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124 Responses to Little Dogs Win It In OT

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    madest Male 40-49
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    September 20, 2010 at 5:09 pm
    Link: Little Dogs Win It In OT - Michigan State shocks Notre Dame with this play in OT.
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    Maelstrom_x Male 18-29
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    September 20, 2010 at 6:17 pm
    Owned. Notre Dame`s coach is like "...what just happened?"
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    DixxyRarr Female 18-29
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    September 20, 2010 at 6:21 pm
    And then the coach had a heart attack...
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    September 20, 2010 at 6:25 pm
    Awesome
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    TheSharpest Male 18-29
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    September 20, 2010 at 6:32 pm
    I must be stupid `cause I was kinda expecting an actual puppy to jump into the field.
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    deepdarkshar Male 30-39
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    September 20, 2010 at 6:33 pm
    An american college team with a french name, an irish nickname playing "football", only in america do things make this much sense.
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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
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    September 20, 2010 at 6:46 pm
    GO FU*KING GREEEEEEEEENNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!
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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
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    September 20, 2010 at 6:46 pm
    "And then the coach had a heart attack..."

    Awwww then we got sad :(
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    RoboPatton Male 30-39
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    September 20, 2010 at 6:52 pm
    ND sideline just dumbfounded. This is the stuff that makes college ball fun.
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    rammo34 Male 18-29
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    September 20, 2010 at 6:58 pm
    Pwned!
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    SPARTAKITTY Female 18-29
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    September 20, 2010 at 7:01 pm
    @deepdarkshar
    I don`t know what you`re talking aboot.
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    NotThatSmrt Male 18-29
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    September 20, 2010 at 7:03 pm
    I, also, was expecting a puppy. :(
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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
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    September 20, 2010 at 7:05 pm
    I still get chills when I watch it.
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    AtlasOtus Male 18-29
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    September 20, 2010 at 7:14 pm
    where`s the puppy?
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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
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    September 20, 2010 at 7:22 pm



    On the banks of the Red Cedar,
    There`s a school that`s known to all;
    Its specialty is winning,
    And those Spartans play good ball;
    Spartan teams are never beaten,
    All through the game they fight;
    Fight for the only colors:
    Green and White.
    Go right through for MSU,
    Watch the points keep growing,
    Spartan teams are bound to win,
    They`re fighting with a vim!
    Rah! Rah! Rah!
    See their team is weakening,
    We`re going to win this game,
    Fight! Fight! Rah! Team, Fight!
    VICTORY FOR MSU!
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    Fizban Male 18-29
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    September 20, 2010 at 7:32 pm
    1:35, Poor band kids :(
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    chelseaelsie Female 18-29
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    September 20, 2010 at 7:43 pm
    I can`t handle this. Being a hardcore notre dame fan, it just hurts and disgusts me. they had no way to see this coming.
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    cagel Female 18-29
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    September 20, 2010 at 7:55 pm
    Notre Dame is consistently overrated and over-loved. They just have a contract with NBC and that hobbit kid who`s bad at football.

    Notre Dame sucks.
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    saaytin Male 18-29
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    September 20, 2010 at 8:03 pm
    Its just Notre Dame. If it was Florida or Alabama, this might have been crazy but current Notre Dame isn`t anything to hold you breath over. I`m sure they will get better as Brian Kelly improves the team but this is hardly a big upset.
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    tvremote Male 18-29
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    September 20, 2010 at 8:11 pm
    Oh man this was so amazing I might have a heart attack...oh wait.
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    chelseaelsie Female 18-29
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    September 20, 2010 at 8:25 pm
    @cagel

    obviously you have no idea what you are talking about.

    @saaytin, very true.
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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
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    September 20, 2010 at 8:28 pm
    RUDY, RUDY
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    MonoBrow Male 18-29
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    September 20, 2010 at 8:33 pm
    uhm... How is this interesting?
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    basherrr Male 18-29
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    September 20, 2010 at 8:35 pm
    drat YES
    dratING FOOTBALL, YES
    THIS IS WHY I COME TO IAB
    FOR dratING AMAZING FOOTBALL PLAYS
    YES!
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    LemonTarte Female 18-29
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    September 20, 2010 at 8:35 pm
    So proud to be a Spartan.
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    citizen_kane Male 18-29
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    September 20, 2010 at 8:35 pm
    no one cares
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    cagel Female 18-29
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    September 20, 2010 at 8:37 pm
    Historically Notre Dame has been a football icon. But in the last 20 years they haven`t done squat. They regularly play easy schedules and haven`t touched a National Championship since the year I was freaking born. Yet everyone touts them like Titans. At this point they`re just broadcast widely and have randomly rabid fans.

