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A lesson on Britian for AMERICANS

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posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 10:39 AM
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reply to post by Esrom Escutcheon Esquire
 


The difference lies in the game, and what it demands from its players. Rugby requires a solid build, decent speed, and high pain tolerance. NFL football is a game of specialists.

The strongest in the NFL are among the strongest in the world. The fastest in the NFL are among the fastest in the world.

But for all around athlete, i would give the nod to a rugby or soccer player any day.




posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 12:26 PM
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Hey thanks for the reply. Those rugby players look like incredibly jacked football/soccer players. Why don't more rugby type bodys play football/soccer?

It seems like most football/soccer players rarely work out their arms. I understand they have to be insanely fit for 90+ mins of constant running back and forth with a limited number of subs, but isn't rugby 80+ mins? Plus, your arms also have to do a lot with your speed. The way you use and pump your arms while running plays a major role in how fast you can go.

I like Cristiano Ronaldo, he is normally on my FIFA team.
What I don't like about him and other players, as you rugby supporters must know, is that when they are touched they kick their legs up, fling their arms, fall to the ground, and roll around screaming trying to get a penalty or card on the fouling player. It is so ridiculous, I really wish the EPL and UEFA would adopt instant replay, or at least multiple referees on the pitch to increase their chances of getting the calls right. The NBA has three refs for a tiny court compared one for a huge football/soccer pitch. The NFL has like 10-20 refs, tooo many to count. Just by having a second ref on the pitch, plus the two offside linesmen would correct most of the faking and terrible calls in football/soccer.

Yeah, I know the Red Knight supporters wear green and yellow, even in the USA they made a big deal about Beckham putting one of those scarves on. I just thought it was ridiculous how much debt the foreign owners bring to the clubs. I am glad UEFA created a rule on how much debt a Champions League club can have, though I am not sure when it kicks into effect? Hopefully, Man U. can get their debt down so they don't get kicked out, and by the looks of it UEFA won’t need to kick Liverpool out, City or Spurs will do it for them. :-p Although, I am sure Liverpool will have a good chance to get back next season.

The only live CL game I get today is the best one! Barca vs. Arsenal! Go Gunners!



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 09:45 PM
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Originally posted by MahNameABorat
What I love about being an American is not caring about you. We beat you in the Revolution, tied you in the War of 1812, and saved your country from destruction in WW2.

You haven't really contributed anything in awhile, so why should I care about your crappy cameras everywhere big brother state?
Says the guy who owes his ATS username to a British Comedian.

The only thing i hate about Americans is how they believe they saved us from WW2, your Corporations were aiding Hitler (which is still heavily denied) you entered a war after both sides had taken heavy losses, and you neglect to mention that Russia lost far more lives trying to stop Germany than America did, but it doesn't matter does it? damn commies


Thanks for the help and all but you didn't really stick your neck out for us when we needed it, oh yeah and no young american that goes on about it actually fought in WW2.


Originally posted by auswally
Gee this thread has turned into who has the biggest penis

Remember one thing, you want a aussie standing beside you in war.



Rugby. NRL, gee type in hurling in ya google search


wally
It certainly did didn't it!

Hell yeah i'd fight along side an aussie

and AMEN to the hurling as a brit living in Ireland most of my life hurling is epic WIN, fastest field game on the planet, oh yeah and you cant die as often from playing NFL or Rugby, its just a shame hurling isn't a international/professional sport.

[edit on 7-4-2010 by PurpleBadger]

[edit on 7-4-2010 by PurpleBadger]



posted on Apr, 8 2010 @ 05:45 AM
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reply to post by tooo many pills
 


I suppose it would come down to personal prefrence then, like when i was in school, it was either football or rugby, I prefered footy, but since Iwasnt friends with the captin I couldnt get in the squad. And ended up playing rugby. Havnt played it since school though.
I suppose as a comparison, I could mention how American footballers cross over to wrestling etc.
Having bulky footballers/soccer players does happen, but then again they usually arnt as fast as the smaller players.
Look at Barcalonas Messi.
en.wikipedia.org...
Small, fast and magic!


Yet we also get big players like:

en.wikipedia.org...(footballer)
who's short yet bulky

and another random example is Peter Crouch-
en.wikipedia.org...

Tall, yet skinny.
Footballers come in all shapes and sizes though.
For bigger (fat) types of players youd have to look at the lower leagues.



posted on Apr, 8 2010 @ 10:13 PM
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Good thing I already knew that!
But have to agree with the fact that there are too many dumb Americans who don't even know their own 50 states. Oh well. /sigh



posted on Apr, 9 2010 @ 04:32 PM
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First of all it's never good to generalize an entire Population, i.e "americans," as I would never assume all Brits think and have the same intellect.

