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(Deadspin)   Canada destroys Kuwait 91-0 in their match at International Federation of American Football tournament. In related news, there appears to be a genuine world championship in the sport of American football   (deadspin.com ) divider line
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2014-07-07 09:14:56 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-07-07 10:09:42 PM  
4 punt returns on 6 attempts?

Jesus.

This was a real-life version of a Madden game. Against the computer. On easy. Using the all-time All Stars, against the 08 Lions.

/except for the lone punt
//you neverpunt in Madden
 
2014-07-07 10:40:45 PM  
img.pandawhale.com
 
2014-07-07 11:21:02 PM  
Football seems like a really terrible sport to play in the desert, what with all the pads you have to wear. Actually, pretty much every sport seems like it would be really terrible to play in the desert.
 
2014-07-07 11:29:53 PM  

Arkanaut: Football seems like a really terrible sport to play in the desert, what with all the pads you have to wear. Actually, pretty much every sport seems like it would be really terrible to play in the desert.


Horse racing and water polo.
 
2014-07-07 11:35:25 PM  

Arkanaut: Football seems like a really terrible sport to play in the desert, what with all the pads you have to wear. Actually, pretty much every sport seems like it would be really terrible to play in the desert.


I doubt the Climate has anything to do with it; Football is not the national sport of Kuwait, neither is Canada - but the canadians do have a football league - its rather an unfair advantage considering you know - I doubt even 5% of kuwaitis know what American football is; let alone even played it.
 
2014-07-07 11:36:14 PM  
Does this mean that they get to play the Seahawks next? I would pay to see that.
 
2014-07-07 11:38:04 PM  
It's a football game.  There is no such thing as a football match.
 
2014-07-07 11:43:10 PM  

Misconduc: Arkanaut: Football seems like a really terrible sport to play in the desert, what with all the pads you have to wear. Actually, pretty much every sport seems like it would be really terrible to play in the desert.

I doubt the Climate has anything to do with it; Football is not the national sport of Kuwait, neither is Canada - but the canadians do have a football league - its rather an unfair advantage considering you know - I doubt even 5% of kuwaitis know what American football is; let alone even played it.


Well, we did have all those soldiers stationed there, but otherwise, the Kuwaitis don't have nearly the exposure that Canadians would.
 
2014-07-07 11:44:31 PM  
You know who else beat Kuwait 91-0?
 
2014-07-07 11:45:53 PM  

Misconduc: Arkanaut: Football seems like a really terrible sport to play in the desert, what with all the pads you have to wear. Actually, pretty much every sport seems like it would be really terrible to play in the desert.

I doubt the Climate has anything to do with it; Football is not the national sport of Kuwait, neither is Canada - but the canadians do have a football league - its rather an unfair advantage considering you know - I doubt even 5% of kuwaitis know what American football is; let alone even played it.


Apparently it was an under 19 game, so, no pros or semi-pros.  Still, with Canada having the CFL does mean that they have kids playing at a younger age learning the game moreso than the Kuwaitis.

Football is an expensive sport, the rosters are large and it requires a lot of equipment.   I just googled and discovered that NFL Europe apparently ceased operations seven years ago, I never even noticed.
 
2014-07-07 11:50:55 PM  

Misconduc: Arkanaut: Football seems like a really terrible sport to play in the desert, what with all the pads you have to wear. Actually, pretty much every sport seems like it would be really terrible to play in the desert.

I doubt the Climate has anything to do with it; Football is not the national sport of Kuwait, neither is Canada - but the canadians do have a football league - its rather an unfair advantage considering you know - I doubt even 5% of kuwaitis know what American football is; let alone even played it.


Lacrosse is the national sport of Canada, and they still aren't the best in it.
There are actually a good deal of American football leagues in foreign countries. Most are small local pub type leagues. Most are started by American ex-pats or even service members depending where it is.  It might be the equivalent here in the States of some Indians putting together a weekend cricket game, or some Aussies recruiting a rugby team. One of my favorite stories is that a league in France, in order to speed up the games, banned smoking in the huddle.
 
2014-07-07 11:54:01 PM  
In my country, this is football:

i.huffpost.com
 
2014-07-08 12:05:52 AM  
This Kuwaiti QB completed 7 of 22 passes for 4 yards and one interception.

On Week 3 of 1998, Ryan Leaf completed 1 of 15 passes for 4 yards and two interceptions.

Make of that what you will.
 
2014-07-08 12:11:01 AM  

I Have The Touch of a Shocked Monkey: This Kuwaiti QB completed 7 of 22 passes for 4 yards and one interception.

On Week 3 of 1998, Ryan Leaf completed 1 of 15 passes for 4 yards and two interceptions.

