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On the Duke campus recently, I played "British Bulldog" with a bunch of
students. No ball: the goal was for two opposing teams to rush at each
other, grab as many of their opponents as possible and haul them, kicking
and wrestling, over the opposite line. Whoever was successfully dragged
across then became part of the team that dragged them. It was a greatly
simplified version of rugby, I suppose, with people serving as balls, a bit
neanderthal and tremendous fun.
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> Scott Chase
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> Subject: RE: FW: England humour
> >From: "Derek Gatherer" <email@example.com>
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> >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
> 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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