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Old 06-14-2010, 07:39 PM
 
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Old 06-14-2010, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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Awesome highlights!!
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Old 06-14-2010, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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You are absolutely right!

This is also football


YouTube - AFL 2009 Round 17 Geelong v Hawthorn Final 5mins
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Old 06-14-2010, 08:29 PM
 
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You are absolutely right!

This is also football


YouTube - AFL 2009 Round 17 Geelong v Hawthorn Final 5mins
Seems interesting....I'm planning to go to Sydney this year, I might try to catch a game.....when is the regular season?
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Old 06-14-2010, 09:42 PM
 
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Seems interesting....I'm planning to go to Sydney this year, I might try to catch a game.....when is the regular season?
It is actually going on right now. The Grand Final is late September (I'm not sure when the playoffs start, but maybe early September?)
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Old 06-15-2010, 12:01 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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In your video the players pass and kick the ball with their feet, and the ball is not ovoid. That's FootBall as well
Yes, it is. May be hard to see but it is.



But all footballs are football, you loon.
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Old 06-15-2010, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Miami / Florida / U.S.A.
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I deleted my post by mistake.. Anyways... That Aussie version of football is definitely Football as well.
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Old 06-15-2010, 12:16 AM
 
Location: Miami / Florida / U.S.A.
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The players are constantly running, the game is stopped only for a few seconds, and kicking skills are important. That's Football... The NFL version isn't.
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Old 06-15-2010, 12:26 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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The players are constantly running, the game is stopped only for a few seconds, and kicking skills are important. That's Football... The NFL version isn't.
You don't understand the etymology of the word football. It isn't called football because it's played by using the foot to kick a ball. It is called football because proto-football, played in merry ol' England, was played on foot, not on horses.

So football is any of the sports that have descended from proto-football (which, by the way, was NOT association football/soccer). Therefore association football, gridiron football, Australian rules football, Gaelic football, rugby football, and rugby league football are all football for the same reasons: they are all games, descended from a common football ancestor, in which a ball is moved forward, with players playing on foot, not on a horse.

To say otherwise is to be willfully obtuse. Now you know. Please stop harping on how gridiron football isn't football, because by any correct definition of the term, it is. (But go ahead hating it anyway, because that is your right - just don't use ignorance as an argument).

I feel that I have hijacked this thread enough - so please everyone, post videos of their favorite football highlights!
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Old 06-16-2010, 02:23 AM
 
Location: yeah
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Seems interesting....I'm planning to go to Sydney this year, I might try to catch a game.....when is the regular season?
Be sure to catch some rugby league, too. It, not Australian rules, is the chief code in Sydney. Both are great, though.
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