This one sent to me by James Edmunds. For all of you college football fans out there, the official Bowl Championship Series site is powered by ColdFusion MX. (I am posting this one even though, as a Brit, I still don’t understand why the name “football” is used for a sport in which feet never come in contact with the ball).

13 thoughts

  1. There are 3 times when feet come in contact with the ball:
    1. A punt.
    2. A field goal or PAT.
    3. A kickoff.
    In the early years of ‘football’ there used to be a 4th, the drop kick. The details of the rules elude me at the moment.

  2. Ok, so I stand corrected. But, think about it, the game that Brits call football really is a ball game played with the feet (and occasionally the head). ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. i myself understand both, played both, and am quite fond of both. i myself am a chelsea fan, man u is too cool to like, and i dvr most UEFA games ๐Ÿ™‚
    and yes, ben jammin’, scott is right… the drop kick that he mentioned is actually still LEGAL. although since the balls went from rugby-kinda-rounded to a much pointier version (Todays) it made it too hard… you can read more on it here…

  4. Scott, honestly, I was never into it when I grew up there. But, back in school Liverpool and Manchester United where the most popular. Even though I grew up right near Arsenal.

  5. Where did you grow up Ben? I grew up in Highbury a five minute walk from Arsenal stadium. And, yes, I am an Arsenal fan.

  6. Sam, I grew up in Stamford Hill, somewhere in between Seven Sisters, Tottenham, Stoke Newington, and Manor House. Arsenal was not a 5 minute walk for me, more like a 5 minute drive.

  7. Darn, and I thought "punt" was
    a) a small flat ended flat bottomed boat
    b) the indentation on the bottom of a wine bottle
    c) a bet on a horse
    I guess I should stick to subjects I know, huh?

  8. From Wikipedia :
    When the term "foot ball" originated, it referred to a wide variety of games in medieval Europe, which were played on foot รขโ‚ฌโ€ that is, by peasants รขโ‚ฌโ€ as opposed to the games played by horse-riding aristocrats. Therefore the name has always implied a variety of games played by people on foot, not just those that involved kicking a ball.

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