NMOC:Re: [Powderworks] Why football (was NMOC: World Cup )
Wed, 8 Oct 2003 23:34:37 +1000
There is some discussion that it is actually derived from an
aboriginal game Marngrook.
I think a couple of teams(our southern state friends would know)
play for the Marngrook Cup every year.
> 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.
> --Psalm 40
> --------- Original Message ---------
> DATE: Tue, 07 Oct 2003 13:21:22
> From: "steven moore" <email@example.com>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
> >All the games originally came from the concept of football (with the
> >ball and no use of the hands). Rugby was an offshoot of this game and
> >american football and Australian rules football are offshoots of rugby.
> >details of how rugby emerged from football, see the following interesting
> >>From: Miron Mizrahi <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >>To: 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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