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[Fwd: [Powderworks] NMOC: Australian Professional Sports]

Jeff McLean jeffm@jeack.com.au
Mon, 17 Feb 2003 10:58:25 +1100

a strip is the colours that the team wears...

it hasn't changed in 120 years for essendon.


Beth Curran wrote:

> Um, Joffa.....what's a strip, and why is it important to have a good
> looking one?
> -(the athletically challenged) Beth
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> you have no say randy.  it's the bombers (essendon) you have to barrack
> for.  apart from being by far the best team in the league, with the best
> looking strip, they are pete's team.
> need i say more...
> joffa
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: [Powderworks] NMOC:  Australian Professional Sports
> Date: Sat, 15 Feb 2003 09:46:54 -0800 (PST)
> From: Randy Van Vliet <bigdaddyrv@yahoo.com>
> To: Powderworks <powderworks@cs.colorado.edu>
> I've been scanning some Australian news sources (by
> the way, what's the deal with the detention centers
> that people keep breaking out of?  Are they holding
> immagrants under armed guard?  and if so, for what
> purpose and how long?)
> Anyway, I naturally tend to scan the sports pages even
> though I don't know squat about Australian sports.
> I've looked up some references to Cricket and Rugby
> and the AFL.  So here's my question:  Are there
> national professional sports in Australia?  Besides
> the national Cricket team, it seems that most of it is
> either local or regional.  I've seen a little bit of
> Australian Rules Football on late night ESPN and sort
> expected there to be a national presence (I'm from the
> US and our professional sports leagues are very much
> national based rather that regional).  But most of the
> AFL teams are based in and around Melbourne.  I sort
> of expected Sydney to be more represented.  Or is
> Melbourne more of a "National Capitol" than Sydney?
> I don't want to waste too much of your time, but I am
> sort of a sports junkie (at least US sports) and I'm
> sort of fascinated by how it's structured in
> Austarlia.  I've decided that I want to follow the AFL
> this season and I clearly don't have any rooting
> interest in any team.  Does anyone outside of
> Melbourne and the few other teams care that much about
> it?  I'm just wondering.
> Randy
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