Sunday, July 21, 2013

Are sports Culture specific?


We thinks so but only to a rather limited degree.
You can most likely find a bunch of sports in your own culture that is not that big and probably would have a hard time to make it big in other cultures..
So how do you know if the local sport is not very culture specific but more general in its culture instead?

We think it works like in the restaurant business. Let's take McDonald's and Subway... this is two of the worlds - no it is the two largest restaurant chains in the world - with utterly strong brand names.
Are they not culture specific? We would think a little bit but not all the way...
We suspect it works like this,...
If a sport or a restaurant franchise is so strong so it starts to dominate or become very big in one, or a few specific cultures then we have what can take this sport (or restaurant) and make it into a general culture instead...

In the case of Floorball we have a few more things that paves the way for being of a general culture.
The cost is low, it is flexible to play, it is safer than many alternatives, it connect to both Ice Hockey, Field Hockey and Bandy and yes it has for sure grown very large within some different cultures... So we bold enough to say that we think Floorball is much less culture specific than both Bandy and Field Hockey...
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Caution

Research suggest that eye-injuries are more common in Floorball as compared to Tennis, but less common as compared to Squash (similar to Racquetball).
To minimize this risk of injury Floorballcentral recommend: Use certified protective eye-wear (mandated in many European areas for the youth). Do not lay down on the court. Follow the rules strict on stick height.

Also if you get addicted to this sport - do not blame us!