Make of that what you will.


I think that fact got me addicted to pain killers
 
2014-07-08 12:11:54 AM  

Misconduc: Arkanaut: Football seems like a really terrible sport to play in the desert, what with all the pads you have to wear. Actually, pretty much every sport seems like it would be really terrible to play in the desert.

I doubt the Climate has anything to do with it; Football is not the national sport of Kuwait, neither is Canada - but the canadians do have a football league - its rather an unfair advantage considering you know - I doubt even 5% of kuwaitis know what American football is; let alone even played it.


I wonder how many of the players on the Kuwaiti team were kids of American oil workers working there. I know when you see a team from Saudi Arabia or Kuwait in the Little League World Series just about all of the players are American kids who's parents work for oil companies.
 
2014-07-08 12:40:31 AM  

ongbok: Misconduc: Arkanaut: Football seems like a really terrible sport to play in the desert, what with all the pads you have to wear. Actually, pretty much every sport seems like it would be really terrible to play in the desert.

I doubt the Climate has anything to do with it; Football is not the national sport of Kuwait, neither is Canada - but the canadians do have a football league - its rather an unfair advantage considering you know - I doubt even 5% of kuwaitis know what American football is; let alone even played it.

I wonder how many of the players on the Kuwaiti team were kids of American oil workers working there. I know when you see a team from Saudi Arabia or Kuwait in the Little League World Series just about all of the players are American kids who's parents work for oil companies.


Looking at the names of players, that doesn't seem to be the case. They appear to be Arabic names
 
2014-07-08 12:59:53 AM  
I hate subby's argument. No matter if they had an international World Cup of American football, the NFL champions would still devastate any other team. They still are world champs.
 
2014-07-08 01:06:45 AM  

Great clown Pagliacci's pick-me-up: Misconduc: Arkanaut: Football seems like a really terrible sport to play in the desert, what with all the pads you have to wear. Actually, pretty much every sport seems like it would be really terrible to play in the desert.

I doubt the Climate has anything to do with it; Football is not the national sport of Kuwait, neither is Canada - but the canadians do have a football league - its rather an unfair advantage considering you know - I doubt even 5% of kuwaitis know what American football is; let alone even played it.

Lacrosse is the national sport of Canada, and they still aren't the best in it.
There are actually a good deal of American football leagues in foreign countries. Most are small local pub type leagues. Most are started by American ex-pats or even service members depending where it is.  It might be the equivalent here in the States of some Indians putting together a weekend cricket game, or some Aussies recruiting a rugby team. One of my favorite stories is that a league in France, in order to speed up the games, banned smoking in the huddle.


I always thought ice hockey and curling were the national sports of Canada...

I am actually more surprised this tournament exists more than the score of the game...I am pretty sure the US team would beat Canada by at least 40 and Kuwait by...
 
2014-07-08 01:12:19 AM  

Coconut Meat: Great clown Pagliacci's pick-me-up: Misconduc: Arkanaut: Football seems like a really terrible sport to play in the desert, what with all the pads you have to wear. Actually, pretty much every sport seems like it would be really terrible to play in the desert.

I doubt the Climate has anything to do with it; Football is not the national sport of Kuwait, neither is Canada - but the canadians do have a football league - its rather an unfair advantage considering you know - I doubt even 5% of kuwaitis know what American football is; let alone even played it.

Lacrosse is the national sport of Canada, and they still aren't the best in it.
There are actually a good deal of American football leagues in foreign countries. Most are small local pub type leagues. Most are started by American ex-pats or even service members depending where it is.  It might be the equivalent here in the States of some Indians putting together a weekend cricket game, or some Aussies recruiting a rugby team. One of my favorite stories is that a league in France, in order to speed up the games, banned smoking in the huddle.

I always thought ice hockey and curling were the national sports of Canada...

I am actually more surprised this tournament exists more than the score of the game...I am pretty sure the US team would beat Canada by at least 40 and Kuwait by...


http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/n-16.7/page-1.html

Notice the date. For about a hundred years prior to this, it was just lacrosse.
 
2014-07-08 01:31:38 AM  

Coconut Meat: Great clown Pagliacci's pick-me-up: Misconduc: Arkanaut: Football seems like a really terrible sport to play in the desert, what with all the pads you have to wear. Actually, pretty much every sport seems like it would be really terrible to play in the desert.

I doubt the Climate has anything to do with it; Football is not the national sport of Kuwait, neither is Canada - but the canadians do have a football league - its rather an unfair advantage considering you know - I doubt even 5% of kuwaitis know what American football is; let alone even played it.

