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CFL VS NFL.....
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RE: CFL VS NFL.....
(August 28, 2021 at 11:10 am)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: It evens out, I suppose - gridiron football will always remain a mystery to me.

Boru

Yeah, it's funny how the game you grow up with is generally the one you understand and appreciate more.  Rugby and AFL are more like soccer in that there is less structure and more action/fluidity.  American/Canadian football is far more rigid and structured.  The format of starting a play that lasts for maybe 10 seconds vs moving the ball around the field and getting into position to score is the biggest difference.

There are lots of other sports that have a format more like soccer and rugby, so I think American style football is more of the oddball.  Interesting note, to many Americans the most attractive component of the sport is the violence.
Why is it so?
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(August 28, 2021 at 11:18 am)Spongebob Wrote:
(August 28, 2021 at 11:10 am)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: It evens out, I suppose - gridiron football will always remain a mystery to me.

Boru

Yeah, it's funny how the game you grow up with is generally the one you understand and appreciate more.  Rugby and AFL are more like soccer in that there is less structure and more action/fluidity.  American/Canadian football is far more rigid and structured.  The format of starting a play that lasts for maybe 10 seconds vs moving the ball around the field and getting into position to score is the biggest difference.

There are lots of other sports that have a format more like soccer and rugby, so I think American style football is more of the oddball.  Interesting note, to many Americans the most attractive component of the sport is the violence.

I played rugby from age ten until I was in my late forties, so yeah - rugby play and rules are second nature to me. I’ve never found gridiron style particularly compelling (nothing against it, just not to my taste).

Interesting factlet: Early on, American and Canadian football were considered variants of rugby.

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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(August 28, 2021 at 11:25 am)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: Interesting factlet: Early on, American and Canadian football were considered variants of rugby.

Boru

Yeah, that was always my understanding.  The big deviation came with the forward pass.  From then on its a very different sport.
Why is it so?
~Julius Sumner Miller
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RE: CFL VS NFL.....
(August 28, 2021 at 11:25 am)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote:
(August 28, 2021 at 11:18 am)Spongebob Wrote: Yeah, it's funny how the game you grow up with is generally the one you understand and appreciate more.  Rugby and AFL are more like soccer in that there is less structure and more action/fluidity.  American/Canadian football is far more rigid and structured.  The format of starting a play that lasts for maybe 10 seconds vs moving the ball around the field and getting into position to score is the biggest difference.

There are lots of other sports that have a format more like soccer and rugby, so I think American style football is more of the oddball.  Interesting note, to many Americans the most attractive component of the sport is the violence.

I played rugby from age ten until I was in my late forties, so yeah - rugby play and rules are second nature to me. I’ve never found gridiron style particularly compelling (nothing against it, just not to my taste).

Interesting factlet: Early on, American and Canadian football were considered variants of rugby.

Boru

I think it is widely understood that what people outside the United States call "football" and not  "European  footbol" or "soccer" stems from what is commonly known as rugby.
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RE: CFL VS NFL.....
(August 28, 2021 at 11:10 am)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote:
(August 28, 2021 at 10:45 am)Spongebob Wrote: 1)  Of all the differences, this one is the least interesting.  The field is also wider and that allows the offense to spread out more.  I also like the deeper end zone and the ability to score points on a punt.

2)  The 3 down rule is offset by several things.  There's a full yard of "neutral zone" between the offense and defense.  The field is wider.  The offense is allowed to have multiple players in movement at the same time and they are allowed to run toward the LOS, get a "running start", if you will.  12 players on the field vs 11.  All of these rules are an advantage to the offense that probably makes up the difference.


Rugby and Australian Rules Football are confounding to me.  I've watched a lot of games but never get a good sense of the flow.  And how those guys survive a single game wearing nothing but shorts and a t-shirt is mind blowing.

But at least the name of the sport makes more sense because the foot touching the ball is actually a significant part of the game.

It evens out, I suppose - gridiron football will always remain a mystery to me.

Boru

Also, Aussie Rules sucks!
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Of course, what you will all find is that nothing compares to hurling.





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The great appear great because we are on our knees. Let us rise!
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(August 28, 2021 at 12:35 pm)Brian37 Wrote:
(August 28, 2021 at 11:25 am)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: I played rugby from age ten until I was in my late forties, so yeah - rugby play and rules are second nature to me. I’ve never found gridiron style particularly compelling (nothing against it, just not to my taste).

Interesting factlet: Early on, American and Canadian football were considered variants of rugby.

Boru

I think it is widely understood that what people outside the United States call "football" and not  "European  footbol" or "soccer" stems from what is commonly known as rugby.

I have no idea what that sentence means.

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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(August 28, 2021 at 4:47 pm)Nomad Wrote: Of course, what you will all find is that nothing compares to hurling.





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How is that not lacrosse?
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(August 28, 2021 at 6:22 pm)Spongebob Wrote:
(August 28, 2021 at 4:47 pm)Nomad Wrote: Of course, what you will all find is that nothing compares to hurling.





Still basking in the two in a row's warm glowing, glowing warmth.

How is that not lacrosse?

Because it's better.
The great appear great because we are on our knees. Let us rise!
Big James
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For those who watch American football, would you be for a 4 point field goal. In other words, if the field goal kicker can put it through the uprights from 50 yards(including the end zone) or further out.
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