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Old 04-19-2013, 01:27 PM   #16
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or just watch

clearly he hasn't watched much American Football...



Watch this video to understand why pads are needed

I watch a lot of NFL, but I can only watch the condensed games on game pass.

I see the way they tackle and its really not that big of a difference. Have you ever watched rugby?
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:29 PM   #17
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By the way the condensed games go for 20 minutes and cut out the majority of the stops.

Why would anyone watch a 3 hour game to watch 20 minutes of action?
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:29 PM   #18
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Its really boring. Plays go for 5-10 seconds at most and then there is a minimum of a 30 second break everytime. The stops are just insane, they spend 3/4 of the time doing nothing.
Every sports can be enjoyable if you learn them. If you don't and are ignorant then GTFO.

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Also why do they have so much protection? Watch Australian football or rugby, they are just as rough, if not more and they wear nothing.
Because rules of American football is kinda force players to charge at others at full force, while rugby and such really don't, or technically can't.

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Another reason is that no one else in the world plays it, whilst almost every country in the world plays basketball.
Because American football is expensive to play properly with all those protection equipments and so on, same as baseball. Poorer countries with next to zero supports from governments are unlikely to pick those sports up.
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:32 PM   #19
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Default Re: If American Football wasn't called "football", would it be more popular...

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I watch a lot of NFL, but I can only watch the condensed games on game pass.

I see the way they tackle and its really not that big of a difference. Have you ever watched rugby?
I don't even have to be american to give an answer to this, if you watched the video you know rugby players don't roam around to tackle a player in their blindside with the momentum they gathered from sprints.

If that answer doesn't explain it for you then this will : Newtons second law (F= M*S)

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Old 04-19-2013, 01:33 PM   #20
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NFL players are launched at each other like missiles. They are destroying their bodies in the process. There's a lot of action and plenty of strategy.
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:34 PM   #21
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You have 6'4" 250 lb line backers who run 4.5 or 4.6 40's launching themselves at players. The game is incredibly dangerous.
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:40 PM   #22
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You have 6'4" 250 lb line backers who run 4.5 or 4.6 40's launching themselves at players. The game is incredibly dangerous.
This is why getting rid of protections might be a good idea. Make them think twice before attacking at someone else.
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:23 PM   #23
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Why isn't Russian midget fighting popular around the world? Why isn't Sumo popular around the world?

American Football just doesn't have universal appeal. It's a bunch of marginal athletes on steroids running into each other in between commercials.
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:26 PM   #24
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Why isn't Russian midget fighting popular around the world? Why isn't Sumo popular around the world?

American Football just doesn't have universal appeal. It's a bunch of marginal athletes on steroids running into each other in between commercials.

The NFL has many amazing athletes. Marginal? That's a joke and wrong.
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:34 PM   #25
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The NFL has many amazing athletes. Marginal? That's a joke and wrong.

The NFL is a tiny professional sport. Tiny.

How many professional American Football players are there compared to other sports?

If there is any term to properly describe the NFL as a sport, marginal would be it. Marginal athletes, marginal talents, marginal entertainment value, marginal everything.
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:38 PM   #26
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at the NFL having marginal athletes. NFL has some of the absolute best athletes on the planet. The combination of speed, agility, and strength is incredible.

You're clueless.
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:40 PM   #27
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The NFL is a tiny professional sport. Tiny.

How many professional American Football players are there compared to other sports?

If there is any term to properly describe the NFL as a sport, marginal would be it. Marginal athletes, marginal talents, marginal entertainment value, marginal everything.

rofl

Football is only the largest sport in America, pulls in the most revenue, gets the highest ratings, has the most peewee/junior leagues in the country, etc etc.

But yeah it's only marginal. lol give me a break
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:42 PM   #28
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The NFL is a tiny professional sport. Tiny.

How many professional American Football players are there compared to other sports?

If there is any term to properly describe the NFL as a sport, marginal would be it. Marginal athletes, marginal talents, marginal entertainment value, marginal everything.

It's BY FAR the biggest sport in the United States, which happens to be one of the largest countries in the world. The best athletes in the NFL compare favorably to the best athletes in the NBA. Guys like Calvin Johnson, Adrian Peterson, Julius Peppers, etc. compare to any athletes.
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:43 PM   #29
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It's so easy to draw out people's inner racist.
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:43 PM   #30
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The #1 reason is that its too complicated and has too many players, you really have to invest a lot of time into it to know what's really going on, the formations, the strategy, the details, the execution. You could say the same about other sports, but football goes deep. For the people who are really into it, I can see how they think that no sport is comparable. It is a re-enactment of war.

Personally, I love it. Best genetics in the world, no other sport can compete, not nba, baseball, soccer, rugby, boxing, mma, australian rules fb, hockey, etc.
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