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Old 04-19-2013, 01:46 PM   #31
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Who cares if it isn't popular around the rest of the world? I personally think the sport is ****en stupid, but i admire the Americans love for it. Infact i admire America for their love of all their pro sports pro leagues.

I read somewhere that 28/30 NFL teams are BILLION dollar franchises. Thats bloody amazing that even teams that finish last in the league, still have support and survive to get another chance. Compare that to European Basketball and Football where its always the exact same teams that stay strong for decades and win all the championships.

I love the Americans for their support of grassroots sports too. They get like 100 million viewers for HIGH SCHOOL and COLLEGE games ffs. Thats crazy! They also actively encourage youth to try harder in school, get an education, and then turn pro. Whilst in Europe 90% of soccer players are brain dead retards who quit school at 15 to join a club on trial.

I also love the idea of salary caps and drafts. It makes sport so much more fair and gives everyone a chance. Top European teams buy all the best players and the other teams are left with the scraps.

PS. American Football is so ****en boring. The only reason i watch it is because it feels like im viewing a Hollywood film!. The production, filming, player interaction and ESPN specials are what makes it SO good.

PPS. American Football is not tougher than Rugby or Australian Football. You guys were pads on every single part of your body LOL.

Some dude mentions that players get blindsided, they do in Aussie Football too. Infact what your running backs do 10 x a night, AFL midfielders do for two hours straight. Every player (no matter their size or position) are expected to run at least 12 km a night and involve themselves in tackling. Some other guy mentioned how big the players are in NFL. Dude have you ever played Rugby? Do you know how massive Maori and Pacific islanders are? They dominate Rugby leagues. They make African Americans look like 15 year old boys. Their woman are bigger than your average white dude! Those guys running at ya at full speed (without padding) is 10x worse than NFL players with helmets and shoulder pads.

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Old 04-19-2013, 01:56 PM   #34
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LOL @ baseball and football being slow and boring while acting like soccer is action-packed. Priceless. No bias there.

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That's because if they played American football without pads there would be fatalities every game.
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I think the reason the sport isn't more famous is because most of the fat people in the world live in America and its the fat people that like the sport anyways...

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Who cares if it isn't popular around the rest of the world? I personally think the sport is ****en stupid, but i admire the Americans love for it. Infact i admire America for their love of all their pro sports pro leagues.

I read somewhere that 28/30 NFL teams are BILLION dollar franchises. Thats bloody amazing that even teams that finish last in the league, still have support and survive to get another chance. Compare that to European Basketball and Football where its always the exact same teams that stay strong or decades and win all the championships.

I love the Americans for their support of grassroots sports too. They get like 100 million viewers for HIGH SCHOOL and COLLEGE games ffs. Thats crazy! They also actively encourage youth to try harder in school, get an education, and then turn pro. Whilst in Europe 90% of soccer players are brain dead retards who quit school at 15 to join a club on trial.

I also love the idea of salary caps and drafts. It makes sport so much more fair and gives everyone a chance. Top European teams buy all the best players and the other teams are left with the scraps.

PS. American Football is so ****en boring. The only reason i watch it is because it feels like im viewing a Hollywood film!. The production, filming, player interaction and ESPN specials are what makes it SO good.

PPS. American Football is not tougher than Rugby or Australian Football. You guys were pads on every single part of your body LOL.

Some dude mentions that players get blindsided, they do in Aussie Football. Some other guy mentioned how big the players are in NFL. Dude have you ever played Rugby? Do you know how massive Maori and Pacific islanders are? They make African Americans look like 15 year old boys. Their woman are bigger than your average white dude! Those guys running at ya at full speed (without padding) is 10x worse than NFL players with helmets and shoulder pads.

