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Old 06-11-2010, 02:45 PM
 
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So? Do folks gripe about Aussie Rules Football for the same reason? Heck, in the Aussie game, they actually dribble the ball.
Chill dude. No one is griping. It was a simple question.

 
Old 06-11-2010, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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Chill dude. No one is griping. It was a simple question.
Oh, I'm fine. I just don't understand why it matters what Americans call American football or futbol. It seems to chafe Europeans, but I never hear those same folks gripe about why the Aussies refer to their game as football.
 
Old 06-11-2010, 02:55 PM
 
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Oh, I'm fine. I just don't understand why it matters what Americans call American football or futbol. It seems to chafe Europeans, but I never hear those same folks gripe about why the Aussies refer to their game as football.
That goes both ways. When I call it football my family/friends (Americans) argue with me that only American football can be called football. I've seen Americans being interviewed on tv here and they get very annoyed when soccer is called football. It's the 'Americans are always right' thing.

Nobody really cares that Aussies call their game football. How many Americans even know about it?
 
Old 06-11-2010, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Chill dude. No one is griping. It was a simple question.
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Because Americans like to be difficult and are always right.
But -- no one is griping.
 
Old 06-11-2010, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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That goes both ways. When I call it football my family/friends (Americans) argue with me that only American football can be called football. I've seen Americans being interviewed on tv here and they get very annoyed when soccer is called football. It's the 'Americans are always right' thing.

Nobody really cares that Aussies call their game football. How many Americans even know about it?
Well, I don't understand why some Americans get worked up about the game over there being called football either. In fact, I don't get the whole soccer vs. football debate. For some reason, some folks feel like you can't like both, which is silly.

True, not many are aware of the Aussie game. Guys my age were introduced to it during the early days of ESPN, which used to show AFL matches.
 
Old 06-11-2010, 03:06 PM
 
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Well, I don't understand why some Americans get worked up about the game over there being called football either. In fact, I don't get the whole soccer vs. football debate. For some reason, some folks feel like you can't like both, which is silly.

True, not many are aware of the Aussie game. Guys my age were introduced to it during the early days of ESPN, which used to show AFL matches.
I've never liked American football, but I do like 'rest of the world' football.

It can get really annoying to have people correct me when I call soccer football. A former friend actually became angry when I called it football.
 
Old 06-11-2010, 03:07 PM
 
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Nobody really cares that Aussies call their game football. How many Americans even know about it?
Anyone who gets ESPN2 or MHz.
 
Old 06-11-2010, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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Anyone who gets ESPN2.
Are they showing Aussie matches on ESPN2 now??
 
Old 06-11-2010, 03:09 PM
 
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Anyone who gets ESPN2.
But do they care? Americans seem to think only their games are worth watching.
 
Old 06-11-2010, 03:10 PM
 
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It's a little disconcerting how Americans say "soccer". Sounds a bit odd considering 95% of the game is touched solely by the 'foot'. Whenever we talk about it with others from around the world, they seem clueless. Yet, I don't think that the NFL will every give up the 'rights' to the word "football".

Too bad, because another name for American football would have been so much more creative.
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