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Date: 11/18/08 03:00 PM

146 Responses to Horrific Leg Break In American Football

  1. Profile photo of domisgood
    domisgood Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2008 at 12:39 pm
    Link: Horrific Leg Break In American Football - OK Rugby, what`s your comeback?
  2. Profile photo of dilldog123
    dilldog123 Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2008 at 3:05 pm
    What`s this? A European who likes football more than rugby? LYNCH HIM!
  3. Profile photo of crowman25
    crowman25 Male 13-17
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    November 18, 2008 at 3:05 pm
    it is not rugby, in rugby you don`t wear any armor because we are not puffs, we are drunken men running into each other for a ball!, anyway your american one sucks.
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    ManOfBombs Male 13-17
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    November 18, 2008 at 3:06 pm
    honestly i couldn`t tell you which one leg broke
  5. Profile photo of aero
    aero Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2008 at 3:06 pm
    that was his right leg... (yeah I know he was trying to put in our perspective, but I looked at the wrong one) anyways, ouch! (why did you have to bring up rugby?)
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    ManOfBombs Male 13-17
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    November 18, 2008 at 3:06 pm
    typo sorry *which leg he broke
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    November 18, 2008 at 3:07 pm
    This kind of injury would never happen to a Jets or Fins player... Their panty-liners give them extra padding.
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    yen223 Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2008 at 3:08 pm
    Oooh I see I-A-B has a new NSFW tag.

    Awesome.

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    KX250F Male 13-17
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    November 18, 2008 at 3:08 pm
    Have you ever noticed that most rugby players are dumber than rocks and look disfigured? The no pads thing shows.
  10. Profile photo of Silverlake
    Silverlake Male 13-17
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    November 18, 2008 at 3:12 pm
    crowman,you should learn to read....
    domisgood said "OK Rugby, what`s your comeback?" as in, show a more horrific leg break from rugby.

    also, what dilldog said, a european who prefers american football?! LYNCH HIM (sorry for this dom)

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    malikymoo Female 18-29
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    November 18, 2008 at 3:16 pm
    what is it a competition now to see which sport has more injuries?
  12. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    November 18, 2008 at 3:16 pm
    vv "Have you ever noticed that most rugby players are dumber than rocks and look disfigured? The no pads thing shows."

    The ugly I`ll give you, but dumb? No. In the UK and Ireland rugby is typically played by the "Upper Crust" grammar schools and Universities, while the lower-grade high schools and colleges play football (soccer). Most rugby players I know have degrees. And I mean real degrees, not the American sports-scholarship system where if you`re a 300lb neanderthal they`ll basically give you a degree in Communications or some crap just to get you on the college sports team.

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    selfir Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2008 at 3:17 pm
    First of all this is Canadian Football.
    Second, Matt fractured his femur in 3 places and was rushed to the hospital directly from the game. Initial prognosis turned out to be fairly good and Matt had his femur pinned back together and was able to join the team back in Winnipeg for the trophy presentation (this was the national title game which we won 28-14).

    Matt made a full recovery in time for this season as Manitoba`s starting running back.

    http://gobisons.ca/index.php?page=team_roster&sport=football&id=58

  14. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
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    November 18, 2008 at 3:18 pm
    ouch
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    November 18, 2008 at 3:19 pm
    vv "Initial prognosis turned out to be fairly good and Matt had his femur pinned back together and was able to join the team..."

    Damn. I thought you were going to finish that sentence with "... for the fourth quarter".

    Now THAT would have been hardcore.

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    basketkase Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2008 at 3:19 pm
    I don`t see how you can compare the sports there totally different.

    and Canadian football isn`t much different from American

    Gross though

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    megann_exoh Female 13-17
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    November 18, 2008 at 3:20 pm
    mm. i love rugby players.
    over here, (england) they wear lycra and get effing dirty.

    yum yum.

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    basketkase Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2008 at 3:20 pm
    yeah we wear armor. Full Plate Fuc-king Armor
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    onoexcuseso Female 18-29
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    November 18, 2008 at 3:26 pm
    I play Rugby. Wand me to name ALL the differences for all you ill informed? Don`t get me wrong, I live for the NFL. Rugby and Am. football are SO different though.

    No comeback really, you just sound dumb.

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    theelgeth Female 70 & Over
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    November 18, 2008 at 3:29 pm
    you cant compare the two sports cause there completely different but two things;
    most college football players have decent degrees not just a communication major.
    Also i think both sports kick the living piss out of soccer

    so there

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    tornadofdoom Male 13-17
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    November 18, 2008 at 3:30 pm
    OUCH.

    That`s all I`ve got to say.

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    Ashleyliz Female 18-29
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    November 18, 2008 at 3:32 pm
    Oh my f*cking God.

    The sheer strength required break someone`s femur is frightening, but to see it break it two freaking places - I have sympathy pain shooting throughout my leg.