    Tell me how I don`t know what I`m talking about?
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    1gr8slice Male 40-49
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    September 20, 2010 at 8:39 pm
    Cagel has a firm grasp on reality...

    Chelsea, when you grow up you can be a Husker and return to South Bend for our next home game there.
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
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    September 20, 2010 at 8:42 pm
    expected a puppy as well :(
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    September 20, 2010 at 8:45 pm
    Only gringos care
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    Inter237 Male 18-29
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    September 20, 2010 at 8:48 pm
    That was a great toss. Awesome way to end the game..minus Dantonio having a heart attack after.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    September 20, 2010 at 8:48 pm
    I don`t usually watch college football but I did see this, what a finish. I do have a question though since I don`t know much about the college rules.

    The clock was down to 00 before the ball was snapped. Is that ok? In the NFL that would have been a penalty. Then again, in the NFL, overtime doesn`t work like that. I`m guessing it was ok or it would be all over the news if it slipped by, but I`m just wondering.
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    Inter237 Male 18-29
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    September 20, 2010 at 8:58 pm
    I see what you mean freddy. It almost looks like a delay of game penalty but the refs must have seen them snap the ball before it hit 0.
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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
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    September 20, 2010 at 8:59 pm
    "The clock was down to 00 before the ball was snapped. Is that ok?"

    The television clock is not official. No official blew his whistle.
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    Wizard77 Male 40-49
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    September 20, 2010 at 9:04 pm
    Angelmassb said- "Only gringos care"

    Only a real tool would turn this into a racial thing. You are a creep of the first order no matter your race.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    September 20, 2010 at 9:10 pm
    That would have been a good game!
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    tatripp Male 18-29
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    September 20, 2010 at 9:11 pm
    They really should do this a little more often especially in pros. They are never expecting it. This would be a perfect play to try if you were down.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    September 20, 2010 at 9:12 pm
    Wow, nice play. I love it when a good fake comes together!
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    September 20, 2010 at 9:13 pm
    The television clock is not official.
    Indeed, happened just now in the Saints - 49ers game. TV clock means nada.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    September 20, 2010 at 9:15 pm
    Poor coach was so excited, his ticker stopped working momentarily.

    Officials keep the time. The TV clock is usually off by up to a full second or 2.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    September 20, 2010 at 9:16 pm
    Woah Davy? You likey Am. Footy?

    Much respect.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    September 20, 2010 at 9:20 pm
    Wow! Nerves of steel to call that in OT!
    These plays are great when they work... lolz! When they fail it`s "ZOMG how could you!?"
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    Crucible Male 18-29
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    September 20, 2010 at 9:24 pm
    Why isn`t Football your official pastime yet? People to care about it, as opposed to Baseball which is about the lamest national sport a country can have, especially since the Japanese could kick any MLB team`s ass.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    September 20, 2010 at 9:25 pm
    Woah Davy? You likey Am. Footy? Much respect.
    I don`t just like it AJ, I love it, it`s one of my favourite sports. I love the element of strategy, the misdirection, the cerebral element of the game. Just a shame the season is so short! In other news, I`ve recently gotten into baseball also, once I had the rules explained to me. I had no idea there was so much strategy and history involved in that sport. Love it.
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    September 20, 2010 at 9:33 pm
    haha american "football" is so boring
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    mvangild Male 30-39
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    September 20, 2010 at 9:40 pm
    Crucible, this coming from a country where curling is popular.

    Baseball is cool. Just because you don`t have the attention span to appreciate it doesn`t mean it`s lame.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    September 20, 2010 at 9:42 pm
    @davy:

    My name comes from my fandom of a college football team. I love it as well.

    @crucible:

    Baseball is our pastime. Am. Football is our passion.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    September 20, 2010 at 9:42 pm
    The clock isn`t usually that far off in a pro game. Maybe a second but no more. I`ve seen the ref throw a delay of game flag almost as soon as the play clock hits 00. It had to have been off by at least a couple of seconds in this game because I was able to see it hit 00, look up, and wait a second before they snap the ball.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    September 20, 2010 at 9:44 pm
    @davy:

    Baseball has strategy, but it isn`t as well defined as in Am. Football.

