It is a true Aussie sport. if you hate it, get out of the country, simple.
Mate 2: "Went to the football."
Mate 1: "Oh, how'd the boys go?"
Mate 2: "Yeah Man Utd were going-"
Mate 1: "Football is AFL! GET OUT!"
Asphyxiation from Laughter.
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Me: OMG AFL AFL AFL…
There are 36 players on the field, 18 per side.
There are two ways to score points, either kick it through the posts in middle, and gain six points, but if you miss and only get it through the posts at the side, you only get one point, and the other team gets a free kick.
Australian Rules Football has been played in Australia since 1858, and the Australian Football League first begun in 1897.
It is currently played in Western Australian (West Coast Eagles, Fremantle Dockers), South Australia (Adelaide Crows, Port Power), Victoria (Geelong Cats, Essendon Bombers, North Melbourne Kangaroos, Carlton Blues, Melbourne Demons, Collingwood Magpies, Richmond Tigers, Hawthorn Hawks, St Kilda Saints), New South Wales (Sydney Swans) and Queensland (Brisband Lions).
"Who was playing?"
"Crows played the Power, great game."
AFL is football for real men.
It sure as hell beats American football, as the players don't wear all that pathetic padding/protection.
Anyone who says AFL is gay, is either an American who has never watched a game of real AFL football, or a stuffy Pom who thinks soccer is real football.
The main premise is to kick the ball through posts to score points. While avoiding getting tackled by other players.
More skill is involved in Australian Rules Football than Rugby League, yet many people fail to realize this.
Real man: No way, I'll be watching AFL.