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    JimboH Male 30-39
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    November 18, 2008 at 3:34 pm
    Yeah, legs aren`t that flexible. I bet it`s broken.
  24. Profile photo of Silverlake
    Silverlake Male 13-17
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    November 18, 2008 at 3:37 pm
    selfir, in europe they call our football american football, regardless or canadian or american
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    Silverlake Male 13-17
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    November 18, 2008 at 3:37 pm
    short for north american football (american)
  26. Profile photo of schwabos
    schwabos Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2008 at 3:37 pm
    Heres a Tongan getting his leg broken in a 7s tournament in 2007. I think rugby injurys are worse, but thats just my tuppence. (Ive personally had my thumb, 2 ribs and my collar bone broken and I`ve torn ligaments in my ankle playing rugby)
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    bobdavenport Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2008 at 3:39 pm
    I know of a rugby injury that can beat that. one of my teachers in high school had his testicle rucked out. i believe it was his left one. it was the example he always gave when telling us to get out of the way when your on the ground.
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    munimula1 Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2008 at 3:40 pm
    My freshmen year of highschool, we were having a scrimage before the football season started, and this happend to our QB. He landed about 10 feet from me, I have to this day never heard a more horrifying scream. and I looked over and saw his leg flopping around like that when he tried to move it.
  29. Profile photo of LandoGriffin
    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    November 18, 2008 at 3:45 pm
    That hurt just watching it. Thank goodness there was no sound audible from the field
  30. Profile photo of DRSHOWERMAN
    DRSHOWERMAN Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2008 at 3:47 pm
    look, i can give this leg break for football (soccer), http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=fKYIPl1dje... and im not trying to say soccer is a "harder" sport, im saying leg breaks doesnt mean one sport is tougher than another
  31. Profile photo of Silverlake
    Silverlake Male 13-17
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    November 18, 2008 at 3:48 pm
    schwabos IMO rugby players get hurt more, but football players get hurt worse, with the exception of anything relating to balls

    bobdaven, i said leg injury, not testicle injury

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    Silverlake Male 13-17
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    November 18, 2008 at 3:48 pm
    no one said it was DRSHOWMAN
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    DeeCache Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2008 at 3:56 pm
    Busted! aHAHAHAHAHhAAHAHCJKZSDHGJ KHZJFGJK
  34. Profile photo of peloos12
    peloos12 Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2008 at 3:57 pm
    AHHH. Holy god. It looked like a freakin` noodle.


    And so, this is big shiny new special feature you`ve been working on, mods? The mature audience warning? I`m glad to see you mastered it. Your 5 days+ work has paid off! :-D

    (I`m only poking fun of course. Heh. I`m still anxious to see what it actually is you`re getting ready to unveil. I know it`ll be good.)

  35. Profile photo of r0wly
    r0wly Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2008 at 4:01 pm
    on a funnny note an england hooker (front row of the scrum) from the 90s playing against france lacerated his scrotum, WALKED off the field got some raw stitches (no anasthetic) and came straight back on again where he suffered a massive concussion and finished the match, to this day he can`t remember the match.

    On a serious note there are horiffic injuries in rugby especially when the front row of the scrum collapses where quite a few players have been paralysed, and if you talk about leg breaks danny cipriani last year broke and dislocated his ankle in the bottom of a ruck, one of the opposition players through up because of the sound it made

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    FreshMint Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2008 at 4:01 pm
    Well what i say is that they wear so much padding that their muscles and bones can`t keep up with the weight when they fall - To cut it short, another striking example of pussiness from the NFL.

    That said, I hope the player will be fine and get a chance to step on the pitch again at the same level he was playing.

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    wheeldog Female 40-49
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    November 18, 2008 at 4:04 pm
    PUSSY. Just laid there. I would have crawled down the field biting ankles... cuz I am a RUGGER!!!
  38. Profile photo of Silverlake
    Silverlake Male 13-17
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    November 18, 2008 at 4:08 pm
    lol r0wly, thats a crappy leg injury, no comparison

    as i said, rugby wins for most injuries (not as bad though)
    they also win for wince-worthy ball injuries

    also, i kept thinking of prostitutes when you told that injury (hooker is american slang for prostitute, due to the civil war, (a general))

    but i knew what you were saying, we have rugby in america....at least in schools

  39. Profile photo of Silverlake
    Silverlake Male 13-17
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    November 18, 2008 at 4:10 pm
    ehh, FRESHMINT, im pretty sure that the NFL players arent pussies, well, excluding SOME players (i wont mention them)

    it takes guts to have multiple 300 pound defenders tackle you from different sides (aka, both sports take courage)

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    Solid_Cat Male 13-17
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    November 18, 2008 at 4:11 pm
    wow
    it looked like a rag doll
  41. Profile photo of FreshMint
    FreshMint Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2008 at 4:20 pm
    SILVERLAKE - I prefer rugby for half a million reasons :

    - Friendliness, something you hardly see between two American Football teams.
    - Fitness, no NFL player can play a complete game. When they ran 40ft most of them need medical assistance with oxygen.
    - True, rugby is true. No padding, no showing off. the Superball is 80% advertising and concerts, 10% miscallenous, 10% game. Thats BS.
    - Brain, most of rugby players aren`t professionals except nationals. Which means they are not complete idiots outside the pitch -very noticable during the pre/post game interviews.

    I could keep going all night long. As much as I enjoy NFL games, I just purely hate everything that goes with it and I just think that`s sad for the sport.

