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Old 08-03-2012, 02:03 PM   #1
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I just heard that it meets IOC requirements to be a olympic sport. Would you like to see real football as a olympic sport?
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Old 08-03-2012, 02:07 PM   #2
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watching olympic and international basketball is painnnfullll

i cant imagine watching foobtall would be any better
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nope, b/c it will jack with college and maybe NFL football. However, I bet the USA could line up some HS kids and still win the gold.. but then you'd be jacking with HS football players right around the time two-a-days are starting.

Well maybe Pop Warner kids then? I'm thinking the USA would still have a decent shot at the gold...
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Old 08-03-2012, 02:11 PM   #5
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No - becuase it would be just like basketball with you guys winning all the time - except unlike basketball the other nations wouldn't catch up eventually....

Throughout europe and the rest of the world basketball is played through school, so although the NBA is the premier pro league by a wide margin, the sport is not alien to the rest of the world as you might think, and the gap between the US and everybody else was not as big as it looked in the late 90s when the NBA players got involved. Now olympic basketball is actually competitive.

American football is a different matter though. It is not played through school anywhere other than in the states so other countries are just not capable of producing NFL-level players. They would have to keep the pros out or it would turn ugly, but I'm not sure they can do that if they don't do it in other sports any more.

Don't get me wrong - I'm massively into the idea of spreading the sport around the globe as much as possible, but I think Olympics is not a realistic proposition.

Interesting thought though!

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Old 08-03-2012, 02:14 PM   #6
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If there was actually any decent competition, then yes. Even though I am proud of every USA sport in the Olympics, there is no reason to watch them when domination is absolutely guaranteed to occur. Like the USA basketball team. I don't need to watch them play 10 games where they win by 40 points over hapless Cambodia every night.

Although it would be sweet to see a team where Peyton is the 3rd string QB.

Golf should be in though.
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Old 08-03-2012, 02:17 PM   #7
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Would you like to see real football as a olympic sport?
We already do - 'soccer' as you call it has been in there for a while







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Old 08-03-2012, 02:17 PM   #8
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It would be so stupid.
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It's unrealistic, but I wouldn't mind seeing something like the IFAF at the Olympic level.

There is a world cup of "Gridiron" football every year. And the US dominates.

And they're not pro, either - just to give you an idea, the US won the last IFAF world cup over Canada 50-7, and their quarterback was Cody Hawkins.
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Old 08-03-2012, 02:31 PM   #10
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The only thing I'd be worried about, is the potential fallout when the players get accused (and proven) of using PED's. That wouldn't be the greatest thing ever.
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There are too many variants of the game - association football, gridiron football, rugby football, canadian gridiron football, Australian rules football.

They're all similar sports... so there would have to be a standardization - and a compromise of the rules.

The end product probably wouldn't look much like the NFL.

Still, the US would dominate... with Canada, Australia, Mexico, Japan, the polynesian countries... and maybe the rugby countries like South Africa, New Zealand and Ireland bringing up the second tier... and then everybody else.
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Old 08-03-2012, 02:32 PM   #12
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I think the level of our athletes would not only represent a competitive imbalance but a physical threat to other teams. I mean if you make an NFL dream team and let them play Tunisia...people would get hurt. Personally I would watch the hell out of that, but I doubt the rest of the world would be too impressed.
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I doubt NFL players wouldn't want to play but, I think USA would still win. Part of me thinks it would open up a way for the NFL to find international talent in the long run though.
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Old 08-03-2012, 02:34 PM   #14
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What crisp said. Also there are too many positions for another country to even consider putting in the effort to contend.

Now a USA vs world players game would be fun and an incentive for other countries to get their **** together.
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The problem is there are only so many athletes a country can send to the olympics. An American Football team would take up a significant chunk of that.
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lol
1. No NFL player would do this
2. Nobody really outside of the USA I imagine plays football
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Old 08-03-2012, 02:45 PM   #17
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1. No NFL player would do this
2. Nobody really outside of the USA I imagine plays football
64 countires play football according to Goodell and Aarron Rodgers said he would be honored to play for USA.
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Old 08-03-2012, 02:51 PM   #18
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I wouldn't care to see it. It's such a specialized sport that it would be pointless to watch. It would be like watching a game of Pros vs. high schoolers. Maybe even worse than that.
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64 countires play football according to Goodell and Aarron Rodgers said he would be honored to play for USA.
I didn't really understand his point. Couldn't find 64 countries and the ones I did find have completely different rules. No one outside the US plays NFL type football that I can find. Everything from different sized fields to less downs etc

I could see Aaron Rogers jumping at the chance, but I can also see the packers FO and the pocket that pays Rogers saying a hellzz no
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It would be worse than watching the pro bowl. I wouldn't mind watching us kick the snot out of China or Iran though. Winner takes the oil, gold, nukes etc.
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Old 08-03-2012, 03:13 PM   #21
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Not gonna lie, it would be funny to watch a Chinaman try to block Mario Williams.
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Old 08-03-2012, 04:10 PM   #22
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It's not played enough. Baseball yes but major league won't let players play so no go anymore.

Maybe golf?
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There are def football leagues around the world, but they play in front of like 3 people and probably pay for their own equipment.
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Old 08-03-2012, 04:21 PM   #25
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Closest you're ever going to get is the World Football Championship or whatever the hell it is that Cody Hawkins played in last year. And it's abysmal.
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