Why are they so terrible at sports?
I am legitimately baffled by it. What inherent advantages do other European countries like Germany and France possess that make them better than England?
And why do they always try to claim Andy Murray as their own? He's Scottish.
>won the ashes
>won the tour de france
>won the f1 world championship
>won the davis cup
>just beat the best team in test cricket
>ronnie o'sullivan won the masters yesteday
literally all that in 6 months
rest of the world pales in comparison
All the athletic ability went here
>49 Super Bowls in a row
>25 Stanley Cups in a row
>Back-to-back World War champps
>Soccer is a girls sport, and US girls most recent champs
Bragging about winning a men's soccer game is like bragging about winning a men's field hockey game; even if you win, you're still gay for playing a lady sport
>Rugby World Cup:12 years ago
>Actual World Cup: 50 years ago
>Club Football International Standing: About to lose your CL place to Italy
>Every decent top level manager besides Clough, Paisley, and Robson: Scottish
>Test Cricket: 5th in the world
>ODI Cricket: 6th in the world
>T20 Cricket: 4th in the world
>Best Tennis Player - A scot
>Best Golfer - A northern irishman
>Athletics - Seb Coe currently being BTFO for being an americuck
How can one country be so bad at its own rinky dink sports?
>Back-to-back World War champps
>tfw Vietnam topples the champ
>>Test Cricket: 5th in the world
We just beat the best side in the world in their own back yard so who gives a fuck about a ranking that's based off of us pissing about against Pakis on meme grounds
>get anal-raped by the krauts
>need colonies to bail you out
>England: "We're good at sport!"
>/sp/: "You can't even win your own stupid version of baseball"
>England: "W-well we beat SA once this decade so shove it"
This tbqh gr8 island defense m8 not takin anything away from ya
You mean we take the gold, silver, and bronze medal for best football team every year?
HOO-YAH! USA! USA! USA!
England are objectively at least top 2 at the moment along with Australia in cricket. And cricket isn't a version of baseball, baseball is a version of rounders (some irrelevant girls sport they play in school here).
The cricket rankings vary rapidly, in 2012 England was ranked no.1, and it's distorted by the fact home/away is ranked the same way and Pakistani/India roll out their retarded meme grounds and refuse to play tests abroad.
Yeah, no. We absolutely destroy the rest of Europe when it comes to Olympics, which is the best way to judge a country's sporting prowess.
And no, the Winter Olympics is not a real Olympics
>Winter Olympics aren't real
>half their medals from '12 are from cycling and rowing
>going down a river and cycling in a circle are now sports
sure thing, bub
Winter Olympics are just pratting around
Plus winning medals in things like cycling and rowing are better the swimming and running because you know you're the best in the world at doing that. Stick phelps in a pool next to a dolphin and he'll be left behind, have Bolt next to a cheetah and he'll be chasing dust. But stick Hoy next to a horse on a bike and you know Hoy would steak ahead
>putting a pair of snow planks on your feet and shooting targets with a gun somehow is
Also to be good at the Winter "Olympics" you need to have consistent snow every year. We and many other countries don't, so they aren't really a proper games when only a few countries can compete.
>knowing that 98% of the Olympic athletes are amateur or semi-professional, at best
>still caring about Olympics
Are you discrediting your own Golds now ? Hearty lel
>you know, the most important sport on Earth.
You do know that you're pretty garbage @ footie, right ?
>Are you discrediting your own Golds now ? Hearty lel
Refugerman man was chatting about how most of our medals were cycling and rowing which apparently aren't sports, but so are theirs so he's a mong
Professional athletes train and prepare for their sport for entire mornings and afternoons. Some of them are so extremely fit that they snap and tear muscles from even mild injuries. They are at the peak of fitness. They are simply unmatched, and unmatchable.
Olympians tread around the park for a couple hours after work. They may be the best, but they are not even close to the limits of what the human body can achieve, because no one even cares to finance their training.
British golds in non-cycling, non-rowing, non-horsewhispering disciplines:
Some countries with more 'relevant' golds than Germany:
Can't wait for the olympics threads this summer, hope to argue with you there German bro
That depends on the country. In Spain, olympians are on their own, which explains the results.
A world champion and olympic medal winner of tossing weight comes to the gym I train in... And he's a plumber. He barely has time to train and pump himself up. Surely he would be a massive deal and would break records if the government financed him properly, since he has the genes for it. But as it is now, he barely scrapes a few medals here and there.
I'm not saying there are no professional athletes in the Olympics, I'm just saying that for the most part, they aren't. It's no fun seeing Nadal blowing the fuck out of some poor truck driver from Albania who likes tennis.
The Olympics are mostly won by those professional athletes who give enough fucks to enter them in the first place. Countries like China or the USA or the UK take them seriously and finance their athletes, but for the most part, it's just (relatively) mediocre performances everywhere.
In my opinion it's because mediocrity is taught as being ok. Sure, people are allowed to be competitive, but mediocrity is ok.
As long as you do your best and get a bronze medal, you get a tv show.
this. England (and the UK as a whole really) plays probably a greater number of sports than any other so it's not surprising that we don't dominate any one. Soccer is the biggest by far but it's nowhere near the only team sport people care about like it is in some other countries
this will upset the bongs
>the only way england can lay claim a world class athlete is by keeping the scots in chains
at least we freed our slaves before our professional sporting culture began
England was settled primarily by Angles and Saxons who were German too, what's your point? All the Royal families in Europe are related anyway, they're all like 3rd cousins and can probably all trace their roots back to the Hapsburg dynasty.
Around here, most athletes are officially employed by the military, that pays them a decent wage and covers their social insurance.
I don't see why this shit would be impossible in Spain.
