Nutso wrote:He's surely hurt.
IanKennedy wrote:Well a football player at least. "American football" is a very odd name for a game were you are generally not allowed to kick the ball but you can pretty much handle it as much as you want.
Mikey wrote:IanKennedy wrote:Well a football player at least. "American football" is a very odd name for a game were you are generally not allowed to kick the ball but you can pretty much handle it as much as you want.
Like I mentioned once to Seafort, we won the "recent unpleasantness" back in the late 18th century. We could call the sport "Your Mom's Hairy Ass" if we so chose, but:
a) the name has already been taken by an outdoor party game, and;
b) the etymology would be about a bitch to explain.
In all seriousness, calling our sport "football" merely hearkens back to the origins of the game, when it was very little different from a mix of primitive rugby, Oz rules football, and soccer.
However, Jim is right. Soccer seems to be rather infamous for being played by a huge number of men who would more properly be rewarded with Oscars than with MVP awards.
Nutso wrote:I didn't think that that last image would inspire a versus debate.
Let's all calm down and remember one of science fiction's greatest burns:
Nutso wrote:I can't really argue with the fact that Football has limited contact between foot and ball. It's just a name that has stuck since the sport's beginning. I've always wondered why you guys don't just call our sport of football, "Soccer?"
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