You think a lot of things I say are silly so that doesn't surprise me...
"friendly" is a term created by the people on the other side of the pond meaning exhibition game, essentially. THEM using that term doesn't bother me. US using it does. We're poseurs if we use it, they aren't. Its their word.
Its no different than the way English people refer to your [BAD WORD REMOVED] as your "bum". 2 different words, meaning the same thing. But American's are so caught up in terms that they latch on to the way Eurpoeans say stuff as if it has different meaning if you say it the way they say it.... Thats why that toilet paper commercial with that lady saying "bums" 75 times is so acceptable to Americans on our TV, - if it was just some lady continuously saying "[BAD WORD REMOVED]" people would think its disgusting, even though ITS THE SAME THING!!
The poseurs act as if calling it a "friendly" (rather than "an exhibition") changes its importance or something.