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Old 04-21-2013, 06:20 AM   #226
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They're different kind of athletes specializing in different things.

Julius Peppers would be winded and finished halfway through a rugby match, he couldn't last 90 minutes running 12 KM.

It's like marathon runners vs sprinters-who is the better athlete? Who is tougher? It's foolish to compare athletes in different sports.

If American football players didn't wear pads, they would simply not do the same type of tackles and hits that they do now while covered in padding.


ALSO, the game just gets boring in low stakes regular season matches. Who wants to waste time watching the Cleveland Browns vs the Miami dolphins go 3 and out 3 and out 3 and out every drive with a 3 minute commercial break in between and a 5 minute break between each quarter? It is boring as shit.

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Old 04-21-2013, 09:30 AM   #227
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click play mofuk@s (wanted to recycle this vid, because it seemed relevant).. this video is a blast http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=Zce-QT7MGSE

/who in their right minds want to watch cleveland browns play anyways? except for their insufferable fans
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:15 AM   #228
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It's a bunch of marginal athletes on steroids running into each other in between commercials.


tl;dr , nice troll
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:26 AM   #229
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I used to play American fooball as a 4th grade kid in the dirt,snow,ice and sometimes rain with highschoolers .. memories.
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:54 AM   #230
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Johnny Manziel is the ****ing man. 6' 1" 200 lbs. Sure he could gain a little weight if he needed to but his agility gives him the ability to make the plays that wins game. If he bulks up? Who knows.

Plus Manziel is only 20 and won the heisman was a redshirt freshman. He's got time brotha.
Even Russell is shorter and a solid 6 pounds heavier. But I hear you, dude's a college sophmore/redshirt freshman. He'll bulk up at least 10 pounds before the NFL I think
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Old 04-21-2013, 01:18 PM   #231
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Carlin Isles says hi. He's been touted as the FASTEST rugby play OF ALL TIME. And guess what? He's american and black.

He played american football for awhile...and now plays Rugby sevens. He's without a doubt the fastest rugby player of all time. If you've ever seen him play, if he gets just a little bit of space. Forget about it. That's a try guaranteed. Of course only one of him being like that isn't enough to win the world championship against teams like SA, New Zealand and Australia but imagine seven of him playing in the rugby sevens. They'd wreck shop dude.



the fastest rugby player of all time is African American?

this should be a shock to no one except LJJ
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Old 04-21-2013, 02:09 PM   #232
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the fastest rugby player of all time is African American?

this should be a shock to no one except LJJ

No shit. Look up his highlights on youtube. He absolutely smokes everyone.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gA5bwqVN5LM
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Old 04-21-2013, 02:59 PM   #233
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Lol at the reactions in this thread. Americans just think their shit doesn't stink and have the best of everything. Definitely has nothing to do with the fact that athleticism is the top priority in the NFL. I wonder if any of these guys saying this have ever seen a combine?

I remember when I tried comparing real world statistics of NFL players to Rugby players, and found that I had to do a good amount of digging to find anything on top Rugby players other than size and weight. A lot of those guys don't even have any sort of official stats posted. That alone tells me that Rugby does not focus as much attention on athletic ability as the NFL. Do a search on even some of the most obscure names in pro football and you will easily find out their speed, strength and jumping height.

Rugby is more skill-oriented. You can't take a freak athlete and turn him into a great Rugby player like you could in the NFL.

Which is exactly why LJJ needs to shut the fuck up about NFL players being marginal athletes. Thanks for proving our point.
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Old 04-21-2013, 03:45 PM   #234
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ESPN ranked the toughest sports in the world today based on metrics such as

power
speed
agility
endurance
flexibility
nerve(ability to overcome fear)
durability
hand/eye coordination
analytic aptitude

NFL is ranked #3 (boxing ranked #1).

Soccer ranked #10 and Rugby ranked #13.

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http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2...otal_rank#grid
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Old 04-21-2013, 04:16 PM   #235
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ESPN ranked the toughest sports in the world today based on metrics such as

power
speed
agility
endurance
flexibility
nerve(ability to overcome fear)
durability
hand/eye coordination
analytic aptitude

NFL is ranked #3 (boxing ranked #1).

Soccer ranked #10 and Rugby ranked #13.

Link
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2...otal_rank#grid


I agree with boxing being #1...or just "fighting" in general, MMA could be #1 as well

"fighting" uses every single facet of athleticism...

-speed
-endurance
-size
-strength
-agility
-coordination
-etc
-etc
-etc

you name it...you need absolutely ALL of it to box/fight

after that though it is the NFL, that is complete BS that hockey would be above the NFL, they don't even have to jump...
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:05 PM   #236
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after that though it is the NFL, that is complete BS that hockey would be above the NFL, they don't even have to jump...
That's pretty flimsy reasoning.

In actual fact I agree with you about NFL > hockey in terms of athleticism, but "they don't jump" is a horrible argument and it's definitely a lot closer than you seem to think. That's like saying basketball > hockey because they jump. Like really?
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:29 PM   #237
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That's pretty flimsy reasoning.

In actual fact I agree with you about NFL > hockey in terms of athleticism, but "they don't jump" is a horrible argument and it's definitely a lot closer than you seem to think. That's like saying basketball > hockey because they jump. Like really?
I wasn't trying to claim that was the sole reason or even the main reason...just something that came to mind.
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:37 PM   #238
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ESPN ranked the toughest sports in the world today based on metrics such as

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2...otal_rank#grid

Stopped reading there.
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:01 AM   #239
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I can't believe that this thread is still going and has gotten off topic like this...

And that's on ISH. I guess inciting the NFL stans is a sure fire thing.
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Old 04-22-2013, 04:11 AM   #240
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The NFL is a tiny professional sport. Tiny.

How many professional American Football players are there compared to other sports?

If there is any term to properly describe the NFL as a sport, marginal would be it. Marginal athletes, marginal talents, marginal entertainment value, marginal everything.

LMAOO so many ignorant statements in one post
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