    It`s something fun to watch in passing, or to play, but it doesn`t get good until the playoffs.....

    American Football on the other hand. Every game is a WAR! I guess that`s why we love it.
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    ElDavo Male 18-29
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    September 20, 2010 at 9:45 pm
    The play clock was actually at zero, but the NCAA acknowledges a "lag time" between the clock hitting zero and a delay of game flag being thrown. The reason for this lag time is that there is one specific official in charge of watching the play clock and, immediately when it reads zero, throwing a flag if the play hasn`t started. He has to locate the ball, and that takes a fraction of a second inside which the NCAA has ruled that a snap is still legal. So, Notre Dame screwed up that play and Michigan State earned it. Maybe next time they won`t kick a field goal in overtime and then complain because the door was wide open for the other team.

    Also, sorry for the wall o` text.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    September 20, 2010 at 9:48 pm
    @eldavo:

    Yeah. The ref has to say "Okay, clock is at zero. Let me look up now to see if it`s in play. Nope? Okay let me grab my fla... Oh they hiked it."

    Thing is, the players use the stadium clock, so that center musta been like "Oh poo I drated up. (hikes ball)."
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    ElDavo Male 18-29
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    September 20, 2010 at 9:59 pm
    No auburn, the ref has to actually see the ball itself and be sure that it hasn`t been snapped. Also, he was like 45 yards away on this one so that didn`t help. I`m just saying, Notre Dame has no room to claim that they were cheated. This kind of thing happens all the time and the NCAA already said it was fair in a released statement that I sorta summarized earlier.
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    mandingo3519 Male 30-39
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    September 20, 2010 at 10:00 pm
    @ auburnjunky you should not say our passion it may be yours and many others but it defiantly isn`t mine I hate this pitiful excuse for a sport with a passion mainly due to growing up and being told that it is a manly sport than only real men play ..... blah blah blah i will say it is funny the people who told me that has nothing to say about this new lingerie league where those women are wearing less pads and still hitting hard
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    September 20, 2010 at 10:03 pm
    @mandingo:

    Explain then, how football ratings 90% of the time destroy baseball ratings when both games usually last the same amount of time.

    Also, If you factor in ALL college in pro baseball, and all college and pro football, football sells WAY WAY WAY more tickets per season.
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    Nocciolina Female 18-29
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    September 20, 2010 at 10:10 pm
    Aahh good handegg, how I`ve missed you... I was getting really sick of soccer
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    September 20, 2010 at 10:11 pm
    handegg ftw.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    September 20, 2010 at 10:20 pm
    Glad to hear you are fan of American sports Davy, Especially for learning about baseball, My personal favorite.
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    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
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    September 20, 2010 at 10:21 pm
    @mandigo
    you can`t hit as hard without pads, without pads there would literally be deaths in every football game, that`s why rugby has stricter rules about how you can take a player down
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    September 20, 2010 at 10:26 pm
    vv Indeed Crakr, just recently had the masterclass on the strategy of the "Suicide Squeeze".

    p.s. sorry for lashing out on that other post, I`ve been having a really bad time of it recently, and haven`t been treating my friends and family very nicely... been feeling pretty sh*tty about it all day, to be honest. Poor excuse, but I`m only human.
  60. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    September 20, 2010 at 10:27 pm
    auburnjunky: I`d have to say though, There are more Baseball games played in America than football games, That includes all uniformed teams from young kids, middle school, high school, amateur, college, and pros. I watch a lot of baseball games for free at my local ballparks mostly American Legion games and even some college games.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    September 20, 2010 at 10:30 pm
    davymid: I apologize as well, I didn`t mean for what I said to be taken personally, So don`t worry about it.

    Things will get better, Keep your chin up. :-)
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    September 20, 2010 at 10:31 pm
    Also, I`ll defend to the death any complaint that American Football is a gay sport, with all those pads, helmets etc. I`ve played rugby, and I`ve played American Football - even played for a while with a small-time Irish team called the Carrickfergus Knights. Let`s just say, there`s a reason for those pads, and it still f*cking hurts.

    In rugby, tackles are strictly below the waist, and is usually in a "tie him up, fall backwards" kind of tackle. In American Football, it`s anything goes, heads included, cause every yard counts.

