from the rest of the world). All of my various subcontinental friends are cricket fans. I've batted and fielded in a game before. We even used to play "cubicle cricket" at Motorola.

Edited at 2009-06-04 06:56 pm (UTC)
Jonathan
theservant at 2009-06-04 19:00 (UTC) (Link)
See? I didn't understand a word of that.
The Universal Dilettante
roadriverrail at 2009-06-04 19:05 (UTC) (Link)
And yet I'm American.

Edited at 2009-06-04 07:05 pm (UTC)
Jonathan
theservant at 2009-06-04 19:27 (UTC) (Link)
I won't believe it until I have your notarized birth certificate in my hand. And probably not even then. Are you a secret muslim?
The Universal Dilettante
roadriverrail at 2009-06-04 20:11 (UTC) (Link)
Ring a ding ding, baby.

Actually, the hilarity is that my wife, nancyblue, lived in the UK for six years and understands cricket less than I do.

But I'm a bit of a sports nerd. If ESPN 8 "The Ocho" existed, I'd probably watch it whenever I had nothing better to do.
Release the Kraken!
delerium69 at 2009-06-05 02:51 (UTC) (Link)
I'm gonna go out on a limb and assume few actually want to understand them. ;-)

p.s. I'm guessing you mean U.S.-Americans? *ducks for cover*
Jonathan
theservant at 2009-06-05 03:01 (UTC) (Link)
We've bombed people for less than that!
just laur
echafaud at 2009-06-05 05:30 (UTC) (Link)
cricket is one of those things where the hysteria about how much it sucks is totally true. i am a sports fan, and very happy to be one. i can watch juuuuust about any sport and be anywhere from passively interested to so full of excitement that i cry.

cricket is so comprehensively dull and long that i could not muster any interest in it if you paid me cold, hard cash. i can't possibly overstate this!
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