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Football (Golden Rainbow)

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Arkh Mori (Little Upsilon)

Friday, September 19, 2008 - 08:22 am Click here to edit this post
The down-home truth of the matter is this:

A Rugby player does not play like a Gridiron player, plain and simple. Rugby players do not tackle as hard as Gridiron players, because the game teaches them not to. In Rugby, you can pass the ball--this lends itself to players setting up a tackle in such a way that if the ball is passed they can adapt. In Gridiron, you have the ball and you are the only target. Someone tackling in Rugby in the same manner as Gridiron will cripple or kill players. This is not to say that hard hits don't happen, or that Rugby players -can't- hit as hard, they just don't because it's too single-minded in it's approach. You aim at a person like a Gridiron player and you're likely to land in the mud or tackle the wrong person, and break a rib doing it.

Rugby players -do- wear pads. Even backliners wear helmets.

Gridiron players really are -huge-. Imagine it--this is a 350lb, 25 stone, guy in hard plastic padding throwing his entire body at you at a dozen or more miles an hour. These guys are big boys.

When it comes down to it, though...go play some serious Gridiron or Rugby if you haven't. They both involve serious amounts of violence, don't worry. And if you haven't ever played, you'll learn to respect both.

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