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#19 - davvi (05/28/2013) [-]
User avatar #131 to #19 - spartusee (05/29/2013) [-]
Is it supposed to be a pie chart?
User avatar #153 to #131 - hewhoepicfails (05/29/2013) [-]
No, it's supposed to be a cake chart.
User avatar #156 to #153 - spartusee (05/29/2013) [-]
I don't know I don't feel like solving puzzles this late, no time. Does it mean Ms.? None of the things listed are universes, does it mean earth is the only habitable place out of these? Some of them are stars so again I'm confused.
#164 to #156 - hewhoepicfails (05/29/2013) [-]
If killing brain cells was a crime, you'd make Hitler look like Gandhi.
If killing brain cells was a crime, you'd make Hitler look like Gandhi.
User avatar #168 to #164 - spartusee (05/29/2013) [-]
I'm being really ******* stupid right now aren't I?
User avatar #171 to #170 - spartusee (05/29/2013) [-]
Being the idiot I am I shall not leave until I learn what this chart means!
#188 to #171 - unikornking ONLINE (05/29/2013) [-]
It's implying that earth wins the Ms. universe contest every time because no other aliens races have participated.
User avatar #194 to #188 - spartusee (05/29/2013) [-]
Oh, so it was poking fun at how comparing x and y to z, where y doesn't do z, is what happened in the comic. Okay, thanks.
User avatar #235 to #156 - jcdutt (05/29/2013) [-]
None of those are stars, they're planets around stars.
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User avatar #142 to #17 - iggyblanco (05/29/2013) [-]
thats because Europe has never even made it to the superbowl
User avatar #308 to #299 - iggyblanco (05/29/2013) [-]
I was joking guys
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User avatar #145 to #17 - burningsmurfs (05/29/2013) [-]
Wouldn't there be a ton of losses due to each team who didn't win each year though? At least that is making sense in my head. I just drove cross country I'm this side of brain dead don't judge me.
User avatar #287 to #145 - bckjoes (05/29/2013) [-]
I'm not American, so somebody please correct me if i'm wrong.

I believe the Super Bowl is the name of the final game in the large American football tournament rather than the name of the tournament itself, therefore only two teams would be involved each time, and only one would lose.

So after 47 Super Bowls an American team would have lost 47 times
User avatar #312 to #287 - burningsmurfs (05/29/2013) [-]
Ah yeah I was thinking of the teams that just plain didn't make it as well for some reason. Like I said, I was tired.
#297 to #17 - mrshrapnel (05/29/2013) [-]
Holy **** thats genious
#61 to #17 - Tsquared (05/29/2013) [-]
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#35 to #17 - ohemgeezus (05/29/2013) [-]
yeah but we lost, and won 47, therefore we have a w/l of 0, we'll see what happens this season.
#48 to #35 - anon (05/29/2013) [-]
1
#52 to #48 - ohemgeezus (05/29/2013) [-]
Sorry, you dirty korean, but my superior math skills tell me that 47-47 does in fact equal 0, not 1.
User avatar #56 to #52 - kaitheguy (05/29/2013) [-]
but we are looking for a ratio, Sir Faggot Ass McDickbiscuit. 47/47= 1/1
#54 to #52 - anon (05/29/2013) [-]
u idiot, he probably meant the ratio. 1:1 you retard "merican
User avatar #146 to #35 - dovahsix (05/29/2013) [-]
By that logic so has Europe... right?
#284 to #35 - senseofpurpose (05/29/2013) [-]
Actually, 1 team wins and the rest loses, so you multiply 47 by the amount of the teams that lost. So, nope
Actually, 1 team wins and the rest loses, so you multiply 47 by the amount of the teams that lost. So, nope
#62 to #17 - zhanken (05/29/2013) [-]
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#22 to #17 - smasselski (05/28/2013) [-]
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User avatar #319 to #73 - frysandaburger (05/29/2013) [-]
Dodgeball
User avatar #317 to #73 - shumdek ONLINE (05/29/2013) [-]
Sauce of this?
#8 - eclecticparadigm **User deleted account** (05/28/2013) [-]
What the rest of the world except for North America think Super Bowl is.
#39 to #8 - anon (05/29/2013) [-]
I live in Canada and up until recently I had no idea what the superbowl was......
User avatar #51 to #8 - darthblam (05/29/2013) [-]
Suddenly I want to swim in that bowl... filled with milk and Captain Crunch cereal...
#255 - europe (05/29/2013) [-]
No, I'm not.
#260 to #255 - anone (05/29/2013) [-]
oh you
#105 - incest ONLINE (05/29/2013) [-]
Only related gif I have
Only related gif I have
#280 to #105 - starswirl (05/29/2013) [-]
Have the full one, bro
Have the full one, bro
#253 - otracuenta (05/29/2013) [-]
No, sorry we are busy playing football, you know, with our feet, and a ball.
#213 - bummerdrummer (05/29/2013) [-]
America also wins every year in the World Series of baseball.