    Yeah, I started playing Running Back (Fullback). Lasted about two games before figuring that it hurt like hell. I quickly moved on to inside linebacker. Much more fun (and less painful) to be doing the hitting rather than being hit...
  63. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    September 20, 2010 at 10:35 pm
    @crakr:

    That`s true. Baseball is a much much cheaper sport to get into for kids, plus it`s way older on the park ball level.

    Soccer (sorry Euros) is even cheaper to start up. That`s why it`s catching on over here, finally.

    Not counting kids and city leagues though, football is much much more popular.
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    mandingo3519 Male 30-39
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    September 20, 2010 at 10:39 pm
    its easy to explain in 3 reasons too many people
    1. are trained to like it every where i turn there is something convaying the message "you are not a `man` if you dont like it or watch it" hell snickers commercial convaying that a person will play it like an old lady if you dont eat their candy bars
    2. like i said in my previous post kids are being told " its a real man sport" and kids will immatate what they hear and see from daddy daddy immatated his daddy ... ect and on and on .. so kids are almost wired to am football
    3. too many people putting their hero worshep in the pro athletes insted of where they should

    bare in mind it is not just am football i dont like its all pro sports but the conditioning starts at the kids so it is with them through high school collage and if lucky the pros and if they are not lucky they end up sitting on the couch watching it on tv

    and there you go the 3 reasons i believe am.footb
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    mandingo3519 Male 30-39
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    September 20, 2010 at 10:42 pm
    and @ i is board i call bull poo on that i grew up playing am football as well as other sports and i was hit just as hard on the field as in the parking lot just like everyone else that pads excuse is just that an excuse
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    September 20, 2010 at 10:44 pm
    Soccer (sorry Euros) is even cheaper to start up. That`s why it`s catching on over here, finally.
    No apology needed, you`re right. All it takes is a ball. I think there`s more to the rising popularity of soccer/football in North America though. Most American sports (including Canada here) require a certain physique if you`re going to reach the NBA, or the NFL, or the NHL. Speaking in very general terms, you need to be BIG.

    Take the NBA. With a few notable exceptions, it`s a massive advantage to be 6`4 plus. Likewise in NFL, NHL, it`s a great advantage to be big, not just in height but in weight, cause you can hit harder. And while you can train/work out to gain muscle mass, you can`t train to grow to 6`4, that`s just in your genes, or it`s not.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    September 20, 2010 at 10:45 pm
    To reach the top flight in Football/Soccer on the other hand (World Cup standard), all it takes is dedication and practice. Literally any kid can learn the skills and rise to the top. That`s the main reason it`s becoming so popular, I think. It`s the American Dream, anyone can rise to the top through honest hard work and dedication.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    September 20, 2010 at 10:45 pm
    @mandingo:

    I believe we have had this argument long ago.

    Kids (especially the ones that are good) LOVE the sport. The motivation to be good would die off otherwise, and the kid wouldn`t make it past high school ball.

    Look at the movie Varsity Blues for example. Perfect representation of a kid who is forced to play football. He is good because of the time his dad made him put into it, but once college came along and he was away from dad, he quit.

    NOW look at Friday Night Lights. Kid LOVED football, but his dad was overbearing, so he wanted to quit. His dad realized what he was doing, and apologized to the kid, and his game went through the roof!

    During my time playing park football, all the way up through club league (wasn`t THAT good to play on a real college team lol), I saw it happen time and time again.

    The people kids idolize in college and in the pros, LOVE the game. They would not be there if they didn`t!
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    September 20, 2010 at 10:54 pm
    thought it was boring.

    I guess I`m just not `in-touch` with my lesbian side.
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    mandingo3519 Male 30-39
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    September 20, 2010 at 10:58 pm
    ok so useing movies i guess there is no such thing as cuba gooding jr in jerry mcguyer or how it is spelled people there only to make money or in the movie major league 2 the idiot redneck making the speach about the love of the game as opposed to being there for the money which the rest of the team was american football is all about the money and i heard a little girl say it best when she asked "why did they flip a coin only to yell the rest of the time `get the quarter back`" its funny what truths come out the mouth of kids
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    September 20, 2010 at 10:59 pm
    I`d also say that one of the best sporting experiences I ever had was being invited along to watch a high school match in Tulsa OK when I lived there briefly. It was between Booker T. Washington (our team) and someone else, can`t remember who.

