FOOTBALL. May be an old repost. But still is funny as hell.. FOOT FOOT { FOOTBAL. Its actually because it is still a ball ( a hollow sphere or ovoid ) and it is a foot long. Hence "foot ball" football soccer
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User avatar #28 - iirapechildren
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Its actually because it is still a ball ( a hollow sphere or ovoid ) and it is a foot long. Hence "foot ball"
User avatar #268 to #28 - Chuckaholic
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When I looked it up I saw an explanation saying that most team sports which only required people and balls had football in the name. Rugby football, association football (soccer), american football, Australian football. People just shortened it.
#60 - greyshirt
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Congratulations!
#54 - sinonyx
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User avatar #69 to #54 - joggibro
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Fanta
Sy
Fantasy.
#465 to #69 - anon id: cad34907
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Dumb
Ass
Dumbass.
#245 to #54 - lordmoldywart
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#458 to #245 - callofvikings
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For some reason your name makes this all the better
#417 - forevertrombone
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Yeah because you know, cricket has all those crickets in it.
#432 to #417 - dehymenator
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I always imagined rugby being a game where opposing teams rode around on magic carpets like aladin trying to throw a love hornets nest into the opposing teams net. I was so disappointed when I saw what it actually was. ******* false advertising.
#425 to #417 - pkmntrnrred
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No its because all you hear in the crowd is crickets chirping
No its because all you hear in the crowd is crickets chirping
#388 - navystone
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First off it was cool to see the Jets emblem (now i get negative thumbs for being a football fan)

Second, football is called football because the ball we use in the sport is about a foot long, while i agree that soccer being football makes more sense.

Third stop being unfair about how you treat sports, if its ok to post about Soccer, then let people post about Football. Everytime i say ANYTHING about the NFL people jump to "Stupid fat americans and their stupid sports."

Football is actually fun and requires skill to play, like every sport in the world, so stop trying to judge it before you play it. I used to judge hockey before i acutally watched it.

Also we don't riot when our team loses a game, thats just stupid.

And my closing argument is that as a football player, respect that beside rugby, this sport is probably one of the most
#414 to #388 - bahjy
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The rage of the Americans...

Go play HandEgg, man.
User avatar #409 to #388 - ericzxvc
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Ehh I agreed till you made the rioting comment, if there were enough football fans in one place and it was a really high tense game I could definitely see it happening.
User avatar #418 to #409 - xxbeastlyxx
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... The superbowl?
User avatar #424 to #418 - ericzxvc
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Well the super bowl with more factors,if one team hadn't won it in a really long time and had a huge fan base, the teams have a huge rivalry, etc.... In Vancouver it happened because it was game 7 and Vancouver had not won in a long time, plus they lost last minute, and everyone was watching it on a big screen down town so it was almost asking for a riot.
#404 to #388 - ryderjamesbudde **User deleted account**
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User avatar #442 to #404 - meanmamajama
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Well they got us on that one.
#440 to #388 - meanmamajama
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This guy knows what the **** they're talking about.
#167 - schnofi
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MFW when I look in the comment section.
I hate people.
#175 to #167 - zhon
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this is the second time something like this has happened recently, **** people.
#83 - Hyoukin
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Does absolutely no one know that the term "soccer" developed from British slang for association football? Americans simply latched on to the term because they already associated the word "football" with American Football.

>MFW half of Europe ***** bricks over a term they themselves invented.
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#90 to #89 - Hyoukin
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...but it is a part of the European continent, you twat.
...but it is a part of the European continent, you twat.
User avatar #92 to #90 - Wingz
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ssshhh
#106 to #89 - conoriskool
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Your stupid is showing.
Your stupid is showing.
User avatar #114 to #106 - Mattyowl
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What did he say?
User avatar #140 to #114 - allofyourrage
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"England isn't part of the European Union you twat"
Go to his account - deleted comment can still be read there.
#101 to #89 - peulschil
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Wat?
England is part of the UK; the UK is part of the EU.

Therefor, England is also a part of the EU.
#107 to #101 - madjackwack
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User avatar #110 to #107 - peulschil
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you are a retard EUROZONE‚ȆEUROPEAN UNION!
Look at any map of the european union; there's 27 countries in the EU, the UK is one of them!!
#112 to #107 - anon id: 91b0ec18
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The EU has nothing do with currency...

It's the European Union, and it's to do with trade
User avatar #115 to #83 - torkildsen
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UK/GB invented the word, so why can't the rest of Europe **** bricks over it? Most europeans countries use the word football so it kind of gives us to right to butcher their weird logic, don't you think?
#373 - Zaxplab
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Its a ball, its a foot long, its a football.

I guess your argument was based on the fact that cricket involves so many crickets.
User avatar #390 to #373 - melovecookies
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My comeback for that: is baseball a ball in a base?
User avatar #391 to #390 - Zaxplab
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There is a ball, there are bases, it is baseball.


I guess your argument is based on the fact that rugby involves rugs and bees.
User avatar #393 to #391 - melovecookies
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I guess yours is hock in ey.
User avatar #395 to #393 - Zaxplab
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Hockey was first heard of in England.
User avatar #396 to #395 - melovecookies
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What about ice hockey?
User avatar #399 to #396 - Zaxplab
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I have also heard that it is popular in places in Europe.
User avatar #400 to #399 - melovecookies
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And America and Canada
#429 to #400 - brainpollution
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Either way you're a ******* idiot
#452 to #400 - roll
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Troll harder.
Troll harder.
User avatar #435 to #393 - jittersfj
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Hockey's a Canadian sport primarily bud. Most NHL players are Canadian.
User avatar #430 to #390 - jittersfj
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You sir, are retarded
#33 - semiawesomeness
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Everyone else is just jealous that America is one of the greatest trolls, taking football and calling it soccer whilst calling our sport football when only hands are used, causing the world to be angry and **** .
#43 to #33 - anon id: a6d33dde
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If only hands are used, how is the game started?
User avatar #246 to #33 - lordmoldywart
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The Brits invented the word soccer you idiot

It derives from 'Association football'
#116 - mrstalin
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Football was called football not because of the limb you use most often in  the ball's handling, but because the ball is a foot long. Englishmen can blame themselves for American calling football soccer, due to the fact they came up with the nickname to help distinguish soccer from rugby.   
   
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Football was called football not because of the limb you use most often in the ball's handling, but because the ball is a foot long. Englishmen can blame themselves for American calling football soccer, due to the fact they came up with the nickname to help distinguish soccer from rugby.

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