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Saturday, October 16, 2010

A British perspective on American college football

If this is the British perspective, I can only imagine what a Namibian perspective might be like.

(The audio and video feeds are off, but that's irrelevant for most of it.)


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Blogger Keithslady declared,

Nope, they don't get our 'football' like we don't get how they can trample people for a football (soccer) game or spend hours watching a cricket match. Culture studying is a fascinating pasttime.

10/16/2010 3:32 PM  
Blogger Joey declared,

I wonder how much of their fascination and confusion about it is the fact that it's amateur. I'm assuming they really don't have that over there.

10/19/2010 3:53 PM  
Blogger Keithslady declared,

It's hard to even make a comparison because they do not embrace a sport-culture like we do. They have a lot of amateur teams, mostly club run. The school sports team practice a few days a week and have competitions almost "just for fun". We get serious very early (think parent brawls at t-ball games) and have more fanfare and organized "show" than they would dream of. My host mom got it right when she said, "You Americans think everything is an excuse for a celebration."

10/19/2010 5:35 PM  

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