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Offline Steve_orino

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Aussie Rules Football on the Tele here in the States...
« on: September 25, 2010, 06:39:28 AM »
Collingwood vs. St. Kilda...

The Missus is watching it with me -- getting quite a kick out of it!

Asks way too many questions though!  How the heck do I know????   :011:
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Offline MGBadrock

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Re: Aussie Rules Football on the Tele here in the States...
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2010, 09:56:10 AM »
Fantastic game of footy, absolute belter
Bizarre result though, I don't know how the players could possibly go through all that again ,it'd be so physically and mentally draining

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Re: Aussie Rules Football on the Tele here in the States...
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2010, 02:33:39 PM »
Yep Mr. MGB, I fell asleep sometime during the second qtr. about 1am local time.

It seemed to be a one-way match though as Collingwood was 'taking SK out to the woodshed' (beating) at that point.

We were both kind of lost as we watched the game.  Being the male, I picked it up a little quicker and had to try to explain...near impossible.  I had to use different U.S. sports to try to explain concepts. 

Hope to see another match on late tonight, if they're playing


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Re: Aussie Rules Football on the Tele here in the States...
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2010, 03:09:04 PM »
Ah... Aussie Rules, one of the mainstay features of early ESPN
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If you weren't around in 1979 and the early 80's, you might not recognize some of the programming that appeared in those early days of the network. You might win a trivia bet by asking what ESPN's first live sporting event was. (It was A Slo-Pitch softball World Series game featuring the Kentucky Bourbons vs. the Milwaukee Schlitz - sponsored by Budweiser). Ever heard of Munster Hurling and Irish Cycling...they were opening weekend events as well. There was lots of kick boxing, racquetball, volleyball, and the ever-popular Australian Rules Football. Throw in some NCAA soccer and NCAA tape-delayed football and you'll have an idea of what life was like in Bristol back then.

Of course I only recall that from reading TV listings.  Cable? Who needs it!  I do know ESPN wouldnt have happened without ABC's Wide World of Sports which was a phenom of the seventies.

Irish Hurling, that was my favorite.. for about a season.

Back on topic:  It's ridiculous, Imagine if the NFL replayed the Super Bowl if it was tied after 2 OT.
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