rough and tough like leather

One of the things I thought I would miss the most in our new home is American sports.  To be honest, I haven’t really had the chance to watch much in the way of sports the past year or so, but I could at least keep up with them in real time.  Now that we are five to eight hours ahead most of the games I want to pay attention to occur past my bedtime.  On the positive side, I don’t lose another year of my life watching my Spartans choke away the Big Ten championship, and I get to learn new sports.

Rugby is the perfect example.  RBS Six Nations championship going on right now, and it has captivated many fans,  including me.  I don’t really have an allegiance to any of the six teams, but the matches are fun to watch.  Plus I get to make jokes about how NFL football players would eat these guys for lunch.  But after watching a match yesterday, I’m not so sure about that, so I thought I would leave it up to the readers here at

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I chose the word “rough” because I would consider many sports “tough”.  I think each of the sports in the poll has their own reason to be the toughest.  If being judged on sheer brutality, go with MMA, but if you voted based on the number of injuries, probably American football would be the choice.  Hockey is the fastest, and includes weapons other than your body parts, and rugby is a brutal combination with basically no protective gear.

So what do you think?  Drop me a line in the comments justifying your vote if you want, or maybe even suggesting a different sport.  As for me?  Hockey.  I likely voted this because I played hockey almost my entire life, despise MMA, never really played American football, and think rugby players just get dirty.

One thought on “rough and tough like leather”

  1. Just an FYI. I had a good friend that played rugby- he was a forward, big, bald and tough. He dislocated his shoulder during a game and KEPT ON PLAYING. Stupid, probably. Rough? Definitely. Rugby pees all over your fairy American sports 🙂

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