Lacrosse is the national sport of Canada, and they still aren't the best in it.
There are actually a good deal of American football leagues in foreign countries. Most are small local pub type leagues. Most are started by American ex-pats or even service members depending where it is.  It might be the equivalent here in the States of some Indians putting together a weekend cricket game, or some Aussies recruiting a rugby team. One of my favorite stories is that a league in France, in order to speed up the games, banned smoking in the huddle.

I always thought ice hockey and curling were the national sports of Canada...

I am actually more surprised this tournament exists more than the score of the game...I am pretty sure the US team would beat Canada by at least 40 and Kuwait by...


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_IFAF_U-19_World_Championship
 
2014-07-08 01:42:14 AM  

Coconut Meat: Great clown Pagliacci's pick-me-up: Misconduc: Arkanaut: Football seems like a really terrible sport to play in the desert, what with all the pads you have to wear. Actually, pretty much every sport seems like it would be really terrible to play in the desert.

I doubt the Climate has anything to do with it; Football is not the national sport of Kuwait, neither is Canada - but the canadians do have a football league - its rather an unfair advantage considering you know - I doubt even 5% of kuwaitis know what American football is; let alone even played it.

Lacrosse is the national sport of Canada, and they still aren't the best in it.
There are actually a good deal of American football leagues in foreign countries. Most are small local pub type leagues. Most are started by American ex-pats or even service members depending where it is.  It might be the equivalent here in the States of some Indians putting together a weekend cricket game, or some Aussies recruiting a rugby team. One of my favorite stories is that a league in France, in order to speed up the games, banned smoking in the huddle.

I always thought ice hockey and curling were the national sports of Canada...

I am actually more surprised this tournament exists more than the score of the game...I am pretty sure the US team would beat Canada by at least 40 and Kuwait by...


Actually it is pretty even, Canada is 4-5 against the U.S. in the finals. A couple blow-outs, but most were pretty even.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NFL_Global_Junior_Championship

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IFAF_U-19_World_Cup
 
2014-07-08 01:46:01 AM  

I Have The Touch of a Shocked Monkey: This Kuwaiti QB completed 7 of 22 passes for 4 yards and one interception.

On Week 3 of 1998, Ryan Leaf completed 1 of 15 passes for 4 yards and two interceptions.

Make of that what you will.


That you knew that those stats existed makes me afraid.

/So that means he will be a top 5 pick of the draft
//Always a chance the Browns and Raiders go through quite a few QBs
 
2014-07-08 01:57:37 AM  
I didn't even know other countries played American Football. Huh... the more you know...
 
2014-07-08 02:09:46 AM  

corronchilejano: I didn't even know other countries played American Football. Huh... the more you know...


You may be surprised to know that, down here in Guatemala, we get the NFL Network. And Mexican universities do have a small league of football programs. I'm a bit disappointed the NFL has focused all their attention on London, because I truly believe another attempt at a preseason game, at least, in Mexico City would be a huge draw, given that their Latin American support has increased in the past couple of years.
 
2014-07-08 02:13:28 AM  
I would like a documentary about the kind of people who end up playing for these countries' national American football teams. Who are these people? Why are they playing American football? Do they expect it to become a big deal or something?
 
2014-07-08 02:20:30 AM  

I Have The Touch of a Shocked Monkey: corronchilejano: I didn't even know other countries played American Football. Huh... the more you know...

You may be surprised to know that, down here in Guatemala, we get the NFL Network. And Mexican universities do have a small league of football programs. I'm a bit disappointed the NFL has focused all their attention on London, because I truly believe another attempt at a preseason game, at least, in Mexico City would be a huge draw, given that their Latin American support has increased in the past couple of years.


Funny thing: I do know a lot of people who play Rugby, and in Latin America only around 4 or 5 countries actually have teams. Considering the US is right here, I have to wonder by football hasn't become a bigger thing.
 
2014-07-08 02:21:16 AM  

GarbageDay: I hate subby's argument. No matter if they had an international World Cup of American football, the NFL champions would still devastate any other team. They still are world champs.


It doesn't have to be the NFL. Here's how far ahead the US is: for a time, they weren't even allowed to field a national team just so the other countries could have a chance. They do field a team now, but they have to follow a few simple guidelines:

*The players cannot be pros anywhere in North America. No NFL, no CFL (Team Canada can and will draw from the CFL, though not very much as the CFL season is active when the national team plays), no arena, no UFL, no XFL, nothing.
*The players cannot be more than one year out of college.
*The players must have graduated college.
*The team must encompass all levels of collegiate football: there must be representation from FBS, FCS, D2, D3 and the NAIA (NAIA tends to have one or two players on the team; everything else is about equally represented).

