CELEBRATION IN THE STREETS!

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  1. vmbplayer

    vmbplayer Well-Known Member

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    I was watching the closing ceremonies with my roommate tonight and this came up.

    Canada city streets are filled with celebrating people.

    What would it take for that to happen across the U.S.? I mean like numerous cities, not just New orleans or Chicago or New York. Is there anything that could make that kind of thing even happen in the US? The last time I can think of that happening would be end of WW2 celebrations?

    I'm too young to have been alive when we were on the moon, but I'm assuming everyone was huddled around TVs for Apollo 11. Was there celebrating after the fall of the Berlin Wall?
     
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  2. Cy Hard

    Cy Hard Well-Known Member

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    That's easy an ISU National Championship in Football.
     
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    World peace :wubclub:
     
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  6. alarson

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    There might be people in the streets, but it wouldnt be for celebration. :arghh:
     
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    Legalized wacky tobaccy?
     
  8. TarHeelHawk

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    Sports wise, there probably isn't anything that would set off a celebration like that. That was an awesome game, with an awesome ending, even if we came out on the short end of it.
     
  9. vmbplayer

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    Yea, I've never been that excited about watching a hockey game. That was a great time.
     
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  11. Jack & Hilton

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    Well baseball is our past time, so winning the World Baseball Classic?
     
  12. alarson

    alarson Well-Known Member

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    well... it was at one point at least..
     
  13. galactawitz

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    #13 galactawitz, Feb 28, 2010
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    How bout winning the world baseketball championship!

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8WdDmAFcJw"]YouTube- Baseketball Trailer[/ame]
     
  14. Wesley

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    How about the Cubs winning. Fans are all across America.
     
  15. nickwc

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    when the USA wins the world cup. even people who hate soccer, couldn't hate on that. and everyone would be celebrating because we just ****** the rest of the world off by winning their sport.
     
  16. TarHeelHawk

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    Maybe, but we're talking nationwide euphoria, not just flipping the bird because we beat the world at their game. Nationwide celebrations like what happened in New Orleans the night the Saints won.

    I can't think of anything sports-wise that would unite the country like that.
     
  17. deadeyededric

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    Nothing. I understand their excited, but really they need to get a life. This was their version of the Dream Team? My god most people didn't even expect us to medal and we almost won. There is so much more to American culture one sport. Kinda pathetic Canada!:no:
     
  18. galactawitz

    galactawitz Active Member

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    I would agree there isn't anything that has a country wide following that would really qualify. Maybe the closest thing was the U.S. Hockey victory in 80 over the Russians.

    Part of it is thought that the U.S. owns the greatest sports leagues and has the best athletes in the world in the sports that most Americans care about. So with the distribution of professional teams in so many cities, there is no unifying factor nation wide really. I just can't think of anything at all really, which in a nostalgic way is sort of sad...
     
  19. TarHeelHawk

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    Well said.
     
  20. deadeyededric

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    That is well said. Would you change all of that to be in a situation like Canada was in tonight though? To wait every four years just for a chance to win gold in 1 sport?
     

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