- Aug 26, 2016
Yeah, a bit of a jaundiced view, but it tells a story. It was the toff (southern) English insistence on keeping rugby amateur and banning payment to players that effectively created Rugby League in the UK and NFL in the USA, after the 1920s. Despite that, rugby (union) was and is very popular at many high schools and colleges in the USA. My son-in-law, a Boston lad who went to college in Dallas, played rugby union at school and university in the USA in this century. Both school and college have played rugby since forever.A good bit of rugby history especially for the US. I really liked this guys team profiles leading up to the world cup. He does a great analysis.
wonder why we dont, like pizza or Pasta a country should have something representing their country as a trademark.Something I wonder about is this.. has South Africa branded and copyrighted the words boerewors, biltong and droewors ?
Much like Champaign, Parmesan cheese etc. as this is where the value really is vs the product.
I don't know, i think US meat is lousy especially when compared to South African meat, very few countries beat the taste of SA meat imo.A few years ago I chatted about this to a Vrystaat boer now in Texas. He said that most US beef is unsuited to making tasty biltong as we know it, not because it's lousy quality but because most beef there has a higher fat content in the flesh itself. Apparently that's the way they breed and feed their cattle, to suit American tastes.
My sister has just emigrated to Texas and next month they start intensive cattle ranching. Her husband is buying herds as we speak. She'll be looking into this once they're established. Will be interesting to see what the issues are. I've shared the OP link with her husband.
Are there any trademark wine varieties coming from SA?
It’s a bit different..wonder why we dont, like pizza or Pasta a country should have something representing their country as a trademark.