pretty impressive, for a world event.
User avatar #316 to #213 - yearofthemonkey (05/29/2013) [-]
EXCEPT FOR 1992 AND 1993! MWAHAHAHAHA... REMEMBER WHEN YOUR COUNTRY HAS MORE LOSSES THAN WINS! CANADA IS A PERFECT 2-0 IN THE WORLD SERIES! GO JAYS!

inb4 red thumb **** storm, I enjoy watching baseball even when Toronto eats their own **** on the field.


We should have kept Halladay. WE SHOULD HAVE KEPT HIM!
#231 - peschardt (05/29/2013) [-]
Bitch, we are fabulous and take our singing serious
#288 - neocortex (05/29/2013) [-]
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FIFA World Cup.



Are you even trying America?
#70 - anon (05/29/2013) [-]
i just dont understand it
everybody keeps telling me that football is huge in europe, yet whenever i see europeans play it they always act like they have no idea what they're doing and ive never even heard of european team winning a NFL game.
to make things worse, whenever i ask my euro friends to play football, they reach for the soccer ball like some kind of retard. should i be concerned for them?
#261 to #70 - anon (05/29/2013) [-]
People are taught differently in every country. Don't know if you can comprehend that.
User avatar #129 to #70 - slugnugget (05/29/2013) [-]
i remember when my american friend came to the UK. As soon as he arrived i think out from behind his neck fat he was sputtering

"MACDOHHNALDSS NOW I WANA BARG MARC WITH FRARS FREEDOM FREEDOM MURICAAA USA USA"

Needless to say he ordered everything off the menu then shortly died suffocating from his own chin sag.
User avatar #141 to #129 - spartusee (05/29/2013) [-]
Every year in america 147,916,106 people die each year from chin sag. This fact is true and if you deny it you are gay.
#43 - gibroner (05/29/2013) [-]
everybody knows to win the superbowl you need freedom
everybody knows to win the superbowl you need freedom
User avatar #69 to #43 - chiefus (05/29/2013) [-]
We don't play stupid games in Europe..
#99 to #69 - bigsaltyballs (05/29/2013) [-]
cricket and soccer is pretty stupid if you ask me
cricket and soccer is pretty stupid if you ask me
User avatar #225 to #99 - chiefus (05/29/2013) [-]
nobody asked you faggot
User avatar #116 to #99 - slugnugget (05/29/2013) [-]
soccer... you mean the worlds most played sport.

ok son. time for bed.

and cricket is no more stupid than baseball.
#311 to #116 - urtukdamoocow (05/29/2013) [-]
lies! Slander and lies!
#135 to #99 - anon (05/29/2013) [-]
football*
#109 to #69 - gibroner (05/29/2013) [-]
really...
#239 to #43 - anon (05/29/2013) [-]
so, new zealand's just slacking off?
#283 to #43 - anon (05/29/2013) [-]
Then New Zealand would win every single super bowl
#44 to #43 - stgfilitov (05/29/2013) [-]
'Murica.
#46 to #44 - gibroner (05/29/2013) [-]
Murica indeed
#291 - sachonebeef (05/29/2013) [-]
Yeah, but Europe wins the Champions League, Europa League and Eurovision every year.   
   
Your move America.
Yeah, but Europe wins the Champions League, Europa League and Eurovision every year.

