karanj wrote:karadoc wrote:In Australia I don't hear much about either of those types of football; there is some round football stuff (soccer) but the majority of sport news is about AFL and cricket...
Well, even that varies within Australia in a way that the US doesn't even come close to. In NSW/QLD you'll get something along the following timetable:
Mar: NRL and a little bit of European soccer finals
Jul: State of Origin
Oct: Um... so how about that NRL Grand Final huh
while in VIC/SA you'll get:
Feb: AFL pre-season
Oct: Horse Racing and the AFL draft
Nov: Melbourne Cup/Cricket
It's such a disjoint within the country, it's amazing.
In SA at least the horse racing is definitely not a big thing. A few people will watch the Melbourne Cup, but that's pretty much it. The Adelaide Cup is just a day off work, nothing more.