>brits unironically consider broom sweeping a sport
>prime US athletes such as Tom Brady/Manning etc. are all around 40 years old
all you need to know about US "sports"
>british "athletes" cant perform well when theyre 40
all you need to know about british "sports"
If you look at this prime specimen i think you'll find yourself corrected
I love how uros go on about irrelevant sports like povertyflop like American give one shit about it.
Protip: Americans do not care AT all about your garbage sport we don't even send our best athletes to compete in your irrelevant tournaments but if we did we'd win in those to.
>I love how uros go on about irrelevant sports like povertyflop
I don't care about wogball. The fact is that England is top-tier in a lot of sports, I don't see what gets you so arse-aggravated
he's also one of the best basketball players of all time
>english basketball players
Basketball is like rounders here, it's a children's sport.
When lads grow up here they want to play based, athletic and elite sports like rugby or boxing, not gay shit like basketball or rounders
>0 (zero) FIFA world cups
>0 (zero) Rugby world cups
>0 (zero) Formula 1 World Championships
>0 (zero) Tour de France victories
>0 (zero) Snooker world championships
>0 (zero) Ashes victories
>0 (zero) UEFA Euro Championships
>0 (zero) UEFA Champions League titles
>0 (zero) Premier League titles
Not looking good lad
Why's that? He speaks his mind, he's honest, he doesn't pander to the liberal media. I'm a fan of him to be honest and I'm proud of the fact that he's heavyweight world champion.
you're right, he's being silly. Rounders is a silly girl's children's sport. But that's what baseball is based off.
Basketball is based off of netball, also a girl's children's sport. Just this one is in easter term not summer term.
>almost an exactly 1 min reply to a 10 minute post to a few hour old post
>Baseball players are fat slobs
the most athletic person in sports history was a baseball player
>the most athletic person in sports history
I didn't know Jon Pall played rounders
>implying that an Olympic potato sack race would be a bad thing
Implying national pride doesn't factor into national sporting success is kind of stupid, Achmed.
>bragging about 2 meatheads being able to lift things
Lmao. The core of every English argument is "le fat fuck Americans strength isn't important, stamina and skill only matter"
You just cucked your own lads on every argument they make lmao
scoot scoot brady. I want fun rides and Owls.
England is shit at sports because a couple thousand years of viking raids and general warfare killed off all of their physically competent men. Modern Englishmen are the genetic descendants of the bitchbois who stayed home with the women baking pastries.
look at it this way
strength does matter:
England is stronger than america
Stamina and skill matter:
England has more stamina and is more skillful than america
Either way ameriblobs lose
Brits are short, stocky, and not known for agility or vertical leaping ability.
Of course I wouldn't expect your "nation" to produce successful basketball players.
Only good thing to come out of there are like 2 or 3 punk bands, which all focus their music on how shit tier your country is.
>I'm sure this guy is very strong
first person to win WSM 4 times
you having a laugh?
>Lmao. The core of every English argument is "le fat fuck Americans strength isn't important, stamina and skill only matter"
who said this?
You might want to run this comment by your local cleric to make sure it's halal. Then it's a scuttle on down to the local Womyn's Pride Consortium and be double sure this comment won't get you arrested for your being too negative
Literally every single wanker that posts in a "these are considered athletes in America" followed with a picture of defensive linemen threads.
Now that you've brought up a strong englishman suddenly raw strength is very important for you nation. You guys are a joke, basically.
I actually always defend the linemen in those threads because those sorts of threads are fucking stupid.
Some O-linemen are lardarses though, Robert Oberst moved from gridiron to strongman and never shuts up about his ''''''''healthy'''''''' 20,000kcal/day diet
The British? Fat greasy lumps or soggy twigs, there is no in-between. Stocky implies strength and these sloppy, ugly, buck-toothed, long-jawed ghouls are the opposite of strong.
>implying wife-beating isn't a fresh, new, worthy British sport
>Stocky implies strength and these sloppy, ugly, buck-toothed, long-jawed ghouls are the opposite of strong
>single freak outlier
the current top few UK strongmen are easily on par with, if not better than the current top US strongmen. Shaw is in great form and the best individual currently (though Eddie is statically stronger and catching up fast) but after him there's a big drop-off, whereas there are a very good crop of UK strongmen all at least capable of making the WSM final
Like watching some fat guys hug each other and maybe catch a ball is any better? Let's get real.
No sport is less trivial than another friend, you just make yourself look silly implying otherwise.
Apart from darts. Darts is trivial.
The worldc up was rigged. Argentina should have won that one but the refs made horrible decisions that directly nfluenced outcome of the game. Englel bought the world cup
I really really like women; the sport
Nah man, he's just saying baseball over here would be considered a girl's sport same way you guys think soccer is a girls sport. Not that baseball is trivial. You're the one that tried to boil soccer down to basics.
what are you implying buckaroo?
You do know England is the largest country in the UK
Great Britain is the greatest sporting country the world has ever seen
Darts World Cup
Every Golf Major
Rugby World Cup
Football World Cup
Cricket World Cup (T20)
Every Tennis Grand Slam
The Tour de France
Snooker World Cup
Ryder Cup Winners
The Commonwealth Games
Boxing World Champions (Every weight)
UFC TUF World Championship
The Olympic Games
Davis Cup Winners
Moto GP World Championship
Baseball World Cup
Indy Car World Championship
Squash World Champions
Formula One World Championship
Had 6 Different Clubs To Win The European Cup
Had 3 players to win the super bowl
Ice Hockey World Cup
Taekwondo World Champions
Judo World Champions
Touring Car World Champions
World Rally Champions
World Table Tennis Champions
Voting for Fart
He will feel the burn soon enough