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posted on Sep, 25 2016 @ 11:34 AM
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originally posted by: TheKnightofDoom
We have a sister club New York City I follow them a bit won last night
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Yeah, there's a bit of a rivalry with New York City FC and the New Jersey Red Bulls.




posted on Sep, 25 2016 @ 11:36 AM
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originally posted by: TheKnightofDoom
Eh? money in it? blimey so that must be where everyone goes to see a game
I get it now.


College football makes an obscene amount of money, however the athletes get zero. It all goes to the school. If you look at the highest paid public employees in the United States they are all college football coaches making over $5 million a year.



posted on Sep, 25 2016 @ 11:36 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Yep HP but # knows how to describe it to anyone who doesn't know HP sauce!



posted on Sep, 25 2016 @ 11:40 AM
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originally posted by: grainofsand
Yep HP but # knows how to describe it to anyone who doesn't know HP sauce!


I've had it, it's like A1 Steak Sauce but better.



posted on Sep, 25 2016 @ 11:40 AM
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originally posted by: grainofsand
a reply to: alldaylong

Lol, my twin sister was on the school rounders team.
It seems that US sports are health and safety approved much more than the rest of the world...don't even need to be fit for NFL, just fat and able to run 5 yards so long as you get a five minute break inbetween.


You just keep thinking that.



Are these guys fat and out of shape? Not athletic and worthy of your contempt?

There is a reason some of our best college linemen have been recruited straight out of high school wrestling. It's a similar skill set and requires a similar body build to what you see in these sumo. But don't make the mistake of thinking they are out of shape at all.



posted on Sep, 25 2016 @ 11:41 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

The English Rugby Football Union is the sport body and can only drool at the money in college football.
I was shocked when I had a search after my US friend dropped it in conversation.



posted on Sep, 25 2016 @ 11:44 AM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Yep unhealthy looking body fat percentage in my opinion. Certainly excess stored fat.



posted on Sep, 25 2016 @ 11:45 AM
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originally posted by: TheKnightofDoom
a reply to: DBCowboy

I just looked up 32 so you only have those as professional football clubs?.


That's it.



posted on Sep, 25 2016 @ 11:46 AM
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originally posted by: grainofsand
I was shocked when I had a search after my US friend dropped it in conversation.


Just one Big Ten school's team budget is probably more than the entire rugby league. People go bat s*** for college ball.



posted on Sep, 25 2016 @ 11:52 AM
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originally posted by: stosh64

originally posted by: grainofsand
a reply to: In4ormant

Yeah it stops bleeding from broken noses, something an American football player will probably never experience hiding underneath all that armour lol


That's my boy. His brother is going to be about as good as him. Build like him too. Monste
edit on 25-9-2016 by Tarzan the apeman. because: I spell badly and my english aint so great either



posted on Sep, 25 2016 @ 11:53 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

I can believe it!
Oh and don't ever cuss me with Rugby League again!!
There is rugby union and there is the historical break away bunch of NFL style types who shame the word rugby with their rugby league...pussy's who are too scared to play real rugby.



posted on Sep, 25 2016 @ 11:58 AM
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a reply to: grainofsand

I'm surprised no one has brought up Cricket yet.

“The bowler approached the wicket at a lope, a trot, and then a run. He suddenly exploded in a flurry of arms and legs, out of which flew a ball.”
― Douglas Adams



posted on Sep, 25 2016 @ 12:02 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Never played or been interested in cricket and it's rules/scoring system of sorcery .
I'm from Wales...never handled a round ball in my childhood.



posted on Sep, 25 2016 @ 12:05 PM
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a reply to: grainofsand

I think the biggest joke about Cricket is that no one knows how to score, but when playing, no one ever wants to admit it, so the scorekeeper probably just laughs, throws points to whomever. . . and everyone accepts it.




posted on Sep, 25 2016 @ 12:07 PM
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a few star rugby players tried to be in the nfl, they couldn't cut it.



posted on Sep, 25 2016 @ 12:08 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Hahaha I think you may be on to something!
...and on topic it's similar in complexity to the NFL points/ranking system lol



posted on Sep, 25 2016 @ 12:10 PM
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a reply to: DrakeINFERNO

Which 'stars' were they, got a link to an interesting read supporting your assertion?



posted on Sep, 25 2016 @ 12:19 PM
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a reply to: grainofsand

use google its amazing, why would i care to remember about people who didn't make the team.

the 49ers had some aussie guy turned down a huge contract to get cut by the nfl
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posted on Sep, 25 2016 @ 12:25 PM
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originally posted by: grainofsand
a reply to: ketsuko

Yep unhealthy looking body fat percentage in my opinion. Certainly excess stored fat.


Here's the thing ... that doesn't mean they aren't athletic. And football linemen carry less excess fat than they do although they will bulk up. The thing is that you are ragging on "fat" football players as though every football player is fat. That's not true. The only ones who are going to carry bulk are the linemen, offense and defense, because it's necessary to their jobs and skill sets.



Here's a wide receiver. He isn't carrying extra weight. Neither is the defensive back covering him although the D-back is beefier because he needs to be able to tackle running players, so his build will be more muscular. You won't find a successful wide out carrying extra weight. They need to be fast and extra weight isn't conducive to that.

Similarly, a bunch of linemen built like the wide receiver aren't going to be be very effective on either side of the ball.



posted on Sep, 25 2016 @ 12:27 PM
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originally posted by: DrakeINFERNO
a reply to: grainofsand

use google its amazing, why would i care to remember about people who didn't make the team.

the 49ers had some aussie guy turned down a huge contract to get cut by the nfl

Lol you made the assertion so back it up with a link.
Why the # should other members be expected to search links you claim are so easily obtainable?

So, which rugby 'stars' failed in the NFL?
I'm genuinely interested now you've made the claim.



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