NMOC:Re: [Powderworks] Why football (was NMOC: World Cup )
Wed, 08 Oct 2003 13:49:39 +1200
Actually, Aussie rules is an off-shoot of Gaelic Football, not Rugby.
I waited patiently for the Lord,
He listened and heard my cry.
He lifted me up out of the pits, out of the miry clay.
He set my feet upon a rock and made my footsteps firm.
--------- Original Message ---------
DATE: Tue, 07 Oct 2003 13:21:22
From: "steven moore" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
>All the games originally came from the concept of football (with the round
>ball and no use of the hands). Rugby was an offshoot of this game and both
>american football and Australian rules football are offshoots of rugby. For
>details of how rugby emerged from football, see the following interesting
>>From: Miron Mizrahi <email@example.com>
>>Subject: [Powderworks] Why football (was NMOC: World Cup )
>>Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2003 09:46:01 -0700 (PDT)
>>so here is a question for all you footy lovers (on both sides of the
>>ocean) - why the hell is this game (rugby, NFL, AFL....) called
>>football? to begin with it is not a ball nor are feet particularly
>>important (well, except to run ofcourse and maybe in the AFL).
>>was always curious about it.
>> How could people get so unkind?
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