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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#212 - celaeneo (04/25/2013) [-]
Rugby contains mid-air hugs.
#524 to #212 - skypatrol (04/26/2013) [-]
You made my actually laugh.
#59 - beerterror (04/25/2013) [-]
OP you sicko
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#433 to #420 - harryblazer (04/26/2013) [-]
coming from another american, yeah hockey is much more brutal. They both can be pretty bad, but they let you ******* box in hockey
User avatar #588 to #420 - capslockrage (04/26/2013) [-]
Hockey is actually my least favorite.
User avatar #590 to #420 - hahahahahahah (04/26/2013) [-]
**** YEAH. GO SABRES.
#380 - John Cena (04/25/2013) [-]
I'm from New Zealand, going to school in the US, and in my short time here, I've developed quite a fondness for American Football. I still prefer Rugby (possibly because the New Zealand All Blacks are the ******* best), but once I figured out the rules, I really started to enjoy American football. Plus, American tailgating is an amazing way to spend a day. And as far as the toughness of the players go, anyone who says American players are pussies because they wear pads has never seen a football game, because if they had, they would know that the players would die IMMEDIATELY if they didn't.

They're both tough sports, I don't get why we're arguing about it. The hits are much, much harder in American football (it's true, just accept it), and rugby players play without pads and also without taking media breaks every couple minutes. So the two sports are different but equal in regards to physical toughness and manliness.
User avatar #430 to #380 - ThpiderMan (04/26/2013) [-]
Of course the only goddamn person talking sense is anon.
#387 to #380 - Dubya (04/25/2013) [-]
A level-headed and non-offensive opinion on the two sports? GTFO   
   
You don't belong here.
A level-headed and non-offensive opinion on the two sports? GTFO

You don't belong here.
#69 - lolzordz ONLINE (04/25/2013) [-]
i dont know.. i still prefer american football
i dont know.. i still prefer american football
User avatar #493 to #69 - ComicBookGuy (04/26/2013) [-]
How can you tell me this isn't the most beautiful thing you've ever seen
User avatar #171 to #69 - jonto ONLINE (04/25/2013) [-]
You mean eggball?
User avatar #174 to #171 - fuckfacez ONLINE (04/25/2013) [-]
No I'm pretty sure he said american football
User avatar #286 to #171 - schwerdaddy (04/25/2013) [-]
The original joke is "egghand"
User avatar #321 to #171 - peptobismalk (04/25/2013) [-]
No. Football.
#219 to #171 - John Cena (04/25/2013) [-]
Hm, that's a new one.
#518 to #460 - thatguynine (04/26/2013) [-]
Wilfork! God I love him.
Wilfork! God I love him.
User avatar #567 to #518 - causeodeath (04/26/2013) [-]
God Mark Sanchez is always good for a laugh
User avatar #708 to #518 - revisandbutthead (04/26/2013) [-]
As a Jets fan I couldn't bring myself to post this.


God it's so hypnotic though...
User avatar #478 to #412 - propanex ONLINE (04/26/2013) [-]
that just went from turn over... wait... no... wait no.

User avatar #549 to #410 - triforcefox (04/26/2013) [-]
81 used headbutt! It's super effective!
#470 to #410 - welcometoatl (04/26/2013) [-]
You wouldn't happen to have gifs of the Bernard Pollard hit on Ridlay? Or the Ryan Clark hit on Willis Mgahee in 09?

Or this year Vontae Leach lit the **** out of Casey Hampton.
#707 to #705 - revisandbutthead (04/26/2013) [-]
Had to google this one. Somehow it's a jpg lol.   
http://oi42.tinypic.com/ra2j44.jpg   
   
Don't have/can't find Vontae Leach though, sorry.
Had to google this one. Somehow it's a jpg lol.
http://oi42.tinypic.com/ra2j44.jpg

Don't have/can't find Vontae Leach though, sorry.
User avatar #687 to #399 - lolzordz ONLINE (04/26/2013) [-]
hes like the greased up deaf guy lol
User avatar #452 to #399 - vangoz (04/26/2013) [-]
Marshawn Lynch beast mode 2011 vs the New Orleans Aints the cheering from this registered on the Richter Scale if I remember correctly
#319 - srslyjakecease (04/25/2013) [-]
anyone up for a friendly game of ullamaliztli?

