Handball, anyone?

Handball, anyone? | IF 99% OF A GAME IS PLAYED USING HANDS... WHY IS IT CALLED FOOTBALL? | image tagged in memes,philosoraptor,football,soccer | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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5 ups, 4w,
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Because Americans suck so bad at real football that we created our own game called "Football," which is basically just bastardized Rugby, that we only play so that we can be the best at "Football."
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rugby is just american football played by men
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Yeah, pretty much.
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Actually American football is alot more dangerous due to the fact that there is padding the players hit with all their might causing greater risk and guaranteed long term brain Injury. Not to mention AF players are vastly larger, heavier, stronger. But you can stay on that bandwagon your riding if you chose to. Facts are facts though.
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Roll Safe Think About It Meme | AND THE ”BALL” IS NOT SHAPED LIKE A BALL | image tagged in memes,roll safe think about it | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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BUT  IT'S  SO  HEAVY WITH  ALL  THAT  AIR  IN  IT ! | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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YEAH, IT’S HEAVIER THAN PIZZA | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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1 up, 3w
He likes ketchup on steak, so he can just shut it.
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Evolution of the Rules...

kind of like how Evolution of the Language saw the 'other Football' called "Soccer" because they started as the same game, but the Soccer version became 'Association Rules Football' or some such... and the 'SOC' in Association got isolated for brevity, and soon 'SOCcer' became a word
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Originally hands were hardly used at all. Years later someone invented the "forward pass". The first year, that team absolutely kicked butt because none of the other teams had a defense against that new tactic. The next year other teams adopted it, and eventually it became the standard approach.

The same with the "shotgun" formation. Up until around 1975 no one used it on any regular basis. The first year it was used because the Cowboys had a pretty bad offensive line and having the quarterback 5 yards back cut down on sacks and forced fumbles.
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because 100% of it is played using feet
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Because it was a long time before passing was a part of it. It was a war of attrition on foot.
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If 99% of a game is played with the feet...why is it called soccer?
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What the aristocracy played on horseback, the peasants played on their feet. The horses are gone now, but the name lives on.
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Because it stolen the name to soccer.
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oh your talking about american football, i thought you meant actual football
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I don’t care, I don’t watch American football.
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