Your move America.
User avatar #313 to #291 - brenton (05/29/2013) [-]
Sorry about the irrelevance, but that's one of the best ******* movies ever made. Absolutely amazing.
User avatar #166 - falconxmard (05/29/2013) [-]
I'd trade superbowl wins for free health care any time
#2 - mraye (05/28/2013) [-]
We where going to try, but then we realized we didn't live anywhere in America, so playing American football would be pointless.
#159 - drvvatson (05/29/2013) [-]
Yes,well done America. Keep up the good work, the whole world loves you and we are all jealous of how amazing you are. Congratulations.
Yes,well done America. Keep up the good work, the whole world loves you and we are all jealous of how amazing you are. Congratulations.
#1 - mrshrapnel (05/28/2013) [-]
Its funny becourse we play actual football.
Its funny becourse we play actual football.
User avatar #117 to #1 - shadowhorn (05/29/2013) [-]
generally I would agree with you, but an insult to American Football on here makes me want to destroy you. I hate american football, yet i find myself wanting to defend it.

WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO ME AMERICA
#227 to #1 - anon (05/29/2013) [-]
Mfw no one even mentions afl(the greatest sport ever)
User avatar #14 to #1 - zarcos (05/28/2013) [-]
Football is lame....it's basically running and dancing but with a ball....
#24 to #14 - kez (05/28/2013) [-]
American football is 3 hours of ads and people standing still and walking about and 12 minutes of quite cool running and throwing.
User avatar #91 to #24 - mynameisfoo (05/29/2013) [-]
I know you're partly joking but that is still one of the least intelligent comments made about american football I've ever seen
#93 to #91 - kez (05/29/2013) [-]
Its a joke, but its still true.

The average televised NFL game is:
-- 67 Minutes of players standing around talking.
-- 60 minutes (roughly) of Adverts
-- 17 minutes of replays
-- Only 11-12 minutes of play
-- 3 seconds of cheerleaders

With the rest of the time on the coaches, huddles, the broadcasters and other general random camera shots of fans and random people etc.
User avatar #98 to #93 - mynameisfoo (05/29/2013) [-]
no 11-12 actual minutes of play is like the shortest amount of time played in the season, actual playing time is several minutes more. I play American football, it's much more anaerobic as opposed to soccer's aerobic exercise and has more specialized positions. both are difficult, just different kinds of it. each play is a wind sprint for american football
#172 to #98 - kez (05/29/2013) [-]
Nah, 11-12 mins average bro.
User avatar #320 to #172 - mynameisfoo (05/29/2013) [-]
again man, I play it. Fifteen minute quarters, and the clock runs after the play is complete when it's a run or a completed pass. incomplete, time out, if they run out of bounds, or any referee comments stop the clock. it does drain a lot between plays but it doesn't take up 3/4 of the actual game.
I'm not thumbing you down just so you know that's not me haha
User avatar #40 to #14 - rainbowrush (05/29/2013) [-]
I once watched 30 min of american football. I think there was some 2 seconds play every couple of minutes, but I'm not sure. I'm not a big fan of football, but american football is just ridiculous.
#55 to #40 - anon (05/29/2013) [-]
I don't care for either (hockey is my favorite), but I'd rather watch American football than soccer.
User avatar #4 to #1 - Nitsuin (05/28/2013) [-]
Foosball?
User avatar #12 to #4 - himyouknowwho (05/28/2013) [-]
Fußball
User avatar #241 to #12 - tocho ONLINE (05/29/2013) [-]
Fussball?
#251 to #243 - tocho ONLINE (05/29/2013) [-]
That face...
That face...
User avatar #71 to #1 - chadisyounggg (05/29/2013) [-]
I think it's funny how people insult the american football style. Like oh you guys wear helmets and shoulder pads? Haha whimps. Well imagine if we didn't a 7 foot 400 pound black man jumping on too you would probally kill you if not injure you first.

So what we play is real football let's take our pros and put them against your rugbe pros and see who wins.
#195 to #71 - kez (05/29/2013) [-]
American football has hardly any 400lbs players.

Its worth mentioning of those 400lbs players, they dont run. They can have that excess 150lbs of fat because it helps them in short bursts as they have more weight behind their great stength.

