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Old 07-02-2009, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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what i'd really like to see explained is how millions upon millions of red-blooded american sports fans can sit down and watch 500 miles of nascar, then complain about how boring soccer is.
Word.

 
Old 07-02-2009, 12:09 PM
 
Location: England
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I've tried to watch american football but it's like watching paint dry, rugby is a far more exciting & physically tougher game.
 
Old 07-02-2009, 12:52 PM
 
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I've tried to watch american football but it's like watching paint dry, rugby is a far more exciting & physically tougher game.
I must challenge the "physically tougher" statement. The hits in American football are much more violent, hence the need for protective equipment.
 
Old 07-02-2009, 04:20 PM
 
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I must challenge the "physically tougher" statement. The hits in American football are much more violent, hence the need for protective equipment.
o please.that is the reason they caver their bodies with armor and helmets
 
Old 07-02-2009, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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o please.that is the reason they caver their bodies with armor and helmets
Because of they didn't wear that gear, there would be a lot more injuries, and more lives altered permanently. Who was the last rugby or soccer player paralyzed playing their sport?
 
Old 07-02-2009, 07:09 PM
 
Location: yeah
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I must challenge the "physically tougher" statement. The hits in American football are much more violent, hence the need for protective equipment.
That's because the players exert energy over a small fraction of the 60-minute game clock. In rugby, the same players are part of offense and defense over 80 minutes. Not only that, but they must physically wrap up the ball-carrier and bring him down, not just knock him over. The need to conserve energy and the goal of truly tackling an opponent make rugby (both codes) a game which does not lend itself to the big hit.
 
Old 07-02-2009, 07:55 PM
 
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Because of they didn't wear that gear, there would be a lot more injuries, and more lives altered permanently. Who was the last rugby or soccer player paralyzed playing their sport?
if they didn't have gear on they wouldn'rt hit each other nowhere near as they do now.they would hit eah other softer then rugby guys are hitting each other
 
Old 07-02-2009, 10:20 PM
 
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if they didn't have gear on they wouldn'rt hit each other nowhere near as they do now.they would hit eah other softer then rugby guys are hitting each other
and, y'know, i've never seen a rugby player purposefully run out of bounds to avoid being hit. i see that all the time in american "football."
 
Old 07-03-2009, 01:08 AM
 
Location: England
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Just imagine trying to bring a rugby player like Jonah Lomu down without body armour, this guy is 6' 5" 288Ibs and could cover 100ms in 11.5 seconds.
Krudmonk was correct in his asessment that Rugby players are capable of playing attack & defence using the same players, & therefore are better allround athletes.
 
Old 07-03-2009, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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This is a soccer thread. If you two wanna argue about friggin American football vs rugby, please do so elsewhere.
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