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#1
...or football and football.

There seems to be a great deal of butthurtedness on both sides about how to label these two sports. My question here is this; who cares?

Now, this is not a place to debate which sport you think is better. This is simply about how they're named and why people get all up in arms.


To Americans: It looks like an egg, we carry it with our hands, so of course they're going to call it hand-egg, no matter how ridiculous that sounds. Oh well, get over it, we still call it football.

To the rest of the world: Yeah, it's a ball, you kick it with your foot. It makes sense. Americans just like calling their sport football and yours soccer. Does it really affect anything? No. Get over it. You can still call it football.

tl;dr who cares what you call it? Get over it.

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#2
I think American football is objectively a much more exciting and dramatic sport.
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#3
tl;dr hockey

I think football and soccer are boring but I'll watch if there's nothing else on. Aussie rules is marginally better
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#4
That could actually be the most moronic thing I've read on UG. I don't care in the slightest about either sport, but I do know that is dumb.
#5
Hopefully this thread will change people's opinions on the matter.
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Like this argument matters?

Everyone knows Rugby is the most superior sport in existence.
The "brutality" of American Football, with the speed/continuity of Association Football.

What speed and continuity? It's all the same boring game with penalties, grown men crying and no goals. Oh wait I guess that is continuity.
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#10
I think on a multi-national site like this, it might help if people make it clear which football they're talking about. When you're making a thread about them, for example, it doesn't hurt to just say "football (NFL)" or "football (soccer)" and so on. At least then it'll cut down on users coming into threads expecting "their" variety.

Having said that, if people go into a thread and see it's about a different kind of football, all it takes is a couple of clicks of the back button (or backspace button) to be back where they started. That's quicker than being all "THIS IS THE WRONG SPORT."
#11
Handegg sounds funny and should become the correct terminology.
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i never learned the difference between handegg and rugby


Rugby has no downs, and you can't throw/pass it forward.
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What speed and continuity? It's all the same boring game with penalties, grown men crying and no goals. Oh wait I guess that is continuity.


More the fact that gameplay lasts for more than 5 seconds at a time

I personally don't watch football, the professional game went to shit a long time ago.
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Handegg sounds funny and should become the correct terminology.


Only if they change association football to (something)-truncated-icosahedron.
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My question here is this; who cares?



Obviously you do if you are so up in arms about it that you're making a thread.
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#17
This is football:



Everything else is irrelevant.


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#18
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I have no interest in anything involving sweaty men playing with balls of any description.

You are missing out on quite a lot.
Sadly my favourite contact sport (Aussie Rules Football) is the easiest to take the piss out of. It's a bunch of hairy sweaty men running around in tight singlets and short shorts trying to grab eachother just so they can have a little ball .
#19
I'm from Canada and I think calling handegg "football" is stupid as well. Soccer is played with your feet, hence FOOTball. Handegg is played with mostly hands, hence HANDegg. That being said - look at rugby. Handegg 2?
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#20
Handegg? Seriously? What a ****ing stupid name.
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I'm from Canada and I think calling handegg "football" is stupid as well. Soccer is played with your feet, hence FOOTball. Handegg is played with mostly hands, hence HANDegg. That being said - look at rugby. Handegg 2?


You obviously don't know where the name "football" comes from, do you?
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#23
I don't care much about any of these two, but football as soccer would make more sense to me, hand-egg is fine for 'Mericuhan football, just as ridiculous as the game to watch.
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I'm from Canada and I think calling handegg "football" is stupid as well. Soccer is played with your feet, hence FOOTball. Handegg is played with mostly hands, hence HANDegg. That being said - look at rugby. Handegg 2?


Rugby was created in a town called, funnily enough, Rugby.

I was originally a variation of Association Football that universities took up as a competition sport in it's own right.
#25
I like both but I find American football much more exciting.
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#26
Football is great. American football is great.
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#27
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You obviously don't know where the name "football" comes from, do you?

I don't know, seems pretty straight forward. FOOT and BALL. You play with a ball using your feet.
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#28
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Handegg? Seriously? What a ****ing stupid name.

It's a joke, it's just emphasizing the fact that football is a silly name to describe American football.

But any way Americans and Australians can sit comfortably in their own bubble calling it soccer, while the rest of the world calls it football
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This is soccer:



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#36
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FTFY

You're wrong.
As the name indicates, football is a sport played with the foot.

In most non-english speaking countries the word "soccer" doesn't even have translation.
This is football, or as we call it in my country, Portugal, futebol:

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I don't know, seems pretty straight forward. FOOT and BALL. You play with a ball using your feet.


Looks like that's a "no" then.

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You're wrong.
As the name indicates, football is a sport played with the foot.


Well actually...

The name "football" came around in the middle ages or whenever. A long time ago. Now, at this time, there were a number of sports such as polo, which were played by rich people. Now, poor people didn't have horses, so they played poor people sports on foot, hence the name football. American football, association football, Australian rules football, Canadian football, Gaelic football, the various codes of rugby (league, union), etc all evolved from these games.

And so the term football denotes that these games were played by advancing the ball on foot as opposed to on horseback. Therefore calling American football et al "football" is perfectly logical based on this.
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#38
Where does the name "soccer" come from anyway?
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You're wrong.
As the name indicates, football is a sport played with the foot.

In most non-english speaking countries the word "soccer" doesn't even have translation.
This is football, or as we call it in my country, Portugal, futebol:


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