Loser gets sacrificed to the gods!
#365 to #319 - John Cena (04/25/2013) [-]
Actually the winner gets sacrificed because the game is considered more of a religious ceremony then a game. Also the Mayans believed that when you get sacrificed, you go to live with the gods.. So why would the losers get sacrificed and not the winners?
#350 to #319 - John Cena (04/25/2013) [-]
Not to burst your bubble, but actually the winners were sacrificed to the Gods. It was considered as an ''honor'' to get sacrificed, thus it was the victor's prize.
#367 to #350 - srslyjakecease (04/25/2013) [-]
Its a disputed point, and no one really knows who got sacrificed. All i did was choose the one that would be funnier.
User avatar #332 to #319 - theverylonghorn (04/25/2013) [-]
I always thought the posts were higher.

Or maybe that was just Road to El Dorado
#371 to #319 - repel (04/25/2013) [-]
I was there! It was ******* crazy! Some of the things the Mayans did without technology amazes me, like the pyramid that on the longest and shortest day of the year, a snake made of sunlight seems to be going down the 365 steps. But they themselves, were also ******* crazy. Maybe it was the cocoa leaf.

Pic unrelated.
#206 - shrapnelleader (04/25/2013) [-]
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
#346 to #206 - jojotomaz (04/25/2013) [-]
getting hit hard for a short time then taking a break or take a less amount for 80 minutes with no major protection.

its just preference.
#596 to #346 - John Cena (04/26/2013) [-]
The guy just said getting hit can be the physical equivalent of getting in a car crash. You just implied that you prefer colliding with a car multiple times for 80 minutes with no protection if given short breaks.
#521 to #206 - theunlimited (04/26/2013) [-]
Is that even legal?
Is that even legal?
User avatar #557 to #521 - vicsix (04/26/2013) [-]
Doubt it.
User avatar #589 to #206 - gamerfan (04/26/2013) [-]
is it just me or is that cursor in the middle of that .gif just so god-damn irritating.
User avatar #310 to #206 - CRosBY (04/25/2013) [-]
Suplex lmao.
User avatar #295 to #206 - ihaveakeyboard (04/25/2013) [-]
is he kill?
#105 - John Cena (04/25/2013) [-]
i'm too fat to care for sports
User avatar #26 - ShadeElement (04/25/2013) [-]
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.
#646 to #26 - John Cena (04/26/2013) [-]
No source, retarded American's thumbing this **** up. Everyone else who wants to be a retarded American thumbing this **** up as well. This comment will get thumbed down because I said something against something that made American's look less like pussies..
User avatar #651 to #646 - ShadeElement (04/26/2013) [-]
For the record, I thumbed you down for poor writing, posting as an anon, requesting a source be sited as if it mattered, and over all not being even a little funny.

I thumb UP Anti-American posts all the time, as long as they make me laugh. You, sir, are no Richard Hammond.

User avatar #654 to #651 - ShadeElement (04/26/2013) [-]
PS. Hammond is by far the funniest Top Gear host.

There, now I said something that will get thumbed down too. Feel better?
User avatar #369 to #26 - themisstophat (04/25/2013) [-]
What is your source on this version of "rugby" you had? As America changed the rules of rugby in 1880 to which started the evolution of American football - not because it was almost made illegal.
User avatar #383 to #369 - ShadeElement (04/25/2013) [-]
Your reading comprehension is not the greatest.
I noted America adapted rugby in my first paragraph. However, it was still recognizable as a rugby variant until several rules and equipment changes were introduced to make the sport safer and completing the evolution from Rugby to Football.
User avatar #391 to #383 - themisstophat (04/25/2013) [-]
You're still refusing to source me the information where you attain this knowledge on.. Also i duly noted the adaptation since I requested the source on "this version of rugby you had"
I highly doubt it my reading comprehension we should be judging here.
User avatar #396 to #391 - ShadeElement (04/25/2013) [-]
Since I cant send you any of my hardcopy, just google "history of the forward pass" or "history of American football". Pick a link. Follow it.

