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Keep your sport, we don't want it. lil lady - 29/01/2003 08:18:53 AM

I feel it incredibly annoying that the Americans have taken the word used to describe a classic sport and turned into something we English do without the need for padding.

I suddenly understand so much about you then. Maybe if you used padding, you wouldn't have nearly as much brain damage and you wouldn't have posted something as silly as this argument is.

Do Americans decide to go down the park for a quick game of
football?


Actually we do. There are always people at the park by my house playing football. One of the things my husband misses the most about living up north is being able to play football in the snow. So please, don't generalize all Americans into one blanket statement.

But football is a sport both played and loved by all
Not true. I find soccer (European football) quite dull. I do agree that it takes a great athlete to play. The sport requires extreme endurance and stamina, but it's boring. The only reason I would watch a game is to look at the men in those cute little shorts. But I can do that while watching American Football and watching all those tight ends (the position, not the bums)

Ah, that's much better. Where was I? Oh, yes. Can an American please explain to me the benefits of American football and why it's apparently so much better than soccer? Is it just some huge joke against the unenlightened? Do people who do understand point and laugh at the ignorant? I need to know!

I don't think that Americans claim that American football is better. We just like the bashing and I think that a lot of people enjoy the strategy that is involved. I personally enjoy Football because for me, it is constant excitement. I don't think that our sport is better than yours, just more exciting.



It's because I like you, I don't want to be with you. It's a complicated emotion.

This message last edited by lil lady on 1/29/2003 at 8:43:58 AM.




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Aye! Couldn't agree with you more *NM* - 29/01/2003 05:05:25 AM 4 Views
ah yea, Soccer. - 29/01/2003 05:34:04 AM 34 Views
Re: ah yea, Soccer. - 29/01/2003 10:08:03 AM 19 Views
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Sure, heres whats attractive about it - 29/01/2003 06:58:46 AM 29 Views
Heathen - 29/01/2003 07:55:15 AM 16 Views
Keep your sport, we don't want it. - 29/01/2003 08:18:53 AM 23 Views
"men in those cute little shorts" indeed - 29/01/2003 11:12:33 AM 12 Views
Nah, it's less exciting *NM* - 29/01/2003 11:21:47 AM 3 Views
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Re: Dude - 29/01/2003 08:53:10 AM 29 Views
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meh - 30/01/2003 05:34:15 AM 7 Views
*NM* - 30/01/2003 08:26:06 AM 2 Views
Having played both sports... - 29/01/2003 10:16:20 AM 21 Views
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*also does the Canuck dance*.... - 29/01/2003 11:14:17 AM 7 Views
You two are scaring me *NM* - 29/01/2003 11:19:59 AM 5 Views
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They both Suck but isn't this the wrong comparison? - 29/01/2003 10:53:14 AM 22 Views
Very nice post, my friend. - 29/01/2003 11:17:17 AM 12 Views
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"Intellingent" you are - 29/01/2003 11:12:31 AM 24 Views
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