  42. Profile photo of terdwad
    terdwad Male 13-17
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    November 18, 2008 at 4:21 pm
    football pads weigh practically nothing, the heaviest thing is the helmet. they might weigh like 10 or 15lbs at most
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    FreshMint Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2008 at 4:25 pm
    terdwad - I was being sarcastic captain obvious... ;)
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    bolives Male 13-17
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    November 18, 2008 at 4:26 pm
    Ouch.
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    amaqdrinker Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2008 at 4:27 pm
    even if you guys like football more, which i probably do just because i understand it more, you do have to admit that its the most ridiculously commercialized sport in history. there is something considerably more respectable about rugby.
  46. Profile photo of amaqdrinker
    amaqdrinker Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2008 at 4:27 pm
    and holy f*ck that was his femur
  47. Profile photo of terdwad
    terdwad Male 13-17
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    November 18, 2008 at 4:27 pm
    <_< no you werent >_>


    *runs away*

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    awesomo Male 13-17
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    November 18, 2008 at 4:29 pm
    God Bless America....

    That we enjoy stuff like this. =)

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    Jujubean3333 Female 13-17
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    November 18, 2008 at 4:30 pm
    omfg, this poo reminds me of that show on MTV called scarred
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    sam8380 Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2008 at 4:48 pm
    see if he was on drugs that wouldn`t hurt.
  51. Profile photo of max5121
    max5121 Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2008 at 4:50 pm
    "18+ Mature Audience."
    what? it was on tv. how is that 18+?
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    Pabasa Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2008 at 4:57 pm
    WHOA.

    Pain. Paaaaaaiiiiinnnn.....

    BTW I think Fancylad just wants to test out the new `18+ mature audience` label. If you note, within the link itself there`s no such warning. And it`s in a different colour too.

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    Silverlake Male 13-17
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    November 18, 2008 at 4:58 pm
    dont attack me freshmint, im trying to remain as neutral as possible.

    and i didnt refute (thats the word right?) those points, college football is WAYY better, i was just saying that to have a 2+ 300 pound men takes courage, and rugby is the same, 3 200 pound men ;-D

    i hate the NFL....

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    airsofter1 Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2008 at 4:58 pm
    rugby doesn`t have a comeback cuz their gay.
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    letsgopoping Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2008 at 5:03 pm
    DUUUUDE!! are you alright?!?
    *punch*
  56. Profile photo of skine
    skine Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2008 at 5:07 pm
    "Fitness, no NFL player can play a complete game. When they ran 40ft most of them need medical assistance with oxygen."

    False. Have you ever seen a 250lb (115 kg) man run 40 yards (36.5) in 4.5 seconds? And with the intension of hitting you head on?

    I`ll admit that they don`t play full games, but time spent on the field and physical exertion vary drastically between sports. For example, in ice hockey, most shifts last less than a minute. In football, everybody goes all out for about 5 seconds. In rugby and soccer, you play hard when the ball comes near you, but you have time where you don`t really have to put in much effort.

    "True, rugby is true. No padding, no showing off. the Superball is 80% advertising and concerts, 10% miscallenous, 10% game. Thats BS."

    If you only watch the "Superball," you won`t realize that there are Canadian, Collegiate, and indoor football leagues that are more interesting to watch

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    crashgirl88 Female 18-29
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    November 18, 2008 at 5:08 pm
    I`m sorry I`m being critical, but I sort of feel like being that way. It`s his right leg...not left.
  58. Profile photo of Silverlake
    Silverlake Male 13-17
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    November 18, 2008 at 5:12 pm
    oh yah, freshmint i forgot to add, about the first point (friendship, sportsmanship on the field)

    i was in the stands for pitt vs rutgers game in Oct. (disgrace for pitt lol) but the pitt QB got a spine injury around half time from a tackle, not only did the entire rutger`s team get on their knees and have a moment of silence while helplessly watching the proceedings, they cheered and clapped as loud as the pitt fans when the QB raised his left arm and gave a thumbs up sign from the stretcher, there is friendship between teams, just not WHILE they are on the field, as with any sport

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    tommy419 Male 13-17
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    November 18, 2008 at 5:20 pm
    better leg break in NFL
  60. Profile photo of skine
    skine Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2008 at 5:29 pm
    On rereading my post, I realize that I sound about as drunk as I am (and I apologize).

    So let me continue. My personal sports knowledge mostly comes from ice hockey, ultimate (frisbee) and field band.

    Hockey is a brutal sport, surpassing football and rugby based on the sheer force delivered through a check (players can go faster, as well as stop faster). However, hockey players are smart enough to wear 30 lbs of padding. Even when they do get injured though, you will hear of hockey players playing through the playoffs on a broken leg, or with a broken jaw.

    I won`t go into detail on how field band is actually a sport, though I will ask you to try to move 10 yards in six steps in 3 seconds, without your torso bouncing or moving, and playing a 15 lb instrument.

    Ultimate is probably the best "friendliness" sport. There are no refs, or possibly informal ones at higher levels. The entire sport is built on the "spirit of the game." Though, ultimate and rugby ar

  61. Profile photo of skine
    skine Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2008 at 5:29 pm
    e both alcoholc`s sports
  62. Profile photo of DHise
    DHise Male 13-17
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    November 18, 2008 at 5:33 pm
    There is some weaponized retardation-levels going on here.
  63. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    November 18, 2008 at 5:34 pm
    vv "rugby doesn`t have a comeback cuz their gay."

