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Windows This rumour has been rummaging around the web for a few days, but now that The New York Times has picked it up, it probably carries a bit more validity than it did before. Microsoft invited members of the press to a mystery event coming Monday, and supposedly, the company will launch its very own ARM tablet running Windows RT.
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RE: Comment by dylansmrjones
by judgen on Sat 16th Jun 2012 12:01 UTC in reply to "Comment by dylansmrjones"
judgen
Member since:
2006-07-12

Football is for people that is either to weak or too poor to afford hockey gear.

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demosthenese Member since:
2011-02-01

Can't afford? What? A stick?

Too weak? To play a non-contact sport?

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BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

If you consider hockey a non contact sport, you are playing it wrong.

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ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

Football is for people that is either to weak or too poor to afford hockey gear.

They call soccer "football" to make it sound more manly. But still, in reality more people are injured performing ballet than playing soccer (or rugby for that matter). The same can't be said for real football, even with the pads.

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dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

There is nothing football about the U.S.-specific form of rugby. The only reason they can play with injuries is because they are partly robots with all that silly protection ;)

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RE[3]: Comment by dylansmrjones
by zima on Sun 17th Jun 2012 01:48 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by dylansmrjones"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

They call soccer "football" to make it sound more manly. [...] real football

They call handegg "real football" to make it sound more manly...

(plus http://www.kyon.pl/img/5708.html - large part of attention towards offences is exactly because without it serious injuries would be quite easy and common ...also, really, there's the aspect of what surrounds the grass, often a bit extreme ;p - seems there's a current log in the latter part of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euro_2012#Racism_and_hooliganism and while the mentioned BBC Panorama Euro 2012: Stadiums of Hate is curiously selective, a bit - still, worth checking out)

Edited 2012-06-17 01:55 UTC

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

The call football "soccer" because they don't know any better.

The same can't be said for real football, even with the pads


Oh, you mean the kind of football that is mainly played with the hands....
Is that a manly sport? I mean, what wuss need all that protective gear and all those drugs?

Edited 2012-06-17 13:43 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by dylansmrjones
by shotsman on Sun 17th Jun 2012 15:36 in reply to "RE: Comment by dylansmrjones"
shotsman Member since:
2005-07-22

Exactly how many times are the 'Feet' used in a game of this thing that they call 'FootBall' in the USA?

Pah.
If ever a sport was misnamed that is it?

If should be called

'Two teams of idiots filling the gaps between Ad breaks.'

As a former Rugby Football No 8 who played to a pretty decent level, I know that US Footbal players are next to useless without that padding and armour. They are more likley to injure themselves by pulling out of a tackle than going through with it. They pull out when they realise that they don't have all that padding on.
WE had a couple of US Football players (din't make the draft level) come an try out for our club. They lasted a month, including several injuries before admitting that there was nt way they could take 80minutes of that pounding. oeally nice guys but to play them would have meant completely re-training them.

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