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    Re: THIS THREAD IS NOW ABOUT SPORT/FOR JOCKS ONLY. MANGA NERDS GTFO

    IT'S CALLED FOOTBALL!!! If you guys insist on messing up our language, we're gonna refer to yours as a new dialect or just call it "American" language instead of US english.

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    Re: THIS THREAD IS NOW ABOUT SPORT/FOR JOCKS ONLY. MANGA NERDS GTFO

    I'll call American Football Oppositeball from now on. They play 90% with their hands, but call it football! Since handball is more fit but is already taken, oppositeball it is!

    goldb, I already call it American. It's pretty common to refer to UK English as just English and US English as American in Norway. Either way do Americans care?
    Don't. Be. A. Steph.

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    Re: THIS THREAD IS NOW ABOUT SPORT/FOR JOCKS ONLY. MANGA NERDS GTFO

    I went jogging today, this totally qualifies me to post in this thread

    right?

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    Re: THIS THREAD IS NOW ABOUT SPORT/FOR JOCKS ONLY. MANGA NERDS GTFO

    Soccer isn't a term invented by Americans, it was invented by the English, it just caught on here to differentiate the sports...it's not our fault. I make it a point to say American Football as much as possible, but I'm not going to call Soccer Football, sorry.

    Why doesn't anyone give Canadians, Aussies, Kiwis and Pacific Islanders crap for saying Soccer?

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    Re: THIS THREAD IS NOW ABOUT SPORT/FOR JOCKS ONLY. MANGA NERDS GTFO

    Football:



    Soccer:



    Now tell me: who has earned the right to call their sport whatever they want to?

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    Re: THIS THREAD IS NOW ABOUT SPORT/FOR JOCKS ONLY. MANGA NERDS GTFO

    Yeah...but the Redskins lost

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    Re: THIS THREAD IS NOW ABOUT SPORT/FOR JOCKS ONLY. MANGA NERDS GTFO

    The Ravens sure dominated last night

    Wait, they lost to one of the worst teams in the NFL

    Badly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaiten View Post
    The Ravens sure dominated last night

    Wait, they lost to one of the worst teams in the NFL

    Badly
    How many playoff games have the Redskins won in the last 10 years? Oh yeah that's right...1

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    Re: THIS THREAD IS NOW ABOUT SPORT/FOR JOCKS ONLY. MANGA NERDS GTFO

    Quote Originally Posted by xi0 View Post
    Soccer isn't a term invented by Americans, it was invented by the English, it just caught on here to differentiate the sports...it's not our fault. I make it a point to say American Football as much as possible, but I'm not going to call Soccer Football, sorry.

    Why doesn't anyone give Canadians, Aussies, Kiwis and Pacific Islanders crap for saying Soccer?
    You are right, screw those countries too!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaiten View Post
    Now tell me: who has earned the right to call their sport whatever they want to?
    How weak, using one of the most ugly examples of football to justify your opinion instead of the beautiful. Compare the beautiful examples of both, and the truth shall be revealed. Matter of the fact is that American Football is 90% running around with the ball in your hands. Why they called it football to begin with is weird. I don't call a sport swimming but play tennis on the beach! In football using your hands is strictly forbidden, any other body part than the feet is only used to supplement the sport, not the other way around. We play with our feet, you play with your hands and call it football.

    Last edited by 3c; October 25, 2011 at 07:11 PM.
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    No, we call it football because it has shared roots with Rugby, which was also called Football. You poo-poo the name but kicking is a very important part of the game.

    This argument is stupid anyways...Kaiten made the comparison, I like soccer...meh

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    Quote Originally Posted by xi0 View Post
    No, we call it football because it has shared roots with Rugby, which was also called Football. You poo-poo the name but kicking is a very important part of the game.

    This argument is stupid anyways...Kaiten made the comparison, I like soccer...meh
    Heh, heading is an important aspect of the game for football too. Should we have called it headball? I was only discussing this for shitz & gigglez really, but I do actually find it stupid and odd. I wonder why it turned out like that. Was handball taken? Did they not like handball as a name (sounds kind of weak)? I'd love to know the history behind the name (if there really is one) besides it having shared roots with Rugby, because that's a sport with an unique name, but suddenly they call it football when it differentiates a little?
    Don't. Be. A. Steph.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3c View Post
    Heh, heading is an important aspect of the game for football too. Should we have called it headball? I was only discussing this for shitz & gigglez really, but I do actually find it stupid and odd. I wonder why it turned out like that. Was handball taken? Did they not like handball as a name (sounds kind of weak)? I'd love to know the history behind the name (if there really is one) besides it having shared roots with Rugby, because that's a sport with an unique name, but suddenly they call it football when it differentiates a little?
    In the very early years of the game there were many different variations of games called "football" played in clubs in America which involved kicking a ball through a goal and/or running over a line to score, thus the comparison to Rugby and Soccer. Rugby is actually "Rugby Football" and it's called Rugby because it's named after the town where it was supposedly first played in England. Just like Association Football is also called Football and Soccer. It could have just been a loose title used for these gridiron games and once the rules were unified into the modern game there wasn't any other name for it......that's my guess anyways.

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    Re: THIS THREAD IS NOW ABOUT SPORT/FOR JOCKS ONLY. MANGA NERDS GTFO

    Whoever said I don't like soccer? I'm just saying that our star players don't writhe in the ground in pain after another skinny man brushes past them.

    American Football is descended from Rugby Football, both distinguished from Association Football (soccer) by the fact that the rules allow the ball to be carried during game play. In the early days of American Football points could only be scored by kicking the ball, thus the name football.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaiten View Post
    American Football is descended from Rugby Football, both distinguished from Association Football (soccer) by the fact that the rules allow the ball to be carried during game play. In the early days of American Football points could only be scored by kicking the ball, thus the name football.
    Do I hear an echo? Huh? Hmm?


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    Re: THIS THREAD IS NOW ABOUT SPORT/FOR JOCKS ONLY. MANGA NERDS GTFO

    Interestingly enough its not actually the city its named after but rather the famed public school (private school) in which it was invented, Rugby School, which still exists today.

    And I shall take my leave, my random quota of useless facts is filled for the month.

    ---------- Post added at 05:57 AM ---------- Previous post was at 04:46 AM ----------

    Oh and this should end all the arguments. Its John Cleese.


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