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NMOC:Re: [Powderworks] Why football (was NMOC: World Cup )

steven moore smmmdpowderworks@hotmail.com
Tue, 07 Oct 2003 13:21:22 -0700

All the games originally came from the concept of football (with the round 
ball and no use of the hands).  Rugby was an offshoot of this game and both 
american football and Australian rules football are offshoots of rugby.  For 
details of how rugby emerged from football, see the following interesting 



>From: Miron Mizrahi <mironmizrahi@yahoo.com>
>To: powderworks@cs.colorado.edu
>Subject: [Powderworks] Why football (was NMOC: World Cup )
>Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2003 09:46:01 -0700 (PDT)
>so here is a question for all you footy lovers (on both sides of the
>ocean) - why the hell is this game (rugby, NFL, AFL....) called
>football? to begin with it is not a ball nor are feet particularly
>important (well, except to run ofcourse and maybe in the AFL).
>was always curious about it.
>    How could people get so unkind?
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