I'm sorry I didnt site my sources. I thought I was writing purely for entertainment value. I didnt consider the obvious use of internet forums for research papers.
In other words, get off my nuts.
User avatar #405 to #396 - themisstophat (04/25/2013) [-]
I actually was generally interested by this notion, that is all..
User avatar #397 to #26 - rufless (04/25/2013) [-]

...dude.
rule number one in rugby was to never tackle with the head.
I can BET in 1905 'Muricans tackled with their head.
consider the following:
an injury doesn't make you a badass nor does it make you a man.
Victory amongst the other teams/men makes you a man, and a badass.
User avatar #443 to #397 - brettyoke (04/26/2013) [-]
What you just said refutes the point of the content and what this man is saying. Who's side are you on?
User avatar #471 to #26 - srapture (04/26/2013) [-]
They shouldn't definitely call it 'Murica Rugby
#175 to #26 - thinkwithportals (04/25/2013) [-]
That is the most ******* metal way to describe football i have ever seen
#735 to #26 - John Cena (05/01/2013) [-]
In a way, that was beautiful man.
#177 to #26 - John Cena (04/25/2013) [-]
But when they get hurt, they stop playing.

Rugby players will break a colarbone and keep playing.
User avatar #275 to #177 - ShadeElement (04/25/2013) [-]
R. G. 3.

You were saying?
User avatar #587 to #177 - capslockrage (04/26/2013) [-]
No, no they won't.
#586 to #26 - pewpewmagic (04/26/2013) [-]
Fun Fact: In the 90's (I think) a man called Buck Shelford got his scrotum torn open playing rugby, and kept playing.

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#695 to #586 - John Cena (04/26/2013) [-]
Obviously this only serves to prove that you don't need balls to play a game like rugby.
User avatar #694 to #26 - vatra (04/26/2013) [-]
I hate football, yet this was amazing to read.
User avatar #541 to #26 - lecherouslad (04/26/2013) [-]
I believe it's called A "Football", because the ball is about one foot in length.
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#584 to #26 - zerthyam **User deleted account** has deleted their comment [-]
User avatar #606 to #584 - zorororonoa (04/26/2013) [-]
Those look like Imperial Guardsmen vs Orks.
#631 to #606 - Schwarzenegger (04/26/2013) [-]
That's because they are.
User avatar #634 to #631 - ShadeElement (04/26/2013) [-]
Greenskins vs Empire, actually.
Bloodbowl is a spin-off of Warhammer Fantasy.

Although a 40k version would be pretty fantastic.
User avatar #633 to #631 - zorororonoa (04/26/2013) [-]
nice
#313 to #26 - troncatman (04/25/2013) [-]
**** the forward pass.
Sincerely,
Army Football
#139 to #26 - John Cena (04/25/2013) [-]
Exactly.

18 people died because they were ******* pussies.

You hear about that in ************* rugby? No, our men can take a tackle without dying like little bitches.
#155 to #139 - John Cena (04/25/2013) [-]
No, you're men just tackle like little bitches. The dying part only happens if the person doing the tackling has half a testicle.
#159 to #155 - John Cena (04/25/2013) [-]
your*
#495 to #159 - telfyr (04/26/2013) [-]
You know anon lost an argument when the only response it has is correcting grammar lol.
#217 to #139 - John Cena (04/25/2013) [-]
I've honestly seen harder hits in American football than in Rugby.

