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Sports

  1. 1. Sports in the USA (But different from last week)
  2. 2. Baseball – Our National Pastime • 50 Million “Little League” Players (15 million play soccer) • 30 Major League teams each play 165 games a year • Hundreds of baseball idioms in the English language
  3. 3. Rules • 9 players on defense • One batter • ‘Pitcher’ throws ball to batter, tries to get a strike-out
  4. 4. History • Professional sport since around 1900 • First Spanish player played in 1913, Al Cabrera, born in the Canary Islands
  5. 5. Latinos in the Major Leagues • Over 30% of players are Latino • Most popular sport in the Caribbean • Teams have English/Spanish names Roberto Clemente – Pittsburgh Pirates
  6. 6. Baseball Names Different Styles of Translation • Los Vigilantes de Texas • Los Yanquis de Nueva York • Los Azulejos de Toronto • Los Mets de Nueva York
  7. 7. Translate to Spanish • San Francisco Giants • Boston Red Sox • Detroit Tigers • Tampa Bay Rays • Toronto Blue Jays • Baltimore Orioles • Milwaukee Brewers • Seattle Mariners
  8. 8. Translate to English • Los Nacionales de Washington • Los Marlines de Florida • Los Rojos de Cincinnati • Los Angelinos de Anaheim • Los Padres de San Diego • Los Reales de Kansas City • Los Bravos de Atlanta
  9. 9. Weird Ones • Arizona Diamondbacks = Los Diamantes • Minnesota Twins = Los Mellizos • Philadelphia Phillies = Los Filis • Los Angeles Dodgers = Los Doyers • Chicago Cubs = Los Cachorros
  10. 10. Baseball Idioms • Play ball • Ballpark • Pinch-hit • Go to bat for someone • Raincheck • Homerun • Team player • Take a swing at it • Strike out
  11. 11. Baseball Idioms • Base System for romantic encounters
  12. 12. Basketball
  13. 13. Basketball Idioms • take a shot • Slam Dunk • Airball • Full-court press
  14. 14. Basketball Slang • Shut Down • All Day • Make a Shot (Can, Cash, Nail, Swish, Drain, Sink) • Posterize • Gun • On Fire, Hot, Heating Up, Fuego, Caliente
  15. 15. African-American Sports History
  16. 16. African-American Sports History
  17. 17. African-American Sports History
  18. 18. Native American Sports History • Lacrosse, similar in rules to Hockey, except uses sticks with nets
  19. 19. Lacrosse • Played for parties, to resolve problems, to heal sick, or prepare for war in Native American societies • Played on a field many miles wide (today field is 100 m)
  20. 20. Iroquois National Team • Native American team, separate nation from the United States, with their own passports • One of the best teams in the world • Do Native American dances before their games • Passport wasn’t accepted by the EU for the 2010 finals, caused a scandal
  21. 21. Iroquois National Team
  22. 22. Iroquois National Team
  23. 23. Wrestling – Real and Fake
  24. 24. Quidditch
  25. 25. Ultimate Frisbee
  26. 26. Cue ball, cue stick
  27. 27. pool
  28. 28. club
  29. 29. golf
  30. 30. saddle
  31. 31. Horseback Riding
  32. 32. Shuttlecock
  33. 33. badminton
  34. 34. jockey
  35. 35. Horseback riding
  36. 36. outfielder
  37. 37. Baseball
  38. 38. infielder
  39. 39. baseball
  40. 40. midfielder
  41. 41. soccer
  42. 42. Left-fielder
  43. 43. baseball
  44. 44. Point guard
  45. 45. basketball
  46. 46. goalie
  47. 47. soccer
  48. 48. center
  49. 49. Basketball, football
  50. 50. striker
  51. 51. soccer
  52. 52. Small forward
  53. 53. basketball
  54. 54. Right halfback
  55. 55. soccer
  56. 56. tailback
  57. 57. American football
  58. 58. safety
  59. 59. American football
  60. 60. linebacker
  61. 61. American football
  62. 62. sweeper
  63. 63. soccer
  64. 64. wideout
  65. 65. American football
  66. 66. ring
  67. 67. Boxing
  68. 68. rink
  69. 69. Ice hockey
  70. 70. love
  71. 71. tennis
  72. 72. ace
  73. 73. tennis
  74. 74. Cleats
  75. 75. Soccer, football
  76. 76. paddle
  77. 77. Ping-pong
  78. 78. gloves
  79. 79. boxing
  80. 80. Protective pads
  81. 81. Hockey, football, lacrosse
  82. 82. bat
  83. 83. baseball
  84. 84. puck
  85. 85. Ice hockey
  86. 86. racket
  87. 87. tennis

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