The Americans say a tie in sport is "like kissing your sister". They don't like it. They want sport to produce a clear winner.
Yet when England drew against New Zealand in the third Test in Auckland on Tuesday - with Stuart Broad setting a world record for the amount of time spent at the crease before scoring - it was greeted like a victory.
Broad's father Chris, who also played for England, and the legendary cricket commentator Henry Blofeld discussed whether a draw in sport is something to get excited about.
Speaking to Today presenter Sarah Montague, Mr Blofeld explained: "It's edge of the seat time... every single ball your heart would have been going like that!"
"I think it's terrific," he said.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Wednesday 27 March 2013.