I've been playing for about 6 years now and people make it seem a lot more hardcore than it actually is.
User avatar #400 to #217 - rufless (04/25/2013) [-]
If I was wearing body armor I would run much faster and much more confidently towards an opponent than if I were bare and I had to watch my tackle technique to hit with shoulder, and by hip height.
#253 to #26 - weirdfishes (04/25/2013) [-]
America changed the Rugby because they're **** at every other sport so they have to make up their own
User avatar #277 to #253 - ShadeElement (04/25/2013) [-]
I'm sorry, what was that? We yanks can't hear you over all these olympic gold medals.
User avatar #540 to #277 - thesnarfalarker (04/26/2013) [-]
You're my hero
#608 to #277 - zorororonoa (04/26/2013) [-]
that made me lol
that made me lol
User avatar #492 to #26 - ComicBookGuy (04/26/2013) [-]
Perfect description of the history of football
User avatar #435 to #26 - mitchellhw (04/26/2013) [-]
Well 71 people have been killed playing rugby.

Just sayin.
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#454 to #435 - deathbite **User deleted account** has deleted their comment [-]
#647 to #435 - John Cena (04/26/2013) [-]
because we should be measuring the merit of a sport by how many people were killed.
User avatar #449 to #26 - ahkillyou (04/26/2013) [-]
Football is called Football because the Football is exactly a Foot long (that would be 12 inches).

See, now we have educated one another.

....Football
#697 to #26 - toncheky (04/26/2013) [-]
Interesting.
#561 to #26 - kusherboy (04/26/2013) [-]
that was the most well written defense of football i have ever read

May your freedoms be well and plenty my son
'MERICA **** YEA!
#89 to #26 - John Cena (04/25/2013) [-]
I don't what's left to hate now. Couldn't you just be annoying like the media portraits you to be? :(
#123 to #89 - John Cena (04/25/2013) [-]
there's always the spanish
#424 to #123 - anewerbeggining (04/26/2013) [-]
Woahwoahwoah, I thought we were targeting people who opposed the Pope's power?
User avatar #480 to #89 - hankhillofthe ONLINE (04/26/2013) [-]
For those of you who hate America because of how the media portrays us,























I Understand.
User avatar #129 - gibroner (04/25/2013) [-]
the way football is played the pads are completely necessary otherwise every play there'd be an injury or death
User avatar #140 to #129 - biomedic (04/25/2013) [-]
Have you never watched Rugby? pfft injury and death.
User avatar #141 to #140 - gibroner (04/25/2013) [-]
yes I have.
User avatar #224 to #140 - gatorade (04/25/2013) [-]
Some NFL hits are as hard as a 20 mph car crash... If they didn't have pads people would be dying every game.
#272 to #224 - John Cena (04/25/2013) [-]
I don't really give a **** . I was only joking about about the fact most rugby players have some disfigurement from the game and if you watch a game blood is always spilled. I'm not saying which is better.
User avatar #204 - failtolawl (04/25/2013) [-]
Rugby is rough, but football is tough.
#566 - traycepickering (04/26/2013) [-]
I feel like hockey needs to be recognized.
#577 to #566 - ballerfifteen (04/26/2013) [-]
yes it does i saw a bruins game live a few months ago it was so intense. ive seen both rugby and gridiron live and hockey is tougher than both those sports
yes it does i saw a bruins game live a few months ago it was so intense. ive seen both rugby and gridiron live and hockey is tougher than both those sports
#307 - darknemisis (04/25/2013) [-]
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?
#324 to #307 - zzombiee (04/25/2013) [-]
Aw yeah TF2
Aw yeah TF2
#334 to #307 - schneidend (04/25/2013) [-]
FUUUCK YEEEEAH!!!
User avatar #203 - milkshakerz (04/25/2013) [-]
I hate when people measure masculinity or "manliness" based on how much pain they can endure or how they react to injuries.
#162 - treborsivad (04/25/2013) [-]
>MFW people hate on America
User avatar #179 to #162 - pockyrin (04/25/2013) [-]
A joke is not really "hate"
User avatar #170 to #162 - herecomesjohnny (04/25/2013) [-]
i'm not even american but british chauvinism is getting slightly ridiculous
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User avatar #193 to #186 - herecomesjohnny (04/25/2013) [-]
uh....I'm french and even i think you're going too far with this.
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User avatar #459 to #233 - vangoz (04/26/2013) [-]
I love France, but I hate Parisians. Then again most of my French friends hate Parisians too
User avatar #375 to #233 - hanabro (04/25/2013) [-]
The French Foreign Legion isn't a good example of French Badassery when it's mostly... erm, Foreigners.

