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Old 01-26-2010, 01:48 AM
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Default Re: Football v American Football

Originally Posted by sufc.loyal View Post
When in AF (American Football) can you call a time out, and what would be the point of doing so. To plan the next play since AF is based on a series of downs or plays.

I think the history of AF is back in the early 1800's your universities played Rugby, but demmed it to dangerious due to the amount of injuries that happened, so thus padded up, and called it football.

In England the Rugby is known as Rugby Football, but always shortend to Rugby for obviuius reasons.

As for Wembly being sold out, for the the game during the Autumn, yes i do remeber that, listerning to the build up a week before the game, on the sports radio.

Never seen or heard so many Yanks in one place at one time, yeee ha LOL.
They were not all Yanks, trust me.

Played Rugby when i was at school, got kicked square in the eye, had to be taken to hospital to have my eye popped out, so they could get behind it to clean it, funny thing was when i was down the hospital a week later to see the opticians for eye damage, i bumped into my sports teacher on crutches with a broken leg, due to playing Rugby for his Sunday team.

No we dont need pads. Sounds to me from the above two listed injuries that you do need pads.

Football is more skillfull as you have to attack someone to get the ball from someone, as opposed to just jumping on them, use to do that all day long as a kid in the school playground. Pass interceptions, causing fumbles, blocking kicks, blitzing the quarterback all require much skill.

No football, is by far a better, more skillfull, passionate sport than AF, IMO and most others. LOL ..
I would still argue the more skillful part. Until you have played a little AF, and gotten the snot knocked out of you WITH pads on, your opinion is unfounded and doesn't hold much water. And until the diving stops no one will want to watch the phony acts put on by such SKILLED players. LOL
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