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Posted Jun 15, '13 at 9:42pm

nichodemus

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Knight

If we stuck to just voting, that would be boring.

 

Posted Jun 15, '13 at 9:43pm

xeano321

xeano321

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Knight

If I want to watch men slogging each other, which is brilliant once in a while,

Slogging? How does that even apply to American Football?

I prefer rugby infinitely. No armor, just flesh against flesh.

Rugby players are different. They don't have a 300lb, 6'8" guy running at full speed to tackle him. (With his 3 friends.) You're telling me you want to get buried under that mess without any protection?

The near misses, attempts, drives, dribbles, passes are what makes football enjoyable, not just the goals.

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That could apply to American Football as well. If you were to actually learn and understand it, you would find it very exciting. I can't even describe the feeling.

it's not the only word they have stolen for their own use..

It's not like it's a big deal. You seem to be forgetting that the different cultures around the world is what makes life so cool. If we all agree that Football should be used only for soccer in the entire world, it would be a pretty boring existence.

 

Posted Jun 15, '13 at 10:07pm

nichodemus

nichodemus

12,178 posts

Knight

Slogging? How does that even apply to American Football?

I would call tackling, slogging.

Rugby players are different. They don't have a 300lb, 6'8" guy running at full speed to tackle him. (With his 3 friends.) You're telling me you want to get buried under that mess without any protection?

Of course I would want protection. Rugby players are taught to tackle with precision and with safety in mind, so the tackles are softer. Rugby players too, weigh near that, so it doesn't mean American footballers tackle with more force just due to size. But, and this is a large caveat, taking a hit without any padding, with that kind of force, albeit weaker, is still harsher, and I like that stuff more. Throw in the fact that rugby players have to endure and play longer with fewer breaks, and it makes for me, a better sport to watch.

That could apply to American Football as well. If you were to actually learn and understand it, you would find it very exciting. I can't even describe the feeling.

I wasn't even talking about American football. I was explaining to Terry the whole joy package of football/soccer.

 

Posted Jun 16, '13 at 9:25am

partydevil

partydevil

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Whilst it's nice to have free-flowing scoring,

it takes away the joy of scoring. when was the last time you saw a basketball player go nuts for scoring 2 points? only at the very end of the game if it is really close and it is the winning score.

no nonsense tackling, defending were the norm, rather than purely about scoring

italy is known for their strong defence, but they are turning over to a more offensive game now whit the approaching newer generation.
the best place to see old fashion football is the african cup. its better then the world cup in my opinion.

You're telling me you want to get buried under that mess without any protection?

take it like a real man ;)

That could apply to American Football as well. If you were to actually learn and understand it, you would find it very exciting.

thats the same whit nearly any sport. "if you were to actually learn and understand football (soccer) , you would find it... (well, i dont like them either to watch) very exciting."

It's not like it's a big deal. You seem to be forgetting that the different cultures around the world is what makes life so cool. If we all agree that Football should be used only for soccer in the entire world, it would be a pretty boring existence.

lol.... just lol. xD

oke, i'm done.
i dont say it a big deal.
i think it's weird to put this case on the cultural differences bench.
i think it shows lack of creativity/inspiration when the name was choosen. (like, the word. "americans")

 

Posted Jun 16, '13 at 9:38am

nichodemus

nichodemus

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Knight

it takes away the joy of scoring. when was the last time you saw a basketball player go nuts for scoring 2 points? only at the very end of the game if it is really close and it is the winning score.

Yes, but I wouldn't mind watching a 7-5 Arsenal-Reading game once in a while. I just don't enjoy 1-0 Stoke, long ball matches if they come in waves.

italy is known for their strong defence, but they are turning over to a more offensive game now whit the approaching newer generation.
the best place to see old fashion football is the african cup. its better then the world cup in my opinion.

Serie A is mean. Mean in defence. Yes, I would agree the AC is more old-fashioned, if only because African teams don't often follow European ways!

 

Posted Jun 16, '13 at 10:06am

partydevil

partydevil

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Yes, but I wouldn't mind watching a 7-5 Arsenal-Reading game once in a while. I just don't enjoy 1-0 Stoke, long ball matches if they come in waves.

the more goals the better. but even this is getting boring.

Serie A is mean. Mean in defence.

yes. but the english team is internationally not strong anymore. they need that 1 or 2 guys the are offensive strong aswell.

 

Posted Jun 16, '13 at 10:14am

nichodemus

nichodemus

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Knight

the more goals the better. but even this is getting boring.

Ha no, it was once in a blue moon...maybe not for Real and Barca.

yes. but the english team is internationally not strong anymore. they need that 1 or 2 guys the are offensive strong aswell.

Everything except the GK needs improving.

 

Posted Jun 16, '13 at 12:36pm

xeano321

xeano321

2,599 posts

Knight

I wasn't even talking about American football.

You'll notice I said it "could apply as well to American football."

Throw in the fact that rugby players have to endure and play longer with fewer breaks, and it makes for me, a better sport to watch.

Have you ever actually watched whole games of American football? I've watched both Rugby and Soccer/Football, and they are pretty cool I guess.

The good thing about the breaks between every play in American football is that the 40secs gives you time to go get something to drink or eat.

 

Posted Jun 16, '13 at 2:18pm

partydevil

partydevil

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The good thing about the breaks between every play in American football is that the 40secs gives you time to go get something to drink or eat.

after 3 breaks i got enough for a hour and a half.
but they keep coming and coming. if i go out for snacks every time, i'll become a fatty ........ .

 

Posted Jun 16, '13 at 4:24pm

pangtongshu

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*ignoring this incessant debate going on*

Football. Not football...actual football.

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