But it is 24% French, so I guess you still have a point.
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#436 to #186 - John Cena (04/26/2013) [-]
Considering the pretty much the entirety of western Europe gave America it's influences and start, I don't mind them much.

It's stupid to dismiss a well information from a country that we share most in common with; without it, we would be stuck with redundant drivel. We learn Shakespeare not because he was from Europe, but because he did a lot to contribute to the English language which we speak in America.

Considering they basically developed English into what it is, they are the ones speaking and spelling it "correctly", and America is the one who's simplified it.

Britain and the rest of Europe aren't any more resentful to us than we are to them. If anything, we get the most butthurt over their fun little pokings when it's not even that big of a deal. We make fun of the Europeans all the time, and they're usually good sports about it.

The US is nothing but a mush pot. It's pretty hard to call yourself an American when you can't handle blowback from your own ancestors.
User avatar #102 - flaminggodzilla (04/25/2013) [-]
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..
#149 to #102 - John Cena (04/25/2013) [-]
Yes I'd much rather be run over by a coke machine on legs wearing that lovely
protective armor than use my plain body to stop an averaged size profesional
rugby player.

And american football players are bigger? Are you physically stupid or something?
p.s fatter does not mean bigger. The player may be able to build up more momentum
but because he's packing 20 Mc Donalds big macs under his shirt he'll never reach the speed to be usefull
User avatar #236 to #149 - gatorade (04/25/2013) [-]
You must be a little brain dead. Line backers and Defensive ends are lean as **** , and are fast. Ray Lewis or Brian Urlacher are made of pure muscle. They hit like trucks. Defensive tackles are fat but fast and getting hit by 340-400 pounds going damn fast hurts.
#351 to #149 - John Cena (04/25/2013) [-]
You've never worn that "armor" before obviously, because although it DOES keep your chest from collapsing, it DOES NOT protect you from to concussive force. Saying getting hit in football doesn't hurt because you're wearing pads is like saying standing next to a grenade when it goes off wouldn't hurt if you were wearing a bulletproof vest.
User avatar #281 to #149 - scarymary (04/25/2013) [-]
I'm a rugby man, but your argument is so stupid i disagree with you even though you're on my side
User avatar #304 to #149 - ihaveakeyboard (04/25/2013) [-]
look at this man. 40-yards in 5 seconds

just imagine his glorious body striding as smoothly as a cheetah before demolishing absolutily anything he wanted to

www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/01/31/170764982/are-nfl-football-hits-getting-harder-and-more-dangerous
#112 to #102 - tobloi ONLINE (04/25/2013) [-]
Wow you're too stupid to even try and come back with a smart comment...
#153 to #102 - John Cena (04/25/2013) [-]
yes but the reason they are able to record higher hits is the fact they have so much more protective clothing. If you gave rugby players all the gear american football players had they would be hitting at the same sort of force
User avatar #230 to #153 - gatorade (04/25/2013) [-]
yeah and then it'd become football. So.... yeah...

