[Groop] Groo Sightings in the UK?

Owens, Gabriel R JO2/E-5, CNRC N00 gabriel.owens at navy.mil
Fri May 11 07:46:27 PDT 2007

FOOTBALL DAGNABBIT!  Crazy foreigners and your soccer worship.  :P 

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From: groop-bounces at groo.com [mailto:groop-bounces at groo.com] On Behalf
Of azamin zainol abidin
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2007 7:37
To: Larry Steller
Cc: groop at groo.com
Subject: Re: [Groop] Groo Sightings in the UK?

the whole world (except US) call soccer as football.... maybe we should
call american football as american rugby as it is more rugby than soccer
(football)... as it was a marriage of rugby and Soccer (football) at
harvard U. (if i'm not mistaken...)

Larry Steller wrote:

>Sorry, guys, I'm waaaay backlogged reading these! My comment on the 
>whole football/soccer thing is that, frankly it makes more sense to 
>call soccer "football", as the whole point is kicking a ball with a 
>Whereas, even as an American only marginally interested in football, 
>it's obvious that the ball is not ball-shaped, and for the greater 
>majority of the game the foot does not come in contact with the ball.
>Yes, there are rare kickoffs and punts and stuff, but that's like 
>calling soccer "headball" because you occasionally hit it with your 
>Therfore, I propose callig American Football GOALS ON LONG FIELDS or 
>GOLF for short...

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