    See? This is PRECISELY the IQ differential between american football and rugby that I was trying to point out earlier.

    #Grammar Nazi#

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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2008 at 5:40 pm
    i love the football vs rugby vs soccer (yes, i said soccer, not football, get over it brazil.)
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2008 at 5:41 pm
    okay wait, i got a brilliant idea, best rugby team plays our best in football (they get to learn the game of course) then we switch and footballers play rugby, then after that we have an Anchor Man style bloodfest. whoever wins 2 of the 3, wins at life.
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    2353683 Female 70 & Over
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    November 18, 2008 at 5:45 pm
    proposal: instead of telling football players that it should be called handball or some poo, why not tell soccer players that they should call their sport kickball? faggots.
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    h0ax_d3m0n Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2008 at 5:46 pm
    OK Rugby, what`s your comeback?

    Clumsy.

  68. Profile photo of h0ax_d3m0n
    h0ax_d3m0n Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2008 at 5:48 pm
    proposal: instead of telling football players that it should be called handball or some poo, why not tell soccer players that they should call their sport kickball? faggots.

    because football in europe is played with your foot and american football is played with your hands, which the title suggests otherwise. Your comment is irrelevant.

  69. Profile photo of FreshMint
    FreshMint Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2008 at 6:01 pm
    TKD_Master - okay wait, i got a brilliant idea, best rugby team plays our best in football (they get to learn the game of course) then we switch and footballers play rugby, then after that we have an Anchor Man style bloodfest. whoever wins 2 of the 3, wins at life.

    Sure thing is that the NFL players would die, they simply are not fit enough to play 90 min games... Also if they try to tackle at rugby like at NFL without padding, they probably would be dead on the first assault, or wish they are.

    Edit: Also, thats a stupid idea and you expect each camp to win its game. I would only assume that Rugby player will hold it better because they are fitter and have been programmed to handle impact without paddings which should give them an edge to cope at American Football not too badly.

  70. Profile photo of Ruswut
    Ruswut Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2008 at 6:01 pm
    American football just seems to be, all line up, throw ball run a bit, few people hit into each other covered in pillows and then they restart 20 seconds later. What is it, 20 seconds is the longest they can go... yeah i meant that as it sounded.
  71. Profile photo of Kaizer250
    Kaizer250 Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2008 at 6:09 pm
    Um...wasn`t that his right leg?
  72. Profile photo of CaptainPat
    CaptainPat Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2008 at 6:11 pm
    owwy.
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    matsch888 Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2008 at 6:14 pm
    proposal: instead of telling football players that it should be called handball or some poo, why not tell soccer players that they should call their sport kickball? faggots.

    because football in europe is played with your foot and american football is played with your hands, which the title suggests otherwise. Your comment is irrelevant.

    Its called football because originally the ball was exactly a foot long. Lern ur stuf.

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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    November 18, 2008 at 6:15 pm
    Oh god, I really wanna see it but I really don`t but I really do but I really don`t...

    AHH! INTERNAL CONFLICT!

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    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2008 at 6:19 pm
    Is the leg supposed to move like taht
  76. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2008 at 6:20 pm
    "American football just seems to be, all line up, throw ball run a bit, few people hit into each other covered in pillows and then they restart 20 seconds later. What is it, 20 seconds is the longest they can go... yeah i meant that as it sounded."

    1. They hit a lot harder than rugby players, and those pillows only protect the bones, not the pain.

    2. I like the whole stop start thing. It builds up suspenseful moments

  77. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2008 at 6:25 pm
    "This kind of injury would never happen to a Jets or Fins player... Their panty-liners give them extra padding."


    How are the Bucs this year?

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    yellowsquare Female 18-29
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    November 18, 2008 at 6:40 pm
    AHHHH!!!! Legs don`t move that way!!!!!!!!!!!!

    We`re lucky there wasn`t a mic down on the field, or we would have heard him screaming!!

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    yellowsquare Female 18-29
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    November 18, 2008 at 6:42 pm
    And lol, we`re really going to debate this rugby/football thing again?

    `Mrrcan FOOTBAWL ROX. RUGBY SUX LOL.

  80. Profile photo of theelgeth
    theelgeth Female 70 & Over
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    November 18, 2008 at 7:17 pm
    ya know i gotta give the rugby guys props, i mean they have a lot of heart, also many of the rugby players (i`m not sure what they`re called) are in better shape than our American footballers. and i do mean MOST of them. i.e. the Olympic sprinter who played for the Texans not to long ago.

    however while rugby players are built for endurance, if any one of then tried to tackle say, Shaun Rogers or Brandon Jacobs, they would get trucked.

    still both sports rock.

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    sixclaws13 Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2008 at 7:20 pm
    Goodbye career.
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    skillz3333 Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2008 at 7:26 pm
    18+ people please
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    sixclaws13 Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2008 at 7:28 pm
    As far as rugby vs. American football, you both get your asses kicked by a way more hardcore sport. Water polo.
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    peloos12 Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2008 at 7:38 pm
    "How are the Bucs this year?"

    Zing!

    They`ll be at home watching the Jets/Fins playoff game. (Oh, it`s coming. Trust me.)

