tell me why american football players dress like they are going to warfare and take frequent breaks and real footballers only wear shinguards and play until the end of the game? any sport where you have to redesign the shoes so they don't tear a guys face off but dont make them wear helmets is a lot more hardcore than one where everyone has to put on a hundred pounds of kit just to be brave enough for a tackle or two and while having to take a rest every few minutes. try cardiac arrest and internal hemorrhaging
Seems you don't know a thing about Football, so allow me to explain the rules. Depending on the team, some players take breaks to regain their energy (Never long ones) So that their Subs get in. (Its harder wearing those pads then you would think) So after those individual players take their breaks they get back in to whoop ass. Defensive Linemen like me don't get breaks. Only the running backs and the QB's do. We play all four quarters, there are different positions like Offense and Defense. Linemen do all the hard work, but the running backs take the most damage.
English friend of mine talking trash about american football: You Yanks think your 'football' is brutal? Back in England we play it without any protective wear and call it Rugby. Me (a west-Michigander) to him: Two words, AUSTRALIAN RULES. Him to me: *deer-in-the-headlights stare, before looking 'round for an escape route*
Technically if you're playing a sport without a referee the sport you're playing cannot be determined as no enforcements are being made to decide whether or not you're following the rules that define the sport. In a soccer match, if no one's going to prevent someone from tackling I might as well punch said player, pick up the ball, throw a brick at the keeper, and then toss the ball into the goal. Automatic 10 points, who the f*** is counting?
In 1905 football didn't have pads. 19 American athletes died playing football that year. Football players started wearing pads. Rugby players can hit with 1,600 pounds of force. Cute. A football player can hit 3x harder, equivalent to driving your car directly into a wall at 35 mph. Questioning the toughness of an athlete because he wears pads is basically questioning the toughness of a soldier because he wears bulletproof armor. Like any other business sports leagues are responsible for the safety of their employees; brain deterioration and other health complications ruin the post-careers' of many professional football players. If rugby was really equally dangerous pads would be mandatory.
1905 American Football Data: [link] (I should note that I did make a slight mistake and forgot to reference that 1 of the 19 athletes was killed in Canada not the United States.)
If I were a troll my spelling, grammar, and extent of vocabulary certainly wouldn't be near this satisfactory. Also you would probably notice contradictory statements or statistics well beyond logic or reasonability. Most notably I don't over-capitalize and/or over-punctuate my sentences, quite possibly the most common and universal troll indicator. I'm not a troll, just someone willing to research and utilize an absurd amount of information to prove a relatively insignificant point.
A professional (American) football player can hit an opponent with over 4,800 pounds (2,180 kg) of force. In other words, getting hit in football is the equivalent of driving your car directly into a wall at 35mph (56 kph). Rugby hits alone are only a third of that, soccer really doesn't even factor at this point.