Thursday, July 28, 2011 8:32:53 AM
Aussie Rules Football is the roughest, toughest sport I have ever heard of... the two rules (the only two that I know of and please correct me if I'm wrong) that they have for on-field conduct are: 1) no elbowing, and 2) no tackles below the knees. Yup, that means that anything else is ok. They do not even stop the game if a fight breaks out!! Not even rugby compares, because these guys wear less protective equipment than rugby players!
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 6:12:04 AM
"...they were still drinking tinny's and smoking fags at half time in the 70s..."
@apedrana - hahaha! ...I think we had better clarify for users of the North American lexicon that "fags" is an Australian colloquialism for cigarettes. (Lest Aussie rules lose its newly-bestowed "badass" rep!)
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 5:23:52 AM
nospoons, you are, as they say, a drating moron. fair enough if you dont understand the game or dont like it, but dont try and break it down and ridicule it, you can apply that same stupid logic to any sport. you obviously dont understand sports whatsoever. As for you Lionheart2, spoken like a true over the hill hack! the game today has ten times the skill and speed compared to 20years ago. they were still drinking tinny's and smoking fags at half time in the 70s, you just cant compare the two, the sport has evolved, obviously not to your liking, but the fact that the AFL isnt broke and its now the number 1 game in Australia, says its done something right!
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 2:06:10 AM
Aussie rules is stupid for the following reasons;
1. It is the only sport where you have 'behinds` a second set of goals around the main ones, you get a point for missing the real goal but being nice and close so you get a point or else you might be sad or cry or something.
2. Restarts and `kick off`s involve the referee throwing the ball backwards over his head and bouncing the ball really hard on the ground respectively. Both totally random and stupid / skill-less.