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UFownstSECsince1950
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re: If football goes the way of boxing due to rule changes, what sport gets big?


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Most are just not accustomed to frisby being anything other than leisurely.

exactly. most think it's just a stoner's game. Did you watch that catch though? It really is an awesome "sport"....sucks more don't play it.






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Moustache
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re: If football goes the way of boxing due to rule changes, what sport gets big?


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Somerset1941



You're seriously going to argue that NASCAR isn't a heavily regional "activity?" (i refuse to call something that doesn't require athletic ability a sport)

It's definitely skewed to the south, not to say that there aren't interests outside the south.


NASCAR is not huge on national scale. Deal with it.






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Moustache
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xactly. most think it's just a stoner's game. Did you watch that catch though? It really is an awesome "sport"....sucks more don't play it.



Played lots in college. i see where you're coming from. Just hard to imagine it though.






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etm512
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re: If football goes the way of boxing due to rule changes, what sport gets big?


Soccer is growing big time. And now you can watch the top league games from across the pond every weekend. And the MLS is passing NBA in terms of attendance. Also for our ADHD society, the game is guaranteed to last not much longer than 90 minutes.

And for the people that call it slow and boring, you need to watch the game's best play and then get back to me. If you dont like it, fine. But to paint it with a wide brush like that is ridiculous.

And I will be all for more rugby exposure in this country. Definitely needs to start at the youth level as said. Many adults like me have a very simple understanding of the game and its rules. That's my biggest roadblock.






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UFownstSECsince1950
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it truly boggles my mind that nascar and wwe wrestling are so big





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rugbyag
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Rugby's laws make it a way safer sport than football. Wrapping up, instead of shoulder checks, is the proper way to make a tackle and the fans still get the big hits they want to see. No tackling above the shoulders is something I think football is trying to do anyway.

Another thing to consider is since there is no blocking you dont get those types of injuries as frequently as you would with football.

Obviously, I am a bit biased to which sport I would like to see take over should football go away, but it is an exteremly fast growing sport in the US and can fill the void of contact sport the way no other sport could.






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Moustache
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t truly boggles my mind that nascar and wwe wrestling are so big



When you consider that the crowd and fans of those "activities" are 95% retard, then you compare that our country is mostly made up of retard (see election), then it kind of makes sense.






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Moustache
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And for the people that call it slow and boring, you need to watch the game's best play and then get back to me. If you dont like it, fine. But to paint it with a wide brush like that is ridiculous.



I see wht you're saying. I love baseball, but it's about perception. The perception of both baseball and soccer is that it's slow and boring.







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Moustache
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can fill the void of contact sport the way no other sport could.


This is the biggest thing Rugby has going for it.

Basketball is definitely declining and the weakest of the 3 I listed in the OP.






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rugbyag
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And I will be all for more rugby exposure in this country. Definitely needs to start at the youth level as said. Many adults like me have a very simple understanding of the game and its rules. That's my biggest roadblock.


Biggest road block for America right now.






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Patrick_Bateman
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Somerset1941

Stop trying. The only people who think NASCAR is "HUGE" in America are NASCAR fans.






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re: If football goes the way of boxing due to rule changes, what sport gets big?


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Rugby


I've already been on the Rugby bandwagon for the past year now. I'm actually liking it better than Football.






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Sophandros
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re: If football goes the way of boxing due to rule changes, what sport gets big?


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no way they wear those Larry bird-like shorts.


The shorts aren't quite as short these days.

A large portion of the Georgia State University team is black.

Morehouse College has a team now.

There are tons of black kids playing in Atlanta area high schools, and my club just opened its new facilities off of Cascade Road in Atlanta. One of the things that we're going to do is expand youth rugby to the South Side of town, because most of the high school rugby is in the northern suburbs.

We've seen a growth in inner city high school rugby around the country. New York RFC has had a very successful program over the last few years, and they recently had one of their kids participate in the Natal Sharks youth program. Their program is being hailed as one of the best practices to apply to growing the sport here.

So don't sleep on rugby here. If NBC presents it right...






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Sophandros
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NASCAR is not huge on national scale. Deal with it.


And its popularity is waning.






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UFownstSECsince1950
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slow and boring
this is what's killing football for me. too many commercials, making it too slow and boring.






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rugbyag
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Nascar's problem is its lack of "Top 10" play potential. In sports that dont require machines, its amazing to see what some of these guys do. There isn't an oppurtunity in Nascar to be like, "Did you see what that guy did?!"





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rugbyag
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Sophandos - 'Gades or Old White?





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Moustache
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The shorts aren't quite as short these days.

A large portion of the Georgia State University team is black.

Morehouse College has a team now.


That was a joke, but i get your point.


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o don't sleep on rugby here. If NBC presents it right...


Due to the similarity, I definitely underestimated rugby and should've listed it. As others have said though, the biggest roadblock is the rules and the understanding of the general public to those rules.

You see most people in the US never played rugby and thus have no clue of the rules. That's why i think it takes longer than 20-25 years because most HS don't even have a team. Whenever HS starts carrying it, that's when you will see it rise because more of the population will understand it.






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Sophandros
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Oh, and we're getting more former football players moving over to rugby and LOVING it, especially former defensive players--most esp D-linemen.





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BIGDAB
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Basketball and Baseball have the most to gain if football goes on the decline. IMO soccer will always be what it is in the US, and that's a second class sport.





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