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Old 07-29-2013, 01:27 AM   #16
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Default Re: "Football" or "Handegg" ?

see, now that makes sense.

we’re gonna take a sport in which players handle a pigskin egg all game long and steal the name from another sport, even though it doesn’t really make sense. why? because handegg sounds retarded and we couldn’t think of anything better.

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Old 07-29-2013, 01:32 AM   #17
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Why does the name have to make sense to euro ****?

In America, where football is played in its highest capacity, when you say football, everyone knows immediately what you are talking about.

Lots of words, titles, names, etc etc don't make sense. it doesn't have to

What do crickets have to do with the sport of cricket? Are there any rugs used in rugby? How many boxes do you see in the sport of boxing?

Why you so desperate?
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:35 AM   #18
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:44 AM   #19
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Well I call 'soccer' football too and american football to differentiate unless I am talking to an american about football.
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:02 AM   #20
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Well, Australians call this football:



and New Zealanders call this football:




Both balls are also shaped liked eggs and both sports are the most popular in each country, so it sounds to me like the OP is just another butthurt Euro who is being selective and cant handle the realities of America and how it relates to the world.
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:09 AM   #21
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:19 AM   #22
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Default Re: "Football" or "Handegg" ?

those are some fair replies above... good answers IMO.


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@all,
i was born in south america, lived in europe a little, grew up in philly. not a soccer fan.

i came across the image in OP and i giggled and thought "fair point." so i shared. i would not have chosen to add the word "americans" at the end. then again, i see nothing wrong with a tweak if it fits.

kind of interesting the responses re: europe. are you all angry at europe for some reason? that seems pretty wacky to me, since europe and a lot of other places around the world have just as much reason to be angry at us IMO.
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:35 AM   #23
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As far as I know New Zealanders call it Rugby just like everyone else.

I think it's a pointless debate r.e. original post, but boy it does get you Americans angry.
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:50 AM   #24
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As far as I know New Zealanders call it Rugby just like everyone else.

I think it's a pointless debate r.e. original post, but boy it does get you Americans angry.

And why exactly is it called Rugby anyway, when the game doesn't even use a rug? It should be called "Grassby" if you wanna be technical.

Damn, I never thought about it before, but some sports have some f@cked up names.

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Old 07-29-2013, 02:56 AM   #25
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And why exactly is it called Rugby anyway, when the game doesn't even use a rug? It should be called "Grassby" if you wanna be technical.

Damn, I never thought about it before, but some sports have some f@cked up names.


Who knows? It's why this is a never ending debate with all sports.
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:09 AM   #26
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interesting... seems that rugby was named after rugby school around 1830.

looks like american football is a direct descendent of rugby... so in yet another way, nothing to do with football.
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:44 AM   #27
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Why isn't tennis called tennisball or volleyball or racquetball?
Why isn't golf called golfball or clubball or holeball or cupball or teeball?
Why isn't bowling called bowlingball or laneball or pinball or rollball?
Why isn't baseball called batball or mittball or pitchball or hitball?
Why isn't volleyball called spikeball or handball or netball?

The answer is who cares
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Old 07-10-2014, 03:25 AM   #28
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it's hard to care too much either way, but i do think
the world owned "futbol" before the americans owned the word "football."

maybe i'm wrong... does anybody know for sure?
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Old 07-10-2014, 03:34 AM   #29
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Germans taking the US to the moon.
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Old 07-10-2014, 04:56 AM   #30
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it's hard to care too much either way, but i do think
the world owned "futbol" before the americans owned the word "football."

maybe i'm wrong... does anybody know for sure?

the world owned a lot of things before americans showed up. now americans own a lot of things.
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