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Old 12-04-2007, 11:14 AM
 
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Just want to know how popular are these NZLers in America for there chosen sport they are asscociated with.

Scott Dixon. Indycars.

David Dixon. N.F.L American football. Not sure if he is still playing. Was playing for Minnesota i think

Jason Wynyard,David Bolstad. Lumberjack: have won lumberjack competitions numerous times.

Sean Marks Basketball Cant remember team plays for currently,been assocciated with many basketball teams over the past 5-6 years in the states.
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Old 12-04-2007, 11:49 AM
 
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Scott Dixon is the only name I recognize. But I'm also a motorsport fan. Sean Marks rings a bell... but not quite sure. I'm going to guess the fans of their team may know them... but I don't think they are "stars" in the NBA/NFL.

The lumberjacks are definitely not household name as that sport itself isn't nationally popular. Although I'm sure everyone watches it on ESPN every now and then. I know I do.

I think the most popular kiwi athlete here may actually be Michael Campbell based on his US Open win a few years ago.
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Old 12-04-2007, 11:57 AM
 
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Never heard of any of them.
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Old 12-04-2007, 09:56 PM
 
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Thats ok you never heard of them. Was talking to American the other day about American football,got on to talking about Tom Brady? quarterback. I said i never heard of him. He thought i had rocks in my head.

Steve Williams,Tiger Woods caddie is well known in NZL.
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Old 12-05-2007, 12:01 AM
 
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The All Blacks scare the crap out of me.
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Old 12-05-2007, 07:01 AM
 
Location: The Rock!
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The Ice Blacks...now they scare the crap outta me! They do the Haka on ice skates before games!!

Now...after the puck drops, they're not so scary. I might be able to make that squad! But you gotta admit, doing the haka on hockey skates is pretty impressive.

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Old 12-05-2007, 07:29 AM
 
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Scott Dixon?

Considering I'm from Indy I can tell you that for us, he's popular
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Old 12-05-2007, 10:39 AM
 
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Never seen ice blacks do the haka. That would be good to see.
We have expat americans living in NZL who are trying to promote ice hockey. It is slowly becoming more popular.
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Old 12-05-2007, 11:24 AM
 
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The Toronto blue jays in 2006 signed up New Zealander Scott Campbell in M.L.B draft, Selected 10th round.
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Old 12-05-2007, 11:54 AM
 
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Originally Posted by KIWI from downunder View Post
Never seen ice blacks do the haka. That would be good to see.
We have expat americans living in NZL who are trying to promote ice hockey. It is slowly becoming more popular.

Here's a pic..not the same as seeing it live though..

http://www.nzicehockey.co.nz/ice_blacks/2007/Hockey_News_Haka-2.jpg (broken link)
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