They still won the 2007 title, with a 133-27 point differential over three games, and won again in 2011 with a 176-21 differential over four games.

The 2007 final was US 50, Canada 7.
 
2014-07-08 02:55:03 AM  

Gosling: GarbageDay: I hate subby's argument. No matter if they had an international World Cup of American football, the NFL champions would still devastate any other team. They still are world champs.

It doesn't have to be the NFL. Here's how far ahead the US is: for a time, they weren't even allowed to field a national team just so the other countries could have a chance. They do field a team now, but they have to follow a few simple guidelines:

*The players cannot be pros anywhere in North America. No NFL, no CFL (Team Canada can and will draw from the CFL, though not very much as the CFL season is active when the national team plays), no arena, no UFL, no XFL, nothing.
*The players cannot be more than one year out of college.
*The players must have graduated college.
*The team must encompass all levels of collegiate football: there must be representation from FBS, FCS, D2, D3 and the NAIA (NAIA tends to have one or two players on the team; everything else is about equally represented).

They still won the 2007 title, with a 133-27 point differential over three games, and won again in 2011 with a 176-21 differential over four games.

The 2007 final was US 50, Canada 7.


Those rules are for the Senior tournament. The U19 the players must be in 12th grade the year of the tournament.

Foxxinnia: I would like a documentary about the kind of people who end up playing for these countries' national American football teams. Who are these people? Why are they playing American football? Do they expect it to become a big deal or something?


Maybe they like American Football. These days it is broadcast all over the world and is popular in a lot of regions besides North America.
 
2014-07-08 03:34:36 AM  
ongbok:Foxxinnia: I would like a documentary about the kind of people who end up playing for these countries' national American football teams. Who are these people? Why are they playing American football? Do they expect it to become a big deal or something?

Maybe they like American Football. These days it is broadcast all over the world and is popular in a lot of regions besides North America.


Sure, but these guys are playing on an international level flying to other countries competing in world championships for it even though they live in countries where the sport is nothing more than a bizarre sideshow. Like what do their mothers think?
 
2014-07-08 03:37:56 AM  

Foxxinnia: ongbok:Foxxinnia: I would like a documentary about the kind of people who end up playing for these countries' national American football teams. Who are these people? Why are they playing American football? Do they expect it to become a big deal or something?

Maybe they like American Football. These days it is broadcast all over the world and is popular in a lot of regions besides North America.

Sure, but these guys are playing on an international level flying to other countries competing in world championships for it even though they live in countries where the sport is nothing more than a bizarre sideshow. Like what do their mothers think?


That they are playing on their national team. Like Americans that play in the international Rugby championships on the American National team. People do stuff for the love of sport and competition and the chance to play on a national team, even if they know they are going to get destroyed.
 
2014-07-08 05:01:33 AM  
One of my co-workers lived in Japan for a few years. He said football is fairly popular there with a lot of high schools and colleges having teams, as well as, a large amateur league. Their championship game is called the Rice Bowl (not kidding).
 
2014-07-08 06:21:10 AM  

Gosling: Here's how far ahead the US is: for a time, they weren't even allowed to field a national team just so the other countries could have a chance.


Well, that cuts my self-righteous "there's a world cup of Aussie rules football, AND AUSTRALIA DON'T SEND A FARKING TEAM!" rant right off.  Then again, I suppose that before the U.S. fielded squads Canada would have been as dominant as America is now.

/the NFL?  That's like a jobs programme for retired Collingwood players, isn't it?
 
2014-07-08 06:25:20 AM  

Gosling: In my country, this is football:

[i.huffpost.com image 850x425]


brazzers.
 
2014-07-08 06:51:57 AM  
Has Bama scheduled Kuwait for one of their open slots yet?
 
2014-07-08 07:12:20 AM  

Gosling: GarbageDay: I hate subby's argument. No matter if they had an international World Cup of American football, the NFL champions would still devastate any other team. They still are world champs.

It doesn't have to be the NFL. Here's how far ahead the US is: for a time, they weren't even allowed to field a national team just so the other countries could have a chance. They do field a team now, but they have to follow a few simple guidelines:

*The players cannot be pros anywhere in North America. No NFL, no CFL (Team Canada can and will draw from the CFL, though not very much as the CFL season is active when the national team plays), no arena, no UFL, no XFL, nothing.
*The players cannot be more than one year out of college.
*The players must have graduated college.
*The team must encompass all levels of collegiate football: there must be representation from FBS, FCS, D2, D3 and the NAIA (NAIA tends to have one or two players on the team; everything else is about equally represented).

