Originally Posted by FitzShane
Why do Irish people support NFL teams?
Why do Irish people watch and enjoy tennis and have favourite players such as Serena Williams or Rafa Nadal instead of James McGee (who I had to google if there was any Irish tennis players
Why do Irish people watch Formula 1 and pick Mercedes over Jordan?
Why do Irish people play cricket, and then chose to play for Englans?
Why do Irish people watch NBA basketball and support the Chicago Bulls instead of Moycullen?
Why do Irish people watch and enjoy golf, and have golfers such as Speith as thir favorite, rather than Rory McIlroy with his changing allegiance?
By NFL you mean Ameircan football I don't follow it.
I am not into Tennis and don't follow that at all - are the players representing a place or themselves?
I know Davis Cup is the only international tennis tournament barring the Olympics
Formula one. I can remember following it a bit when Eddie Jordan was there with Eddie Irivine. Because they were felas from the island of Ireland.
And it was the first time I ever heard of Ireland spoken of in a formula one context.
There was anthems at the end if there was a podium finish.
But I lost interest fairly quickly when Eddie Jordan sold his team.
I have not watched formula one since I think.
So it is proven I was not really a fan of the sport at all, it was just a curiosity for me while Jordan was there.
I don't follow Cricket but I know the Eoin Morgan move was a 'career move' he said so himself.
Back in the 80's there was a basketball craze in Ireland - NBA was on channel 4.
But there was great interest in local teams Ballina Stephenites and Killester among the Basketball fraternity.
I am not really into Golf but again - in most competitions don't golfers represent themselves rather than thier country?
It is not a place they represent not matter how often the News readers say 'best of the Irish'
There are no anthems at the end when they lift the cup.
There is no 'place' element in golf Except Ryder Cup/Olympics (Mcllroy controversy)