American Football VS Rugby

Israel ButsonCorrespondent IAugust 23, 2008

One of the hot topics in the Attic lately has been the American Football vs. Rugby debate.

It was our original intention to enter the debate, but we've talked about it (and researched it, too) at length - and we're not sure we're in a position to do that.

See, we've never played American Football. So can we comment on how 'tough' or 'rough' it is? Or isn't?

We don't think so.

We've read so much on this debate, and there are many, many passionate arguments out there. But, to be honest, most of them seem to be born from ignorance. Rugby players who think their sport is the 'toughest' because the players don't wear pads. American Football supporters who think their sport is 'tougher' because they make tackles without arms.

We think it's all a bit of these sports probably is 'tougher', 'rougher', or whatever you want to call it - but which one that is, we don't know.

What we do know is that too many people know too little about the opposing sport before starting these debates. So, we feel the best thing for us to do is to educate, rather than join the debate.

We can't tell you a thing about American Football. We watch the Super Bowl, sure, but we don't know enough about it. What we know is rugby - inside out, and upside down. So, for all you American Football supporters out there, we're going to feature a series of videos.

These videos are intended to educate. They're to show people who don't know the sport that there are tackles without arms, there are broken bones, there are tackles above the shoulders, and there is a lot (a lot) of blood.

It's damn fast, and it's damn rough.

Enjoy the series, sports fans. We hope you learn something!