Rugby players are 180-260lbs but are generally sprinting 100m in less than 13 seconds for the slowest of players and are running 10km a game. The average American footballer runs less than 0.5km.

Its a completely different game.

Rugby is mix of strength, technique, strategy and stamina, generally all arounders where as American football is a mix of some players extreme strength/force no stamina or extreme speed and stamina average strength with all needing technique and strategy.
#85 to #71 - drdonothing (05/29/2013) [-]
try having part of your ear pulled off by a big welshman then carry on playing
#88 to #85 - doughboyfreshcak (05/29/2013) [-]
i still would feel more threatened of a black guy running at me then a welish dude
User avatar #124 to #88 - slugnugget (05/29/2013) [-]
except the welsh guy will do repeatedly for over an hour instead of giving you a break every 10 minutes.
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#90 to #85 - anINTENSEginger (05/29/2013) [-]
Try getting your finger amputated halfway through a game to go back and play more.
User avatar #120 to #90 - slugnugget (05/29/2013) [-]
rugby ripped his sack and had a testicle hanging out...

he played on.
User avatar #92 to #90 - drdonothing (05/29/2013) [-]
Not trying to 1 up anyone just pointing out that rugby is not as much of a pussy sport as he seems to think.
#96 to #71 - kez (05/29/2013) [-]
I'm sorry but if you did that the rugby guys would dominate.

The fitness of the rugby player is way superior of an American footballer.

They would just out run them in nearly every sport they competed in and only marginally lose on strength.
#77 to #1 - totalsuckpod (05/29/2013) [-]
**** YEAH IT'S BEEN SIX HOURS AND THE SCORE IS STILL ZERO! FUTBOL #1!
#101 to #77 - kez (05/29/2013) [-]
**** yeah!

Its been 3 hours and i saw 12 minutes of play! American football #1!

(Thats not even exagerating, thats true)

And i know yours was a joke, but most football games have a goal every 30 minutes at the most.

Where as every 30 minutes of American football averages 2 minutes of play. Again, not exagerating, thats true.
#111 to #101 - cjfj (05/29/2013) [-]
Quit pulling 'statistics' out of your ass.

Besides, the time between plays in American football is more exciting than a vast majority of the time spent watching a bunch of ******* fairies run around in circles. In fact, the only excitement in soccer (football, whatever.) comes from the shots on goal, which last a second a piece and often result in nothing except the fairies dispersing or faking injuries.
User avatar #118 to #111 - shadowhorn (05/29/2013) [-]
i have never before heard soccer described so perfectly. bravo, sir.
#163 to #111 - kez (05/29/2013) [-]
Well those statistics i "pulled out of my ass" are true. So accept them or don't. I dont care if you cannot accept how actionless American football is.

No point reasoning with a butthurt American football fan. There is a reason it is the most popular sport in the world. Just because you cannot understand it doesnt mean you shouldnt respect it.

Plus its pretty hypocritical to call footballers fairies when american footballers have pads and **** .
#176 to #163 - cjfj (05/29/2013) [-]
Here's why it's the most popular sport in the world. Any broke kids/families can find anything to use as a ball, and designate a 'goal'. You grow up with this dull **** and it just becomes second nature to you. If every kid in the world had such easy access to American football equipment, the football v soccer debate would look much different.

tl;dr: You'z a broke bitch.
#249 to #176 - adamks (05/29/2013) [-]
No. It's because the most people in the world watch it on their ******* tv.
#187 to #176 - kez (05/29/2013) [-]
Because throwing something and running into an area is only something rich people can do?

Thats probably the worst arguement I have ever seen, go to bed you are tired, that doesnt make any sense.

Also doesnt explain why the sport is generally dominated by wealthy european countries. Your ignorance is pretty impressive.

I like watching American football, despite how milked out it is. I have played it and enjoy it. You dont like football and obviously have rarely played it and are making terrible arguements that make no sense.
User avatar #244 to #187 - vigilum ONLINE (05/29/2013) [-]
To google!
Most popular sport in the world, according to You need to login to view this link

Currently the highest ranking countries are: Spain, Germany, Argentina, Croatia, Portugal, Colombia, England, Italy, Netherlands, Ecuador. More here: http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/rankingtable/index.html
So there's just 13 non-European countries in the top 30.
Besides, the explanation for how it is dominated by wealthy European countries
is that you can make a living on playing the sport if you're good.
And Europe is the country with the second largest amount of countries.

