One of my very good American friends invited me over to his place to watch American Football SuperBowl XLI this Sunday night ... I really like the guy, and I really feel great respect for him, he's an awesome fellow. Plus he's an ex-Marine like some of his other American friends that will be there too. Listening to these ex-USMC guys and their horror stories is better than any visit to the cinema Wink
But American Football ??? Shocked Oh man. As a rugby player once put it: "Real men don't need kevlar armor ... " Laughing
What I really would like to see one day: one bad-ass rugby team vs. an American football team ... I know that the rules differ a lot, despite the obvious similarities, but I'd really like to see something like that one day Laughing
Rugby kicks ass .... American football is almost boring compared to rugby, IMHO. Laughing
But maybe I'm just too European Wink
I've watched rugby and I've played it a couple of times with some fellows who were visiting once.
I also have played american football all my life. I am a would coulda been, I tried out for a pro team, did well until an injury caused me to leave the tryouts, and just got distracted afterwards by life.
I wonder if you have ever played american football before?
The fellas I played rugby with ( they taught me) and I had them play some american football with some buddies of mine on another outing. After all was said and done, they had not a mean thing to say about american football and it's pads.
They were too busy hurting.
all in all, they figured it to work out about even ( but, their words, rugby seems to have more poor sports in their teams, taking "cheap" shots, etc. I don't know about that as the fellas I played with were all a good bunch of guys.)