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 It's the little differences Let storm begin! Americans use to play Rugby Or our version of We changed rules slightly made it more 'Murican called Football (for whatever reason) but all in
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#26 - ShadeElement
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(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.
#177 to #26 - anon
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(04/25/2013) [-]
But when they get hurt, they stop playing.

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

You were saying?
#587 to #177 - capslockrage
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(04/26/2013) [-]
No, no they won't.
#471 to #26 - srapture
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(04/26/2013) [-]
They shouldn't definitely call it 'Murica Rugby
#646 to #26 - anon
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(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..
#651 to #646 - ShadeElement
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(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.

#654 to #651 - ShadeElement
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(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?
#697 to #26 - toncheky
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(04/26/2013) [-]
Interesting.
#317 to #26 - TittyCinnamon
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#435 to #26 - mitchellhw
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(04/26/2013) [-]
Well 71 people have been killed playing rugby.

Just sayin.
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#647 to #435 - anon
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(04/26/2013) [-]
because we should be measuring the merit of a sport by how many people were killed.
#369 to #26 - themisstophat
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(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.
#383 to #369 - ShadeElement
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(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.
#391 to #383 - themisstophat
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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.
#396 to #391 - ShadeElement
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(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.
#405 to #396 - themisstophat
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(04/25/2013) [-]
I actually was generally interested by this notion, that is all..
#561 to #26 - kusherboy
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(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!
#586 to #26 - pewpewmagic
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(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 - anon
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(04/26/2013) [-]
Obviously this only serves to prove that you don't need balls to play a game like rugby.
#694 to #26 - vatra
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(04/26/2013) [-]
I hate football, yet this was amazing to read.
#541 to #26 - lecherouslad
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(04/26/2013) [-]
I believe it's called A "Football", because the ball is about one foot in length.
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#606 to #584 - zorororonoa
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(04/26/2013) [-]
Those look like Imperial Guardsmen vs Orks.
#631 to #606 - Schwarzenegger
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(04/26/2013) [-]
That's because they are.
#634 to #631 - ShadeElement
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(04/26/2013) [-]
Greenskins vs Empire, actually.
Bloodbowl is a spin-off of Warhammer Fantasy.

Although a 40k version would be pretty fantastic.
#633 to #631 - zorororonoa
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(04/26/2013) [-]
nice
#313 to #26 - troncatman
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(04/25/2013) [-]
**** the forward pass.
Sincerely,
Army Football
#139 to #26 - anon
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(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.
#217 to #139 - anon
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(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.
#400 to #217 - rufless
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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.
#155 to #139 - anon
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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 - anon
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your*
#495 to #159 - telfyr
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(04/26/2013) [-]
You know anon lost an argument when the only response it has is correcting grammar lol.
#89 to #26 - anon
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(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? :(
#480 to #89 - hankhillofthe ONLINE
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(04/26/2013) [-]
For those of you who hate America because of how the media portrays us,