I tried checking FAF's world ranking, but I couldn't find anything official. And they're trying to tell me that Israel is a European country. And they should fire whoever designed You need to login to view this link
#294 to #244 - kez (05/29/2013) [-]
You can easily make a living playing football in most countries...

I am not trying to be nasty or disrespectful but what is your comment trying to say?
I do not understand why you posted it.
User avatar #119 to #111 - slugnugget (05/29/2013) [-]
bunch of fairies? then what does that make you?

im sure you must be superior if you can look down at ultra athletic men making millions getting bitches to left and right. just because its not a contact sport doesnt make them pussys you stupid cunt.

hurr baseball is for fairies hurr basket ball is for theories.

watch whatever sport you like and **** off.

#66 to #1 - yearofthemonkey (05/29/2013) [-]
You mean this game?
You mean this game?
User avatar #122 to #66 - slugnugget (05/29/2013) [-]
atleast they actually play instead of time out time out time out 10 seconds of action every ******* 10 minutes.
#174 to #122 - kez (05/29/2013) [-]
Its less than that. 2-3 mins of play every 30 minutes is pretty average
User avatar #315 to #174 - yearofthemonkey (05/29/2013) [-]
I would like to see your sources.
I play Football (from Canada), and I can tell you that there is more than 2-3 minutes of play every 30 minutes. If you watch professional football, most of the down time you see if from commercial breaks.
Where you get your information is unknown. I have yet to look at any knowledgeable sources which state there are 2-3 minutes of football over a course of 30 minutes.
User avatar #324 to #323 - yearofthemonkey (05/30/2013) [-]
Should that be true, It is still a more exciting 20 minutes of sports than 90 minutes of soccer.

Take this an an example as a difference in the sports as well.

Soccer players fake they are hurt, Football players act as if they aren't.

http://www. youtube . com/ watch?v=NzAPvICrEI8
#325 to #324 - kez (05/30/2013) [-]
I'm not saying footballers arent pussies, they are and it is pathetic. But why are you comparing a contact sport with a non contact sport and calling them pussies? Thats kinda dumb.

And if you gonna bring that up, Rugby or boxing are more physical game than American football. That doesnt make rugby , although I personally prefer it, or boxing better just because they involve more contact, they are just different sports.

Nah, you need to understand football and actually watch it to appreciate it.

The main problem with america is their football (soccer) league is absolutely terrible. And its harder to get into a sport when the top teams in your country are very poor.

Either way I am a rugby man personally, playing at a very high and competitive level. I have played on with a concussion, two broken ribs and a broken nose at the same time before personally. My friend has broken his spine in a rugby match before and kept playing.
Its just what you do in contact sports, especially rugby. Its not a big deal.

Rugby players have had their scrotum ripped open and their testicle hanging out and they play on. Others have broken legs or arms or ribs or neck or spines and loads of things and play on, its just kinda expected in rugby.

Pic related, Manu had his ear ripped in half ( and nearly off) in a recent rugby match and just taped it up and played on like nothing happend, had the stiches done after the game.

