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21. Posted: Mon 3rd Aug 2009 21:41 BST
Haha, I meant a net sport like tennis, but now that you specified a hoop, I know what you're talking about. I think they played both. Pretty sure the sport never left the region though, so it seems unlikely.
But nonetheless, football lives on, fortunately, regardless of where it came from.
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22. Posted: Mon 3rd Aug 2009 21:43 BST
@Adam Here here to that, no matter the variation their all good nonetheless.
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23. Posted: Tue 4th Aug 2009 12:55 BST
The actual football off course. American Football should have been called American Rugby because it has more similarites with Rugby.
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24. Posted: Tue 4th Aug 2009 13:13 BST
I'd be interested to know what the American Football association is called (full title) . The English Football Association has laid claim to the simple title F.A. (i.e. without needing 'English' in the tilte) because it was the first of it's kind in soccer.
Edited on Tue 4th August, 2009 @ 13:14 by CowLaunch
25. Posted: Tue 4th Aug 2009 13:15 BST
While I don't want them to change the name of the game after all this time, I do wonder why someone named American football "football" in the first place. I realize you punt and kick at times, but they play such a minor role in the overall scheme of things it makes you wonder why they ever settled on the name football to begin with. But I do like the National Football League name due to its familiarity.
Edited on Tue 4th August, 2009 @ 13:16 by Corbs
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26. Posted: Tue 4th Aug 2009 13:55 BST
It's part of the football family of sports. It's not that someone named it that. It came from rugby football, which presumably came from association football (though maybe not, I don't know). But as they made changes to the rules (intentionally or not), they didn't change the name.
27. Posted: Tue 4th Aug 2009 14:02 BST
Adam, I was just gonna come on and say the same thing! You are spot on! And, although it could be because I grew up saying NFL my whole life, but NRL (if they stuck with rugby instead of football) just doesn't role off the tongue as well }
Anyways, I played both versions of football, I have a special place for both, but personally I rate American Football as my number 1 football...
28. Posted: Tue 4th Aug 2009 14:05 BST
Well in the end, I really don't care much what they call it. I love NFL and college football like no other sport and I'm so glad football season is upon us! Bring it on!
29. Posted: Tue 4th Aug 2009 17:41 BST
Which kind of football? the everywhere-else football league of America (MLS) or the American football American football league? (NFL).
30. Posted: Tue 4th Aug 2009 17:45 BST
I think America is just a bit off when it comes to some things. We still haven't adopted the metric system!
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31. Posted: Tue 4th Aug 2009 17:52 BST
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32. Posted: Tue 4th Aug 2009 19:35 BST
Man, f**k the metric system. In all seriousness, though, why does it matter what either is called? They aren't going to change, that's for sure. By the way, (American) Football season is coming! Yay!
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33. Posted: Tue 4th Aug 2009 20:46 BST
Turbo+Genesis+64 wrote:I think America is just a bit off when it comes to some things. We still haven't adopted the metric system!Man, f**k the metric system. In all seriousness, though, why does it matter what either is called? They aren't going to change, that's for sure. By the way, (American) Football season is coming! Yay!
Well, the metric system is more precise being a base ten system. However, I'm not losing any sleep about it. I think changing the speed limit to the metric system would just confuse most of us Americans.
34. Posted: Tue 4th Aug 2009 21:01 BST
I don't care about precision. Metric is just so much easier. I always forget how many feet are in a mile, and making quick mental conversions of inches to feet, feet to inches, feet to miles, miles to feet, etc. are more difficult than necessary. And that's just to get started on distance, leaving out all other forms of measurement. It's a completely outdated system.
35. Posted: Tue 4th Aug 2009 21:08 BST
You would think if we could make a complete change to digital television that we could also make the switch with the metric system.
36. Posted: Wed 5th Aug 2009 01:37 BST
The metric system is the tool of the devil! My car gets forty rods to the hogs head and that's the way I likes it!
Classic quotes aside, I'm guessing the switch to the metric system probably won't happen here. There are some things Americans are stubborn about, and this is one of them.
I do like the way we highjacked the thread, though. High-fives all around!
Edited on Wed 5th August, 2009 @ 01:38 by The_Fox