So after two hours of frustration trying to explain American Football to my Indian friends, I came up with a devilish idea for revenge. Have them explain criquet to me !
So we looked up the next few games for the cricket world cup, and decided to go for the India-Australia game on February 15. The date is perfect, the saturday after Valentine's day, those of us who couldn't find a date can comfort comfort ourselves with a cold one in hand. Besides, who needs the complications of relationships when we can have the complications of criquet: "You have two sides, one out in the field, and one in. Each man that's in the side that's in goes out, and when he's out he comes in, and the next man goes in until he's out. When they're all out, the side that's out comes in, and the side that's been in goes out, and tries to get those coming in, out. Sometimes you get men in, and not out. When both sides have been in and out, including the not outs, that's the end of the game."
The conundrum is thus where to go to watch the game. Are there any Indian/Pakistanis bars/pubs like you'd find Irish bars, or even Italian bars. I know of the 24hours cabbie joint on Chicago avenue, but alas, they do not serve refreshing beverages, and if we bring our own, we may be offending the people present (besides, they don't have large screen TV). What about Australian bars, would the Aussies get together at a place a watch the game the way other nationalities do for soccer?
Any inputs/ideas would be highly appreciated.