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Australian Rules Football... Awesome!

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by RastaRocket, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    [youtube]zxhqXzVBen4[/youtube]

    I have no idea what's going on, but this sport is awesome!
  2. csirl

    csirl Member

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    Its an Australian off-shoot of Gaelic Football. They still play 'compromise rules' International games between Ireland and Australia every couple of years.
  3. Aussie Cowboy

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    We like here Rasta in Melbourne it is a religion, if you are looking to pick a team to follow may I suggest Richmond, we are a young developing team on the rise who I make the finals next season. :)


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  4. Aussie Cowboy

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    Not really an off-shoot of Gaelic football but there is a series played between Australia and Ireland but played with a round ball and 2 posts and a soccer goal underneath. The game is played on a rectangular pitch too which is quite different to the oval shaped playing arena that Australian Rules is played on.


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  5. Jammer

    Jammer Retired Air Force Guy

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    I used to watch Australian Football all the time when ESPN was in its infancy. I loved the game. They used to show all kinds of different sports back then. Now they're too big to show things like that.
  6. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    I'm definitely going to learn more about this sport. Ill check out Richmond for sure!
  7. FiveRings

    FiveRings Well-Known Member

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    Seems like an entire sport of hail marries. Those guys have serious verticals
  8. Aussie Cowboy

    Aussie Cowboy Member

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    The opening post had some good highlights but it didn't have the best "mark" (catch) that I have ever witnessed. This one from back in the 1980's is the best I have seen.

    [youtube]kdJDB5_AxxE[/youtube]
  9. BigDGarciaFan

    BigDGarciaFan Member

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    did you all know, the championship game can be replayed again in the event of a tie?

  10. whynot

    whynot Active Member

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    yup - happened again a couple of years ago.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_AFL_Grand_Final

    They've changed it to overtime now though.... was a bit embarrasing.
  11. BigDGarciaFan

    BigDGarciaFan Member

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    Tonight is the Grand Final at 11:30pm on Fox Soccer Plus
  12. BigDGarciaFan

    BigDGarciaFan Member

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    Congrats to Hawthorn

  13. csirl

    csirl Member

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    Essentially the same sport - akin to the differences between NFL and CFL football. Sport was taken to Australia from Ireland by Irish emigrants. Started being played on oval fields in Aus because thats all that was available - cricket grounds. The International series team from Australia is from the AFL. AFL teams recruit a lot of young GAA players in Ireland.
  14. Aussie Cowboy

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    This guy is probably the best exponent of what you talking about right now

  15. Aussie Cowboy

    Aussie Cowboy Member

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    Updated with new tag
  16. FiveRings

    FiveRings Well-Known Member

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    That guy makes Dez look like a middle aged man lol
  17. Aussie Cowboy

    Aussie Cowboy Member

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    I guess the fact that you can make contact and jump into or on a player as part of the action of "marking" (catching) the ball can at time give you that springboard effect an elevate you to great heights. Some of these grabs however are pure elevation off the ground without much assistance from jumping on the opponent. I would image Dez could take some real hangers this was permitted in the NFL, for sure.
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