When will the US win the Sudirman?

Discussion in 'Sudirman Cup 2007' started by 2cents, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. ctjcad

    ctjcad Regular Member

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    This has been brought up many times before..

    ..and like many posts have mentioned, it basically goes back, partially, to money and its "image":p;)..Btw, here are some related threads/posts:
    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1030
    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=27352
    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39825
    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39016
     
  2. DinkAlot

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    Not in this lifetime. As a whole, we cannot beat China, Korean, Indonesia, Malayasia...heck, we get smoked by France 5-0. :p
     
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    i think at the minimum it will take a couple of generations. on top of that, we need ppl to work with big corporations like Nike, Adidas, etc. to pay more attention to badminton. eventually they will do it as there is only so much money to earn from other sports and they will eventually have to move into alternative sports like badminton as there is already a huge fan base they can exploit.
     
  4. cooler

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    Q: what takes longer than 'when the cow comes home?'

    A: when the panda comes home :D

    That's how long it takes:p
     
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    Mmm, last several years, I have not visited and post on this forum much since I was busy with my 2 new born boys. I am going to train them to play badminton if they are interested. I saw a post here years back that Hou Jia Chang lived in USA. May be one day, I send my boys to him for training. My current house was 5 min walking from Nike worldwide headquarter, if my boys can win a Olympic gold metal for US, Nike might sponser them. Wow, this was just my dream as my wife said. :rolleyes:
     
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    After the badminton sports became famous n lots of ppl playing it,then ppl would start to play it as their career n focus on it.As long as they're not turning their eyes down at this sport n only think that this sports r for pussies or backcourt sport,like their ESPN analysists think.:mad:
     
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    I don't think canada is gonna fare any better
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    Badminton: NZ topple Canada
    6:17PM Saturday June 16, 2007

    New Zealand beat Canada 3-1 to confirm their third placing in division three of the world mixed team badminton competition -- the Sudirman Cup -- in Glasgow, Scotland, today.

    Finishing third in their group, they beat the third-placed team from another group -- Canada.

    The New Zealand mixed pair of Dan Shirley (Waitakere) and Renee Flavell (Auckland) were taken to three games in the first match but they eventually won.

    Northland-born John Moody took 54 minutes against Andrew Dabeka in the men's singles and won in three games.

    New Zealand dropped the women's singles as Michelle Chan, the New Zealand No 2 ranked at 102 in the world, went down to world No 23 Anna Rice 21-11 18-21 21-10.

    Dan Shirley and John Gordon secured the overall win in three games over Mike Beres and William Milroy 21-11 19-21 21-17.

    RESULTS
    New Zealand 3 Canada 1 (NZ names first)

    Mixed - Dan Shirley/Renee Flavel bt Mike Beres/Valerie Loker 13-21 21-18 21-10.

    Men's singles - John Moody bt Andrew Dabeka 21-18 13-21 21-15.

    Women's singles - Michelle Chan bt Anna Rice 21-11 18-21 21-10,

    Men's doubles - John Gordon/Dan Shirley bt Mike Beres/William Milroy 21-11 19-21 21-17.

    - NZPA
     
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    Good observation :cool:. Was about to make a similar statement ... "soccer" is only popular among immigrants in the us from what I understand but it has found it's niche. Badminton will never become a mainstream sport but it only takes 7 talented lunatics to win the Sudirman Cup. "Everyone" keeps mentioning money but drawing a comparison there's no money in cycling and speedskating in the US either yet there are olympic and world champions every now and then (less so for cycling ofcourse but still). Money/ sponsorship will follow succes and after all it's still an olympic sport so what are the criteria for olympic funding in the US? I know the skaters had it.
    Comparing badminton with real individualistic sports like cycling and speedskating is kinda crooked because badders will need good sparring but surely it should be possible to reach a level that warrants some kind of funding that let's you train abroad?

    Oh yeah almost forgot: rolemodels! It only takes one to inspire those 7 lunatics ;).
     
  9. Viper2005

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    Maybe when Tony Gunawan has 4 boys and 4 girls, we may have a chance to win the Sudirman Cup.....Thomas/Uber cup too....:D:D:D
     
  10. Razak

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    How the US could be badminton world champ!

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    Hijacking players is not the solution. In any sports for that matter, first; it's citizen should be passionate on the particular sports (example; Brazil-soccer, India- cricket, Indonesia - badminton, etc., etc.). Second, they should inculcate the love for the game to the younger generations (maybe..., the junior league soccer in US could be a model (?)). Third, support from the government or any sports body sanctioned ny the government.

    Furthermore, in my opinion Americans prefered sports with more brawn than brain. Badminton is a thinking game. You have to formulate strategies to beat your opponents. Physical size and brute strength is immaterial (I am sure we have seen many tiny Asian players beat the other bigger European players).

    Oh another thing. I am quite relief too that the Americans are not good at badminton. If they are in the same league with China, Indonesia, Denmark, England, Malaysia, Thailand, Korea, etc., I am sure they will use their clout to pursuade the IBF to change some of the rules to fit their shortcommings. Example; perhaps, wider and longer court sizes, lower the height of the net, players in double match could be changed during mid-game or, maybe each sides will have to take turns in attacking and defence (say, only the serving side will be allow to do the attacking!).
     
  11. Daylightkiller

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    it'll probably take a good few years for us to win it, they have to start by a growing popularity i think. badminton is still not too popular in the states, with exceptions in the states of the west coast :p
     
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    I doubt US would be get interested in badminton...
    There are so many others sport of interest....
    USA is the best in marketing of sports..
     
  13. seawell

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    Sudirman cup held in europe,the local organization can not get revenue from TV broadcasting,fans and tickets!

    Really?Why?The competition is the lack of value!
     
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