Also. Football players are bigger too
#509 to #102 - John Cena (04/26/2013) [-]
If I dare to interject, the whole reason that football players hit harder is the way they hit because of, first and foremost, the nature of the collisions; highspeed impacts that are usually "hits" instead of "tackles"... I rugby you cant just "hit" someone because without equipment you have better balance and evasion ability, so in rugby you usually have to grapple the *********** to the ground. Also, even though linebackers are much bigger than your average professional rugby players, they are completely different athletes. Linebackers rely on power, whilst rugby players, even fronts, need to have intense muscle and cardiovascular endurance because unlike football, the game doesnt stop every 10 seconds. People describe rugby as the combination of american football, soocer (football for you pissy brit fags) and basketball. The endurance of football, the physical strength and physicality of american football, and the hand skill of basketball.
#29 - theshadowed (04/25/2013) [-]
I mean no offence to football fans, this was just relevant
User avatar #390 to #29 - eldinarcus (04/25/2013) [-]
Lawl Six Nations. The best teams are on the southern hemisphere.
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User avatar #87 to #45 - jakemakefunny ONLINE (04/25/2013) [-]
I play Second Row myself, and really, if you hold on to the prop's upper thigh, you're doing it wrong, no need to go near their junk, just past it. Lack of knowledge also demonstrated by the description of a ruck - it isn't everyone scrambling for the ball, it's the two sides trying to push one another over and off the ball, meaning there's only the potential for balls-in-face if it collapses or you made the tackle.
User avatar #228 to #87 - MasterManiac (04/25/2013) [-]
Well thats the way we were taught to play second row at school, and I was also describing a tackle rather than a ruck in the "balls-to-face" scenario. Maybe in professional leagues of rugby this isnt too much of a problem, but in amateur play you will almost certainly end up with contact with someone elses balls at one point or another. Either way I've quit rugby now and I'm never ever going back.
User avatar #234 to #228 - jakemakefunny ONLINE (04/25/2013) [-]
Fair enough, you're allowed to feel that way, but on a side note, you'd be hard pressed to find a situation where a tackle is made and a ruck doesn't form.
User avatar #240 to #234 - MasterManiac (04/25/2013) [-]
Well usually one person tackles the player with the ball and they go to ground. Then another 4 or 5 blokes basically jump on top, then the ref gives it about 10 seconds to get the ball out, and if not a ruck is formed. I'm pretty sure thats how it works, isnt it?
User avatar #247 to #240 - jakemakefunny ONLINE (04/25/2013) [-]
Ah not quite, see the 4 or 5 blokes are actually what forms the ruck, if for some reason the ball is unreachable, then (if not a penalty) a scrum may be given, which might be what you're thinking of?
User avatar #250 to #247 - MasterManiac (04/25/2013) [-]
Probably. So the ruck is the bundle, and then the scrum happens if the ball doesn't get out? I thought scrum was the same as ruck. My bad.
User avatar #252 to #250 - jakemakefunny ONLINE (04/25/2013) [-]
Along those lines, ah no worries, it happens.
User avatar #48 to #45 - theshadowed (04/25/2013) [-]
Terribly sorry, it was called a joke. And I also play rugby. You get physical, and you do in most sports. the same goes for football, but you're wearing body armour instead
User avatar #56 to #48 - Axelfbomber (04/25/2013) [-]
there are more blind side hits in fball than rugby. the pads are completely necessary
User avatar #63 to #56 - imnotbrad (04/25/2013) [-]
Good point. never thought of that. You pretty much face every hit you take in rugby.
User avatar #77 to #63 - blargchikahonkhonk ONLINE (04/25/2013) [-]
it really depends on what possision you play. a prop running into contact will be head on to the hits but say a winger or number 8 on the run will often take a blind hit
User avatar #78 to #56 - blargchikahonkhonk ONLINE (04/25/2013) [-]
it really depends on what possision you play. a prop running into contact will be head on to the hits but say a winger or number 8 on the run will often take a blind hit
User avatar #58 to #56 - theshadowed (04/25/2013) [-]
I've never watched or played football, so I wouldn't know
User avatar #62 to #58 - Axelfbomber (04/25/2013) [-]
just go to youtube and look up hardest hits in rugby and then hardest hits in football. they're both equally entertaining!!
User avatar #65 to #62 - theshadowed (04/25/2013) [-]
As a rugby player myself, I can vouch for the rugby ones
User avatar #68 to #65 - Axelfbomber (04/25/2013) [-]
Yep I'm a huge fan of rugby, though i find 7-7 more entertaining than the 15s.

