Europe FTW. . Football Rugby League. What impressed me was that, during the Super Bowl, Jacoby Jones of the Ravens ran a 108 yard return for a touchdown...in 11 seconds. The 100 yard record is 9.63
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#116 - beep (02/11/2013) [-]
>MFW sports
>MFW sports
#311 - thebritishguy (02/11/2013) [-]
so they're naked
User avatar #95 - bayakpo **User deleted account** (02/11/2013) [-]
I'll leave a comment about American Football and Rugby. So lets please end the debates about who's better and **** .

American Football: We tackle A LOT as well. In fact, the whole line up for defense team as well as coordinated offense team at the line of scrimage is composed of guards, tackles, ends, centers and even sometimes linebackers, that go in for a straight on head collision. This happens NON-STOP for about 3 hours, and if the scores tied up it can go on for another hour. This results in a lot of stress, wearing-out and even breakages in parts like ankle, knees and legs at the joints. Parts which are required to push back a person. Then there are physical injuries most common for heads and shoulder due to tackles just as it is in ruby.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:American_Football_Positions.svg

Rugby: Now rugby is a bit different as it requires a constant running and physical activity. You end up with different issues that are quite serious as well. Since more people are involved, you tend to have more dislocated/fractures injuries around the hands due to catching the ball so often. And a lot of muscles wearing out at the feet. A person in possession will be able to get hit by more than 1 person more than likely. A game lasts about 2 hours (from what I've heard), but that's 2 hours with little to no breaks.

Nevermind who's tougher, they're different sports from each other IMO. It's like comparing American Football to Hockey and Rugby to Soccer. They're all tough in their own sense, goals, objectives. Rugby's got it's own sets of endurance vs the American Football. Their all gaud damn amazing atheletes
#109 to #95 - passthewordone (02/11/2013) [-]
Rugby gameplay lasts for 80 minutes, but you're pretty much correct in that they're completely different.
User avatar #290 to #109 - ompalomper ONLINE (02/11/2013) [-]
unless the team in the disatvantage has the ball and decides to refuse to give it over and avoids shooting it off the side.
#103 to #95 - animalassasin (02/11/2013) [-]
i like you, some good old mesured argument about why both are awesome
#374 - bossauce (02/11/2013) [-]
Was the entire point of this post to just piss people off?
Was the entire point of this post to just piss people off?
User avatar #422 to #374 - benighted (02/11/2013) [-]
*Americans
User avatar #381 to #374 - teamrocketninja (02/11/2013) [-]
Probably
#120 - lordbrutaleddie (02/11/2013) [-]
You ever just see a post.

And you can already predict that below it is gonna be a big meaty ********* ?

Yeah this is one of those.
#150 to #120 - Rascal (02/11/2013) [-]
If someone couldn't predict the **** storm below this post, they're ******* retarded.
User avatar #50 - anbieter ONLINE (02/11/2013) [-]
Yeah, playing nude is ******* fun.
User avatar #177 to #50 - badgerbaiting (02/11/2013) [-]
It goes back to the old Celtic tradition of going to battle nude. Nads this big don't fit in trousers.
User avatar #86 to #50 - plainarcane **User deleted account** (02/11/2013) [-]
That would be more fun to watch too.
#252 to #86 - anbieter ONLINE (02/11/2013) [-]
"REFEREE, HE COCKSLAPPED ME!"
"REFEREE, HE COCKSLAPPED ME!"
+9
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User avatar #145 to #110 - graphenz (02/11/2013) [-]
You mean handegg? Football is the one with the faking and fast Hispanic men. :)
User avatar #12 - allamericandude (02/11/2013) [-]
What impressed me was that, during the Super Bowl, Jacoby Jones of the Ravens ran a 108 yard return for a touchdown...in 11 seconds. The 100 yard record is 9.63 seconds by Usain Bolt. Jones was running in full padding, carrying a football, and weaving in a less-than-straight line to get around the defenders. And yet he cleared the entire field in just 11 seconds.

Criticize American football all you want, but you can't say that they aren't proper athletes.
#314 to #12 - Rascal (02/11/2013) [-]
It was 100 metres Bolt ran you *******
#348 to #12 - Rascal (02/11/2013) [-]
*100 METRE record is 9.63 seconds
User avatar #370 to #12 - jakb (02/11/2013) [-]
Well technically one yard is 0.91 metres.
User avatar #383 to #12 - lazypaul (02/11/2013) [-]
Usain bolt holds the 100 METRE record. ******* muricans.
User avatar #390 to #383 - allamericandude (02/11/2013) [-]
I corrected myself if you bothered to look.
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User avatar #23 to #12 - adrilazzaro (02/11/2013) [-]
Usai Bolt ran 100 _ METERS_ this is equal to 328 feet
100 yards is 300 feet, therefore one 100 meters is about 9 yards longer, good second or two in there
User avatar #28 to #23 - chism (02/11/2013) [-]
108 yards... so only 1 yard difference and it also wasnt a straight line
User avatar #24 to #23 - MrDeadiron (02/11/2013) [-]
usain bolt didnt have to swerve to avoid tackles and blocks
#47 to #24 - firesky (02/11/2013) [-]
To be fair, SF didn't really block him ^^
User avatar #48 to #47 - MrDeadiron (02/11/2013) [-]
well yea, but still
#49 to #48 - firesky (02/11/2013) [-]
Just pointing it out.
I think sportsmen of both sports are great athletes.
Idgaf which sport is rougher as long as it's fun watching
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User avatar #190 to #23 - allamericandude (02/11/2013) [-]
I checked the math--108 yards ~ 99 meters. 1 meter difference. AND he wasn't going in a straight line for a good portion of the field.

