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>From: "Derek Gatherer" <email@example.com>
>Subject: RE: FW: England humour
>Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2001 10:26:22 -0500 (EST)
>Oops! What am I doing here??
>That's better probably.... now I have more than one line per message.
>What was I trying to say?
>Association football had its first rulebook around 1860, which makes it a
>fairly distant outlier in the football phylogeny.
>The real outliers of course are Aussie Rules and Gaelic football, which
>split from the rest at a very early date. There's also Winchester
>football, which is only played at Winchester school.
>That's probably going to be an early one, but I'm not sure quite how
What was "kick the skull"?
There's also the favo(u)rite of my early elementary school days called "kill
the man with the ball", after we had graduated from the more relaxed
We played full contact football during recess when I was in 4th and 5th
grade. In 6th grade, during my one year in parochial school at an
Episcopalian church (American version of Anglican?) we played an odd hybrid
of soccer and football, which was probably passed down through the "forms"
over the years. There were soccer style goals to kick the ball into, but we
actually carried the ball instead of kicking it on the ground and grappled
with each other for control over the ball.
In junior high scool, we played flag football, "football" American style
where instead of knocking the living daylights out of the person carrying
the ball, one could merely attempt to rip a flag attached to their hip by
velcro. Boring. We also played something called "Gatorball" which I can't
remember the exact rules for, but it was kinda like a rugbyish American
football / soccer hybrid. We also played soccer, but I wound up getting sick
of getting kicked severely in the shins so never liked it a whole lot. There
was a league in the USA called NASL back then with teams IIRC called New
York Cosmos, Tampa Bay Rowdies, and New England Teamen (I'm sure the Brits
like the sound of that one ;-)).
One of my great regrets was losing a book IIRC by _Sports Illustrated_ which
was the history of American football arranged as newspaper clippings.
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