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  1. Standard memberCrowley
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    20 Mar '12 20:12
    Originally posted by Shallow Blue
    Well, Shortwearer, I haven't seen any throw-ins in football that weren't thrown, either. Gosh wow.

    But, as I said, and as you know very well, most of the time, football players still use their feet, and most of the time, gridiron players still use their hands.

    Richard
    Except if you count the, you know, running part as 'using'.
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    20 Mar '12 20:21
    Originally posted by Crowley
    Contracted rugby players do fine, I don't think they care. Also, playing for your country carries heavy prestige here.

    Not every NHL player gets Paton Manning contracts either...
    Ummmm it's NFL, and it is Peyton Manning.

    But as far as contracts go, Alex Rodriguez received 250 million for 10 years in baseball.
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    21 Mar '12 01:12
    Originally posted by shortcircuit
    Are you blind too Rich?

    They are all watchable.
    They are watchable as long as you can sit through all of the adverts. I treat myself to the superbowl one a year but I've got better things to do than sit around for hours for less than 60 mins of actual playing time
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    21 Mar '12 07:57
    Originally posted by shortcircuit
    Ummmm it's NFL, and it is Peyton Manning.

    But as far as contracts go, Alex Rodriguez received 250 million for 10 years in baseball.
    Whatever dude, I don't really follow those boring sports, so the odd typo will slip in.

    Some of hose guys get crazy money - much more than the cricket and rugby players. Like I said, here it's much more about the prestige of getting national colours.
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    21 Mar '12 12:18
    Originally posted by Crowley
    Whatever dude, I don't really follow those boring sports, so the odd typo will slip in.

    Some of hose guys get crazy money - much more than the cricket and rugby players. Like I said, here it's much more about the prestige of getting national colours.
    If presented the opportunity to make a ton of money in exchange for their national prestige,
    do you think that many, if not most, would jump at the opportunity?

    We have seen it with Pele', with David Beckham and several others in soccer.

    The many of the best hockey players come to the NHL.

    There would be an exodus in cricket and rugby too, if those sports were played here.

    So, perhaps they play for prestige, because that is the best they can get.
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    21 Mar '12 14:44
    Originally posted by shortcircuit
    If presented the opportunity to make a ton of money in exchange for their national prestige,
    do you think that many, if not most, would jump at the opportunity?

    We have seen it with Pele', with David Beckham and several others in soccer.

    The many of the best hockey players come to the NHL.

    There would be an exodus in cricket and rugby too, if ...[text shortened]... were played here.

    So, perhaps they play for prestige, because that is the best they can get.
    Obviously it would happen. What's your point?
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    22 Mar '12 20:582 edits
    Originally posted by shortcircuit
    Come on Dickie.
    Proof positive: USAnians find football boring because they just never grow up beyond thirteen years of age.

    Richard
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    22 Mar '12 21:03
    Originally posted by Crowley
    Except if you count the, you know, running part as 'using'.
    Well, yeah.

    But then hockey, basketball and tennis would also have to be counted as "football". They, too, are played with a ball, by people who run about on their feet. So that criterium doesn't really work, does it?

    Richard
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    22 Mar '12 21:31
    Originally posted by Shallow Blue
    Proof positive: USAnians find football boring because they just never grow up beyond thirteen years of age.

    Richard
    Ouch, oh man hurt me!!

    You Brits are a wicked clever lot (in your own "shallow" mind).
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    22 Mar '12 21:35
    Originally posted by Crowley
    Obviously it would happen. What's your point?
    My point is playing for the colors doesn't pay the bills (in most countries).
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    23 Mar '12 09:31
    Originally posted by shortcircuit
    My point is playing for the colors doesn't pay the bills (in most countries).
    Depends on what you consider 'paying the bills'.

    Most professional players here get paid decent money, ie. more than you or I make in a year, combined.
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    23 Mar '12 10:00
    Originally posted by shortcircuit
    Ouch, oh man hurt me!!

    You Brits are a wicked clever lot (in your own "shallow" mind).
    He's Dutch, duh!
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    23 Mar '12 14:02
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    He's Dutch, duh!
    Shhh... don't confuse the colonials....

    Next thing you know, they'll think they're Surinamese!

    Richard
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    23 Mar '12 14:181 edit
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    He's Dutch, duh!
    That is even worse!!! Bottom of the barrel.

    My heartfelt apologies to the Brits for foisting shallow rich upon you.
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    23 Mar '12 14:251 edit
    Originally posted by shortcircuit
    That is even worse!!! Bottom of the barrel.

    My heartfelt apologies to the Brits for foisting shallow rich upon you.
    its not worse, its awesome, he is European, with taste and artistic flair, unlike you
    colonials that think everything that glitters must be gold!
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