Manapa wrote:NFL is world wide for sure and not just big in america
Element wrote:Below is a typical GFL player.
TheDhamma wrote:Not sure who said it first, but it has been called, "sporadic violence in between numerous board meetings (huddles)."
I can't appreciate any sport that doesn't involve some variety of tactics... and there's only one sport that really interest me, probably on account of the veritable multitude of tactics and that's cricket.
A game so seemingly boring to the uninstructed observer, yet it appears 2nd on that earlier list of the world's favourite sports.... there must be something to it.
"It was one of the most thrilling finishes to the NFL title game, certainly equaling last year’s upset by the New York Giants that ended with Plaxico Burress’ TD catch—with 35 seconds left, too.
But this one was even wilder.
The Steelers (15-4), winning their second Super Bowl in four seasons, led 20-7 in the fourth quarter, only to see Kurt Warner and the Cardinals stage a remarkable rally to go in front 23-20 with 2:37 remaining.
Warner hit All-Pro receiver Larry Fitzgerald in stride for a 64-yard touchdown with 2:37 left. Already owning a slew of postseason receiving marks this year, Fitzgerald sped down the middle of the field, watching himself outrun the Steelers on the huge video screen.
Fitzgerald could only watch from the sideline as Roethlisberger engineered a 78-yard drive to win it in what resembled Heinz Field South. With waves of twirling Terrible Towels turning Raymond James Stadium into a black-and-gold tableau—Steelers fans supporting their beloved team, the economy be damned— Pittsburgh’s offense rescued the title.
Holmes was selected the game’s MVP."
retrofuturist wrote:A game so seemingly boring to the uninstructed observer, yet it appears 2nd on that earlier list of the world's favourite sports.... there must be something to it.
retrofuturist wrote:A typical Sydney Swan, perhaps...
Warwick Capper was born in Victoria. He began playing football for the Oakleigh Youth Club in Victoria, winning the under 11 best and fairest in 1974 playing in the same team as David Rhys Jones. It wasn't long before Capper began to attract the attention of talent scouts and recruited by the Sydney Swans.
Dhammanando wrote:Manapa wrote:NFL is world wide for sure and not just big in america
Quite so. NFL is the USA's most unexportable commodity. The only way anyone can find it entertaining is if they've been brainwashed into believing so at a very young age (reminiscent of that supposed Jesuit saying: "If we get them by the age of six, they're ours for life"). Anyone not thus brainwashed (i.e. anyone born outside of the US) will find the game either laughable (with its refrigerator-fetish costumes etc.) or else boring to tears (chiefly due to the lack of fluid play and continual breaks).
By contrast, with rugby —and especially rugby union— no childhood exposure is needed. The sport is so intrinsically thrilling that even middle-aged or elderly people, upon seeing a game for the first time become immediate addicts (with the one sad exception of those whose sense of discrimination has been perverted by childhood exposure to NFL).
Element wrote:TheDhamma wrote:Not sure who said it first, but it has been called, "sporadic violence in between numerous board meetings (huddles)."
Below are pictures of rugby union, which they call "the game played in heaven". It is called this because unlike Jesus, it is boring on Earth unlike it is imagined in Heaven.
The picture is of a ruck. In this rabble, the ball is raked for by the players feet, wearing spiked boots. However, more often than not, the players lose their sati-sampajanna and mistake the opposing player's heads for the ball.
If ever a game was based in upper class mob mentality of hoarding things as a group, it is rugby. One player holds the ball and the rest surround him as the overweight mob slowly plods its way up field.
Jechbi wrote:omg, I've been brainwashed. It was a really good game.