invented it, so why do we claim victory?
baseball, American football and basketball are all
American "inventions" - so why do leagues claim their
winners to be World Champions? It's a domestic (or at
best two country - with a couple of token Canadian
sure it's most likely the reigning "World Champions"
would beat any other in the world - but who wouldn't
at a game you made up?
Shaun: That's a good question, I am going
out on a limb here, but I think it makes us feel better about
ourselves. That and we like to see if the foreign countries
can beat us at our own game!
Greg sent us his answer:
Aside from baseball, as far as I know it, Basketball
and "North American Football" were invented in Canada. That could be
why but I doubt it. And isn't it funny that in hockey, another
Canadian invention, it's called the Stanley Cup not the world
championships of hockey or something like that.
MPM sent us this updated answer:
Basketball was invented in Springfield,
Massachusetts. The inventor *moved* from Canada to the US before
creating the game.
The NBA is the world's strongest league bar none. Any team that wins
the championship would cream teams from any other league. Exhibit A,
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