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Old 07-20-2007, 08:37 PM   #15
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How does that differ from the Aussie rules? Sorry, I'm sure this isn't a simple answer.
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"Aussie Rules" has no rules and is ONLY played in Australia - by men in tight silky shorts and skimpy vests. Sort of a mixture of hand-ball, running and kicking. There is also some guy behind the posts in a white coat and white hat who keeps showing the players how big the fish was that he caught - over and over (and it isn't very big either - only about a half meter).

ONLY JOKING!

I'm in trouble now - I'm outa here!

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Sorry 'Auzzee'

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Aussie Rules is a great game (if a little different) and has a HUGE following in Oz.
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Old 07-20-2007, 11:14 PM   #17
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Oy! Are you having a go at 'kick and giggle'?

And what was it I heard about boxing?

The ultimate poof sport....2 blokes in silk shorts and gloves, wearing no shirts, arguing over who gets to take home the belt and the purse.
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David,

I think maybe you're thinking about 'American Championship Wrestling'; certainly one of the stupidest, and hokeyest 'sports' around. Anyone who enjoys soap operas will surely enjoy wrestling. Real boxing on the other hand can be quite a sport... toe-to-toe and slug it out!

Lighthouse, even if you were having a go at real footy, I love the definition... 'League has no rules.' Must be why it's a real man's game, sometimes described as "A gentleman's game for animals, or an animal's game for gentlemen."

Sure makes NFL football look like a game for pansies.

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Hi John,

I think the greatest benefits from WWF wrestling, monster truck racing, and 'reality' shows such as World's next Top Model, are that they give thinking people the motivation to go sailing.

And, why can't Americans get coverage of the America's Cup, but they can all watch a crowd of morons behaving like animals as they try to find the person who can consume the greatest number of hot dogs in 5 minutes?

Is it any wonder that the worst health epidemic in the western world is obesity?

Me?...I just wonder when we next get the chance to flog South Africa at something..

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Gad!

Beaten by the Kiwis in the Bledisloe Cup (Rugby Union).....

Beaten by the Jappos in the Asian Cup soccer......

At least our women are doing well in the netball tests and the cricket......And Stu Cadell is fourth overall in the Tour de Frog.....

Think we would have strife knocking off the SA junior boys tiddleywinks team at the moment.

Gloom!!!!
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Beaten by the Kiwis in the Bledisloe Cup (Rugby Union).....

Gloom!!!!
It was a really hard, tough match - in the rain. Bad luck Oz!

Auzzee - you are however the world champions at Aussie Rules.

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How does that differ from the Aussie rules? Sorry, I'm sure this isn't a simple answer.
Rugby (Union -- the only kind) is a very complex game with lots of rules. There are offside rules, ruck & maul rules, rules about the ball travelling forwards, rules about kicking out of bounds (depends on where you're standing), entering the ruck from the wrong side, hands on the ball (which change depending on who had it last and which way it was travelling), etc. It'd be too complicated to explain to you 'mericans.

Australian Rules Football is much easier, as it only has two rules. They are:

1. Kick the ball between the posts at the other end of the field.

2. No concealed weapons.

It's not every day you go to a football fight and a game breaks out.

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True about Aussie Rules - carry weapons openly !
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