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Re: The Sports Thread - Football, Handball and more
« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2007, 11:01:19 AM »
I really don't get why 'American Football' is called 'Football' they only actually kick the ball a couple of times during each game, to me the true football is the one that Americans call soccer

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Re: The Sports Thread - Football, Handball and more
« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2007, 11:05:35 AM »
To be truthful, I don't know why we call it Football either, but I don't know what else we'd call it.  ^^

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Re: The Sports Thread - Football, Handball and more
« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2007, 11:06:36 AM »
Tackleball? lol

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Re: The Sports Thread - Football, Handball and more
« Reply #18 on: August 11, 2007, 11:16:52 AM »
American Rugby would have been an option. That would be closer than using "Football".

And in Germany Football (the real thing) is pretty big. If you have seen footage of the World Championship 2006 that was conducted here, you might have been able to see the enthusiasm. ^_^

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Re: The Sports Thread - Football, Handball and more
« Reply #19 on: August 11, 2007, 11:51:19 AM »
Well, since Americans aren't that gifted soccer/football-players, American football is the greatest sport around as far as they are concerned ;). Tied with Baseball of course. Football/soccer is the biggest sport in Europe, so we don't see a need to introduce a new term for it :).

(Note: I'm not trying to insult every USA-citizen on this forum, which are numerous, I'm merely trying to make a point)

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Re: The Sports Thread - Football, Handball and more
« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2007, 11:59:18 AM »
Football/Soccer is also the biggest sport in South America, there the World Cup is even bigger than the Olympics

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Re: The Sports Thread - Football, Handball and more
« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2007, 12:01:04 PM »
Well, according to Wikipedia, Football/soccer is the biggest sport world-wide, with the World Championship having twice the audience of the Olympic Summer games even.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmQMDDCfd5o ^_^

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Re: The Sports Thread - Football, Handball and more
« Reply #22 on: August 11, 2007, 12:12:34 PM »
@Shiryu: No offense taken.  Other then Mia Hamm, I can't think of any American soccer/football players. 

@Shaina: Well, either way, you'd have to tack an 'American' on there, but I agree that the sport's closer to rugby then it is football.

BTW, I'm trying to refer to the sport I call soccer as football here and what I call football as American football, but if I slip, cut me some slack.  >.<

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Re: The Sports Thread - Football, Handball and more
« Reply #23 on: August 11, 2007, 02:48:46 PM »
No one talks about Handball... nor Snooker :-.-:

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Re: The Sports Thread - Football, Handball and more
« Reply #24 on: August 11, 2007, 03:00:12 PM »
Weeeelll... I could mention that Germany won the handball World Championship this Winter ^_^
(The Handball guys even got a movie for their feat!)

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Re: The Sports Thread - Football, Handball and more
« Reply #25 on: August 11, 2007, 03:03:42 PM »

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Re: The Sports Thread - Football, Handball and more
« Reply #26 on: August 11, 2007, 03:12:26 PM »
Here's the page ove the "Projekt Gold" movie: http://www.projektgold.kinowelt.de/ (Language: German, sorry)

And some clips: http://myspace.com/projektgold

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Re: The Sports Thread - Football, Handball and more
« Reply #27 on: August 11, 2007, 06:35:34 PM »
i just noticed how once you start living in a new place for a few years u beguin to become  aculturated, thus when val made the list i confussed footbal/soccer with american football which i realize how dumb by my part it was to make this mistake since the US is the only country in the world that calls footbal soccer and most people on the forum are from europe.

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Re: The Sports Thread - Football, Handball and more
« Reply #28 on: August 11, 2007, 06:50:28 PM »
Well, the NFL Europa was disbanded this year, obviously because there wasn't enough interest in American Football here and they lost money big time: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NFL_Europa

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Re: The Sports Thread - Football, Handball and more
« Reply #29 on: August 11, 2007, 06:57:40 PM »
yeah i know what you mean Shaina, even though american football is huge here in the US there isnt much interest in it by other countries. Thats  why here in L.A were theres a huge divercity we dont even have our own american football team to cheer, we used to, but in the memorial colesium where they played in, it wasnt attracting so many people so they had to move. Footbal/soccer on the other hand is now more popular here in L.A we now have 2 teams and there is much more interest now that Beckham is playing for the L.A Galaxy
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