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  1. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    I was asked by someone from the UK the other day why do we call it football when we don't kick the ball.....I thought about it and he did have a good point the only time the ball is actually Kicked is when going for a field goal, Or after a touch down or to start the game. Perhaps it should be called something entirely different?

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    It was pointed out to me also kicking on last down if the team wants, which I did leave out.

    Pehaps I should have put up more an argument on the kicking part of it....I don't follow football or soccer that closely and will admit don't know all the rules. I do however enjoy the big games for championships.

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    @Very-Rusty

    I would love to see a Rugby League side play against an NFL side - but no body armour.
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    @medullah said
    @Very-Rusty

    I would love to see a Rugby League side play against an NFL side - but no body armour.
    I would too actually...There are some really big powerful NFL players!!!

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    Kicking is still an important part of the NFL game but why they called it "football" in the first place is a bit of a question mark. Perhaps so they could use the same name the Euros (back then) use for their favorite pastime. Dunno
  6. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    @earl-of-trumps said
    Kicking is still an important part of the NFL game but why they called it "football" in the first place is a bit of a question mark. Perhaps so they could use the same name the Euros (back then) use for their favorite pastime. Dunno
    Anyway you cut it on this side of the ocean Football will always be called that and in Europe Soccer will always be called Football. I don't think we will ever see that change in our life times.

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    @Very-Rusty

    can't see FIFA changing thier name anytime soon
  8. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    @wycombe-al said
    @Very-Rusty

    can't see FIFA changing thier name anytime soon
    Agreed probaby not 'their' name either! 😉

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    @ponderable said
    [youtube]LfduUFF_i1A[/youtube]
    Hmmmmmmmm....Just wondering if I should open that!!!!

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    @ponderable said
    [youtube]LfduUFF_i1A[/youtube]
    This is a clip from Monty Python about a very special football game.
  12. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    @ponderable said
    This is a clip from Monty Python about a very special football game.
    LOL....It was very funny!!!

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    @very-rusty said
    I was asked by someone from the UK the other day why do we call it football when we don't kick the ball.....I thought about it and he did have a good point the only time the ball is actually Kicked is when going for a field goal, Or after a touch down or to start the game. Perhaps it should be called something entirely different?

    -VR
    Obese ball. Most NFL lineman couldn't last a whole game on the soccer field.
  14. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    @mchill said
    Obese ball. Most NFL lineman couldn't last a whole game on the soccer field.
    Good point!

    What about rugby?

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    @mchill said
    Obese ball. Most NFL lineman couldn't last a whole game on the soccer field.
    nfl linemen are trained to react quickly from the snap with power
    they get rest between plays and when the ball changes hands
    comparing them to soccer players is ridiculous
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