So still impressive.
#61 to #12 - DangerToManifold (02/11/2013) [-]
100 meters is 9.63s, a meter is longer than a yard
#13 to #12 - Rascal (02/11/2013) [-]
For 15-second bursts, maybe, but REAL football players run 10+ miles per game.
#349 to #13 - Rascal (02/11/2013) [-]
more like 10 km
User avatar #291 to #12 - thesheldon (02/11/2013) [-]
Ronaldo ran more than 90 meters in less than 10 seconds
#269 to #12 - fuckdisshit (02/11/2013) [-]
peak physical condition alright
#469 to #269 - condition (02/11/2013) [-]
He is in pretty bad me
#14 to #12 - vparrish (02/11/2013) [-]
Don't worry, rugby players will still find some way to criticize them in some way and then say how much more awesome rugby players.
#21 to #12 - eviltwin (02/11/2013) [-]
that wasn't that point it was just pointing out that rugby is more dangerous and in general the people who play it are tougher.

and rugby has it's own amazing athletes carlin isles ,bryan habana ,dan carter, isreal dagg, and brian O'driscoll to name a few
User avatar #166 to #21 - inflatablewalrus (02/11/2013) [-]
don't forget the ultimate human george north
User avatar #460 to #166 - eviltwin (02/11/2013) [-]
or lee halfpenny
User avatar #472 to #460 - inflatablewalrus (02/11/2013) [-]
both of whom have biceps bigger than my waist
User avatar #475 to #472 - eviltwin (02/11/2013) [-]
true or sonny bill Williams who is a pro in three sports
#65 to #12 - alleksi ONLINE (02/11/2013) [-]
I don't watch american football but I still know who Jacoby Jones is...

...

...

Because Cox&crendor in the morning podcast
User avatar #447 to #65 - ponieswererolled (02/11/2013) [-]
**** yeah Cox n' Crendor
#267 to #12 - Rascal (02/11/2013) [-]
don't get meters confused with yards so easily there
#187 to #12 - Rascal (02/11/2013) [-]
yards and meters aren't the same thing... 1 yard is .9144 meters, the time is still impressive but more realistic.
#476 to #12 - Rascal (02/12/2013) [-]
Everyone saying 100 meter... 108.5 yards (and officially only 108) is 99.2/98.8 meters.
Combined with the fact he had to cut across the field (zigzag, not straight across), juke twice (which slows you down) and was weighed down by gear weighing an average of 15lbs (6.8kg) adds up to get over yourself.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDPuBOOva1k
www.livestrong.com/article/366551-what-do-football-pads-weigh/
#22 to #12 - Rascal (02/11/2013) [-]
i love you
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User avatar #458 to #451 - allamericandude (02/11/2013) [-]
Yeah, I've just been so used to hearing "100 yard dash" all my life in PE classes and such. Call it a Freudian slip. But I've acknowledged the mistake three times now.
#45 to #12 - schizoo ONLINE (02/11/2013) [-]
or he just had the proper steroids
or he just had the proper steroids
#135 - budokai (02/11/2013) [-]
But, Rugby League is **** ..? All about Union
#138 to #135 - randomersixonetwo (02/11/2013) [-]
I must disagree with you good sir.
But quite frankly you're an uneducated douche bag.
Thank you, and good bye.
#141 to #138 - Rascal (02/11/2013) [-]
What's with this fake polite talking, all that 'good sir' **** ? It makes you look like an idiot
#142 to #141 - randomersixonetwo (02/11/2013) [-]
I sincerely have no idea what the bloody hell you are talking about.
This is the true British way of communicated with you ruffians.
User avatar #144 to #142 - graphenz (02/11/2013) [-]
If you're going for the full British, might I suggest you not using bloody hell? That's kinda in the chav department, where as Sir is posh.
User avatar #148 to #144 - FJSoldier (02/11/2013) [-]
Actually a chav would say " ******* hell" not bloody hell
User avatar #157 to #148 - graphenz (02/11/2013) [-]
That might be, I'm not exactly a chav though bloody hell is not considered posh, that's all I know :)
User avatar #320 to #157 - steedawwg **User deleted account** (02/11/2013) [-]
I wouldn't say 'bloody hell' is posh, but it's not chavvy at all.
A chav would say ' ******* hell you ******* cunt, i'll **** your mom you piece of paki **** , **** you, shank you ennit fham'

