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I found it pretty straightforward to learn A.F. coming from Rugby, and at 55Kg and 5`8" I could still bring down the A.Footballers with a Rugby tackle. ;)
"I had a dream..."
"Football player are afraid they may get their faces messed up" excuse me, have you even taken a look at how many people in football have died due to spinal cord injuries or having your skull decompressed (doesn`t sound fun does it?) tons of football players either get permanantly paralyized or die during this sport even with helmets and pads, just a little fun fact, in my freshman yes FRESHMAN division alone this year we had 4 cases of broken limbs, 1 case of someone going un-consious, and tons of cramps, so please ed
and about the name "football" i think soccer should b the only "football" out there cuz we hardly use the foot and kicking a game winning field goal is a cheap way 2 win but wen americas biggest sport 4 about half a century is called that, its kinda hard 2 change the name just like that.
Take the pads off, let them die and let your crappy sport die. Thanks.
You all who believe one sport is better than the other or that either is illegitimate because of origin (all modern sports came from somewhere, bastardization matters not, everything now is a bastardization with all the rule changes and officialization), you all can keep to your endless bickering.
The rest of us who are not as extreme, close-minded, stubborn, whatever, and who can respect the sports of our different cultures, we will spend our time doing more worthwhile things, like appreciating whichever football we damn well wish to.
I`m born and raised in NYC, USA, but my gf and I like and follow both footballs. Extremism, that gets out of hand, brings the wise nowhere.
More pfft. "459 pound players smashing into each other"Heaviest player ever weighed in at 375-410 pounds (Aaron Gibson), where the hell you found 2 50-75 pound heavier to smash into each other I`ll never know.
Even more pfft: Look up Jonah Lomu. 250 pounds but more importantly (after all not ever 700 pound bag of lard is an "athlete") can run the 100 meter dash in 10.8 seconds. Oh, and as a bonus, turned down an American football contract to keep playing Rugby. ;)
Not to mention American Football *is* a bastardization of Rugby. Specifically "Rugby Football" brought over by colonists.
Also, I think Cal/Stanford AND the Music City Miracle are both better than this."
I play football and soccer. And I don`t have a problem with any sport, I have a problem with the guys screaming into the microphones. It`s a game, there`s no reason to get so worked up about it.
Also, I think Cal/Stanford AND the Music City Miracle are both better than this.
Find what? You mean post an example of a series of passes in rugby? You mean exactly what I did just before you posted?
The play above is pretty much an Average Rugby game. There`s a reason the World Cup has 5x the viewership of the Superbowl.World Cup Numbers.Superbowl Numbers.
As a guy posted above , also sorry for the music like he said...lol.HERE
Thank you klausbath! You`re the first person outside of America I`ve seen say that.
And Rugby and American Football (for non-Americans) DO have their similarities but they have their differences too. American football uses systems of complex formations and timing routes which set up for big collisions making pads and helmets a necessity. Watch this to get a better idea. Sorry about the music. I just don`t think a lot of people outside of America have really had the opportunity to experience what American football is all about.It`s a shame if you ask me because it really is great.
and that was very like a rugby play in that video. thats exactly how it works. not all that impressive if you ask me, dont know why they dont do it more often.
i think claiming american football is for people afraid to get hurt though is a stupid comment to make. they`re two very different sports
Just because we`d rather pad up then getting our players permanently paralyzed or turned into a retard from a massive blow to the head doesn`t mean that they are scared of getting hurt.
and brutalnz, you can`t pass forward after the beginning of the play.
here`s the most famous one:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wozEF0bOR...