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How many of you guys like Australian Rules Football? I first heard of it in a book I got for Christmas many, many years ago called Rules of the Game. Those of you that remember the original Driveball threads may recall that I've cited Aussie Rules as one of my inspirations.

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Then as time went on, my curiosity went through the roof when Darren Bennett joined the San Diego Chargers as their punter. I soon learned he had played Aussie Rules for the Melbourne Demons a few years prior to his transition to the gridiron. From then on, I tried to catch as many AFL games as I could whenever ESPN or Fox Sports West would randomly show it. As an American that has never had the chance to visit Australia, I gotta say I'm pretty impressed with what little I've actually seen of Aussie Rules.

 

In the meantime, here's a top ten list of AFL team songs.

 

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Ladies and gentlemen, meet the craziest athlete to be considered an all-time great in their respective sport, Mr. Ben Cousins!

 

 

How many American athletes have sneaked into an army base to do drugs, shaved their body to avoid a hair-based drug test, and got caught with meth up their anus at airport customs?

 

Also, despite doing a bunch of crystal meth/ice, he still looks pretty good.

 

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If you want to hear more about him/hear two Americans trying to make sense of the sport, here you go.

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17 hours ago, neo_prankster said:

How many of you guys like Australian Rules Football? I first heard of it in a book I got for Christmas many, many years ago called Rules of the Game. Those of you that remember the original Driveball threads may recall that I've cited Aussie Rules as one of my inspirations.

51eLKQWafxL._SX372_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg

 

Then as time went on, my curiosity went through the roof when Darren Bennett joined the San Diego Chargers as their punter. I soon learned he had played Aussie Rules for the Melbourne Demons a few years prior to his transition to the gridiron. From then on, I tried to catch as many AFL games as I could whenever ESPN or Fox Sports West would randomly show it. As an American that has never had the chance to visit Australia, I gotta say I'm pretty impressed with what little I've actually seen of Aussie Rules.

 

In the meantime, here's a top ten list of AFL team songs.

 

this should be number 1:

 

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17 hours ago, neo_prankster said:

How many of you guys like Australian Rules Football? I first heard of it in a book I got for Christmas many, many years ago called Rules of the Game. Those of you that remember the original Driveball threads may recall that I've cited Aussie Rules as one of my inspirations.

51eLKQWafxL._SX372_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg

 

Then as time went on, my curiosity went through the roof when Darren Bennett joined the San Diego Chargers as their punter. I soon learned he had played Aussie Rules for the Melbourne Demons a few years prior to his transition to the gridiron. From then on, I tried to catch as many AFL games as I could whenever ESPN or Fox Sports West would randomly show it. As an American that has never had the chance to visit Australia, I gotta say I'm pretty impressed with what little I've actually seen of Aussie Rules.

 

In the meantime, here's a top ten list of AFL team songs.

 

have to put this (since its number 1 on this list)

 

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