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    acomitapita1 Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2008 at 7:42 pm
    That didn`t look as horrific as the title would lead you to believe
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    mrpopenfresh Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2008 at 7:47 pm
    Horrigic in the sense his tight bon broke. Thats pretty nasty.
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    h0ax_d3m0n Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2008 at 8:08 pm
    Its called football because originally the ball was exactly a foot long. Lern ur stuf.

    ^^^

    Firstly, You seem to be the only person in the world who knows this. I googled it and found nothing, Post me the link and i will believe you.

    Secondly, you seem to have completely missed my point. He was saying people who play football (soccer)should call it kickball, but i see no reason to do that as the name "football" already states how the game is played. I was merely pointing out to him that there is a reason why people ask why american football is called football as it it mainly played with thier hands.

    And last, did you just say "lern ur stuf?" learn your english before you go judging people, would those extra 4 letters really make a big difference in the length of time it takes you to type that?

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    LRW Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2008 at 8:17 pm
    Hahaha Rugby doesn`t need to have a come back because men play that game and don`t get injured like that!

    And also 18+ my ass! You could only see the break in slow mo and even then it was pretty weak.

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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    November 18, 2008 at 8:37 pm
    Rugby`s comeback about what? I didn`t see anyone get injured, a little annoying scratch on the leg that no rugby player would even notice maybe but...
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    bobdavenport Male 18-29
    42 posts
    November 18, 2008 at 8:41 pm
    silverlake, the loss of a testicle is a lot worse then a leg break.

    the worst injury ive had in rugby doesnt compare to this. i was in a scrum as a second rower. it colapsed and the prop who weighed about 120kg (we were 14 at the time) trod on the inside of my knee. because we would have forfitted the game had i come off i continued with a bloody, brused and useless leg. about 10mins later i was involved in another scrum which colapsed and the same thing happened again. i still stayed on for the last 20 mins, but all i did was hop around as i couldnt put any wieght on it. still as a 14yo i proved what a man you have to be to play rugby.

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    AndroidMetro Male 18-29
    807 posts
    November 18, 2008 at 8:51 pm
    Right leg, you worthless piece of garbage.
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    Negative_One Male 30-39
    2583 posts
    November 18, 2008 at 9:00 pm
    Awe, poor little multi-millionaire.
  93. Profile photo of trp712
    trp712 Male 18-29
    2239 posts
    November 18, 2008 at 9:30 pm
    "i proved what a man you have to be to play rugby."

    yea so manly to run into other people as fast as you can, and exagerate everything afterwards

  94. Profile photo of Backdraft_07
    Backdraft_07 Male 18-29
    23 posts
    November 18, 2008 at 9:48 pm
    Why do you say American Football when that is clearly a Canadian University match for the Vanier Cup??
  95. Profile photo of DuckBoy87
    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
    3246 posts
    November 18, 2008 at 10:32 pm
    Backdraft: "Why do you say American Football when that is clearly a Canadian University match for the Vanier Cup??"

    Holy crap guys! According to Backdraft_07, Canada is no longer in (North) America!!!

    Onto the video: that looked more like the femur coming out of its socket.

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    Vagrant86 Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2008 at 11:10 pm
    snappage.
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    TR-Wolf Male 18-29
    1557 posts
    November 18, 2008 at 11:18 pm
    I don`t like either sport, but if I were to pick, I`d say Rugby is tougher, as the uniform is just a shirt and shorts as opposed to American football`s armour padding, helmets, cover pads etc.
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
    3246 posts
    November 18, 2008 at 11:23 pm
    @ TR-Wolf, yeah, I`m not a sports fan myself, but I believe in a past debate they came to the conclusion that Rugby needs a lot of endurance, running up and down the field, while American Football requires a lot of strength, pushing 250-300 pound guys out of your way.
  99. Profile photo of 11Volcom11
    11Volcom11 Male 18-29
    503 posts
    November 18, 2008 at 11:48 pm
    primetimekin - "1. They hit a lot harder than rugby players, and those pillows only protect the bones, not the pain."

    i dono where you did your research, if any. cause i have done it, and ive played both rugby and football. first, football pads are designed to reduce pain, and yes protect bones from breaking. football pads are designed to distibute the force of an impact throughout the players body to prevent breaking bones. and clearly this is going to be a lot less painfull that getting hit full on with no buffer at all....

    and from personal experience, rugby players hit harder than football players. this is something i wouldnt expect an american to understand because the sport isnt very big in your country, and is growing in canada. i also went on a rugby tour to england and whales, and if a football player took his pads off to play with the men, he would be crying from their new understanding of pain.

  100. Profile photo of 11Volcom11
    11Volcom11 Male 18-29
    503 posts
    November 18, 2008 at 11:54 pm
    oh, and to the idiot who posted this.

    "Horrific Leg Break In American Football. OK Rugby, what`s your comeback?"

    this guy got taken out at the knees and you want to say football is a more manly sport than rugby? you want to use this video? common, this doesnt show anything. this guy got totally blindsided and could happen in any contact sport. it has nothing to do with getting hit harder in one game or another, cause he was taken out at the knee! all you`ve proven is that football fans are idiots.

