Originally Posted by Sir Humphrey Appleby
Is rugby league not rugby? The 100m sprint requires more stamina than American football FFS, if you like watching men spank each other and running into each other that's your choice, I prefer watching sports played by someone with skill and all round athleticism, not someone who's so unfit they're lucky to reach 55.
Come on the "spank each other" comment is a bit homophobic.
American football players depending on the position have a different kind of stamina than you may be aware of. Say for example you are lifting weights and you go for a personal best dead lift after ramping up with heavy triples, doubles and singles, you are going to be pretty stuffed and it may have taken only 15 minutes and maybe 10 ~ 15 movements. Imagine having a 5 minute break and then trying to do it again and then try doing that for 3 or 4 hours! That's the kind of stamina those massive dudes have, they repeat short bursts of extreme physical exertion over an extended period. You say they don't have stamina, I say you have no idea about sport at all.
And no Rugby and Rugby League are completely different sports. Football has a strong element of skill sure, but so do darts, ping pong and curling and as for all round athleticism give me a break, where is the strength the power, or even the stamina when you get to stand with hands on hips for the half of the game that the ball isn't in your half of the pitch. (depending on if you are a forward or a defender).