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The NFL is essentially human chess. If you're expecting the fluidity of Rugby, of course you're going to be deeply disappointed.That said, there are still too many adverts in the NFL. They should consider advertising on or around the pitch like other sports, to avoid constantly leaving the action.
#341 - maybe you should be the one to take the blinkers off. Publishing anything you disagree with doesn't make BBC biased. It's difficult to be fair and even handed on subjects like politics, religion and sport, where people have strongly held opinions. BBC do a great job - maybe try the "no bias" test to your own thoughts before criticising others.
Whoever said 12 mins in play might be about right. When the clock is running and they take 30 seconds to change players, get in the huddle call the play and then run the play, the play itself might be 4-5 seconds. I'm a big fan though, love watching it and there is no other team sport with that level of tactics. Would be good if Wade made it but it will be tough.
Great 65m run but celebration needs work - good derisive toe scuff but the throw away and everything afterwards was feeble.
Well done Christian. Respect his ambition to try NFL. Sure he'll learn the play books but sounds like he used his instincts on this play
Some very small minds posting on here.The only "defensive deficiency" Wade had as a rugby winger was his height. Always vulnerable under the high ball.
Clip shows he has the athletic ability without doubt but don't think anyone would've argued otherwise anyway. What he'll need to do more of will be learning the play books & reading the blocks etc. Not watched the game but the Bears for example played a lot of fringe players in their game against the Panthers & if it was same in this game you can expect the starters to be better. Good start though
Hey, TonyH, luv the style, though you forgot Table Tennis, but I did select Rugby Union - silly me, expecting it to come up and guess what, Archery and Polo came up, along with NFL - No matter, TonyH will no doubt give his 97%. Perhaps he'll also explain why this monolithic ego rudely and ignorantly ignores all requests to repeat The Roads To Freedom or to issue it on DVD?
At 346 TonyH. Really? 12 mins in play - google it. It's easy to find. Yes 60 mins timed, but the game last over 3 hours on average. 35 mins in play for rugby 80 mins, but the game itself last approx 100. This isn't hard to work out. And how can you say rugby is repetitive and tedious? US footy is the most repetitive and tedious sport going - 3 hours per match! Feels like a year. Each to their own.
I love the way he ran towards the goal posts....to make the conversion easier. Classic!
For #329 (Brian) "big problem". Not sure where you get "12 mins" from, they have a timed 60 minutes. Doubt we can trust YOUR expertise on much, as you say "Rugby has 35 mins play in a 100 minute game". League & Union have two halves of 40 mins, & most people have an abacus that says two forties = 80? And however long Rugby lasts, it's massively tedious, & repetitive anyway, feels like a week!
For #326 (u1662etc) "think they can conquer rugby"? Huh? Who does? They play it a bit, as does Canada, but it's hardly mainstream. And yes the skillsets are somewhat different, very observant of you. Now, here's a hint, don't waste time on here, find some remedial schooling for English, and what was the 'NZ' at the end of the comment? You don't do checking before hitting the 'post comment'?
For #336 (tommikonti) - "American Not Football" - yes, same joke gets consistently made on these HYS sections, somehow I doubt they'll change it for you. You keep moaning at Rugby Football (also a handling game where they kick it a bit?). And Australian Rules Football (ditto)? Maybe start a campaign to rename OUR football to include "overpaid primadonnas giving classes in cheating & ham acting"?
Or maybe Tony it is the other one they have got you with Brainwashing?Some of us still have open minds and can work things out for themselves.
338 ClodhopperHe should make it his signature and always touch down. Would be a nice gesture to where he's come from. Great to see.
340 TonyHSorry to upset you as a BBC employee, but take the blinkers off.
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