  101. Profile photo of Hansbo
    Hansbo Male 18-29
    901 posts
    November 19, 2008 at 12:19 am
    YES BECAUSE THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECT OF A SPORT IS HOW PAINFUL IT IS!!! PAIN AUUUUGH I`M A MAN!!!
  102. Profile photo of Khronnus
    Khronnus Male 18-29
    621 posts
    November 19, 2008 at 1:54 am
    duckboy87 - what are you on about. Have you ever seen a rugby match? Ok, so a little less `pushing` is done. But have you ever seen a scrum? so no, not one 300pound man, but 8 of them.


    Rugby is tougher. End of. (I still couldn`t play either without crying lmao.)

    On a side notes, from what I hear American football players are giant bastards off the pitch. So I guess that`s one thing the two sports have in common. Working in a bar when a rugby team in is a nightmare.

  103. Profile photo of SoupaMario
    SoupaMario Male 18-29
    221 posts
    November 19, 2008 at 6:40 am
    Rugby is tougher, while football actually requires a brain to play.
  104. Profile photo of 11Volcom11
    11Volcom11 Male 18-29
    503 posts
    November 19, 2008 at 8:07 am
    SoupaMario - "Rugby is tougher, while football actually requires a brain to play."

    are you telling me its harder to memorize plays, than it is to create them while playing? rugby players only use plays off a scrum, and after that the game may not stop for 10 minutes. and you wanna say its harder to just memorize something than it is to think on the spot? maybe you wanna look up the rules of rugby and watch a little of it before you go making comments like that...

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    ReesesPieces Female 18-29
    1692 posts
    November 19, 2008 at 8:17 am
    what is this ongoing feud between rugby and football on iab? lol....they both look super painful...yet fun...yet super painful >_<
  106. Profile photo of C_Dextrous
    C_Dextrous Male 18-29
    2 posts
    November 19, 2008 at 9:18 am
    They`re both stupid sports with stupid shaped balls. FOOTBALL is a real man`s game - not with a bunch of fat guys hugging each other. You want pain... how about Dave Busst...

    CLICK HERE

  107. Profile photo of HOLYCRAP1234
    HOLYCRAP1234 Male 13-17
    1468 posts
    November 19, 2008 at 9:19 am
    "Um...wasn`t that his right leg?"
    Not anymore. o.O
  108. Profile photo of HOLYCRAP1234
    HOLYCRAP1234 Male 13-17
    1468 posts
    November 19, 2008 at 9:20 am
    "And last, did you just say "lern ur stuf?" learn your english before you go judging people, would those extra 4 letters really make a big difference in the length of time it takes you to type that?"


    It`s called a joke. When someone is stupid or has horrible grammar, people say, "LERN 2 ENGRISH PLZ".

  109. Profile photo of JimboH
    JimboH Male 30-39
    603 posts
    November 19, 2008 at 9:39 am
    I can`t believe this thread turned into another argument over (American) football v rugby.

    Let me settle this (and I expect no more debate):

    An American football player would absolutely demolish a rugby player in a single hit. But, he couldn`t hold up through an entire game, because he couldn`t take the pain and brutality of this sport where the only padding and protection is a thin layer of skin covering bone.

    A rugby player would get tossed around like a ragdoll in a game of American football, because the football players are enormous men who have developed their bodies to the limits of what is humanly possible. But, that rugby player would make a great "gunner" on special teams where guts and toughness account for half of the battle when you`re running down the field attempting to break a wedge.

    I`m a fan of football, but I respect rugby. Football players are stronger and faster. Rugby players are tougher and more brutal.

    That`s it. End of discussion.

  110. Profile photo of kusanagi
    kusanagi Male 18-29
    183 posts
    November 19, 2008 at 10:03 am
    Football is tough, it`s a contact sport with giants hitting eachother at full speed, but it still doesn`t have anything on rugby roughness.
    I have a few videos that anyone doubting the rough tough sport should watch.

    New Zealand All Blacks haka opening.
    If anyone would mess with this team after watching that, you`re crazy.

    American Football vs. Rugby
    Okay, I found a football vs. rugby vid. Like I said before, football is rough, but imagine those hits without any padding other than muscle and thick socks. There you have rugby.

    Rugby: The sport and it`s injuries
    For those of you who have no idea how

  111. Profile photo of laim1991
    laim1991 Male 13-17
    44 posts
    November 19, 2008 at 10:08 am
    football players are stronger and faster than rugby players? Jimboh have you ever watched a rugby match?
  112. Profile photo of JimboH
    JimboH Male 30-39
    603 posts
    November 19, 2008 at 10:17 am
    @ laim

    Yeah, I`ve seen some rugby. But, no, I haven`t watched a rugby match all the way through.

    Hey, maybe I`m wrong. Maybe rugby players are stronger and faster than NFL players. Maybe they`re stronger and faster and tougher and gutsier (word?).

    I am just going on a few assumptions including the fact that football players are paid millions of dollars each year and I`d think that if rugby players could make that dough in the NFL, then they`d do it. Then again, maybe they do make millions of dollars and my assumption that they don`t is wrong. I honestly don`t know how much a rugby player makes.

    Like I said, I`m not taking anything away from rugby players. They take risks and play through pain that most NFL players probably couldn`t handle. It`s definitely a man`s sport, and it looks like it would be a good alternative to watching football.

  113. Profile photo of kusanagi
    kusanagi Male 18-29
    183 posts
    November 19, 2008 at 10:43 am
    @ JimboH

    So, you`re attacking headlong for your side with no supporting evidence either way, and then when someone questions your opinion, you balk and contradict yourself?