I ******* hate chavs.
#149 to #144 - randomersixonetwo (02/11/2013) [-]
Hm, I only hear bloody hell from posh people.
User avatar #156 to #149 - graphenz (02/11/2013) [-]
I don't think you know what posh is then?
#440 to #142 - awesomanium (02/11/2013) [-]
u wot m8 r u wimbly fors?
its feckin 6 bongers
#288 - sweetellie ONLINE (02/11/2013) [-]
Rugby players are insane... my brother used to play rugby and he broke so many bones
Rugby players are insane... my brother used to play rugby and he broke so many bones
#407 - rosservelt (02/11/2013) [-]
To anyone hoping for funnies in the comments..... just run
To anyone hoping for funnies in the comments..... just run
#456 to #407 - Rascal (02/11/2013) [-]
the only team-sport i like:

youtube.com/watch?v=KFZ_HHmjERc
#426 to #407 - beerholder (02/11/2013) [-]
Za rugby is more fun.
Za rugby is more fun.
#421 to #407 - beerholder (02/11/2013) [-]
u wants za fanney, m7?
u wants za fanney, m7?
#419 to #407 - beerholder (02/11/2013) [-]
I'm gonna tablharrhgblahhhrrgg
I'm gonna tablharrhgblahhhrrgg
User avatar #362 to #357 - mattmanhemi (02/11/2013) [-]
sarcastaball should be a global sport, the moon can join too
User avatar #262 - milthyfoustache (02/11/2013) [-]
I know everyone says football (as in the one where you use you foot to kick the ball into goals) is gay but it's the only sport I can really get into. The simplicity of it means anyone can play and/or understand it. I imagine I will get a lot of hate for this post as the majority of this site is Americans but bare in mind football is the most popular sport on earth.
User avatar #275 to #262 - andriod (02/11/2013) [-]
I can never get into Soccer(football). it really just seems to drag out over a period. I don't have the attention span to watch it.
User avatar #277 to #275 - milthyfoustache (02/11/2013) [-]
Watching football is often difficult it the standard of football is low. But playing it come on, it's just running around kicking a ball.
#309 to #262 - jrondeau **User deleted account** (02/11/2013) [-]
I'm not sure that  people in America hate the sport of soccer so much as the players.   
   
It's hard to accept the sport when every time Ghana gets ahead in the world cup they start falling over and crying like little pussies til they've successfully wasted 3/4 of the remaining time. It's even harder to accept it when the announcers actually believe that they're hurt.   
   
Imo soccer is a hell of a lot of fun to play, but more often than not too boring/infuriating to watch.
I'm not sure that people in America hate the sport of soccer so much as the players.

It's hard to accept the sport when every time Ghana gets ahead in the world cup they start falling over and crying like little pussies til they've successfully wasted 3/4 of the remaining time. It's even harder to accept it when the announcers actually believe that they're hurt.

Imo soccer is a hell of a lot of fun to play, but more often than not too boring/infuriating to watch.
User avatar #281 to #262 - ButtonFly ONLINE (02/11/2013) [-]
Why in the world would anyone hate you for saying you like Soccer (football)?
User avatar #289 to #281 - milthyfoustache (02/11/2013) [-]
because this is the internet....
User avatar #20 - eviltwin (02/11/2013) [-]
ok i played american football for 7 years and this is my 2nd year of rugby. both are violent games with amazing athletes, but rugby is a lot "rougher" you get hurt a lot more and it a lot more physically demanding.
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#363 to #342 - onefuckingskurut (02/11/2013) [-]
You sire,are awesome :)
You sire,are awesome :)
#360 to #342 - remains (02/11/2013) [-]
Mfw 'Piece
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#378 - bonnierock ONLINE (02/11/2013) [-]
God save the queen!
God save the queen!
#119 - LassieIsCool (02/11/2013) [-]
We just run around in shorty shorts...
#121 - gentlemanpyro (02/11/2013) [-]
MFW seeing all these comments about what they think
MFW seeing all these comments about what they think
#248 to #121 - irishsoulja (02/11/2013) [-]
MFW I see your comment
MFW I see your comment
#251 to #248 - gentlemanpyro (02/11/2013) [-]
MFW I see your comment
MFW I see your comment
#75 - pointlessviolence (02/11/2013) [-]
Europe? What about South Africa? and Australia and New Zealand if you must
We can take you Europeans more often than not
User avatar #104 to #75 - mrmcdubley (02/11/2013) [-]
And Argentina.... We hate ye for that. No offence. BUt when we need to play ye, theres a collective groan from Ireland D:
#122 to #104 - Rascal (02/11/2013) [-]
Nee shag, Scotland would rip you to pieces.
#243 to #75 - Rascal (02/11/2013) [-]
Springboks are my favourite to watch, All Blacks tend to just plow through it a bit but the Boks team play is amazing
#140 - steelpanther (02/11/2013) [-]
Woo! Rugby!
Woo! Rugby!
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