Posted on: April 9, 2012 8:45 am

Building A Sporting Heritage

<span style="color: #000000;">With Liverpool being one of the most successful football teams in England and Europe, I feel that with our new owners, John W Henry and his company now running the club, Randy Lerner, owner of Cleveland Browns and Aston Villa and  with the Glazers owning both Tampa Bay Bucs and <span style="color: #000000;">MAn Utd would it be worth trying to build links between different sports, and although I am not an NFL fan, a NFL UK league may work with the right structure.
It is working with the BBL and Elite League hockey in England.

With these scenarios, the soccer teams progressing and entering the MLS it would be worth building not only the sporting culture in the UK it would inrease the US franchises exposure in all sports in the UK.

NFL has set the standard with the match being played in London on annual basis in recent years; as well as MLB with the opening series in Japan and the NHL with trips to Scandanavia.

NBA appears to be the only sport that has not embraced this as a way of increasing ties with European, Austaliasian and South American basketball leagues.

Posted on: October 5, 2011 3:29 am

Sports and Teams Music

Many teams and franchises, especially in soccer have 'their' songs, unique to the team or franchise they follow, and the US sports, NFL, |NBA and MLB always play the national anthem at the All Star games, as well as in the post season. When the NHL All Star break comes along, it is the US and Canadian national anthems.

In international team sports and Olympics, it is always the individual nations national anthem that are played.

In soccer, especially, EPL the fans of Liverpool always heard singing 'You'll Never Walk Alone', at West Ham 'Forever Blowing Bubbles' etc which is always uplifting and helps to give the team a '12th man'.

In my eyes, sporting occasions when these songs are played, they inspire players to go out, perform to their strengths and play but what are people's views on this.

I have heard that some people believe it inspires the opposition to silence the home crowds but I disagree.

When England cricket team walked out to 'Jerusalem' for the 2005 Ashes series, England went on and won the series in what can only be called a classic and even series between two bitter rival sporting nations.

THe England rugby union team playing to 'Swing low, Sweet Chhariot' from 1991 I believe can be seen as inspirational to their team as is the Haka to New Zealand before any international match.

What are people's all time classic songs that individual teams/ franchises play to?
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