OT: Aussie Rules Football Grand Final @ Midnight (ET) on ESPN2

Submitted by I Bleed Maize N Blue on October 1st, 2011 at 12:01 AM

Way OT but it's late, and it's the Grand Final: Collingwood vs. Geelong.  I haven't watched Aussie Rules Football in many, many years. First encountered it in the dorm, where the lounge had cable and PASS.  I wondered is it rugby?  No, it's not rugby - what the hell is it?!  It's weird to see them dribble that big oblong ball, punching it to pass, and the goal umps pointing with one or two hands to single a score.  Huge field.  Anyway, check out how they play football down under.



October 1st, 2011 at 12:53 AM ^

I've watched one game before, and it instantly became my favorite sport outside the "big four." And I have no idea what's going on. 


October 1st, 2011 at 1:33 AM ^

This is crazy... Dude dislocates his shoulder and the "doctor" commentator said they removed him permanently from the game "too soon because they should have put the shoulder back in place and seen if he could have continued."
<br>Not to many sports where you have this much physical contact and a dislocated shoulder isn't grounds to come out of the game.


October 1st, 2011 at 1:43 AM ^

My first thought was "man there are a lot of refs out there..." And then I realized thaty both teams are wearing black and white stripes... Anyone else find the color scheme confusing after watching so much American ball? At least they're different orientations I guess...

Rodriguez Fami…

October 1st, 2011 at 8:42 AM ^

We acutally have Nationals next weekend in Austin, Tx.  There used to be a team in Detroit, but they went inactive awhile ago.  There are around 40 mens teams and 10 womens teams.  Check out usafl.com.