Secondly, I think you need a lesson on respect. Here's the definition:

Respect:
v. t. 1. To take notice of; to regard with special attention; to regard as worthy of special consideration; hence, to care for; to heed.



posted on Apr, 10 2010 @ 12:45 PM
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We know what Great Britain is. American's always get accused for not knowing much of the world. But of course we do. I also know that YOUR queen is the stuart of Canada, and she's on their 20 dollar bill. We know about your parliament the commons and the lourdes, and your christmas pie, etc. Yes we know who Winston Churchill is and why you guys love him. And ofcourse we know know, and i personally love Amy Winehouse.



posted on Apr, 10 2010 @ 12:56 PM
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You have been watching too much Eastenders dude.... "Oh, your arm is hanging off"... "Have a cuppa" lol

Your are right though... The world would be a better place if it would just dunk
those custard creams in a nice cuppa tea....



posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 01:06 PM
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Originally posted by Salara4
the lourdes,



Lourdes is in France!



posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 03:48 PM
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Originally posted by Freeborn

Originally posted by Salara4
the lourdes,



Lourdes is in France!


She could have returned to Madonna's estate in Scotland recently.



posted on May, 22 2010 @ 04:31 PM
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a lot of wales wasn't actually taken over by the romans or normans, since it was split into 4, each having a prince, and insade each quarter there were various "mountain tribes" aka. barbaric axe wielding warriors living in the forests on big mountains, neither the romans or normans took over these areas as these tribes had a sort of old style geurilla warfare that the forces couldnt penetrate, the reason that more castles were built was because there were already castles built (the english tried many times to invade wales but failed miserably, the welsh retaliated by crossing over and burning english villages, so many castles were built to defend the english border). well thats my 2 cents



posted on May, 22 2010 @ 04:44 PM
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Prior to the Norman conquest, there was little more than border skirmishes between the Anglo-Saxon English kingdoms and the Welsh, who for once were united under a King, Gruffudd ap Llywelyn.

He led attacks into English border regions, but these seemed little more than raids. The English responded in kind but didn't try to conquer Wales at all. He was eventually turned upon by his men and killed, leaving Wales divided once again.

It wasn't until the Norman conquest of England that Wales came under threat, which again was in response to Welsh raids as William was more concerned with controlling England.

As with the Norman invasion of England and later Ireland, the bulk of Willliams forces were actually of Norman and Breton descent.

It is the Norman leadership that sought to conquer our neighbours, not the English people themselves who, it has to be remembered, are also the victims of foreign conquest. We just happened to be the first due to geography and political concerns.



posted on May, 22 2010 @ 04:49 PM
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THE LARGEST OIL RESERVES ON THE PLANET HAVE JUST BEEN DISCOVERED UNDER THE BRITISH ISLES

There, problem solved, in 3 weeks every American will know everything there is to know about the United Kingdom....


[edit on 22-5-2010 by kiwifoot]



posted on May, 22 2010 @ 04:50 PM
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was gruffudd the one where they put his head on a spike?

Dr slim ap Neil ap Dennis ap Dai

fail



posted on May, 22 2010 @ 04:51 PM
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Originally posted by kiwifoot
THE LARGEST OIL RESERVES ON THE PLANET HAVE JUST BEEN DISCOVERED UNDER THE BRITISH ISLES

There, problem solved, in 3 weeks every American will know everything there is to know about the United Kingdom....


[edit on 22-5-2010 by kiwifoot]


Thats all it would take for the american government to plan an invasion on us haha



posted on May, 22 2010 @ 04:54 PM
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In Scotland, of course, the Norman-French had a different approach. They were actually infiltrating the Scottish nobility and providing such great names as - ahem!- Stewart, Bruce, and Comyn. So they ended up fighting on both sides of the wars.



posted on May, 22 2010 @ 04:54 PM
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Good question..

Answer: Haven't a scooby. I am more versed on english, rather than Welsh, history. I do know that King Harold (the one killed later at hastings) married Gruffydd's widow though, after he was killed.



posted on May, 22 2010 @ 04:56 PM
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naturally, and i know welsh history since i am welsh, although im sure our teaching of the english is biased, and your teaching of the welsh is biased, as with the rivalry that only exists on a large but not personal level.

and every country bends their history so i dont worry myself too much over the minute details.



posted on May, 22 2010 @ 04:56 PM
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Indeed. And it is mostly due to this connection with french nobility and, by extension, France itself that England and Scotland had so much bad blood. Prior to the Norman conquest, there was little in the way of trying to conquer anyone from either side.

Because Scotland routinely sided with France in her wars with England, it was deemed strategically necessary to invade Scotland because, if left alone, they would and did invade Northern England.



posted on May, 22 2010 @ 05:02 PM
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Edit as the post wasn't really in good taste...

[edit on 22/5/10 by thoughtsfull]



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