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a pansies version of rugby as for the football it should be called american pitball because footballs been around since the 1800s so as the right to be called football by everyone but the yanks
rugby,football,ball,big,guy,tights

the american went to play american football
by leeRHull September 15, 2006
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Grown men who think they are cool because they weigh 300 pounds, dressed in tights, jumping on top of each other, trying to get football through two posts.
Person 1: Man, lets watch some American Football!
person 2: No, those are just idiots dressed in tights. Lets watch some soccer instead.
by circular orbiting sphere February 07, 2010
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Huge blokes running around in tights with a shitload of armor.

The pads are apprently used to protect 300 lb men from 300 lb men. Seems silly really. Whats the difference between that and a 200lb men hitting 200lb men. They seem to pull it off downunder in that AFL game and rugby.

Somehow named "Football" when the entire game consists of throwing and tackling with the occasional "Foot to ball" contact.

Game follows a distinct pattern. "4 seconds of gameplay, 30 seconds of ads, 20 seconds of commentators rambling crap... 4 seconds of gameplay" etc etc etc

Seems to collect large crowds of men who would rather watch big men in tights then spend some time having fun with their family.
"Wow did you see that awesome sequence of ads the other day, swear i caught a climpse of men in tights"

"I could help my son with his school project that means something, instead im going to go to "The Game" and drink my self silly with other men who prefer to be away from their loved ones"

"Wow, American Football is very cool, ask Miley Cyrus"
by McLovin/Squeak November 01, 2009
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wack-ass sport only played in the US

the european football is way better and it definatley owns american football
American Football Player: Yo football is the best son!!!
Soccer/European Football Player: Shut up soccer owns your sport!
by blitz94/spartan117 June 14, 2007
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A sport similar in origin to Rugby. As an American, I've played both, and they're both good sports. Football is a complicated game, but here are some examples of rules:

11 men on the field at a time (on offense, you need at least 7 people on the line of scrimmage, and a Quarterback to receive the snap to start every play).
Players on offense are broken down into many positions, the main ones are Quarterback, Running back, Full back, Wide Receiver, Tight End, Tackle, Guard, Center.
Players on defense are broken down into 3 levels, Linemen, Linebackers, Defensive Backs. Lineman normally consist of Ends and Tackles. Linebackers usually consist of Inside and Outside Linebackers. Defensive backs usually consist of Cornerbacks and Safeties.
Teams also use kickers and punters on special teams.
The object of football is to advance the ball downfield by passing and running.
There are multiple ways to score, touchdowns (6 points), Point After Conversions (1 point), 2-point conversions (2 points), Field Goals (3 points), and Safeties (2 points).
A touchdown occurs when the ball is advanced to the endzone. After this, a team can elect to kick a point after conversion, or run a play from 2 yards out to try to pick up 2 points.
A Field Goal occurs when a team kicks the ball through the uprights.
A Safety occurs when the defensive team tackles the ball carrier inside their own endzone.
The field is 100 yards long.
The current World Champs are the New England Patriots, though the Indianapolis Colts look the strongest thus far in the season.
Tom Brady is an American Football player, David Beckham is a soccer player.
by BentleyRugby October 28, 2005
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A made for Tv "sport" which usually involves some incredibly large men (usually on as many drugs each as a whole pro cycling team) running into each other and then standing around for about 5 minutes while the commentators discuss how well it was defended and how they were lucky to advance even a yard. And then there'll be some action and then later someone will run across a line at the end of the field amid much excitement. Meanwhile any person not called "Bubba" or "Chuck" will be asleep. That why games are scheduled to be on in the middle of the night in the UK, it's part of a govornment program to cure insomnia.
All this and they have the nerve to steal OUR name for real football and then call it boring! AT LEAST OUR SPORT DOESN'T STOP FOR AD BREAKS!
"Hey Bubba, let's do somthing fulfilling and worthwhile with our lives!"

No, Chuck. Let's watch American Football insted!
by Thom Yorke July 22, 2004
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Where 11 overly-obese men who are considered "great sportsmen" for running for about 10 seconds and having a break. The players themselves wear padding for protection incase they get hurt. Boo hoo. The word "football" derives from the mid 16th century where Britian created football; a more exciting offensive and defensive game as oppose to running and hitting someone. Also known as the brother of Rugby, which by any standards is constituted as more exciting than American Football. "Soccer", which derives from God knows how, is a more exciting game to watch.
American: "Coming to the big NDBFCLAD game tomorrow?"

Other Dude: "Screw watching American Football aka fat men running at each other!"

American: *has a hissy fit*
by Zero Technique March 21, 2006
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