    Sure, it was no NFL game, nor College game, but it was f*cking EPIC from start to finish. The atmosphere, the patriotism for the school, the marching band`s awesome performance, the cheerleaders, the hot-dogs, the beer (well, OK, not beer, it was a high-school game). It was just a wonderful spectacle of Americana that I very thoroughly and genuinely enjoyed. My first game of Football that I didn`t watch on a screen. Loved every single second of it, and have been raving about it ever since (and this was about 7 years ago).

    And we won the match, which sweetened the pot immeasurably.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    September 20, 2010 at 10:59 pm
    I know some people have the mistaken impression that I (and my fellow Euro-peons) hate America, that`s emphatically not the case. I`ve never met a fellow Brit, myself included, who has been to America and not loved it immensely. For all the in-fighting that we do with each other, we`re more similar that we take each other for, and have similar values. There`s a reason we stood toe-to-toe together in Iraq, Afghanistan, the beaches of Normandy, etc.

    Alright, I`m waxing lyrical now, so I`ll shut up. Just pointing out that despite the flames, we`re closer to each other than we would like to admit, or would sometimes appear. That`s all.

    On that note, I`m off on a geological field-trip. Won`t be on for a week or so, as I`m pretty sure my tent doesn`t have wi-fi. Have fun on I-A-B.
  73. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    September 20, 2010 at 11:01 pm
    "ok so useing movies i guess there is no such thing as cuba gooding jr in jerry mcguyer"

    ...And what happened to him when he almost broke his neck?

    He realized that he wasn`t there for the money, but for THE LOVE OF THE GAME!
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    mandingo3519 Male 30-39
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    September 20, 2010 at 11:02 pm
    and at your statement "Kids (especially the ones that are good) LOVE the sport. The motivation to be good would die off otherwise, and the kid wouldn`t make it past high school ball. " the motovation is money why else would they be making more than the true heros of this world i challange you with this take away the enormious paychecks and see how long the NFL would last the XFL was based of no play no pay and where is it now???? point game set match
  75. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    September 20, 2010 at 11:03 pm
    @davy:

    Check this. One of my favorite people, went to a game I WAS AT!

    Stephen Fry attends a game at Auburn University.

    This is a good summation of american football for all you euros who have no idea.
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    mandingo3519 Male 30-39
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    September 20, 2010 at 11:04 pm
    but the very end of the story of that movie he thanks jerry for being the "ambassator or quan (money) i never heard him say anything about "the love of the game"
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    September 20, 2010 at 11:06 pm
    "i challange you with this take away the enormious paychecks and see how long the NFL would last the XFL was based of no play no pay and where is it now????"

    The NFL would live on. Football makes so much money, that it would be unfair to not pay them what they make. They put their lives on the line weekly. If football didn`t make so much money, they would be paid less, and like it.

    The XFL folded because they didn`t have TV. NBC dropped them, and UPN was going to make WWE Smackdown 30 shorter in order to keep games on it`s network. Vince McMahon said nope.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    September 20, 2010 at 11:07 pm
    I agree AJ, Parents re-living their lost glory through their kids sports is not a good thing.
    But equally bad are the parents that ignore their kids, Never go to their games.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    September 20, 2010 at 11:07 pm
    @mandingo:

    Quan, in the end, didn`t mean money. It meant happiness.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    September 20, 2010 at 11:12 pm
    Ah yes AJ, know the link well. Watched it when it wsa first aired, as part of the BBC Special "Stephen Fry in America" where he travelled coast to coast.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    September 20, 2010 at 11:14 pm
    @Davy:

    I`m curious. What did that show make you guys think of America?

    I mean, I know you had some idea about our country when you watched it, but did you learn anything? Did it shed a good light on us as a country?

    I loved the series, I`m just curious how someone that isn`t American responded to it.
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    mandingo3519 Male 30-39
    192 posts
    September 20, 2010 at 11:17 pm
    they put their lives on the line???? never in my life have i heard something so funny ok so if "they put their lives on the line" and thats why they are worth it why is it firemen cops solders dont make thousands times more then the sports players ??? ever seen MJ run in a burning building almost daily to save a kid? nope he was too busy shooting a shot and getting paid millions still with a straight enough face calling it free throws what about troy akman sp. seen him trying to stop a person from shooting innocent people??? what about Tom Brady so please do me a favor and tell me something else funny i have not laughed that much in a long time
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    davymid Male 30-39
    12151 posts
    September 20, 2010 at 11:23 pm
    I`d say it showed America in a very good light, AJ. It helped people understand America much more, and showed our differences for what they are and moreso our similarities in many respects. But most Brits have been to America and know what it`s like, I myself have been to America a number of times (probably a couple of years if you add it up), and love the place.

