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Old 06. Feb 2017, 11:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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"They showed the Super Bowl live in Canada last night on Fox channel but I missed it. Is there some website that will let me see this?"
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Why would you want to?! I hate the Patriots!!!
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Old 07. Feb 2017, 02:03 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Why would you want to?! I hate the Patriots!!!
I am not in to sports as such, though I did a fair bit in school. I just want to see it because it is such a big game
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I am not in to sports as such, though I did a fair bit in school. I just want to see it because it is such a big game
Here it is.
https://youtu.be/9XCYu-XKY44

I am an Atlanta Falcons fan, being one since 1976. My heart is broken right now, and didn't want to know anything about that game anymore but for you, I post the link. If you want to ask something about the game itself, let me know.

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Old 07. Feb 2017, 06:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thank you Bo, I saw it. To my surprise, about a week ago I found that some of my friends in Asia were also planning to see this. That is what made me curious. They asked me questions about the teams and various other things and I was clueless. I didn't even know the names of the two teams. They made fun of me saying how ignorant I am! Is it true that people see this live in all parts of the world?

This is the first time I saw a full game except for flashes of it, at times on TV. I used to go to see my brother play Rugby for his school, but I found that this game is very different. Knowing Rugby was an advantage though. By comparison, I was able to make out most of the rules, which made it interesting for me.

Not having a favorite team I confess I enjoyed the game, specially the amazing come back of the eventual winners. At one stage it seemed utterly impossible. Can you tell me what you think about this?

I am sorry about your experience. It must be really hard for you to see the Falcons lose from such a commanding position of 28 to 3. I wish it was different for you, but sadly, 'that's the way the cookie crumbles'

Many thanks again for posting the link.

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Thank you Bo.... Is it true that people see this live in all parts of the world?
You are welcome, Melita. I watched it on Fox in English. Here where I am the game was also broadcast in Spanish by the Latin American affiliates of ESPN and Fox, but the quality of their knowledge of the game is bad so I rather see American football done by American broadcasters. If Fox USA had not been available for me, I would have watched it in the computer.
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I used to go to see my brother play Rugby for his school, but I found that this game is very different. Knowing Rugby was an advantage though. By comparison, I was able to make out most of the rules, which made it interesting for me.
Something Rugby and football have in common is tackling. Dan Quinn, The Falcons head coach talks about it at minute 6:15 in the video below. Read the articles also.
https://youtu.be/4iGrSSN1ft4
http://www.atlantafalcons.com/news/b...7-dfbb90d7cfff
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/spo...825-1486493315
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Not having a favorite team I confess I enjoyed the game, specially the amazing come back of the eventual winners. At one stage it seemed utterly impossible. Can you tell me what you think about this?

I am sorry about your experience. It must be really hard for you to see the Falcons lose from such a commanding position of 28 to 3.
In all sports to win you have to "finish the game". And the Falcons didn't do it. When the game was 28 to 3 in the middle of the 3rd quarter, the only way that game could it being lost was if our head coach was out coached by the coach on the other side. And thats what happened.

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Old 09. Feb 2017, 07:22 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Hi Bo,

Thank you for the 3 interesting links. What a surprise; Dan Quinn's admiration for All Blacks. He also talks about the crux of the matter - finishing the game.

When my brother was playing Rugby, all the time I was fearful of him getting injured. So, I didn't cotton on to the game after he left school. That is, until I saw an All Blacks game! I have only 2 words for them 'Raw Power'. Well, may be not just 2 words - 'Superb Skill' too. Though I am not a regular sports fan, if I hear about an All Blacks game I always try to see it.

It amazes me how Rugby players, specially at international level, can do this with no body protection at all. Not even a knee guard. Just a couple of sweat bands and some don't even wear those! As a woman I guess I admire that ruggedness in them, more so than a man would.
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The injuries in American football are often CAUSED BY the protective wear. Bodies are a lot softer and actually designed to take bumps. Also did you notice that most of the heavy contact in Rugby is either from behind or in a static situation. Also tackles are to the legs not the centre of mass.
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The injuries in American football are often CAUSED BY the protective wear
I didn't know this. Isn't the protective wear supposed to protect players from injury? Boxers wear head gear and that thing in the mouth (I don't recollect what it is called )Cricketers wear helmets pads and gloves.....?
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Bodies are a lot softer and actually designed to take bumps.
I do remember reading about this somewhere but I don't recall the details. Can you tell me a little more about this?
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Also did you notice that most of the heavy contact in Rugby is either from behind or in a static situation. Also tackles are to the legs not the centre of mass.
I never thought about it to this extent. I can't very well disagree with you. Yes, 'tackles are to the legs'. There is no denying that.
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I wrote a long post for this topic but every post is being rejected:
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So I've added the paragraphs one by one only to discover that it is all accepable going from first to last but not last to first!!


I often watch rugby games - not just because I'm from NZ - so I find this topic more interesting when rugby and tackling are mentioned. Although it reminds me of how much it hurts when you tackle incorrectly

Front-on tackles are dominant in rugby
The heaviest contact in rugby is usually front-on with both players approaching at speed. Note that they're usually body tackles too but for the sake of brevity I won't discuss this factor any further.

In this situation, there's a higher risk of head injuries from body contact or whipping of the head. This old study had 63% of rugby injuries resulting from front-on tackles: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10476979

In competitions down under - Super Rugby (teams from New Zealand, Australian, South Africa, Argentina, Japan) and the Rugby Championship (NZ, Australia, South Africa, Argentina) - it has always been the case that most of the heavy contact and injuries results from front-on tackles with both players moving.

Rugby is different in Europe where playing style is more ponderous, i.e. slower and less dynamic, but even there I would expect front-on tackles to be the majority and front-on tackles at speed to be the largest category. I'd watch more of their games if they weren't less entertaining than Southern Hemisphere games.

Whatever the source of heavy tackles, the risks of neck and head injuries have been increasing. That is why the IRB (International Rugby Board) has increased the sanctions for tackles making neck or head contact even when that is accidental. The video in the following article has some good examples:
http://rugbyreferee.net/2016/12/30/n...-january-2017/

Changes in North American tackling technique
So North American football looks to rugby football to help with its terrible injury record.

Tackling technique has the greatest influence on injury. So that's why North American football is changing to rugby-style tackling.
http://www.stack.com/a/the-new-tackl...ootball-safety

Even with safer techniques, a number of factors lead to heavier collisions with increased injuries particularly to the head. Here's a very good article that discusses and illustrates several of the factors:
http://www.skysports.com/rugby-union...y-rugby-player:
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