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Old 04-27-2006, 07:40 PM   #106
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Old 04-27-2006, 08:38 PM   #107
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Old 04-27-2006, 09:38 PM   #108
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Old 04-27-2006, 09:45 PM   #109
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College basketball & college football MY GAWD, there are thousands and thousands of teams
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Reality shows!!! Oh yes! How could I forget that one???



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What's soda called in other countries?

I'm always fascinated when something is totally different from here...

It's called football here. Overseas it's called soccer right?
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It's called football here. Overseas it's called soccer right?


Football all over the world is called Soccer here!
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Football all over the world is called Soccer here!
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Old 04-27-2006, 11:19 PM   #114
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You're not big on sports, are ya?




I'm not, either... at least here!
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You're not big on sports, are ya?




I'm not, either... at least here!
Not really. I kinda like baseball and football but I don't watch it alot.
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interesting.

but still, the official name is football. the federation is FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association)



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We call football both, much to the chargrin of many Australians who are secretly poms anyway, but we do this because we have 4 codes of football in this country. If something can be kicked, Australians just love to have a go. So we need to differentiate.


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So what came first? American Football, Australian Football or Rugby???

I'm guessing Rugby.
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So what came first? American Football, Australian Football or Rugby???

I'm guessing Rugby.
i dunno, look it up zootles


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We call football both, much to the chargrin of many Australians who are secretly poms anyway, but we do this because we have 4 codes of football in this country. If something can be kicked, Australians just love to have a go. So we need to differentiate.






4 footballs? so you have "football", "aussie rules football"...and what are the other 2? or are you counting rugby?
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Old 04-28-2006, 12:20 AM   #119
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Actually, AFL (Australian Football League/Aussie Rules) was the first "coded" football ever. We have this show called 20-1 which counts down the 20 best of any given thing and recently the topic was Aussie inventions and we were proud to lay claim to the first code of football. This little fact floored me. I thought Soccer/football was surely the oldest and first. While it may be the oldest, it wasn't a recognised code of football until after we invented AFL.
So! Confused yet? We play football (Soccer), also AFL, and we have the Rugby Union and Rugby League codes as well - both very similar games but Union wipes the floor with League (which is another topic altogether )

Ball mad, we are!
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