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    The only time I really enjoy football is when it is immediately followed by the word "follies".
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    Being an all round sports fan, I enjoy watching football, both NFL & College (I wish there was more Rugby coverage in this country), and I love watching Golf, but Baseball takes precedence when it is on. I do actually enjoy a little break from Baseball, to recharge the engines for the next season especially when the Dodgers don't make the postseason.
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    I'm not thrilled with how MLB schedules are made up - mainly because I'm not a fan of interleague play. But their system doesn't lead to false-hope garbage that the NFL does with its slotting schedules...
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    2008 Cincinnati Bengals   4  11
    2009 Cincinnati Bengals  10   6
    2010 Cincinnati Bengals   4  12
    2011 Cincinnati Bengals   9   7
    2012 Cincinnati Bengals   3   5
    That's ridiculous IMO. A team plays against better talent and fails - plays weaker talent and succeeds. Especially with a ball which one crazy bounce can make you a champion and it simply doesn't make sense to me. I just think it's a false way of making teams competetive since strength of schedule does not come into play - not saying I like SoS, but in a one-and-done like the NFL playoffs are, goofy happenings can easily lend a highly outclassed team a win.

    Baseball's slow to advance. In many cases, I wish they would. But in this one, I'm happy they haven't - at least not yet.
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    I don't pay any attention to football until baseball's done. I just discovered the Chicago Bears are 7-1, and are playing a nationally televised game Sunday night vs. Houston, so I'm kind of pumped for that. But I'd watch a Spring Training baseball game instead, if one was available.
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    This is gonna sound controversial, but I feel baseball is such a more civilized sport than football. It is for more intelligent people, and while I enjoy football, those who go nuts over it are usually barbaric brutes and troublemakers.
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    I like the fact that living outside of the US I get baseball all year round...once the Major League season is done our domestic league over here is getting under way, so there is always baseball for me to follow.

    I was a big fan of football (both pro and college) for quite a few years but like many here got tired of the hype etc and now find it utterly tedious to watch and only watch the Super Bowl if I go to my mates party his family throw for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by White Knight View Post
    This is gonna sound controversial, but I feel baseball is such a more civilized sport than football. It is for more intelligent people, and while I enjoy football, those who go nuts over it are usually barbaric brutes and troublemakers.
    I agree...

    Anyone who thinks football is NOT for barbarians should go to a Raiders home game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brewcrew82 View Post
    I like the fact that living outside of the US I get baseball all year round...once the Major League season is done our domestic league over here is getting under way, so there is always baseball for me to follow.

    I was a big fan of football (both pro and college) for quite a few years but like many here got tired of the hype etc and now find it utterly tedious to watch and only watch the Super Bowl if I go to my mates party his family throw for it.
    The new Aussie competition started the year I left for the USA. I would certainly be enjoying it if I was back home. I do miss Rugby though. I watch the NFL and College football but would take Rugby any day, it is far more exciting than American Football. When in Rome.......!!
    "A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz." ~Humphrey Bogart

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    Quote Originally Posted by DownUnderDodger View Post
    The new Aussie competition started the year I left for the USA. I would certainly be enjoying it if I was back home. I do miss Rugby though. I watch the NFL and College football but would take Rugby any day, it is far more exciting than American Football. When in Rome.......!!
    I feel there is more strategy in rugby and I like the non-stop action of the game. Having watched my son play for four years in college I am now beginning to appreciate the game. There are almost as many guys playing college rugby as there are playing college football or college baseball. More people play rugby around the globe than play American football.

    Unfortunately US Rugby will never grow in popularity unless youth and school programs are offered everywhere. I don't see pop warner and high school football programs or little league baseball programs giving the thumbs up to rugby. But when you compare the cost of equipment then playing rugby is much cheaper.
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    Rugby League Its fast, exciting, action packed, fierce tackling, big hits, & tactical thinking.

    What more could you want

    The game is simple:

    * The aim is to place the ball behind the goal line (like a touch down but the ball must be controlled & touch the field). This is called a try
    * When a team scores a try they can then attempt to kick the ball over the goal cross bar. This is called a conversion.