    Sorry, but I think you just made yourself look like a fool on both comments.

  114. Profile photo of xiquiripat
    xiquiripat Male 18-29
    2422 posts
    November 19, 2008 at 10:48 am
    Oh for the love of Allah here we go again.
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    gcamaro32 Male 70 & Over
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    November 19, 2008 at 10:57 am
    Career = OVER!
  116. Profile photo of JimboH
    JimboH Male 30-39
    603 posts
    November 19, 2008 at 11:17 am
    "@ JimboH

    So, you`re attacking headlong for your side with no supporting evidence either way, and then when someone questions your opinion, you balk and contradict yourself?

    Sorry, but I think you just made yourself look like a fool on both comments."

    Alright, alright. I deserve this for sticking my nose into an argument that invites such animosity. But, I gotta defend myself (despite my better judgement).

    First of all, I didn`t "attack" anybody. I think I expressed admiration for rugby players.

    I have watched football more than could possibly be good for me. And I`ve seen enough rugby, on the television and even in person, to know that these guys are just not as big as football players, overall. As far as speed goes, the NFL is filled with guys who were Olympic athletes. So, at the very least, their speed equals other top athletes.

  117. Profile photo of JimboH
    JimboH Male 30-39
    603 posts
    November 19, 2008 at 11:22 am
    And yeah, I did have "supporting evidence," as you put it, in both comments. No, it`s not airtight and I don`t claim it to be worthy of expert witness testimony, but this was (I thought) a relaxed, informal conversation. I was trying to communicate that I don`t have such a desire to be "right" that I can admit that I didn`t have all of hte answers when I originally gave my ideas about the matter.

    I was joking when I said that my judgement was the end of the discussion. I don`t think I should be evaluated by that criteria.

    As far as my supposition that NFL players might be faster and stronger than rugby players based on the logic that rugby players would actually play football if they could, because of the lottery-like payout, I looked it up. It appears that some top rugby players pull in about 1/2 million dollars per year, which would be eclipsed by the 12 million or so a top NFL player commands. So, unless that information is wrong, my original hunch was c

  118. Profile photo of JimboH
    JimboH Male 30-39
    603 posts
    November 19, 2008 at 11:24 am
    "Oh for the love of Allah here we go again."

    :D Sorry X. I truly didn`t want this to happen, but I can`t help but to respond. You know how important it is to be right in internet forums. ;)

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    Frogtango Male 13-17
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    November 19, 2008 at 11:53 am
    :0
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    Frogtango Male 13-17
    1720 posts
    November 19, 2008 at 11:55 am
    Lol
    11Volcom11 Tuesday, November 18, 2008 11:48:25 PM
    `those pillows only protect the bone, not the pain (crying softly to himself)
  121. Profile photo of Frogtango
    Frogtango Male 13-17
    1720 posts
    November 19, 2008 at 11:57 am
    `` I wasnt gonna lose my leg but then, POP goes my hip (pop goes my hip).`` Music and Lyrics remix. (fitting)
  122. Profile photo of 11Volcom11
    11Volcom11 Male 18-29
    503 posts
    November 19, 2008 at 12:27 pm
    JimboH,
    again your agument that rugby players make less than football players is completely unimportant. football in the U.S. is like american soccer in europe, where rugby is generally based. salary takes no part in this argument. and you say that rugby players would play football if they could? are you stupid or something? do you really believe that most people go into sports for the money? i would like to beleive that they do it for the love of the game and their skill in it.

    for all those saying football players are bigger and strong. show me the stats and ill take your word for it. i look pretty damn big in football pads to, and all those comments are coming from people in the u.s. who probly have watched a few youtube videos of rugby before deciding who is bigger and stronger.

    and to those people rolling their eyes going "another argument between rugby and football" you should have assumed that when you read the caption beside the title, get over it.

  123. Profile photo of JimboH
    JimboH Male 30-39
    603 posts
    November 19, 2008 at 12:42 pm
    "are you stupid or something? do you really believe that most people go into sports for the money? i would like to beleive that they do it for the love of the game and their skill in it.?"

    @ 11Volcom11

    Kind of uncalled for, implying that I`m stupid. But to answer your question, "Yeah, me stupid."

    Yeah, I believe most people do "go into sports" to score a big payday. Regardless of what you`d "like to believe," I doubt we`d see many people committing their lives to grueling two-a-days and the travel and discipline if they were making minimum wage doing it. Sure, some would, but I doubt there would be many. I don`t see many amateur football leagues here in the U.S.

    Maybe you`re right, though. Maybe rugby players are stronger and faster and tougher and more brutal than NFL players, but choose to turn down millions of dollars each year so they can go out and play against others who do it simply for the love of the game.

