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#16 Post by Nabeshin » Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:44 pm

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Yer over 'ere we call it 'rounders', an' the girls play it at school :lol: :lol: :lol:


A bit like how american football is like rugby except with tonnes of padding and they stop every 15 seconds. :wink:
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#17 Post by shogran » Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:49 pm

lol that one did make me laugh and as for cricket no one understands it that the point

and i thought you had got over beating me up :(

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#18 Post by CrowSpirit » Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:54 pm

That was before you commented on baseball.

Also, football is so misunderstood, it is a great game for gals.

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#19 Post by shogran » Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:58 pm

thats not football your thinking about thats cheerleading :D

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#20 Post by kodama » Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:16 pm

CrowSpirit wrote:Also, football is so misunderstood, it is a great game for gals.


I could probably watch and enjoy American Football if it weren't for all the bloody timeouts, ref discussions and general fannying about that makes it into a tediously long and drawn out game.

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#21 Post by Aramaki » Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:26 pm

shogran wrote:no its coz girls cant throw

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Best not get started on American Football ( :lol: ) then, wusses in body armour etc blah blah blah... :el:

I thought the copious amount of breaks/timeouts was because they can't concentrate any longer? :scratch:

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#22 Post by Roostophe » Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:36 pm

American Football...do not get me started...I tried to like it but I just couldn't.

Baseball is as boring as cricket.

Basketball, aka the only popular sport in the US that the Yanks themselves invented, is rather good. I have to say. :)



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#23 Post by CastorTroy81 » Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:40 pm

Ooh since I'm mod here can I got thorugh all Nicole's posts and make them say baseball and American football are boring? :D

Nah but seriously, I remember being told that baskeball is the least popular of the 3 main sports. Why is it that the only 1 of them that actually lasts the duration it's meant to last is considered the least favourite?

Duration of an American football is 1 hour, isn't it? Yet it lasts for 3 or 4 hours.
Baseball looks like a short enough game when used in movies and tv but I've heard it can last 9+ hours.
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#24 Post by Old Git » Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:51 pm

Personally I'm a big fan of BASEketball. :wink:
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#25 Post by CastorTroy81 » Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:54 pm

Oh yah (free entry to the new club if can guess what film that's from).

I can enjoy BASEketbal as well.

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#26 Post by LeeDless » Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:56 pm

Basketball is the only US sport that's actually made an impact and is played professionally over here, the problem with Baseball is that as has been said it's effectively just a more complicated version of rounders, and nobody plays that past their school years. Furthermore we already have cricket, and I think that one drawn-out batting game is probably enough for this country.

The biggest problem with American Football is practicality. While kids here can play regular football with nothing but a ball (of any kind) and something to hit it between or against, AF requires alot of bulky and expensive equipment, not exactly realistic for a quick game after school.

Finally, we already have football, rugby, cricket, basketball etc. I really don't think that a country of this size can accommodate any more sports.
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#27 Post by CastorTroy81 » Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:59 pm

How about Extreme Dodgeball? :P
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#28 Post by Nabeshin » Fri Jul 25, 2008 12:02 am

CastorTroy81 wrote:Baseball looks like a short enough game when used in movies and tv but I've heard it can last 9+ hours.


While I've never heard of a 9+ hour game (that would involve alot of extra innings) I can vouch that they do last for last for quite awhile (I had a job where I'd often get home at 1 in the morning and the only thing on would be baseball).
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#29 Post by Roostophe » Fri Jul 25, 2008 12:03 am

CastorTroy81 wrote:How about Extreme Dodgeball? :P


Ah, good ol' Dodgeball. Just remember the 5 "D"'s: Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive, Dodge.
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#30 Post by CastorTroy81 » Fri Jul 25, 2008 12:06 am

And if you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball
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