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Old 08-01-2014, 12:35 PM
 
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If American football was only about throwing a ball...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhN0OZA3aIs

There are a lot more skills to American football that anyone who hasn't played will understand. Don't be silly.
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Old 08-01-2014, 12:37 PM
 
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If American football was only about throwing a ball...
There are a lot more skills to American football that anyone who hasn't played will understand. Don't be silly.
Hummm, OK, dude threw, someone jumped to get the ball while some overweight guys protected him to be smashed. Very impressive
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Old 08-01-2014, 12:40 PM
 
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Let's see you do it!
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Old 08-01-2014, 12:41 PM
 
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Let's see you do it!
I will leave it to my todler
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Old 08-01-2014, 12:41 PM
 
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In the end, each sport has a number of key skills, none of them are easy.

Baseball requires great hand eye coordination, tons of repetition on the field catching, etc.

While American football has a brute strength aspect, there is an intellectual aspect to it also. Skills such as knowing where to block, how to block, how to shed a block, etc take practice.

Soccer also has lots of skill and quick thinking required, just drop an adult on a field with a recreation team and they will look foolish.
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Old 08-01-2014, 12:43 PM
 
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Well said, almost3am.
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Old 08-01-2014, 12:44 PM
 
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While American football has a brute strength aspect.
You said it


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there is an intellectual aspect to it also. Skills such as knowing where to block, how to block, how to shed a block, etc take practice.
And a lot of weight too
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Old 08-01-2014, 12:46 PM
 
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Sorry guys, I'm not in a American Football thread bashing their fans, OK? It's the other way around here. This is supposed to be a soccer fan thread.
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Old 08-01-2014, 12:57 PM
 
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I'm not bashing soccer. I love soccer.

I'm just defending American football. Both sports are cool with me.
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Old 08-01-2014, 12:59 PM
 
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I'm not bashing soccer. I love soccer.

I'm just defending American football. Both sports are cool with me.
Cool. I can't make me enjoy American Football and I did try hard for the record. Just not my thing.
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