  124. Profile photo of simonb123
    simonb123 Male 13-17
    374 posts
    November 19, 2008 at 1:09 pm
    OK Rugby, what`s your comeback?
    Alrighty then, here is Rugby`s comeback.
    That could happen in Rugby too.
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    mattlopilato Male 18-29
    3 posts
    November 19, 2008 at 2:18 pm
    You`re all losers.
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    craigf89 Male 18-29
    108 posts
    November 19, 2008 at 2:21 pm
    lmao americans call it football,,, and yet you`s hold it in your hands take the hint,,, foot,,,, balll,,, say it with me football,,, not handball football,, cleverrr ill buy you`s some crayons and a nice coloring book
  127. Profile photo of domisgood
    domisgood Male 18-29
    4868 posts
    November 19, 2008 at 2:41 pm
    haha this is soooo gay :P

    i`m from england, the home of rugby, naturally i like the sport and i play.

    i`m also a huge NFL fan, these arguements always make me laugh.

    oh and craigf, they do kick, ask any pats fan he`ll tell u all about jay feely

  128. Profile photo of Gerbear
    Gerbear Female 18-29
    1186 posts
    November 19, 2008 at 2:45 pm
    HOLY CRAP
    How does that happen? Was it like super whiplash or something?
    Cringe worthy.
    Honest to God, I had no idea there was such a thing as Canadian football until like two days ago when they showed some highlights on ESPN.
  129. Profile photo of MyHair
    MyHair Male 18-29
    15 posts
    November 19, 2008 at 3:31 pm
    Ouch.
  130. Profile photo of xxamsey
    xxamsey Female 18-29
    858 posts
    November 19, 2008 at 4:23 pm
    I didn`t realize what had actually happened until they played it in slow mo. Ouch!
  131. Profile photo of Max_Normal
    Max_Normal Male 30-39
    501 posts
    November 19, 2008 at 4:56 pm
    Shouldn`t this be on the "arguments that can`t be won" comments page?

    By the way, if you think that`s horrific read about this poor rugby kid who killed himself because of his injuries:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/hereford/worcs/7677706.stm

  132. Profile photo of Max_Normal
    Max_Normal Male 30-39
    501 posts
    November 19, 2008 at 4:58 pm
    fancylad would not have posted that because he is partisan and very, very gay.
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    yoimmylene Female 13-17
    2065 posts
    November 19, 2008 at 5:17 pm
    *hugs leg*
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    YinYang78 Male 13-17
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    November 19, 2008 at 6:01 pm
    O.O Ow...
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    craigf89 Male 18-29
    108 posts
    November 19, 2008 at 6:08 pm
    domisgood its still a gay sort,, rugby bunch grown men rubin dem selfs on each other lmao,, faggit
  136. Profile photo of MildCorma
    MildCorma Male 18-29
    496 posts
    November 19, 2008 at 6:28 pm
    I dunno, but I recon Aussie rules may have a contender here!! Its a blinder!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBpCOxoDo...

  137. Profile photo of theelgeth
    theelgeth Female 70 & Over
    99 posts
    November 19, 2008 at 7:47 pm
    volcom you need to calm down guy, i mean generally speaking american football players are bigger and faster than rugby players. and generally speaking rugby players are tougher and have more endurance than american football players.

    and yes the salary argument is irrelevant but there is no need to get heated he was merely stating a fact. besides, its not like they`re gonna play against each other anyway. and if they did none of us would be complaining either way.

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    Blau Female 13-17
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    November 19, 2008 at 7:56 pm
    fjasdlk OW. DX
  139. Profile photo of Fa11enAnge1z
    Fa11enAnge1z Male 18-29
    285 posts
    November 19, 2008 at 8:02 pm
    hockey has way more impact .. jus throwin that out there
  140. Profile photo of 11Volcom11
    11Volcom11 Male 18-29
    503 posts
    November 19, 2008 at 9:18 pm
    ok last and final comment. ill say it again, i dont think people play sports for the money. and especially when your younger and in highschool or something, i dont think people join football teams in the hopes of a salary. and finally i played against a team and one of the players got put into a coma and died. how many football players do you know goin into coma`s? no pads, tougher players, and smarter players than football...

    and im done.

    and on a side note i hate all these new i-am-boreders with the random face pic.. where did you all come from? i leave for like 2 weeks and your everywhere lol

  141. Profile photo of Fa11enAnge1z
    Fa11enAnge1z Male 18-29
    285 posts
    November 19, 2008 at 9:46 pm
    volcom .. it took me 2 sec to type in football coma hits and got quite a few hits .. and a cpl deaths and paralysis .. im not tryin to justify rugby vrs football .. jus sayin injuries, comas, and death is possible in both and the ppl that play BOTH sports kno thier risks ..
  142. Profile photo of mustard93
    mustard93 Male 18-29
    34 posts
    November 20, 2008 at 9:52 am
    isn`t that the right leg?
  143. Profile photo of kusanagi
    kusanagi Male 18-29
    183 posts
    November 20, 2008 at 12:00 pm
    Eh well, I`ll move to New Zealand and watch the All Blacks year-round. Football doesn`t have enough action for my tastes. You almost never see footballers fight for the goal for 5 minutes straight. They have small breaks in between plays to catch their breath and decide what to do. Rugby, you make it up as you go and try to scrap your way to the end.
  144. Profile photo of trashcan7
    trashcan7 Male 13-17
    564 posts
    November 21, 2008 at 7:36 pm
    Dang...he must very flexible. Ouch.
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    talurielin Female 13-17
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    January 2, 2009 at 6:19 pm
    ouch
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    Thepwnsher Male 13-17
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    August 6, 2009 at 1:42 pm
    lol he dont k now the difference of left or right xD

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