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0621: Over the Rules in Tackling Problems 18th Jan, 2021
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0621: Over the Rules
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Mel Cormac edit delete
Mel Cormac
I should just say this right off the bat, these are dumb kids playing an approximation of rugby with not enough players for even one team, don’t expect actual sports from these muppets, or accurate rugby league rules from this muppet.
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Microraptor
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Microraptor
The two things we have learnt today:

1. Ken plays the violin!

2. Anna breaks noses for fun!
anonymous coward (Guest)
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You didn't already know Anna is a fan of perpetrating violence? Have we been reading the same comic?
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
It's fun to learn about new hobbies!
anonymous coward (Guest)
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Here I was hoping for an argument over union rules versus league that derails the actual rugby into a brawl. Instead, now Anna's going to beat up everyone on both teams.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
I thought about it, but I realised I don't know enough about either to really do that argument justice! Wouldn't put it past Anna to be all "Union rules? Ew!"
anonymous coward (Guest)
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Fair enough, this is a particularly difficult, expensive and hazardous time to go talk with strangers at a pub about that kind of thing.
LinkyBoy
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Honestly, this is the clearest explanation I ever had of the freaking game.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
There are a lot more complicated rules which I still don't understand, but these doofuses are doing what I'll generously call "reduced rules rugby"
Matt Jones
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And with the most American comment of the day, I present:

IT"S JUST LIKE AMERICAN FOOTBALL!!!!

I thank you, and I'll see myself out. :D
Matt Jones
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PS - my cousin has played rugby for a club team near Auburn University off and on for the last 20 years. I really do know that it's nothing like American football. :)
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Heck, even Wikipedia brings up American football on the rugby page, even though as far as I'm aware the only similarities are the shape of the ball and deliberately crashing into your opponents is legal.
Matt Jones
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Exactly. That and the ball goes over a line to score points. But let's see: Rugby is bonkers, American Football you wear body armor and stop after EVERY. SINGLE. PLAY. Also, baseball is sort of like that if you've ever watched it. It's a slow sport, but it's good to have on in the background if you have other things to do around the house. :)
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
I've heard that baseball stops and starts all the time, makes me think of cricket
Matt Jones
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It does, often. It's even worse now that they have introduced play review. If it's a close play, then they are supposed to take 30 seconds to decide, but it's often like 5 minutes. It's awful and makes a slow game even slower. But when it is exciting, it truly is just that. Many of my greatest family memories comes from watching baseball games.

Oh, and much like any other sport, baseball is much MUCH better in person than on television.
anonymous coward (Guest)
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They're both team sports set in a grassy field longer than it is wide. In both your team has to bring the ball forward into a wide, designated, end zone behind the opponent's team by either carrying it there or kicking it there to win. Both are popular spectator sports. Both are known for causing injuries to their players. Both have a single ball in play, and struggle over control and movement of that ball is the primary feature of the game. Both feature penalty kicks. Using a firearm to kill members of the opposing team is usually discouraged in both.
JammyTheBirb
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JammyTheBirb
If it was real, that rule would be my favourite thing about sports.