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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    If you're going to call the NFL "rugby" you may as well call MLB "cricket."
    For of you who know even less about sport than I do:

    Soccer. The word used by the Americans, and sometimes by the British, for a game played with a round ball.
    Football - The word usually used by the British (and most of the rest of the world) for the game played with the round ball, and by the Americans for a game played with an oval ball.
    American Football -What the British call the American game.
    Rugby - The word used for game played with an oval ball in Britain, Ireland, France, and several Commonwealth countries.
    There is also Australian Rules football.

    Hockey - The British name for the game played on grass; the American name for the game played on ice.
    Ice Hockey - The British name for the game played on ice.
    Field Hockey. - The American name for the game played on grass.







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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    And how does a native of Poland resident in the UK even get to watch North American sport...let alone feel competent to slag off those uninterested in it?
    We live in a weird world, don't we ? ;)


    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    If you're going to call the NFL "rugby" you may as well call MLB "cricket."
    Fair enough, but being European I simply can't call it football. I'm sorry :(

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    Is there any reason you can't call it "American Football"?

    By the way, rugby is played here too. We call it "rugby."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharkerr View Post
    Fair enough, but being European I simply can't call it football. I'm sorry :(
    That's no reason to call it rugby, which is a completely different game.
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    'American Football' might be misleading for many Europeans. Not to mention that many, many Brits are simply allergic to any typical USA sport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharkerr View Post
    'American Football' might be misleading for many Europeans.
    Well, most of the Europeans I know have no problem with 'American Football'. They would have problems if you called that game 'rugby'.
    Not to mention that many, many Brits are simply allergic to any typical USA sport.
    Have you the slightest shred of evidence for that statement?
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    Now I'm quite confused 5jj, first you said you weren't even familiar with names like NBA or NHL but now you know all the differences between NFL and rugby ? I though if you didn't know what NBA is I simply thought there's no way you knew what NFL is (which really isn't that popular worldwide as NBA) and I compared NFL to rugby on purpose trying to by as simplistic as possible.
    But that's true American Football IS NOT rugby.

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    Have you the slightest shred of evidence for that statement?
    I'm sorry if I was offensive or anything. That wasn't my goal. I'm just saying, from my own experience, that many Brits treat USA games as 'overly enthusiastic' and 'too simplified' especially comparing cricket to baseball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharkerr View Post
    Now I'm quite confused 5jj, first you said you weren't even familiar with names like NBA or NHL but now you know all the differences between NFL and rugby ?
    The fact that I don't, or didn't, know the what NBA or NHL are does not mean that I am not vaguely aware that neither has anything to do with rugby.
    But that's true American Football IS NOT rugby.
    Quite, so it's not very helpful to suggest that it is.
    I'm sorry if I was offensive or anything. That wasn't my goal. I'm just saying, from my own experience, that many Brits treat USA games as 'overly enthusiastic' and 'too simplified' especially comparing cricket to baseball
    My own view is that baseball is just as moronic as cricket, but it has the advantage that it is over more quickly. I don't claim that my view is that of most Brits, but I would be surprised to find that many Brits think that "many Brits treat USA games as 'overly enthusiastic' and 'too simplified' especially comparing cricket to baseball". When most of us present opinions in this forum, we try to make it clear that they are just opinions.
    Not to mention that many, many Brits are simply allergic to any typical USA sport.
    That is an opinion, not fact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    For those of you who know even less about sport than I do:

    Hockey - The British name for the game played on grass; the American name for the game played on ice.
    Ice Hockey - The British name for the game played on ice.
    Field Hockey. - The American name for the game played on grass.
    Not forgetting "shinty", of course, the hockey-like game that was played in our school playground, on tarmac - but I've never seen played since!

    shinty - definition of shinty by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

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    PS My internet connection crashed in mid post. Hence the "quote" problem. - Fixed with a little moderator editing - Barb
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