Its said 1/3 of rugby players are injured at any one time.
User avatar #314 to #122 - yearofthemonkey (05/29/2013) [-]
It's still more action than watching a soccer game. 90% of a soccer game is played at mid field with both teams turning the ball over every 5 passes. 7% is corner kicks and 3% is scoring chances. A lot of the time, you won't even get a goal in a full 90 minutes.
#322 to #314 - kez (05/29/2013) [-]
You are wrong
User avatar #38 to #1 - teoberry (05/29/2013) [-]
You play basically what zarcos said, except for faked injuries thrown in for good measure.
#7 to #1 - empithree ONLINE (05/28/2013) [-]
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#13 to #7 - empithree ONLINE (05/28/2013) [-]
nobody over the internet shares my love for football.
nobody over the internet shares my love for football.
User avatar #95 to #13 - dadukesta (05/29/2013) [-]
I do... Go Ravens.. And not because they won the superbowl but because they have a great line up and a cool quarterback and respectable fans...
#100 to #95 - anINTENSEginger (05/29/2013) [-]
A cool QB who basically destroyed their team. I really don't think he deserves more money than all the QBs in the NFL.
#191 to #95 - welcometoatl (05/29/2013) [-]
A great line-up? Everybody left this offseason.
#309 to #191 - anon (05/29/2013) [-]
He doesnt know what he is talking about. He is a band wagoner. Good line up? Majority of their key pieces left this off-season and why? Because of Flacco, who didnt deserve that big of a payday.
#97 to #13 - anINTENSEginger (05/29/2013) [-]
I do....
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User avatar #224 - ireallylikepotatoe (05/29/2013) [-]
We have Rugby over here.

It's the same sport but played by men.
User avatar #282 to #224 - intabutter (05/29/2013) [-]
now thats what i call edgy
#310 to #224 - anon (05/29/2013) [-]
Football is a harder hitting sport then Rugby by 3 times as much.

Video Proof. Ignorant ***** . Long live science!
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User avatar #228 to #224 - zorororonoa (05/29/2013) [-]
oh god, not this ******* argument again. Call in the butthurt everyones
#278 to #224 - rdunc (05/29/2013) [-]
and both are *****
User avatar #229 to #224 - adrianking (05/29/2013) [-]
That may be true.

But only because our version is played by bloodthirsty sadistic ******* animals.

(inb4 black joke)
#236 to #229 - REAVENTSNIPER (05/29/2013) [-]
You're 'animals' wear thick padding, sorry but rugby players are ******* massive and they don't wear padding I'd like to see an american football team v them, they're ******* tanks.
User avatar #237 to #236 - adrianking (05/29/2013) [-]
They wear padding because they kept killing each other.

And they still do. At an alarming rate.
#238 to #237 - REAVENTSNIPER (05/29/2013) [-]
It's like 3 deaths a year on average.... and usually (sounds stupid) but padding and armor can be a cause of death+injury, We don't need **** we could easily tame your 'animals' with one man, rugby is for ******* psychopathic behemoths, american football is for, as you say, animals.... so crippled animal who needs protection? (hence the padding)
User avatar #240 to #238 - adrianking (05/29/2013) [-]
"We?" Giving yourself a lot of credit there, REAVENTSNIPER.

First off, any death from a sport is unacceptable. Second off, before the padding was added and when American Football didn't deviate much from the Rugby standard in 1908, there were nineteen direct fatalities on the field, and that only increased to twenty-six in 1909. And this isn't counting the permanent injuries that ruined many players lives.

I appreciate your love for your sport, but to say that taking precautions for what is obviously a seriously dangerous activity is a weakness is just insane.
#247 to #240 - REAVENTSNIPER (05/29/2013) [-]
'We' talking about 'us' as a community our country that supports the sport, not myself as a whole or direct focus.

I understand your opinions on the added safety precautions of american football, to emphasize on the fact that they needed it because of the brutal nature that resulted in many deaths on the field. However your opinion is lopsided and biased providing only information to back up your side ( assuming you're american?) and not that of the game of rugby, (not sure if it's origin so I'm not going to assign it to any country) I'm not much of a sports person myself. All sports are seriously dangerous, but this was the comparison of the two games assuming american football is derived from rugby yet included with the added safety precautions while England pretty much did ' **** all' and kept the same. (talking about the padding etc). Lets leave it at this?
#246 to #240 - awesomechardey (05/29/2013) [-]
So the difference is, European Rugby animals just don't die when they get poked a little.
User avatar #252 to #246 - adrianking (05/29/2013) [-]
Or they don't poke as hard. Whose to say?
User avatar #258 to #252 - thirdjess ONLINE (05/29/2013) [-]
I just wanna jump in an add a point, to my understanding, in American football the main idea is to have the quarter back through it all the way down field where it either gets kicked in or tryed (do you even have trys?) Suffering maybe one or two tackles per play. In Rugby the ball is passed and worked all the way down field tackle by tackle. So they get hit a lot more, a lot harder.
User avatar #263 to #258 - adrianking (05/29/2013) [-]
One thing to be considered is that because of the passing effect, players are a lot more exposed. A quarterback must stand upright, with arms up and chest exposed to be able to throw a ball with any distance, and a collision with an linebacker who may have a hundred pounds on him when he is not in a defensive stance (that rugby players are consistently in) could cause terrible injuries to the players neck, spine, and ribs.