/watch?v=Tl0rtJJRovs

this is a good vid that shows both rugby, football, hockey etc only 3 minutes long.
User avatar #73 to #68 - theshadowed (04/25/2013) [-]
Thank you. I play in a 15 team myself, only just started
User avatar #86 to #48 - heartlessrobot (04/25/2013) [-]
Rugby is physical, football is violent.
User avatar #98 to #86 - theshadowed (04/25/2013) [-]
Rugby can be damned violent. Spear and dump tackles, though both illegal, happen more than you'd think
User avatar #49 to #48 - MasterManiac (04/25/2013) [-]
I know it was a joke, but I'm just making a point on the game of rugby in general. I don't even watch American Football, so it isnt a comparison by any means.
#280 to #29 - John Cena (04/25/2013) [-]
im american and i loe rugby i played it all through highschool its honestly the greates sport of all time
#154 to #29 - John Cena (04/25/2013) [-]
Haha France, a lot less gay. Yeah right.

Still take no offence to this, just thought it was funny.
User avatar #30 to #29 - ShadeElement (04/25/2013) [-]
You know whats REALLY gay? (and my Swedish wife will kill me for this)
Innebandy. Sweden's national sport of indoor "floor hockey". Swedes LOVE IT for some reason.

Its a lot like traditional hockey...only without the ice. Or blades. Or pads. Or checking. Or fighting. Or the deadly projectile puck.

Instead its played with what I can only describe as Fisher Price plastic hockey sticks and what appears to be a wiffle ball.

The only way it could be gayer is if they wore tutus instead of gym shorts.
Seriously, it makes curling look manly.
User avatar #32 to #30 - theshadowed (04/25/2013) [-]
In Britain its called hockey. And its one of the most violent sports in the country.

