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Posted on 02-06-12 08:08:18 PM Link
I just call it "handegg" because I think it's funny, I guess. I'd say an American football is more egg-shaped than ball-shaped, at least.

Football: the sport in which you throw something that is not a ball with something that is not your foot.
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Posted on 02-06-12 08:24:34 PM Link
Apparently, the reason football is called football is because it isn't played on horses...

Though now I wonder if you could.
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Posted on 02-06-12 08:25:10 PM Link
I take it that at one time, a lot of sports were played on horses?
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Posted on 02-06-12 08:26:21 PM Link
Originally posted by Taryn
I take it that at one time, a lot of sports were played on horses?

I think it was more of a class thing- the upper class played polo on their horses, whereas the lower class had to play "foot-ball".
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Posted on 02-06-12 08:27:04 PM Link
Of course.

Jousting, Equestrian, Showjumping, Polo.

Heaps of sport have their roots in horseback riding.
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Posted on 02-06-12 08:52:49 PM Link
Originally posted by Xkeeper
I don't really see how someone could call a football egg-shaped. It's pretty clearly an oval with pinched ends, not a weird elliptical thing.

Different from most balls in that it isn't exactly spherical, too.


Handfootball sounds funnier anyway.


It's sort of a joke, as far as I know.

Since Football often steals the name of Soccer, when in most of the world people call football "American Football" instead.

It's a linguistic oddity, though, for sure. And shows just how little non-Football and non-baseball sports are valued here.
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Posted on 02-06-12 09:07:56 PM Link
Originally posted by Metal_Man88
Originally posted by Xkeeper
I don't really see how someone could call a football egg-shaped. It's pretty clearly an oval with pinched ends, not a weird elliptical thing.

Different from most balls in that it isn't exactly spherical, too.


Handfootball sounds funnier anyway.


It's sort of a joke, as far as I know.

Since Football often steals the name of Soccer, when in most of the world people call football "American Football" instead.

It's a linguistic oddity, though, for sure. And shows just how little non-Football and non-baseball sports are valued here.


soccer is for fruity europeans :U
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Posted on 02-06-12 09:31:32 PM Link
Yeah, and people here don't care much for others who dislike football. Wacky, really, since it's just a sport. Not a way of life. Especially American football, since it doesn't have the same worldwide fandom like Soccer does.
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Posted on 02-06-12 09:33:02 PM Link
Actually, it amuses me to no end that the 'International Baseball League' is essentially Japan Vs USA.
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Posted on 02-06-12 09:33:48 PM Link
Originally posted by Xenesis
Actually, it amuses me to no end that the 'International Baseball League' is essentially Japan Vs USA.

I thought some of the Latin American countries also did alright in there?
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Posted on 02-06-12 10:15:47 PM Link
Yeah, there's at least some Latin American baseball, at least we wind up poaching a lot of their players.
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Posted on 02-06-12 10:22:36 PM Link
Originally posted by Metal_Man88
Yeah, there's at least some Latin American baseball, at least we wind up poaching a lot of their players.

We get players from Japan too... I don't think I heard of it going the other way around in either direction, though.
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Posted on 02-07-12 12:31:56 AM Link
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Posted on 02-07-12 04:50:03 AM Link
Originally posted by Xenesis
Actually, it amuses me to no end that the 'International Baseball League' is essentially Japan Vs USA.


Well, it's between more than one nation, so...
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Posted on 02-07-12 12:49:35 PM Link
Reminds me of various tiny airports in Michigan near the US-Canada border that would bill themselves as "International" airports. Even though they were typically like one runway big enough for tiny private planes. I guess if you're close enough to another country, you're "international".
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Posted on 02-07-12 04:49:35 PM Link
Yes, triple figures!

Anyway, I've always saw 'football' as the non-foot non-ball sport, and not 'soccer', but of course, some other call soccer football, and vice versa. It's just confusing to me at times.

Well, international means going from one country to a different country, so... Yeah.
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Posted on 02-07-12 05:30:47 PM Link
Speaking of football, I'm getting curious into watching several CFL games.

Seriously, they need the CFL/NFL exhibition games to come back.
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Posted on 02-08-12 01:46:34 AM Link
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Posted on 02-08-12 02:38:44 AM Link
You know what would make football more interesting?

Land mines.
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Posted on 02-08-12 09:41:27 AM Link
Originally posted by Rick
You know what would make football more interesting?

Land mines.

...

why has no one thought of this before
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