    Best vacation I ever had in my life was to the southwest US... me and my then girlfriend at the time took 3 weeks, flights in and out of LAX, hired a convertible sports car and went for it. No hotel bookings, just had an adventure.

    Saw LA, San Fran, San Diego, Palm Springs, white-water rafted down the Grand Canyon, helicoptered over it, Vegas, Death Valley, Yosemite National Park, Mono Lake, the Big Sur pacific drive... man, every bit of it was awesome. And the people were likewise awesome.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    September 20, 2010 at 11:24 pm
    Yes Mandingo, I get the difference.

    If cities had as much in their budgets to pay firemen and police as team owners have to pay players, I bet they`d get it.

    My point is, these players get crumbs off the owners plate, but it still an obscene amount. If the owners didn`t make as much as they do, and the players got paid less (but the same percentage) they would still play.

    Football players beat the hell out of each other. The average for a running back in the NFL is 28. That`s 5 or 6 years of meaningful playing time.

    Say a player makes 100 million in that time (and that`s on the high end). They HAVE to retire by 28. How much does a CEO (best in their field to get there) make in a 50 year career?

    Take that CEO`s career, and condense it into a 6 years. That`s about what a top notch football player makes.

    Also, the league minimum (guaranteed) in the NFL is $250k/yr. Median pay in the NFL is 500k/yr. That`s pretty telling on how much the
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    AtlasOtus Male 18-29
    417 posts
    September 20, 2010 at 11:27 pm
    vvv The comments have gotten out of control vvv
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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    September 20, 2010 at 11:40 pm
    Mandingo - ever heard of a guy named Hank Gathers? Reggie Lewis? Sergei Zholtok? Thomas Herrion? Korey Stringer? Al Lucas? Chuck Hughes? Marc-Vivien Foe? Antonio Puerta? Mike Coolbaugh? All died in games or immediately afterwards. Heck, this just happened last May
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    September 20, 2010 at 11:48 pm
    I`m British and I don`t understand the ins and outs of American Football but on this vid I see one team getting a touchdown but I fail to understand what`s so good about it.
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    todayistodie Male 18-29
    80 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 12:18 am
    @buiadh the game is in over time. in college american football overtime the winner is decided by one team scoring and then the other team has a possesion to score the same amount or more. notre dame, the team in white and gold, scored a field goal on their possesion (3pts) michigan, the team in green,made it look like they were attempting to tie the game with a field goal which after would result in more overtime gameplay but they faked it and scored a touchdown (6pts) thus sealing their victory. so basically if that guy didnt score, they would have lost but because he did they won. big gamble.
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    shalantas Male 18-29
    426 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 12:25 am
    in a nut shell. notre dame got shafted.
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    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
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    September 21, 2010 at 12:48 am
    Clever
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    domisgood Male 18-29
    4868 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 1:30 am
    "I`m British and I don`t understand the ins and outs of American Football but on this vid I see one team getting a touchdown but I fail to understand what`s so good about it."

    ...derp *facepalms*

    best thing from Michigan...since Denard Robinson
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    bex753 Male 40-49
    221 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 2:20 am
    American football, rugby for girls
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    fabarati Male 18-29
    1240 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 3:07 am
    God DAMN, that was a fine play.

    College football > NFL, at least in my opinion.
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    Jowsh Male 18-29
    1237 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 3:27 am
    Literally don`t care
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    alexander_xx Male 18-29
    339 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 4:50 am
    wow iab, such a slow day that your showing us sports? that is drating grim
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    littlepete50 Male 18-29
    1359 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 4:54 am
    Funny because it`s a lot like the Steven Jones Try (welsh rugby lad), when they were playing against (maybe argentina?). He faked for a punt out of touch, but just ran the ball to score. Cheeky tactics lad.
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    ChrisMunich Male 18-29
    383 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 5:11 am
    bex, truer words were never spoken. I`m a rugby man through and through.
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
    4290 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 5:20 am
    Haha, clever. I`m surprised people don`t do this more often actually.
    Would a field goal have scored them enough points to win? I know the basics of the rules, but not how much each thing is worth. If it would have been enough, I can understand why the defence were fooled.
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    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
    2553 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 5:44 am
    @almightybob1, no. It would`ve tied the game going into a second overtime.
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    xKiesix Female 18-29
    448 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 6:35 am
    ....I don`t understand how this is supposed to un-bore me.
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    domisgood Male 18-29
    4868 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 6:50 am
    "College football > NFL, at least in my opinion."

