Originally posted by Thomas Paul: As far as the Super Bowl, since no other countries compete in US football it makes perfect sense. The World Series has been called the World Series since 1903 when baseball was only played in the USA. Wasn't the World Cup called that even when the US did not compete?
Well the US may not have competed in the World Cup, but other countries did ... I think the point being that "The World Series" really is just a "US Series" whereas "The World cup" did indeed have participants from all over the world; OK for some time the USA did not participate, but is US participation a prerequisite for it to be called a "World" cup?
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But, but, in wrestling you mean... That the inter-continental champion, isn't really an inter-continental champion!? But, he (or she) could be a..a....a, I can barely say it. A cheesy fraud that dresses in tights and took 1.5 acting lessons and is really bad at fake punches???!! In our PC (politically correct) world today we to often try to change the language we use, because of some perceived, or actual, offense. The "World Series" is the championship series of Major League Baseball. Always has been. Everyone that knows a shred about baseball, knows that. What's the big deal? In the US someone decided that calling someone "black" was offensive. They should be called African American. I asked a few black folks what they thought of the new name. Without exception they said "I'm a black man" or woman. One man even said that it insulted his patriotism, that it somehow made him a different kind of American, instead of just an American. Who decided this, anyway? Now people have a right to call themselves what they want to be called. And I would not use a term that offended someone on purpose. That's just an example, but it seems to be we are becoming way too sensitive.
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