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    Quote Originally Posted by JPK12 View Post
    Well what do you expect? Australia is very Americanised and it seems the social engineers want us to follow the american corporate culture.

    Just look around you and see how many amercian brands have taken over our cities.
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    No, No, No and No!

    It's a scoreless quarter for the opposition.
    It's a great defensive effort in the last line.
    Buddy is our highest paid player. The Swans are not even a franchise - They are a club!
    The AFL premiers are AFL premiers. All this "world series" and "world champions" is American crap when applied to sports where most of the world doesn't participate. To Call American Baseball the World Series is self indulgent crap. Even the soccer "world championship" winner is known as the World CUP champion not world champion.
    NFL commentators refers to the punter using the drop punt as using a back-spin kick.

    Should we be calling the drop punt the back-spin kick?

    Don't worry I'm trying humour.

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    JPK is not in trouble with me. He is entitled to his opinion.

    What should never be forgotten by the anti - American Swans agenda is that Paul Roos loves America as much as I do.

    Roos delivered the Swans it's first premiership in 70 odd years.

    All Swans supporters should be chanting "God Bless America" in honour of Paul Roos.
    I love America too. I've spent a lot of time there and there is much about it that is admirable. But its hyper-commercialisation of sport (and so many other aspects of life) is emphatically not one of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt80 View Post
    NFL commentators refers to the punter using the drop punt as using a back-spin kick.

    Should we be calling the drop punt the back-spin kick?

    Don't worry I'm trying humour.
    It's working Matt. We're all laughing. But don't worry, we're not laughing AT you, we're laughing ABOUT you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Big Cat View Post
    I have no problem with people new to the game who are still to be educated. What I'm railing against is people who have grown up with the sport who are trying to be smart.

    eg. David Parkin - "They need someone in the forward half to take a catch" No David! It's "they need a forward who can take a mark."
    eg. David Parkin#2 (although this is a bit more original) - "They need to go through the corridor." No David "They need to go up the guts."
    Yep I agree with you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt80 View Post

    Should we be calling the drop punt the back-spin kick?
    To be serious for a moment, a part of the history of Aussie Rules is embedded in the etymology of "drop punt".

    It is so called because when it came into the game in the mid-60s it was seen as a hybrid of the punt kick (the most commonly-used kick at the time - now known as the mongrel punt) and the drop kick (which tended to be used only by the more skilful players).

    This was because it was kicked without being bounced, like a punt, but in such a way that it spun through the air exactly as a drop kick did. Ergo, drop punt.

    In the American game, it has no such history, so they can call it what they like. But here, it's important that we honour our history by preserving those parts of the game's terminology and nomenclature that reflect it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPK12 View Post
    Well what do you expect? Australia is very Americanised and it seems the social engineers want us to follow the american corporate culture.

    Just look around you and see how many amercian brands have taken over our cities.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bloods05 View Post
    It's working Matt. We're all laughing. But don't worry, we're not laughing AT you, we're laughing ABOUT you.
    Be nice. I respect you as one of the really smart Red and White contributors. I have enjoyed reading your posts during my time on Red and White.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt80 View Post
    Don't worry I'm trying humour.
    This is humour:

    A dyslexic walks into a bra.

    This is not humour:
    Quote Originally Posted by Matt80 View Post
    NFL commentators refers to the punter using the drop punt as using a back-spin kick.

    Should we be calling the drop punt the back-spin kick?
    Lesson one complete.
    Captain, I am detecting large quantities of win in this sector

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danzar View Post
    This is humour:

    A dyslexic walks into a bra.

    This is not humour:


    Lesson one complete.
    It's subjective Danzar. Some people thought The Interview was funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bloods05 View Post
    It's subjective Danzar. Some people thought The Interview was funny.
    True that.
    Captain, I am detecting large quantities of win in this sector

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPK12 View Post
    Well what do you expect? Australia is very Americanised and it seems the social engineers want us to follow the american corporate culture.

    Just look around you and see how many amercian brands have taken over our cities.
    David King and Dermot Brereton are social engineers!! The world is doomed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt80 View Post
    Can we call a final last second long bomb into the crowded forward line just before half time and full time a "Hail Mary"?

    Can't we call a quarter where the opposition does not score a "shut out"?

    Can we call desperate defensive efforts on the goal line a "goal line stand".

    Can we at least call Buddy our "franchise player".

    Can't we call the AFL Premiers "World Champions".

    Come on people let's embrace what's great in the world of sport.
    I thought you "hailed a Taxi".

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