Ever played american football? - Page 2




View Poll Results :American Football anyone?
yes 17 62.96%
no 10 37.04%
Voters: 27. You may not vote on this poll

 
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Boots
 
April 17th, 2005  
WarMachine
 
 
I know football is quick to halt, but while you're doing it, it's pretty fun. And it's very intense sometimes since you're wearing all that padding and you're hitting guys at full speed. I've had painful injuries where guys have stepped on my hands wearing cleats, but you just shake it off and go to the huddle. I always like being a lineman though. All you do is take on a guy right in front of you and try to manuever around him while getting to the ball, well on defense anyway. On offense linemen make sure no one gets to the ballcarrier. It be fun.
April 18th, 2005  
AussieNick
 
I play rugby. Nobody plays Grid Iron here
April 18th, 2005  
behemoth79
 
 
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Originally Posted by AussieNick
I play rugby. Nobody plays Grid Iron here
thats what it should be renamed to... Grid Iron.

but the 5 seconds of each play are the greatest adrenaline rush possible.
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Boots
April 19th, 2005  
CDTGaticaW201
 
Football is some definetely fun stuff man. I can't imagine any of my friends who haven't at least tossed one around.
April 20th, 2005  
AussieNick
 
Quote:
thats what it should be renamed to... Grid Iron
That's what we refer to it as
April 26th, 2005  
Desert_Eagle
 
I play, my JROTC flight plays it nearly every time we have PT
April 26th, 2005  
AFSteliga
 
 
I only play a little bit here and there with my friends, nothing too serious. I prefer playing football (the real kind).
May 1st, 2005  
thegrinch073
 
 
I was on my school's team. We had a bad coach who has several problems. I enjoy it very much. Nothing like laying out the ball carrier on the kick off. Making people scared of you is loads of fun. I scream on Kick Off doing my best battle cry. Makes a lot of opponents stop in their tracks for a couple seconds. It requires great teamwork and strategy. The friendships formed in double sessions under the hot August sun and under the lights on those Fridays nights, there is nothing like it. I'm going to miss it too.
May 4th, 2005  
redcoat
 
 
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Originally Posted by Kenty
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Originally Posted by AlexKall
But the main scean is football (soccer)
Yeah- REAL football. I've never understood why American football is called "football"

You have your hands on the ball...
Because American Football is an offshoot of Rugby, and in the early 19th century, both of the games which later became Soccer and Rugby, were called Football.
In the mid 19th with the formal adoption of rules by both games,and in an effort to stop the confusion, the game which became rugby was give the name of Rugby Football, and the game which became Soccer was known as Association Football.
But in the US when the use of formal rules came into being for the type of rugby style football they played, there was no need to differentiate, so it kept its original name.


ps, true die-hard rugby fans in Britain still refer to their game as 'football' and call the other game Soccer, never 'football'.
May 5th, 2005  
Desert_Eagle
 
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Originally Posted by redcoat
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Originally Posted by Kenty
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Originally Posted by AlexKall
But the main scean is football (soccer)
Yeah- REAL football. I've never understood why American football is called "football"

You have your hands on the ball...
Because American Football is an offshoot of Rugby, and in the early 19th century, both of the games which later became Soccer and Rugby, were called Football.
In the mid 19th with the formal adoption of rules by both games,and in an effort to stop the confusion, the game which became rugby was give the name of Rugby Football, and the game which became Soccer was known as Association Football.
But in the US when the use of formal rules came into being for the type of rugby style football they played, there was no need to differentiate, so it kept its original name.


ps, true die-hard rugby fans in Britain still refer to their game as 'football' and call the other game Soccer, never 'football'.
Interesting, never knew that. But it's probably because I'm American