Random Thoughts part 6

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Funny to read an American German surname (ESPN reporter) that you never saw before, and even don't know where to part the syllables.
Is it dubbed in German? Do you get non-Euro sports like Baseball?
 
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Kirk Herbstreit. Funny name: Herb Streit = tart argue and Herbst Reit = autumn ride.
 
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Kirk Herbstreit. Funny name: Herb Streit = tart argue and Herbst Reit = autumn ride.
Tart argue?
 
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Is it dubbed in German? Do you get non-Euro sports like Baseball?
Nobody watches adult men chewing tobacco here.

They broadcast football, and right now the College final as a takeover from ESPN. They have German commentators, and good ones: a former NFL player and a coach who won the European championship with France. So at least they know what they are talking about.
 
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Tart argue?
Google chooses "bitter argument". Herb is not really bitter, but o.k. in a way. E.g. beer with much humulus is "herb", not bitter. The dictionary gave me "dry" or "tart". I guess it's obvious that both words have a common origin, herb and herbs, which indicates the taste.

Streit has no good translation. Quarrel is an option, argument is one, but they don't hit the nail. Quarrel sounds like fighting and argument like reasoning. Streit is more in the middle of them.
 
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Nobody watches adult men chewing tobacco here.

They broadcast football, and right now the College final as a takeover from ESPN. They have German commentators, and good ones: a former NFL player and a coach who won the European championship with France. So at least they know what they are talking about.
So is it a direct translation /rebroadcast or a German made affiliate? Just confused.
 
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So is it a direct translation /rebroadcast or a German made affiliate? Just confused.
Never heard the name Herbstreit, but it consists of German words. Btw. Ebstreit is also a German word, meaning an argument about inheritance.
 
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Never heard the name Herbstreit, but it consists of German words. Btw. Ebstreit is also a German word, meaning an argument about inheritance.
No, I meant the station. Is it rebroadcast or an affiliate station?
 
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Another random thought: One of the healthiest cuisines is the Japanese, and - let's be honest - one of the unhealthiest the American. But both cultures invented a sport where fat people can participate.
No, I meant the station. Is it rebroadcast or an affiliate station?
They bought the live coverage (pictures) from ESPN (or whoever owns the rights) and comment it from the studio.
 
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Want to talk about unusual? I saw a rerun of an old show where Marylin Idiot Savant ( German name?) was debating whether her measured IQ was the 228 she claimed. Saw it on someone's PC. Like another weird competition.
 
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Marylin is probably a version of Maria, Idiot is universal, and Savant french.
 
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Marylin is probably a version of Maria, Idiot is universal, and Savant french.
Mary the universal French Idiot? She was in the Guinness book at one point but not last I checked.
 
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Another random thought: One of the healthiest cuisines is the Japanese, and - let's be honest - one of the unhealthiest the American. But both cultures invented a sport where fat people can participate.

They bought the live coverage (pictures) from ESPN (or whoever owns the rights) and comment it from the studio.
You'd be surprised that some channels, I think ESPN included, has fishing shows where someone is filmed while just doing some fishing.
 
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You'd be surprised that some channels, I think ESPN included, has fishing shows where someone is filmed while just doing some fishing.
And I thought Golf was the ultimate tranquilizer.
 
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They have bowling too. But no cheerleaders anymore.
 
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You'd be surprised that some channels, I think ESPN included, has fishing shows where someone is filmed while just doing some fishing.
Those have been around forever. They are one of my main arguments against solipsism. I have serious doubts that, even in its most deranged state, my mind would have ever come up with TV shows where you watch others fish. (And this is from someone who done some fishing in his time.)
 
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Those have been around forever. They are one of my main arguments against solipsism. I have serious doubts that, even in its most deranged state, my mind would have ever come up with TV shows where you watch others fish. (And this is from someone who done some fishing in his time.)
How about chess matches? (Maybe with cheerleaders, as in SNL?) That would add to the proof, put a nail in the coffin for me.
 
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How about chess matches? (Maybe with cheerleaders, as in SNL?) That would add to the proof, put a nail in the coffin for me.
Chess is exciting and if commented well, an interesting sport!
 
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Chess is exciting and if commented well, an interesting sport!
You like the cheerleaders too? I imagine the comments: "Scratches his nose...going to move his rook....no, changed his mind".
 
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You like the cheerleaders too?
I'm not sure yet I like them at all.
 
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I'm not sure yet I like them at all.
It is a weird thing. Wonder if any other country has something similar.
 
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It is a weird thing. Wonder if any other country has something similar.
Does this count?


... and of course our football teams (yes, there exists such a thing) have Cheerleaders, too. Not quite sure about basketball, but probably yes.
 
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Does this count?


... and of course our football teams (yes, there exists such a thing) have Cheerleaders, too. Not quite sure about basketball, but probably yes.
I heard some Euro countries and even Israel have baseball leagues. Small and not widely popupar. Still, kind of surprising. Do you also have basketball leagues?
 
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Basketball, yes, baseball probably not. The only baseball countries I'm aware of are the USA, Cuba and Japan. However, if you count ... uhm ... uhm ... cricket ...
 
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Basketball, yes, baseball probably not. The only baseball countries I'm aware of are the USA, Cuba and Japan. However, if you count ... uhm ... uhm ... cricket ...
No, I've checked and they have some non-pro baseball leagues in these countries. I'll give you a link when I get on my PC; Im on my phone now. I was surprised. Edit: I think this was made possible because of the internet, allowing small groups like Baseball fans outside of the main countries to get together and provide enough of an audience to start a league. Overall RIP with majority tastes/culture thanks to the internet, which allows them to know each other and form groups of common interests.
 
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