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03-26-2015, 01:25 PM   #15961
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QuoteOriginally posted by tim60 Quote
It is soccer.


All forms of football involve a longish ball, carrying the ball and body contact violence.
They are at least: union, AFL, league and stuff that comes from east of the Pacific on TV.
So my earlier post didn't help you at all? I didn't think the concept of "foot" and "ball" would be that hard to grasp.

OK, I suppose that in rugby football (and the Aussie version where they score points by killing each other - I think) you're actually allowed to kick the prolate spheroid, so it's just the "ball" part that's incorrect.

03-26-2015, 02:06 PM   #15962
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from wiki:

"Although the accepted etymology of the word football, or "foot ball", originated in reference to the action of a foot kicking a ball, this may be a false etymology. An alternative explanation has it that the word originally referred to a variety of games in medieval Europe, which were played on foot.[5] These sports were usually played by peasants, as opposed to the horse-riding sports more often enjoyed by aristocrats. In some cases, the word has been applied to games which involved carrying a ball and specifically banned kicking. For example, the English writer William Hone, writing in 1825 or 1826, quotes the social commentator Sir Frederick Morton Eden, regarding a game — which Hone refers to as "Foot-Ball" — played in the parish of Scone, Perthshire:

The game was this: he who at any time got the ball into his hands, run [sic] with it till overtaken by one of the opposite part; and then, if he could shake himself loose from those on the opposite side who seized him, he run on; if not, he threw the ball from him, unless it was wrested from him by the other party, but no person was allowed to kick it."

Sounds more like American football to me.
03-26-2015, 02:16 PM   #15963
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QuoteOriginally posted by robtcorl Quote
Sounds more like American football to me.
You mean the advertising marathon that's periodically interrupted by a bunch of guys standing around on a big grassy field looking like they're trying to figure out what just happened or what to do next? That American football?
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I once that a Vegas dancer does more physical activity in a 4 minute routine than an American football player does in a whole game. But what fun would it be, having the game over in 4 minutes?

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Just found a (German language) list detailing effective time played of several kinds of sports. The list goes (from most time wasted to most time played):

12. Table tennis
11. Beach volleyball
10. American Football
9. Baseball
8. Ski jumping
7. Volleyball
6. Tennis
5. Basketball
4. Handball
3. Hockey
2. Football (soccer) - 57 min. played out of 90 min. official time
1. Ice hockey - 60 min. played out of 60 min. official time
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QuoteOriginally posted by FantasticMrFox Quote
12. Table tennis
11. Beach volleyball
10. American Football
Interesting. To me, beach volleyball and table tennis seem a lot more fast paced than American football; but then, so does bowling.
03-26-2015, 03:23 PM   #15968
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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
Buy what?
Is somebody selling something here?

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QuoteOriginally posted by jac Quote
Is somebody selling something here?
Yes, pot - in plain sight:

03-26-2015, 03:32 PM   #15970
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Very interesting. What brought you to such an isolated spot?
A WWII vintage DC 3.
A job with Arctic Co-ops (retail) to complement a long ago dream. A lovely young lady from Clyde River kept me up here.
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Every now and again I see British darts being broadcast from some pub or hall somewhere, smoking and drinking going on - by the 'athletes'.

Shades of Dodgeball's ESPN8: "If it's almost a sport, you'll find it here".


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The Canadians don't have too much to do during their long winters other than sliding those stones around
Oh yeah! Well I'll have you know that we engage in other sporting events. Nunavut has one of the highest birth rates in the developed world. In fact in any given year fully 20% of our young ladies are developing new recruits for doubles match play. You play your games, we'll play ours.

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Well... He told you
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Are all soccer games this interesting?
No...


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QuoteOriginally posted by FantasticMrFox Quote
Yes, I believe the Americans have usurped the term as a more convenient way to refer to their game of 'handegg', where they try to deliver an egg-shaped thing to the opposite side of the pitch using mostly their hands. The fact that no ball is involved and the feet are rarely used doesn't seem to deter them.
Might "handegg" be a little bit like rugby, a game that features no rugs whatsoever? The "egg" looks very similar.


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