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OT- Chinese adopting football, pecans and Friday Night Lights?

Happened across an article in the China Daily:

"American sports getting more popular"

http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/epaper/2011-07/19/content_12934142.htm

Totally against their culture, but they are trying it out.

 

How about this? They have an interest in Friday night lights, too. West Texas Football! - who would have guessed that?

This is an article about the end of the series. (Mouse-hover translates to Chinese - whoa!)

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/entertainment/2011-07/14/content_12902590.htm

I have no idea weather it is subtitled and distributed around China, or what (Although I think they could probably get it if they wanted to.) Who knew they would care?

In total, I am not sure how I feel about this,  and have mixed feelings- but it is interesting to think about. Perhaps they admire Texas?

As much as I always hope the Europeans would play REAL football, it is only growing modestly over there.

Perhaps football could be yet another Chinese boom? Would that be a good thing? Do you see any negatives?

They have recently come to favor our state tree - the pecan, and are buying lots of pecans (nuts) - and prices on pecans are way up because of the demand lately.

I think this is thought provoking enough to share here as kind of an OT thing- what do you think about all this?

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