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#1 Hayesmeister5651

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:47 PM

Through sites like 9gag and Youtube, I am in contact with a lot of people that live outside the USA. Of course the number one sport across the world is Football(soccer). I hear a lot of Europeans saying things like "Your football is fake it should be called hand egg". Well I just laugh my ass off after reading this report.

http://www.guardian....all-matchfixing

Over 380 games have been discovered to be fixed, including games in the world cup. Who's sport is fake now :D

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 12:09 AM

Well, you have to admit that US Football (and yes Canadian <.<) it's not particularly the main point of the game to Foot the Ball around the field. Most plays are Passing and Running, there's a kick every so often, to start the round after a goal, to punt it and try and make yards back, or to get extra points for a field goal. But you cannot honestly say that those three examples of Footing the Ball, make the sport.

Football (Soccer) actually makes up almost All of it's play with Footing the ball around the field. Players (except Goalies) are prohibited from touching the ball with their hands and Must use their feet. Except to toss the ball back in form out of bounds. The whole premis of the game of Football (soccer) is litterally to foot the ball around the field.

Still though, most Americans are so dead set and entrenched in their terminology that it will Never change, no matter what information is presented.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 01:55 AM

It's called football because the ball is one foot long, we shouldn't have to change the name because other countries can't figure out homonyms.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 02:09 AM

Of course, you could simply call it by it's proper name, Rugby, rather than call it something that 1) has its basis in an increasingly more and more outdated measuring system, and 2) as skir pointed out, doesn't really reflect very well what the game is actually about.

But then again, rationality is overrated.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:44 AM

Don't call it Rugby. That's an insult to Rugby.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 03:42 PM

True, proper rugby players doesn't worry about their health and/or continued ability to play the sport, so they don't wear all that protective gear....

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 05:35 PM

^^That is another thing I hear a lot.

Funny thing is, it is just people that live outside the US that care so much about it being called football.

Do you realize the size the difference between NFL players and pro rugby players? NFL players dwarf them. They are bigger, faster, stronger, and more athletic. When they hit each other, the force is comparable to a car crash. The average NFL career is 4 years, even with all the gear they wear, and concussions are a huge issue in the sport right now. Not worrying about your health doesn't make you more of a man, it makes you an idiot.

The main point of me posting this in the first place to show the astonishing amount of games that were fixed. That is a pretty big deal.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 06:48 PM

The average NFL career is that long because half the NFL ends up in prison, financial trouble, or busts.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 07:00 PM

Rugby is a way tougher sport than American Football IMO. But NFL should and American football should not be taken lightly, because a lot of people do get hurt. And the helmets are sometimes used as weapons. And you would not want to get hit full force in Football. While in rugby players usually don't hit the other players at full force head on.

But I've never seen NFL players get flipped in the air... :lol: Like in rugby.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:16 PM

@Surfer- Nope, 4 years due to injury.

@Stranglehold- NFL players would crush rugby players. Trust me, those pads don't make the hits soft. As for NFL players not getting flipped, it happens a lot. Again, the hits are like a car crash at 30 mph.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:17 PM



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Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:37 PM

@Surfer- Nope, 4 years due to injury.

@Stranglehold- NFL players would crush rugby players. Trust me, those pads don't make the hits soft. As for NFL players not getting flipped, it happens a lot. Again, the hits are like a car crash at 30 mph.


The most common injuries are probably like MCL or ACL tears. That isn't necessarily hard hitting, so much as taking wrong steps. Some of them are caused by hits, but those injuries could happen just as easily in Rugby.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:45 PM

Except that 1- Football isn't all that similar to Rugby, sure, there's a resemblance, but they're completely different and 2- Football has more severe and numerous injuries than Rugby, even with pads on.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:42 AM

What a bunch of savages.

*sips tea and watches cricket*

#15 Hayesmeister5651

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:58 AM

Like a sir.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 02:44 PM

Since we're off topic, I do believe Sports Science determined this was THE definitive hardest hitting move in all sports.





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Posted 23 February 2013 - 02:58 PM

Stuff like that just should not be done in real life unless your intent is to kill your opponent.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:40 PM

Mister T's body slam is the BOMB.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:30 AM

Pshaw! That was one of the Undertaker's signature moves. :D



Imagine being slammed from close to seven feet up.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:37 PM

Stuff like that just should not be done in real life unless your intent is to kill your opponent.






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