I Understand.
#123 to #89 - anon
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(04/25/2013) [-]
there's always the spanish
#424 to #123 - anewerbeggining
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(04/26/2013) [-]
Woahwoahwoah, I thought we were targeting people who opposed the Pope's power?
#492 to #26 - ComicBookGuy
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(04/26/2013) [-]
Perfect description of the history of football
#397 to #26 - rufless
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(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.
#443 to #397 - brettyoke
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(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?
#449 to #26 - ahkillyou
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(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
#253 to #26 - weirdfishes
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(04/25/2013) [-]
America changed the Rugby because they're **** at every other sport so they have to make up their own
#277 to #253 - ShadeElement
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(04/25/2013) [-]
I'm sorry, what was that? We yanks can't hear you over all these olympic gold medals.
#540 to #277 - thesnarfalarker
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(04/26/2013) [-]
You're my hero
#608 to #277 - zorororonoa
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(04/26/2013) [-]
that made me lol
that made me lol
#735 to #26 - anon
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(05/01/2013) [-]
In a way, that was beautiful man.
#175 to #26 - thinkwithportals
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(04/25/2013) [-]
That is the most ******* metal way to describe football i have ever seen
#29 - theshadowed
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(04/25/2013) [-]
I mean no offence to football fans, this was just relevant
#45 to #29 - MasterManiac
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#87 to #45 - jakemakefunny ONLINE
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(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.
#228 to #87 - MasterManiac
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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.
#234 to #228 - jakemakefunny ONLINE
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(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.
#240 to #234 - MasterManiac
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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?
#247 to #240 - jakemakefunny ONLINE
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(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?
#250 to #247 - MasterManiac
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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.
#252 to #250 - jakemakefunny ONLINE
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(04/25/2013) [-]
Along those lines, ah no worries, it happens.
#48 to #45 - theshadowed
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(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
#56 to #48 - Axelfbomber
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there are more blind side hits in fball than rugby. the pads are completely necessary
#63 to #56 - imnotbrad
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(04/25/2013) [-]
Good point. never thought of that. You pretty much face every hit you take in rugby.
#77 to #63 - blargchikahonkhonk
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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
#78 to #56 - blargchikahonkhonk
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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
#58 to #56 - theshadowed
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(04/25/2013) [-]
I've never watched or played football, so I wouldn't know
#62 to #58 - Axelfbomber
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just go to youtube and look up hardest hits in rugby and then hardest hits in football. they're both equally entertaining!!
#65 to #62 - theshadowed
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As a rugby player myself, I can vouch for the rugby ones
#68 to #65 - Axelfbomber
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(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.
#73 to #68 - theshadowed
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Thank you. I play in a 15 team myself, only just started
#86 to #48 - heartlessrobot
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Rugby is physical, football is violent.
#98 to #86 - theshadowed
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Rugby can be damned violent. Spear and dump tackles, though both illegal, happen more than you'd think
#49 to #48 - MasterManiac
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(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.
#283 to #29 - scarymary
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#154 to #29 - anon
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(04/25/2013) [-]
Haha France, a lot less gay. Yeah right.

Still take no offence to this, just thought it was funny.
#280 to #29 - anon
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(04/25/2013) [-]
im american and i loe rugby i played it all through highschool its honestly the greates sport of all time
#390 to #29 - eldinarcus
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(04/25/2013) [-]
Lawl Six Nations. The best teams are on the southern hemisphere.
#30 to #29 - ShadeElement
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(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.
#32 to #30 - theshadowed
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(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
#34 to #32 - ShadeElement
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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.
#42 to #34 - mymiddleleg [OP]
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(04/25/2013) [-]
Welsh here and i love Canadian hockey, its so brutal
#507 to #34 - oceanfrank
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(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 - anon
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Sweedes also have hockey on the ice. It's one of the biggest sports in Sweden.
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#126 to #30 - localcatbarber
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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 ONLINE
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(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"
#36 to #30 - ewqua
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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.
#157 to #30 - admiralen
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(04/25/2013) [-]
innebandy is about more skill with the hockey stick, and ballcontrol
#207 to #29 - itsfreecola
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(04/25/2013) [-]
I am an american and this was funny
#69 - lolzordz
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(04/25/2013) [-]
i dont know.. i still prefer american football
i dont know.. i still prefer american football
#171 to #69 - jonto ONLINE
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You mean eggball?
#174 to #171 - fuckfacez ONLINE
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(04/25/2013) [-]
No I'm pretty sure he said american football
#286 to #171 - schwerdaddy
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(04/25/2013) [-]
The original joke is "egghand"
#321 to #171 - peptobismalk
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(04/25/2013) [-]
No. Football.
#219 to #171 - anon
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(04/25/2013) [-]
Hm, that's a new one.
#493 to #69 - ComicBookGuy
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(04/26/2013) [-]
How can you tell me this isn't the most beautiful thing you've ever seen
#135 to #69 - namesboo
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#399 to #69 - revisandbutthead
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#518 to #460 - thatguynine
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Wilfork! God I love him.
Wilfork! God I love him.
#567 to #518 - causeodeath
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(04/26/2013) [-]
God Mark Sanchez is always good for a laugh
#708 to #518 - revisandbutthead
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(04/26/2013) [-]
As a Jets fan I couldn't bring myself to post this.