They still won the 2007 title, with a 133-27 point differential over three games, and won again in 2011 with a 176-21 differential over four games.

The 2007 final was US 50, Canada 7.


I don't think a lot of NFL players would play even if they could, too much risk of injury. Some would but they'd probably be practice squad, special teams or guys on the bubble trying to get reps. I doubt you'd ever get the likes of Megatron, Willson, Rodgers, McCoy etc. to play. A lot of guys don't even play in the Pro bowl for that reason.
 
2014-07-08 07:21:48 AM  
I honestly thought the U.S., Canada, Mexico and maybe Germany were the only countries to even play the game.  Huh.
 
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2014-07-08 07:27:44 AM  

Gosling: In my country, this is football:

[i.huffpost.com image 850x425]


Your country sucks.
 
2014-07-08 08:21:48 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-07-08 08:48:37 AM  

corronchilejano: I didn't even know other countries played American Football. Huh... the more you know...


There is an entire Austrian league that is televised and everything.
 
2014-07-08 08:51:56 AM  

Gosling: In my country, this is football:

[i.huffpost.com image 850x425]


In my country we call that "European Grass Diving" or EGD for short
 
2014-07-08 09:05:14 AM  

Cataholic: It's a football game.  There is no such thing as a football match.


Betcha there are more people paying to see football matches worldwide than football games.
 
2014-07-08 09:10:10 AM  

bubbaprog: corronchilejano: I didn't even know other countries played American Football. Huh... the more you know...

There is an entire Austrian league that is televised and everything.


www.jacklinks.eu

Throw another linebacker on the barbie, mate.
 
2014-07-08 09:33:16 AM  

I Have The Touch of a Shocked Monkey: corronchilejano: I didn't even know other countries played American Football. Huh... the more you know...

You may be surprised to know that, down here in Guatemala, we get the NFL Network. And Mexican universities do have a small league of football programs. I'm a bit disappointed the NFL has focused all their attention on London, because I truly believe another attempt at a preseason game, at least, in Mexico City would be a huge draw, given that their Latin American support has increased in the past couple of years.


Mexico's national team have the best helmets.

Enlightened Liberal: One of my co-workers lived in Japan for a few years. He said football is fairly popular there with a lot of high schools and colleges having teams, as well as, a large amateur league. Their championship game is called the Rice Bowl (not kidding).


Japan is also fourth in the world for registered rugby players, which means they've got more people playing club rugby than many of the actual heavy-weight countries.
 
2014-07-08 10:13:43 AM  

caira: f.  Then again, I suppose that before the U.S. fielded squads Canada would have been as dominant as America is now


Canada didn't field a senior mens team until until after the US started sending a team.
 
2014-07-08 10:26:53 AM  

devioustrevor: I honestly thought the U.S., Canada, Mexico and maybe Germany were the only countries to even play the game.  Huh.


A few weeks ago somebody I know from Sweden told me that her daughter had started playing football. I assumed she meant soccer but then I saw the pics. Nope. American football. Full gear women's tackle football. You don't even see that very often in the U.S.
 
2014-07-08 11:37:15 AM  
wallywam1
devioustrevor:
I honestly thought the U.S., Canada, Mexico and maybe Germany were the only countries to even play the game. Huh.

A few weeks ago somebody I know from Sweden told me that her daughter had started playing football. I assumed she meant soccer but then I saw the pics. Nope. American football. Full gear women's tackle football. You don't even see that very often in the U.S.


They're probably just using their hockey gear without the skates.
 
2014-07-08 11:53:40 AM  

whistleridge: 4 punt returns on 6 attempts?

Jesus.

This was a real-life version of a Madden game. Against the computer. On easy. Using the all-time All Stars, against the 08 Lions.

/except for the lone punt
//you neverpunt in Madden


Forget the '08 Lions. That was more like playing against one of the NFL Europe teams on one of the older versions of Madden.
 
2014-07-08 11:57:19 AM  

I Have The Touch of a Shocked Monkey: corronchilejano: I didn't even know other countries played American Football. Huh... the more you know...

You may be surprised to know that, down here in Guatemala, we get the NFL Network. And Mexican universities do have a small league of football programs. I'm a bit disappointed the NFL has focused all their attention on London, because I truly believe another attempt at a preseason game, at least, in Mexico City would be a huge draw, given that their Latin American support has increased in the past couple of years.


Yeah, my gf went to Monterrey Tech (Mexico), and they had a football team, and they would routinely play Div-III teams from Texas.
 
2014-07-08 11:59:51 AM  
ITT: People who talk about how ignorant Americans are for not knowing about "the world's sport" not knowing that American football is played internationally.
 
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