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That looks a lot like soccer. whistle
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That's definitely football. You can tell because the players mostly control the ball with their feet. Unlike what you lot call football, where the players mostly control a non-ball shaped object with their hands.

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...football...football...


You keep using that word...
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Finally! God has sent one of his many tornadoes to join the fight against the unholy game of soccer!
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I may be a bit hazy on the subject, but I seem to recall reading that Ben Franklin first called our game "football" at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1776, shortly after a brief skirmish with the British.

The NFL was formed two years later.
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When I go to England, I'll be sure to call soccer football, fries crisps, and cookies biscuits. Until then, though, I'm going to keep using the language I've used my entire life, thanks.
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That looks a lot like soccer. whistle


That's OK, as that's not a tornado either.
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col_w wrote:
That's definitely football. You can tell because the players mostly control the ball with their feet. Unlike what you lot call football, where the players mostly control a non-ball shaped object with their hands.

So you're telling me there's a British game where the players control the ball with crickets?
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When I go to England, I'll be sure to call soccer football, fries crisps, and cookies biscuits. Until then, though, I'm going to keep using the language I've used my entire life, thanks.

But you can call fries chips now. You just have to order them with fish
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Verkisto wrote:
fries crisps


Actually, you would be calling fries chips. Here in Australia we use "chips" interchangably to mean both fries and crisps. I think fries are a very different thing to crisps.

This sort of "that's not football, this is football" debate happens all the time in Australia, where there are 4 genuinely popular sports that all share the term "football" : Soccer, Australian Rules Football, Rugby and Rugby League. The soccer zealots seem to have some sort of self-righteous belief that they are right, whereas everyone else just calls their football "footy" and gets on with their lives.

The "soccer is the game that is played with the foot" argument is not exactly accurate either. It should be the game that is played with any part of the body apart from the arms from the elbows down. Unless you're a goalie.
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Which is why spellcasting is now banned by FIFA.

And ALL versions of football are so called because they are played on foot, as opposed to on horseback.
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Larry Levy wrote:
col_w wrote:
That's definitely football. You can tell because the players mostly control the ball with their feet. Unlike what you lot call football, where the players mostly control a non-ball shaped object with their hands.

So you're telling me there's a British game where the players control the ball with crickets?


Pretty much...

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In the earliest definite reference to the sport in 1598, it is called creckett. Given the strong medieval trade connections between south-east England and the County of Flanders when the latter belonged to the Duchy of Burgundy, the name may have been derived from the Middle Dutch krick(-e), meaning a stick (crook); or the Old English cricc or cryce meaning a crutch or staff. In Old French, the word criquet seems to have meant a kind of club or stick.
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I may be a bit hazy on the subject, but I seem to recall reading that Ben Franklin first called our game "football" at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1776, shortly after a brief skirmish with the British.

The NFL was formed two years later.


Yes, you're definitely a bit hazy on the subject.
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How to make football interesting?

I was thinking snipers and landmines ...

... but tornados would do it too.
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Organized Teams of Girls played 'Soccer' too, so: "just saying!..." whistle
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Verkisto wrote:
When I go to England, I'll be sure to call soccer football, fries crisps, and cookies biscuits. Until then, though, I'm going to keep using the language I've used my entire life, thanks.


When I went through passport control in Helsinki last spring, I had this conversation with the officer:

Q. What is your destination?

A. Barcelona.

Q. What is the purpose of your trip?

A. Soccer.

Q. We call it football here.

A. Football, sorry.

Q. That's all right. Enjoy your stay.
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That's definitely football. You can tell because the players mostly control the ball with their feet. Unlike what you lot call football, where the players mostly control a non-ball shaped object with their hands.

Well it's your fault, if you hadn't called a game Rugby Football, we wouldn't have had to shorten the name by dropping Rugby when we made it better
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col_w wrote:
That's definitely football. You can tell because the players mostly control the ball with their feet. Unlike what you lot call football, where the players mostly control a non-ball shaped object with their hands.

Well it's your fault, if you hadn't called a game Rugby Football, we wouldn't have had to shorten the name by dropping Rugby when we made it better


How is it improving Rugby by allowing a forward pass and a mini-conference after every tackle?
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col_w wrote:
That's definitely football. You can tell because the players mostly control the ball with their feet. Unlike what you lot call football, where the players mostly control a non-ball shaped object with their hands.

:p


Well yes, but calling it HandEgg would just be ludicrous...
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Niko wrote:
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col_w wrote:
That's definitely football. You can tell because the players mostly control the ball with their feet. Unlike what you lot call football, where the players mostly control a non-ball shaped object with their hands.

Well it's your fault, if you hadn't called a game Rugby Football, we wouldn't have had to shorten the name by dropping Rugby when we made it better


How is it improving Rugby by allowing a forward pass and a mini-conference after every tackle?


haha! I actually find Rugby more entertaining than american football. I never enjoyed american football - they stretch a 1 hour game to 3 hours and I find the gameplay boring...and this is coming from a baseball fan!!
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Niko wrote:
droberts441 wrote:
col_w wrote:
That's definitely football. You can tell because the players mostly control the ball with their feet. Unlike what you lot call football, where the players mostly control a non-ball shaped object with their hands.

Well it's your fault, if you hadn't called a game Rugby Football, we wouldn't have had to shorten the name by dropping Rugby when we made it better


How is it improving Rugby by allowing a forward pass
Exactly
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Here's another one.

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Yeah, as they were probably 'disappointed' that THIS "dust devil" didn't sprout 'tentacles' and DRAPE those with`em! whistle
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