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

#549 to #410 - triforcefox
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(04/26/2013) [-]
81 used headbutt! It's super effective!
#470 to #410 - welcometoatl
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(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.
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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.
#687 to #399 - lolzordz
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hes like the greased up deaf guy lol
#452 to #399 - vangoz
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Marshawn Lynch beast mode 2011 vs the New Orleans Aints the cheering from this registered on the Richter Scale if I remember correctly
#162 - treborsivad
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(04/25/2013) [-]
>MFW people hate on America
#179 to #162 - pockyrin
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(04/25/2013) [-]
A joke is not really "hate"
#426 to #162 - ethiopia
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'Murica
#170 to #162 - herecomesjohnny
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i'm not even american but british chauvinism is getting slightly ridiculous
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#193 to #186 - herecomesjohnny
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uh....I'm french and even i think you're going too far with this.
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#459 to #233 - vangoz
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I love France, but I hate Parisians. Then again most of my French friends hate Parisians too
#375 to #233 - hanabro
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(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 - anon
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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.
#206 - shrapnelleader
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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
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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 - anon
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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
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Is that even legal?
Is that even legal?
#557 to #521 - vicsix
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Doubt it.
#589 to #206 - gamerfan
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is it just me or is that cursor in the middle of that .gif just so god-damn irritating.
#310 to #206 - CRosBY
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Suplex lmao.
#295 to #206 - ihaveakeyboard
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is he kill?
#212 - celaeneo
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Rugby contains mid-air hugs.
#524 to #212 - skypatrol
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(04/26/2013) [-]
You made my actually laugh.
#125 - snuffff
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(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.
#214 to #125 - iseethings ONLINE
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(04/25/2013) [-]
#377 to #125 - rollinquads
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(04/25/2013) [-]
amen to that
#384 to #125 - IAmManbearpig
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(04/25/2013) [-]
I play Ruby, but I like Hockey more. Sadly, however, I cannot afford to play it.
#439 to #125 - Durp
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(04/26/2013) [-]
WHY CANT I GIVE THIS MORE THUMBS?!
#592 to #125 - anon
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(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.
#603 to #125 - jajathezombie
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(04/26/2013) [-]
Hockey and professional ping pong are the only competitions I can watch without nodding off.
#481 to #125 - airdick
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(04/26/2013) [-]
i'm a huge hockey fan, been playing all my life and thought this was pretty relevant and interesting
#134 to #125 - likeabosspwn
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(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
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(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
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(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.
#146 to #142 - snuffff
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(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.
#152 to #146 - likeabosspwn
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(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
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(04/25/2013) [-]
I have an autographed wayne gretzky card.

Pic related its the card.
#547 to #167 - mcbee
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(04/26/2013) [-]
hi im jelly
#428 to #125 - ethiopia
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(04/26/2013) [-]
**** yea
#289 to #125 - faggotbro
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(04/25/2013) [-]
Hockey's the best   
mfw people say otherwise
Hockey's the best
mfw people say otherwise
#628 to #289 - anon
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(04/26/2013) [-]
Oh look, he's holding the stick in his pussy.
#160 to #125 - rambearclaw
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(04/25/2013) [-]
Players also occasionally take goalie sticks to the crotch
Players also occasionally take goalie sticks to the crotch
#158 - mmmmcheezy
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(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.
#701 to #158 - heartgoldawesome
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(04/26/2013) [-]
That doesn't look like a ball at all.
#243 to #158 - rifee
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(04/25/2013) [-]
Ah I see.
what a weird thing to name the sport after:P
#490 to #158 - Willmooo
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(04/26/2013) [-]
Does that mean if you guys go metric it would be 30cm Ball?
#508 to #490 - oceanfrank
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(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
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(04/25/2013) [-]
I AM AN AMERICAN AND IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW
I AM AN AMERICAN AND IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW
#319 - srslyjakecease
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(04/25/2013) [-]
anyone up for a friendly game of ullamaliztli?

Loser gets sacrificed to the gods!
#350 to #319 - anon
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(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
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(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.
#365 to #319 - anon
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(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?
#332 to #319 - theverylonghorn
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(04/25/2013) [-]
I always thought the posts were higher.

Or maybe that was just Road to El Dorado
#371 to #319 - repel
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(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.
#528 to #319 - twitchyseagull
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(04/26/2013) [-]
Hell yes!
#102 - flaminggodzilla
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(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..
#112 to #102 - tobloi
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(04/25/2013) [-]
Wow you're too stupid to even try and come back with a smart comment...
#149 to #102 - anon
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(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
#236 to #149 - gatorade
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(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.
#281 to #149 - scarymary
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(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
#304 to #149 - ihaveakeyboard
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(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
#351 to #149 - anon
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(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.
#153 to #102 - anon
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(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
#230 to #153 - gatorade
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(04/25/2013) [-]
yeah and then it'd become football. So.... yeah...

Also. Football players are bigger too
#509 to #102 - anon
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(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.