It's the little differences. Let the storm begin!.. Americans use to play Rugby. Or our version of Rugby. We changed the rules slightly, made it more 'Murican, called it Football (for whatever reason), but all in
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It's the little differences

Let the **** storm begin!

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User avatar #26 - ShadeElement (04/25/2013) [+] (48 replies)
Americans use to play Rugby. Or our version of Rugby. We changed the rules slightly, made it more 'Murican, called it Football (for whatever reason), but all in all it was Rugby just the same.

One problem though.

Americans play to WIN godammit. In the 1905 season of 'Murica Rugby, 18 players ******* DIED. 159 were serious injured. Not "walk it off" injured. We're talking limbs mangled, drinking out of a sippy cup in a wheelchair injured.

Football was almost made illegal. Rugby all over the world was considered a gentleman's game. In America is a was a ************* BLOOD SPORT.

To save our version of Rugby, a few things were added to the game. Helmets, body armor, and most importantly- the forward pass. Thus severing any remaining ties to traditional Rugby and evolving Football into a sport of its own.
A sport no longer played by men, but by blood thirsty psychopaths, who would gladly murder each other over an inflated stitch of pigskin... if their armor plating didn't stop them.
#29 - theshadowed (04/25/2013) [+] (37 replies)
I mean no offence to football fans, this was just relevant
#69 - lolzordz (04/25/2013) [+] (28 replies)
i dont know.. i still prefer american football
i dont know.. i still prefer american football
#162 - treborsivad (04/25/2013) [+] (10 replies)
>MFW people hate on America
#206 - shrapnelleader (04/25/2013) [+] (7 replies)
Comparing American football to rugby is silly because both are tough sports, but people outside of the USA often don't realize just how brutal our favorite sport can be!   
   
Players may wear protection, but there's a seriously good reason. They wear helmets and pads to take hits the regular body (no matter how tough the player is) shouldn't take.    
   
In the NFL, getting hit hard is the physical equivalent of getting in a car crash.   
   
www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/01/31/170764982/are-nfl-football-hits-getting-harder-and-more-dangerous    
   
www.popularmechanics.com/outdoors/sports/physics/4212171
Comparing American football to rugby is silly because both are tough sports, but people outside of the USA often don't realize just how brutal our favorite sport can be!

Players may wear protection, but there's a seriously good reason. They wear helmets and pads to take hits the regular body (no matter how tough the player is) shouldn't take.

In the NFL, getting hit hard is the physical equivalent of getting in a car crash.

www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/01/31/170764982/are-nfl-football-hits-getting-harder-and-more-dangerous

www.popularmechanics.com/outdoors/sports/physics/4212171
#212 - celaeneo (04/25/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Rugby contains mid-air hugs.
#125 - snuffff (04/25/2013) [+] (18 replies)
The manliest sport in my opinion is hockey no doubt. Try taking a puck to the face at 90 miles an hour knock out a couple teeth and go out on the next line shift. And when you get checked at high speeds you land on solid ice. And you can actually fight without the refs doing anything. Also the schedules are usually a game a day. I saw a video of a goalie getting cut by skates in his jugular. Its ******* dangerous. More dangerous than football, soccer and rugby.
#158 - mmmmcheezy (04/25/2013) [+] (5 replies)
In case anyone is wondering

why do we call it Football?, because the ball is about 1 foot from tip to tip in length.

that is all.
#319 - srslyjakecease (04/25/2013) [+] (6 replies)
anyone up for a friendly game of ullamaliztli?

Loser gets sacrificed to the gods!
User avatar #102 - flaminggodzilla (04/25/2013) [+] (9 replies)
Rugby is a rough game, but Football involves bigger players. The average hit impact in Rugby is measured in about 15-16 hundred pounds of force, while on average in the NFL it's over 4500, a very big difference. It's like getting hit with a coke machine with ******* legs..
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#5 to #1 - iamtheblackgoat (04/25/2013) [-]
A titchy wanker like you would say that
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#59 - beerterror (04/25/2013) [-]
OP you sicko
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#307 - darknemisis (04/25/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Why don't we all just get along and play a real sport like video games?
Why don't we all just get along and play a real sport like video games?
User avatar #129 - gibroner ONLINE (04/25/2013) [+] (4 replies)
the way football is played the pads are completely necessary otherwise every play there'd be an injury or death
User avatar #209 - superchimp (04/25/2013) [+] (10 replies)
america are just going to be butthurt now :D
#265 to #262 - suddenlypotatoes (04/25/2013) [-]
You said it
You said it
#21 - Womens Study Major (04/25/2013) [+] (2 replies)
American football is like rugby for civilized people.


Inb4 Europeans take this seriously and get butthurt.
User avatar #211 to #67 - alphashell (04/25/2013) [-]
You can't say that, he already added in the inb4
User avatar #204 - failtolawl (04/25/2013) [-]
Rugby is rough, but football is tough.
#421 - totsandtaters (04/26/2013) [+] (7 replies)
Yes, tell me more about how lame American football is.
Yes, tell me more about how lame American football is.
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