i dont get NFL either, but then again i dont get or follow any sport xD
So what’s the difference between Aussie rules football and rugby? It looks like the same sport to me.Good ol' Aussie Rules (AFL).
If you don't like Aussie Rules, you're kinda screwed as it absolutely saturates every channel on TV and every friggin page of every damn newspaper.
I actually don't really like the game personally.
My fave team though is Saint Kilda.
They have only won one premiership....I think it was 1966.
The boys usually do well at the start of the season but just lose steam later on.
They've made a few Grand Final appearances in recent history but no wins.
They are always the underdogs......bless em.
They have had some amazing players though......Tony Lockett, Stuart Lowe, Nicky Winmar, Nathan Bourke, Nick Riewoldt.
It's got an insane following here.
The game has a massive field of play.
These players have to run fast over quite long distances and kick 55 to 65 meters on the run.
The players these days are getting faster, bigger, more ripped and it has its own level of danger but not like NFL.
So what’s the difference between Aussie rules football and rugby? It looks like the same sport to me.
Sounds chaotic, which is how it looks whenever I attempt to watch it. I never last more than a few minutes before shaking my head and changing channels. I prefer sports where I can comprehend what’s going on and understand the strategy behind each play.Hiya TK........the biggest difference is in Aussie Rules you must kick the ball.
Throwing the ball is a totally illegal act.
In AFL you can kick in any direction, there's no such thing as offside like in English football.
So Aussie Rules (AFL) is kinda messy to watch. There's players everywhere and doing all sorts of things.
But the size of the oval is quite big, so they are really fit players as they run continuously except for the Full Forward and the Full Back.
The Full Forwards are usually very strong powerful players with height, bulk, very long kickers. They kinda lead from their forward line to mark (catch) the ball and kick goals.
The Full Back players try to stop the opposing teams full forward from marking the ball. These guys need to kick the ball long distances to get it back into their own forward line.
Rugby is generally a lot more physical and they are absolutely brutal with their tackles.
They must throw backward in Rugby League.
I find Rugby a bit more stop/go than AFL.
But West Aussies are not generally big on Rugby like our Eastern States brothers and sisters.
I actually dislike Rugby a great deal.
We had a team for a while in the national league, but it didn't last long.
Comparing the two, AFL is kinda a free-for-all.
You can't high tackle in AFL, you can't push opponents in the back.
As a player with the ball, you can't hold it and run, you have to bounce it every 15 meters.......I think.
You can get penalised for holding the ball if you get tackled.
Sounds chaotic, which is how it looks whenever I attempt to watch it. I never last more than a few minutes before shaking my head and changing channels. I prefer sports where I can comprehend what’s going on and understand the strategy behind each play.
Pick your team for a reason you can get behind. If you like the Cardinals uniforms, by all means root for them. I like soccer, played it for 8 years as a child, but I find it a bit drab to watch. Hockey is a similar sport, is played all over the world that has ice, but is faster in action and therefore more exciting. Just my opinion. Not trying to get into a sports debate.
I'm not a big sports fan by any means.
However I can understand most world team sports.........aaaaaand then there's American football.
Safety!! No, it's out!
Substitute! Run, stop!......stop, then run.
Then game over.
This year is the year that I'm gonna try to figure out this damn game.
Oh, I wanna become a team fan.
In the NFL I like the Arizona Cardinals.
I want to become a fan of a real underdog team who always lose and struggle.
Don’t forget to explain the new 4th and 15 rule and it’s replacement of onside kicking.
?? Good for you they were an expansion team along with Carolina in 1995, started hot but have seen ups and downs for sure.Ok everyone......the moment you've all been waiting for!!
I've picked my NFL team.
Drum roll please.........brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
The JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS!!!
So, now I've got my team, I've got my rules (plus YouTube).