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[Powderworks] NMOC: Australian Professional Sports

Jo Daley joeydaley@hotmail.com
Mon, 17 Feb 2003 14:12:37 +1100

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<P><BR><BR></P>Hi Randy, </DIV>
<P>Looks like you started something here! Anyway, just to correct any misapprehensions you may be under, please follow this link-</P>
<P><A href="http://collingwoodfc.com.au/">http://collingwoodfc.com.au/</A></P>
<P><BR>Hope this helps lead you down the right path, oh and btw, they too have a cool and very old strip.</P>
<P>Cheers, Jo.</P>
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<DIV></DIV>&gt;From: Randy Van Vliet <BIGDADDYRV@YAHOO.COM>
<DIV></DIV>&gt;Subject: [Powderworks] NMOC: Australian Professional Sports 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;Date: Sat, 15 Feb 2003 09:46:54 -0800 (PST) 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;I've been scanning some Australian news sources (by 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;the way, what's the deal with the detention centers 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;that people keep breaking out of? Are they holding 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;immagrants under armed guard? and if so, for what 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;purpose and how long?) 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;Anyway, I naturally tend to scan the sports pages even 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;though I don't know squat about Australian sports. 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;I've looked up some references to Cricket and Rugby 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;and the AFL. So here's my question: Are there 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;national professional sports in Australia? Besides 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;the national Cricket team, it seems that most of it is 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;either local or regional. I've seen a little bit of 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;Australian Rules Football on late night ESPN and sort 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;expected there to be a national presence (I'm from the 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;US and our professional sports leagues are very much 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;national based rather that regional). But most of the 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;AFL teams are based in and around Melbourne. I sort 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;of expected Sydney to be more represented. Or is 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;Melbourne more of a "National Capitol" than Sydney? 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;I don't want to waste too much of your time, but I am 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;sort of a sports junkie (at least US sports) and I'm 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;sort of fascinated by how it's structured in 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;Austarlia. I've decided that I want to follow the AFL 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;this season and I clearly don't have any rooting 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;interest in any team. Does anyone outside of 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;Melbourne and the few other teams care that much about 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;it? I'm just wondering. 
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