I grew up watching Aussie Rules Football. 18 guys in short shorts. Full contact sport with no helmets, and no shoulder pads. Just shorts and a shirt, outside in the middle of winter.
Aussie Rules I understand. Kick the ball through the two tall centre posts, get a goal = 6 points. Kick the ball through the shorter end posts, get a behind = 1 point.
CFL (Canadian football league) or NFL ( National football league) in the US? Not a chance. And hubby is absolutely no help. If it doesn't fly he can't explain it.
Last Friday we had the opportunity to go to a BC Lions home game. Hubby knows a lady at CASARA who has a hubby who works for the Lions. Did you follow that? Lisa was able to finagle some tickets for us. The best part? The game was played at Empire Field.
Normally the Lions play at BC Place - an indoor arena. They are putting a new roof on BC Place and until thats's done, the Lions are playing at Empire Field. A temporary outdoor stadium at Hastings Park. (near the PNE, or near the Pacific Coliseum where the figure skating and short track skating were held).
I still don't understand the game but we had a good night. And the Lions won. Woohoo. It's the first home game they've won this season. Actually it's the first game they've won this season. They beat the Saskatchewan Roughriders 24 to 11.