    The defences tend to be worse so exciting plays like this are more likely to work. I prefer the NFL, but NCAA is hella entertaining.
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    rainbowfarts Female 18-29
    798 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 7:19 am
    "Little Dogs Win It In OT"

    shouldn`t it be "underdogs" not "little dogs"? WTF?
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
    5316 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 7:47 am
    wtf, lame. i wanted to see little dogs running around the field with the ball.
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    JUGGALETTEx0 Female 18-29
    1380 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 8:02 am
    I only like ND because Rudy was an excellent movie.
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    GParadox Female 18-29
    737 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 8:27 am
    Are we that bored that we`re willing to watch football plays?

    The answer is no.

    No matter how bored I ever am, I do not want to watch Football.
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    T-Marley Male 70 & Over
    602 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 8:45 am
    Bob, a field goal is worth 3 pts so it would have only tied the score again.

    GParadox, if you don`t want to watch football you didn`t have to click on the link. But at least a comment griping about a football post still relieved your boredom for the 3 minutes it took, which is the entire point of the site anyways.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 8:53 am
    @juggalette:

    Rudy was an EXCELLENT movie.

    That being said, drat Notre Dame lol.
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    fabarati Male 18-29
    1240 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 8:55 am
    Quick question: Which is better, Rudy or Shawshank?
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    idiotfilter Male 18-29
    3916 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 9:34 am
    man i hate watching football....

    but that play was BALLS...simple as that...straight balls
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    xavroche Male 30-39
    819 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 9:38 am
    That was a really nice play. Stop hating people, the title of the link was clear as to the content....
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
    4290 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 10:11 am
    Thanks TruTenrMan and T-Marley. I suppose I can understand why they fell for the trick play then - it was a pretty big gamble to go for the outright win. Fair play to them.
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    SvampeBob Male 18-29
    3076 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 11:09 am
    holy poo nice!
    i have never seen a American football match but that was nice! the yellows got owned!
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    Seastone Female 18-29
    613 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 11:15 am
    Oh, come on. If this was a video showing an awesome play in, say, rugby (a sport whose rules I have not the faintest inkling of) I`d still watch it, enjoy it, and be happy for the winners because they pulled off an amazing play. Stop whining if you don`t like it, and enjoy what great planning and great execution can accomplish. :)
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    needles_nny Male 18-29
    153 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 12:14 pm
    drat FOOTBALL!
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    cagel Female 18-29
    275 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 12:59 pm
    bex753 "rugby for girls?"

    c`mon, man, there`s no reason to be sexist. There`s also no reason to posture in some weird nationalistic way.

    1. American Football may not be your cup of tea, but it is pretty brutal, and I`m sure any Rugby player would have a fight ahead of him facing off against a massive defensive line. Would he pad up? You bet your bippy he would.

    2. Have you seen the women that play Rugby? You want to get into a scrum with them? If so, I`ll go get the ambulance ready.

    p.s. Notre Dame still sucks. Go Cal Bears.
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    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
    2893 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 1:03 pm
    They all look so confused lol.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11742 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 1:06 pm
    I was right, the play shouldn`t have happened. The clock was at zero, the refs missed it. Ha!
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    fabarati Male 18-29
    1240 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 1:27 pm
    I like how most Europeans here slag off american football. Yes, I do my share of mocking as well, but I do respect the game. It can be very entertaining. Besides, sports is sports.

    But then, I`m one of those who try to watch the entire olympics, winter or summer. I learn every thing I can about all the sports, stuff I don`t usually watch (I`m looking at you curling), only to forget it as soon as the olympics end.
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    inversegrav Male 30-39
    770 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 3:04 pm
    I never saw this many posts griping about hating sports when IAB was putting up world cup stuff.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 3:04 pm
    cagel: You win 100 internet cookies for that response. :-)
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    todayistodie Male 18-29
    80 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 4:47 pm
    @freddyferret its over time brah
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    Drawstring Male 18-29
    90 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 8:30 pm
    @todayistodie just cause its overtime doesnt mean there isnt penalties, and ferret its pretty close offense is gonna get that 9 out of 10 times
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    ALWinston Male 30-39
    7 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 11:35 pm
    I was at the game. It was bedlam. Ballsy call.

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