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I do not sport in any wise but have generated a sports-
related opinion, so here it is.
Currently national sports teams represent countries of
different sizes. If the Vatican has such a thing as a
national rugby team, that's fifteen people drawn from a
pool of 451, whereas if the People's
Republic of China
one then that's got three million times as many people
from which to select, so it doesn't take a genius to work
out which one is likely to be better. This is presumably
remedied a bit by transferring players from other
countries, but that's just obviously wrong and rubbish.
In order to deal with this better, the world's human
population should be divided into around two hundred
parcels of people, each around 35831808 in size, each of
which can contribute fifteen people to a rugby team,
eleven to a cricket team and so on. They will each be
allocated at random from the world's population and be
given a random but widely pronounceable name such as
Kumuni and the rest of the population will be able to
them on, thereby overcoming nationalism but allowing
tribalism on a global scale, and a fellow-feeling for
all over the planet. No transfers allowed, and a level
||//If the Vatican has such a thing as a national
team// If?? The Vatican (well, Vatican City, to be
precise, whose population is nearer 900 than the
you indicate) has _two_ national Rugby teams,
although three players are members of both
||They also compete internationally in skiing, ski-
shooting, lacrosse, football and table tennis.
||Incidentally, this idea is likely to lead to mass
executions of non-footballers in the Soviet Union.
||Kansas. It's level, but you'll have to play in the dirt 'cause
we have nothing to water it with.
||Just sit your A Levels indoors like everybody else. I dunno.
||A tribal Super Bowl. I can see the commercials now! Target
audience would be everyone. Hmmm. Makes me wonder what
product might appeal to everyone. Hmmm...