    Try = 4 points
    Conversion = 2 points
    Field Goal = 1 point

    * The player with the ball has to pass it behind him
    * He can kick the ball forward but the receiving player has to be behind the kicker when it is kicked
    * A team can get tackled five times in their attempt to score
    * If the attacking team gets caught in a sixth tackle they have to hand the ball to the other team

    PLEASE ENJOY:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpCBDg9xBW8

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdLlX...eature=related
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    Quote Originally Posted by AussieYank View Post
    Rugby League – It’s fast, exciting, action packed, fierce tackling, big hits, & tactical thinking.

    What more could you want

    The game is simple:

    * The aim is to place the ball behind the goal line (like a touch down but the ball must be controlled & touch the field). This is called a try
    * When a team scores a try they can then attempt to kick the ball over the goal cross bar. This is called a conversion.

    Try = 4 points
    Conversion = 2 points
    Field Goal = 1 point

    * The player with the ball has to pass it behind him
    * He can kick the ball forward but the receiving player has to be behind the kicker when it is kicked
    * A team can get tackled five times in their attempt to score
    * If the attacking team gets caught in a sixth tackle they have to hand the ball to the other team

    PLEASE ENJOY:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpCBDg9xBW8

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdLlX...eature=related
    Can any of these guys ice skate?

    A lot of newer players tend to throw one too many passes that are picked off by their opponents. Thanks for sharing these.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AussieYank View Post
    Rugby League – It’s fast, exciting, action packed, fierce tackling, big hits, & tactical thinking.

    What more could you want

    The game is simple:

    * The aim is to place the ball behind the goal line (like a touch down but the ball must be controlled & touch the field). This is called a try
    * When a team scores a try they can then attempt to kick the ball over the goal cross bar. This is called a conversion.

    Try = 4 points
    Conversion = 2 points
    Field Goal = 1 point

    * The player with the ball has to pass it behind him
    * He can kick the ball forward but the receiving player has to be behind the kicker when it is kicked
    * A team can get tackled five times in their attempt to score
    * If the attacking team gets caught in a sixth tackle they have to hand the ball to the other team

    PLEASE ENJOY:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpCBDg9xBW8

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdLlX...eature=related
    Some spectacular try scoring there, but in a way the game has become a little pedestrian. It is still far more exciting than American Football and there is no need for helmets or huge padding because the players learn from a young age how to tackle properly. There were at least 5 concussions in the last weekend of NFL despite the helmets (which to me are a weapon not a protection). There would hardly be 5 concussions in a full season of NRL or Rugby. And a touchdown is just that: a touchdown. The ball must touch the ground while the player has full control, not just cross an imaginary 'plane'. The second video shows some great hits (tackles) but also shows some of the ugly side of the game. The punch ups highlighted were probably over about 4 or 5 seasons, they are not a day to day occurrence. The boys do get testy at times! And the punch ups do generally result in the offenders getting 10 minutes in the 'sin-bin' to cool down. Occasionally one may get sent off for the rest of the game if the offence is too bad.
    Last edited by DownUnderDodger; 11-14-2012 at 01:10 PM.
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    I do love football, grew up watching it as well, a big Washington Redskins/Notre Dame/Virginia Tech fan. I love sports overall. But baseball is a different story. Now I dont often post on here, not a soul here who isnt more educated then me on baseball. I came up as a young kid who loved baseball, left if for my teen years, up until a couple years ago, I started watching again, and now that my son was born in Sept 2011, it has brought me full force back into this game. I guess having a child brings it back.....it is more than just a game, hate that I turned my back on her so many years ago. But there is nothing like baseball....no other sports can compare. Someone made the comment about it being a game of intelligence....I have to agree, even my wife, who hates sports, says that of all the sports I like she respects baseball the most cause it seems more like an intellectual sport.....

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    Gotta admit, football's awesome this weekend. Great matchups and the wonder of who will play who next week as the top teams have byes.
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    NBC's at risk here since CBS is showing #1 UConn vs #5 ND girls basketball. After seeing 6 consecutive missed shots from inside the paint... nah.
    "Chuckie doesn't take on 2-0. Chuckie's hackin'." - Chuck Carr two days prior to being released by the Milwaukee Brewers

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    No NY teams and no Cowboys in the playoffs equals no more watching for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by White Knight View Post
    No NY teams and no Cowboys in the playoffs equals no more watching for me.
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    The Bengals/Texans game is on in the background as I type this, but I couldn't name a Bengal or Texan player to save my life, so I can't really get involved. I'll probably watch the Vikings/Packers later tonight, at least I've heard of some of them.
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