We use wooden sticks and solid leather balls, and it ******* hurts if you get injured
User avatar #34 to #32 - ShadeElement (04/25/2013) [-]
In American and especially Canada, we play hockey on the ice, with a solid rubber puck.
It is also one of our most violent sports, and the only sport outside of boxing where fighting isn't only allowed, but encouraged.
User avatar #42 to #34 - mymiddleleg (04/25/2013) [-]
Welsh here and i love Canadian hockey, its so brutal
User avatar #507 to #34 - oceanfrank (04/26/2013) [-]
Try being a lacrosse goalie bro. 80, 90, 100 mph shots and all you have is a helmet, chest protectors, gloves, and a cup (btw that's optional). BTW I play goalie for the University of Maryland
#505 to #34 - John Cena (04/26/2013) [-]
Sweedes also have hockey on the ice. It's one of the biggest sports in Sweden.
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User avatar #126 to #30 - localcatbarber (04/25/2013) [-]
We play it in norway too, but only as a sort of school activity for 7th graders... Swedes do that as a serious sport?!
#71 to #30 - roarflmao (04/25/2013) [-]
gay? I dont think theres anything gay about it, but like alot of people say and i agree "Its not really a sport"
User avatar #36 to #30 - ewqua (04/25/2013) [-]
Some people play it in the Czech Republic too. We just call it "floorball". And yes, I think it's pretty gay, and I'm a girl.
User avatar #157 to #30 - admiralen ONLINE (04/25/2013) [-]
innebandy is about more skill with the hockey stick, and ballcontrol
#207 to #29 - itsfreecola (04/25/2013) [-]
I am an american and this was funny
#158 - mmmmcheezy (04/25/2013) [-]
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.
User avatar #701 to #158 - heartgoldawesome (04/26/2013) [-]
That doesn't look like a ball at all.
User avatar #243 to #158 - rifee (04/25/2013) [-]
Ah I see.
what a weird thing to name the sport after:P
#490 to #158 - Willmooo (04/26/2013) [-]
Does that mean if you guys go metric it would be 30cm Ball?
User avatar #508 to #490 - oceanfrank (04/26/2013) [-]
Or we could just call it gridiron.... Or just keep it the way it is. It doesn't matter.
#202 to #158 - itsfreecola (04/25/2013) [-]
I AM AN AMERICAN AND IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW
I AM AN AMERICAN AND IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW
#125 - snuffff (04/25/2013) [-]
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.
#377 to #125 - rollinquads (04/25/2013) [-]
amen to that
User avatar #384 to #125 - IAmManbearpig (04/25/2013) [-]
I play Ruby, but I like Hockey more. Sadly, however, I cannot afford to play it.
User avatar #439 to #125 - Durp (04/26/2013) [-]
WHY CANT I GIVE THIS MORE THUMBS?!
#592 to #125 - John Cena (04/26/2013) [-]
Well the fact that they usually schedule hockey games once a day shows that the players are in good enough shape to play every day. If you did that with American football, people would die.
User avatar #603 to #125 - jajathezombie (04/26/2013) [-]
Hockey and professional ping pong are the only competitions I can watch without nodding off.
#134 to #125 - likeabosspwn (04/25/2013) [-]
Im a hockey fan and I can agree with this. Also nice Mathieu Perreault pic. Go caps!
Im a hockey fan and I can agree with this. Also nice Mathieu Perreault pic. Go caps!
#136 to #134 - snuffff (04/25/2013) [-]
Im actually a rangers fan. I personally know rick nash. Hes a ******* cool dude. caps are alright. But i ******* hate detroit. Seriously **** detroit.
#142 to #136 - likeabosspwn (04/25/2013) [-]
I personally know a bunch of the capitals because when they might have played in the AHL with Hershey. I had dinner with Jay Beagal, Braden Holtby and Alex Giroux and all them. Chris Bourque even. And if Rangers step up a bit, they might face the capitals in the playoffs.
User avatar #146 to #142 - snuffff (04/25/2013) [-]
I know almost every player on the blue jackets. Cause my neighbor manages money for a lot of the players. Thats how i met rick and before he got traded whenever he came over i used to say hi and we talked for awhile. For my birthday he signed my rangers jersey.
User avatar #152 to #146 - likeabosspwn (04/25/2013) [-]
Nice. I got an Eric Fehr autographed bears jersey, Sami Lepisto autographed bears jersey, and a Chris Bourque Capitals jersey also autographed. And a Tyler Sloan stick but no one likes Sloan.... Do you follow AHL aswell?
#167 to #152 - snuffff (04/25/2013) [-]
I have an autographed wayne gretzky card.

Pic related its the card.
User avatar #547 to #167 - mcbee (04/26/2013) [-]
hi im jelly
#481 to #125 - airdick (04/26/2013) [-]
i'm a huge hockey fan, been playing all my life and thought this was pretty relevant and interesting
#160 to #125 - rambearclaw (04/25/2013) [-]
Players also occasionally take goalie sticks to the crotch
Players also occasionally take goalie sticks to the crotch
#289 to #125 - faggotbro (04/25/2013) [-]
Hockey's the best   
mfw people say otherwise
Hockey's the best
mfw people say otherwise
#628 to #289 - John Cena (04/26/2013) [-]
Oh look, he's holding the stick in his pussy.
#570 - erethilful ONLINE (04/26/2013) [-]
Mfw watching arquments from Rugby vs. Football... It's like watching Atheists vs Christians
Mfw watching arquments from Rugby vs. Football... It's like watching Atheists vs Christians
#576 to #570 - deltaxomega (04/26/2013) [-]
Me when watching a pointless argument.   
   
   
   
*note to self buy more popcorn
Me when watching a pointless argument.



*note to self buy more popcorn
#600 to #576 - John Cena (04/26/2013) [-]
It seems like you have an unlimited amount there. You just keep eating it.
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