Good up until this point. Again the ignorance of the size, speed and athleticism of these athletes. Maori and Pacific Islanders make African Americans looks like 15 year old boys? Uh, no. Jonathan Ogden, Walter Jones, Julius Peppers, etc. I've seen Rugby, the collisions don't compare and the padding players wear can only do so much. Some have argued that the helmets only make the collisions worse because they're using it as a weapon.
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:15 PM   #37
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Good up until this point. Again the ignorance of the size, speed and athleticism of these athletes. Maori and Pacific Islanders make African Americans looks like 15 year old boys? Uh, no. Jonathan Ogden, Walter Jones, Julius Peppers, etc. I've seen Rugby, the collisions don't compare and the padding players wear can only do so much. Some have argued that the helmets only make the collisions worse because they're using it as a weapon.

Agree about the helmet as a weapon theory. However it cant be considered a real weapon if the other dudes covered head to toe in weaponary and armour too.

Rugby can def be compared to NFL. In NFL the tackles, guards, ends and linebackers start each play directly facing eachother and like 3 m apart. Majority of them have a little run up and hit eachother straight away. And then the plays over, you have a break for 5 mins, repeat, then break again. On the other hand Rugby players get bashed down, get up, start running, get bashed down, get up, start running.......and repeat for 80 minutes.

You reallly cant compare them. One is a physically demanding sport were people are getting bashed for 80 minutes non stop while being expected to keep running. The other is a a bunch of fat dudes running 3 m, having a break and then going on commecial break.
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Oh yeah did i mention the part about not wearing armour? Heres a video of white dudes getting ****ed up. Didnt even wanna use videos of the Maoris and Islanders

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66wK9zAppHc

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Heres a little bit of Australian Football.

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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.
you have no Earthly idea of what you're talking about...

the ONLY athlete i can even think of that ranks above NFL players in terms of sheer physical athleticism is Bron...the next dozen or so would be NFL players...soccer players wouldn't make the top-50 list

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NFL has "marginal athletes." Now I've heard it all. Not liking the sport is one thing, but just being completely fucking ignorant is another. An NFL linebacker, for instance, is probably the single most complete package of athlete in pro sports FFS.
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Agree about the helmet as a weapon theory. However it cant be considered a real weapon if the other dudes covered head to toe in weaponary and armour too.

Rugby can def be compared to NFL. In NFL the tackles, guards, ends and linebackers start each play directly facing eachother and like 3 m apart. Majority of them have a little run up and hit eachother straight away. And then the plays over, you have a break for 5 mins, repeat, then break for a 5 min break again. On the other hand Rugby players get bashed down, get up, start running, get bashed down, get up, start running.......and repeat for 80 minutes.

You reallly cant compare them. One is a physically demanding sport were people are getting bashed for 80 minutes non stop while being expected to keep running. The other is a a bunch of fat dudes running 3 m, having a break and then going on commecial break.
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Oh yeah did i mention the part about not wearing armour? Heres a video of white dudes getting ****ed up. Didnt even wanna use videos of the Maoris and Islanders

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66wK9zAppHc

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Heres a little bit of Australian Football.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlG3qqtWNy8

More B.S. The only players who are even slightly fat are Offensive lineman, who are also massively strong and incredibly mobile for their enormous size.
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you have no Earthly idea of what you're talking about...

the ONLY athlete i can even think of that ranks above NFL players in terms of sheer physical athleticism is Bron...the next dozen or so would be NFL players...soccer players wouldn't make the top-50 list

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More B.S. The only players who are even slightly fat are Offensive lineman, who are also massively strong and incredibly mobile for their enormous size.

I actually think all three sports are equal in terms of physicality. Theres absolutely nothing seperating them in that field. However NFL players wear padding ffs! And thats not even a bad thing, infact its a GREAT thing! Its awesome that Americans are brought up to associate NFL with a need to protect themselves. Its awesome that they protect their bodies. But you cant sit there with a straight face and try and claim its the "toughest" in the world :)
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I actually think all three sports are equal in terms of physicality. Theres absolutely nothing seperating them in that field. However NFL players wear padding ffs! And thats not even a bad thing, infact its a GREAT thing! Its awesome that Americans are brought up to associate NFL with a need to protect themselves. Its awesome that they protect the bodies. But you cant sit there with a straight face and try and claim its the "toughest" in the world :)

You have too little knowledge of how violent the game is and how badly these guys are destroying their bodies. I can't discuss something with someone who chooses to be willfully ignorant.
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