On the receiving end, catchers often have to extend their arms away from their torso, creating the same issues. On the same note, being suspended in the air as is often necessary to catch a wide pass, can set a player up for some brutal treatment from the opposition.
User avatar #264 to #263 - thirdjess ONLINE (05/29/2013) [-]
Both those players have other players dedicated to keeping the opposition away from them.
User avatar #266 to #264 - adrianking (05/29/2013) [-]
Players that often fail. Look up a "quarterback sack."
User avatar #269 to #266 - thirdjess ONLINE (05/29/2013) [-]
Guy one gets to duck, has twenty besser blocks thrown at him.
Guy two gets a ply wood shield but has to stand upright, has three besser blocks thrown at him.

Who do you think gets hurt more?
User avatar #270 to #269 - adrianking (05/29/2013) [-]
Hey, don't underestimate the power of ducking.
User avatar #271 to #270 - thirdjess ONLINE (05/29/2013) [-]
The difference is they get to redirect the impact, but honestly after so many hits I don't think it matters.
User avatar #274 to #271 - adrianking (05/29/2013) [-]
Oh, it matters. Ask any player, both Rugby Union and American Football, they'll agree "it's the one they didn't see coming that got them."
User avatar #277 to #274 - thirdjess ONLINE (05/29/2013) [-]
My little brother had knee surgery from football, I know that a defensive position can make a difference on a tackle. On a single tackle. Like I said though, they get hit repeatedly.
User avatar #279 to #277 - adrianking (05/29/2013) [-]
Much more than a single tackle. It's the difference between smacking a tree with a pipe or taking an axe to it.

Of course either way there are going to be injuries. You have huge, adrenaline and testosterone-filled mammals getting mad and smashing into each other at high velocities, **** will go down
#285 to #279 - anon (05/29/2013) [-]
You're very mad aren't you? Rugby players could EASILY beat a NFL player in strength. Rugby players don't need padding, because they are tougher.(and they don't need steroids)
User avatar #289 to #285 - adrianking (05/29/2013) [-]
I legitimately don't care. Just providing insight to how it is across the pond, and why pads don't make an individual weaker.
#254 to #252 - awesomechardey (05/29/2013) [-]
They poke harder than you can imagine. I can promise you.
#262 to #254 - stdhen (05/29/2013) [-]
they don't poke harder, they poke more often. the average AF hit is 3,000lbs. of force, the average rugby hit is 1000lbs. of force. however, the average AF player only pokes 10 times a game, wereas the average rugby player pokes about 35 times per game. something else to point out is that AF is one game a week, rugby can be up to 4 times a week. thats 30,000lbs of poke by and AF player, and 140,000lbs of poke by a rugby player, and if you want by team, thats 330,000lbs for AF, and 2,100,000lbs of poke by a rugby team....
#265 to #262 - awesomechardey (05/29/2013) [-]
yeah, don't take this **** too serious... It's just a fun site here.
#267 to #265 - stdhen (05/29/2013) [-]
But my opin.... But... okay
User avatar #257 to #254 - adrianking (05/29/2013) [-]
Goddamn, a man can't make a ******* joke about a sport without people jumping on his nuts and roping him into an argument.

Fine, your sweaty man sport is better than our sweaty man sport. Go have a lager and enjoy your victory.
#259 to #257 - awesomechardey (05/29/2013) [-]
lol, I'm not even british
User avatar #50 - yearofthemonkey (05/29/2013) [-]
How does this not have more thumbs?!
User avatar #9 - ubutombu (05/28/2013) [-]
Shouldnt it be the "world" series? I guess it would be a better joke
User avatar #281 - supamonkey (05/29/2013) [-]
How many times has the USA won the UEFA Championship?
None.
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