doesn't american football suck

doesn't american football suck

Created by Carchar king on Feb 25, 2013

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#1 Feb 25, 2013
what's so great about it, I mean who wants to swet all day in protective pads. I mean rugby and soccer is way better!

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#4 Feb 26, 2013
15-12 Springbok wins but in our last match, 21-10 All blacks win

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#6 Feb 26, 2013
Hockey is 100 times better than soccer. It's like soccer, but on ice, and you can fight. Instead of fighting in soccer, you have this instead:

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#7 Feb 26, 2013
It's also much faster paced than soccer.

I've tried watching soccer ... it's just too slow of a game and not enough action.

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#9 Feb 27, 2013
Force Majeure wrote:
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We've moved the discussion on to Rugby. Fighting? Well! It's Rugby!
I've never watched it, but I could probably get into that sport, from what I know of it.

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#11 Feb 27, 2013
Force Majeure wrote:
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Well, you mentioned "fighting" so I had to respond.
Rugby is a lot like original American football: lateral passes, straight arms and all of that .... plus Rugby has no "armour". It's just you, your knees, your elbows and the ball - with lots of guys trying to take it away from you and knock your teeth out in the process. Considering the protective equipment in U.S. football and ice hockey I'd say Rugby is tougher, but that's my opinion.
I really don't know which is tougher. I do think there is some truth to what you say about pads. I think in Rugby, you also play for 80 minutes straight and you don't have the whistle blown so frequently. That requires a lot of endurance, cause you don't get to catch your breath. That also probably limits how often you can go at full speed too, however, just from an endurance perspective.

The problem with the protective equipment is that it is a two way street. Especially in football, it encourages players to hit each other harder than they would otherwise hit, if they weren't wearing anything and felt the full blow. Pads may dampen the force somewhat, but the overall force on the body which ultimately bears the force as it is transferred from the pads, isn't any different. This is significant when it comes to ligament damage.

I think most studies have shown that while rugby players get hurt more frequently, you are much more likely to suffer a very serious or season ending injury in football. I saw a study one time and they said the average football running back experiences the equivalent to approximately 20-30 car crashes at 30-40 mph, per game.

And by fighting in Hockey, I mean the refs will literally stand to the side as two players throw punches and get in a fist fight. I don't know of any other sport where that is allowed? I don't know, do they allow players to get in fist fights in rugby?

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#12 Feb 28, 2013
soccer's for girls, and rugby is for men.

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#13 Feb 28, 2013
Carchar king wrote:
soccer's for girls, and rugby is for men.
And American football is for Real men;)

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#15 Feb 28, 2013
Force Majeure wrote:
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Oh-oh! If you 2 keep it up we're soon to find out who boxing is for!!!!!
Boxing...that is definitely American;)
I love it.
MMA as well. Awesome sport.

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#17 Feb 28, 2013
arctic wrote:
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Boxing...that is definitely American;)
I love it.
MMA as well. Awesome sport.
I like MMA so much better than boxing. It's more akin to a real street fight.

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#18 Feb 28, 2013
Force Majeure wrote:
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I hate boxing. In Sweden we have only amateur boxing but no professional. That is to say we've had international professional boxers but no pro boxing bouts here in Sweden.
I'm one of those kinds of guys that If I see someone fighting (almost never happens in Sweden between Swedes) I will try to stop them. Otherwise I walk away. I have NO INTEREST watching people bashing one another.
If I'm attacked the guy is in trouble but I never engage in punching unless it's really necessary.
I'm not going to get involved in two people fighting, unless it's a guy beating on a girl.

If it's one of my friends and I think he is over matched, I will get involved and try to calm the situation, and if that doesn't work, I'll tell they guy if he keeps pushing for a fight, he's going to be dealing with me (done that before ... lets just say the guy's probably wished he had fought my friends in those instances, instead).

I haven't had to deal with any of that stuff for a long time, tho. Most people grow up, fortunately, and those who don't, from the comments people make to me, probably know they don't want trouble with me.

For example, I have a crazy neighbor (really bad ... I could write a novel), and I was telling this couple my wife and I were out to dinner with about him. They were like OMG, he's crazy and telling us that we should be afraid for our safety.

I said to them, well the good thing is the guy is scared of me, for some reason (he went to another neighbors house (she had just moved in and didn't know how crazy he was at first) and started crying (tears streaming down his face) and telling her how afraid he is of me ... I've never threatened the guy (he has mental issues)). When I told them this, the husband of this couple said, well I would be too, lol!! He doesn't even know that I know jujitsu or have ever been in a fight.

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#20 Feb 28, 2013
Force Majeure wrote:
We have the art of "walking away" down to perfection. In Sweden we see an agressive person as being not quite sane (temporarily or permanently) and there is no need to make something out of it when all we really want to do is get to the cinema before the film starts or enjoy the summer day warmth. So if we walk away or simply stand there quietly with a blank look on our faces they guy will realize we're not worth the fuss ..... no joy.
Did you ever see John McEnroe that particular Stockholm open? Classic! He was shouting at the umpire about a point he thought was unfair and the Swedish umpire just sat "up there" quietly waiting for McEnroe's madness to subside. McEnroe lost it and started shouting, "Answer the question, jerk!" but no response, and when he went back to between sets break he jetisoned about a dozen cups of water with his racket!
Here it is - along with several others:
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
For reasons that I cannot explain, I like McEnroe.
It is easy to walk sometimes and the thing to do, but it's not so easy when someone is pushing you, won't leave a party, or jumps on you with his friends. I've had all three happen to me. In fact I'd say a majority of the altercations I've been have involved some think like that.

If it's my place and you are causing a scene and you are asked to leave, you're going to be leaving ... hopefully the easy way, but if necessary the hard way. I was in a fraternity in college and since I was the most capable, I had to deal with all the jerks. I would try to reason with guys at first, but that doesn't always work, especially when people are drunk.

John McEnroe seems like an abusive jerk and acted that way, because he knew he could get away with it. I don't think it's right to abuse, but especially someone who cannot defend themselves, whether it be the setting or some other reason. That is a horrible personality trait.

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#21 Feb 28, 2013
Force Majeure wrote:
We have the art of "walking away" down to perfection. In Sweden we see an agressive person as being not quite sane (temporarily or permanently) and there is no need to make something out of it when all we really want to do is get to the cinema before the film starts or enjoy the summer day warmth. So if we walk away or simply stand there quietly with a blank look on our faces they guy will realize we're not worth the fuss ..... no joy.
Did you ever see John McEnroe that particular Stockholm open? Classic! He was shouting at the umpire about a point he thought was unfair and the Swedish umpire just sat "up there" quietly waiting for McEnroe's madness to subside. McEnroe lost it and started shouting, "Answer the question, jerk!" but no response, and when he went back to between sets break he jetisoned about a dozen cups of water with his racket!
Here it is - along with several others:
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
For reasons that I cannot explain, I like McEnroe.
You'll get no argument w/me.
Americans are a violent ppl....or
maybe aggressive is a better word.
I have online friends from AU, N.Z,
England, Germany, Canada and they are
the most mellow ppl in the world.
I've learned a lot from them.
Mellow compared to Americans:) lol

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#23 Mar 1, 2013
arctic wrote:
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And American football is for Real men;)
And I mean rugby is for really real men

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#24 Mar 2, 2013
Carchar king wrote:
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And I mean rugby is for really real men
LOL

Ok...if you say so.
Honestly I've never seen rugby
and don't even know how it's
played.

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#25 Mar 2, 2013
Really you haven't seen rugby, it's the 5th most popular sport in the world.

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