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    Quote Originally Posted by Raze Lupin View Post
    How could Canadians watching NFL(American football) which is in the same family as Canadian football be considered "American cultural imperialism"?

    Was Montreal's McGill University. McGill challenged Harvard University to a game, in 1874 an example of "American cultural imperialism" or simple cultural exchange by neighbors?
    It is indeed simple cultural exchange. I'm not the one who coined the term "cultural imperialism" but it simply refers to Canadians being exposed to far more American culture than vice versa because of the relative sizes of the population of our two countries.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raze Lupin View Post
    It's cool that you are proud of your alma mater's football history. I'm also proud of mine. The University of Oklahoma has a rich football history in American college sports. The Sooners rank 4th in historical wins. Only Michgan, Texas and Notre Dame rank ahead. Our rivalry with Texas University is known to be the greatest rivalry in American college sports. The rivalry has existed for 111 years and counting. This past weekend I went down to Texas for the 107th meeting the atmosphere is electric similar to Madi gras in New Orleans. I love football!
    Cool! I too went to a game this past weekend. The Western Mustangs defeated the University of Toronto Varsity Blues 21-9 and improved their season record to 7-0.



    And more to the point of this thread, not just four but six girls are now flung into the air at once by the cheerleading squad! And they've now mastered a trick where two girls stand on the shoulders of the three in this picture:



    Now that's sport!



    BTW, I'm all for Oklahoma when they're playing against Texas. Overall though I lean toward the Michigan Wolverines and the Arkansas Razorbacks when it comes to U.S. college football.

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    I like the way where second guy from the left is enjoying person ,where she is standing on the top in middle
    And the black guy on the right has seen it all

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    Here's a video of Western's cheerleaders:




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    A few years ago there was some young dancers in Alytus matches. They made laugh everybody in the audience. They were terrible.

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    For fans of Šiauliai:



    For fans of any team:




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    So this past weekend the captain of Western's cheerleading squad was issued a $140 ticket by a cop for "causing a disturbance" in London when the team tossed one of the girls into the air while they were on a city street last Saturday.... Unbelievable! London City Police are now of course defending the officer in the face of public ridicule.

    The University of Western Ontario's cheerleading squad:





    Extreme cheerleading at its best! As well as being the perennial Canadian champions, Western's cheerleaders won the University Large Co-Ed division of a college competition in the States in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011. They stopped attending this competition last year because entrance fees got too high. The team also placed third in Anaheim, California last spring at the USA College Nationals.





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    A dance-off between the Žalgiris cheerleaders and their hated rivals from Lietuvos Rytas:




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    Here's a poignant shot I like of the Hamilton Tiger-Cat cheerleaders prior to the Grey Cup Game in 2014:



    They don't seem to have scored well in a competition against the other cheerleading troupes. Poor girls.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hepcat View Post
    It's not American football! Teams in Canada play Canadian football which has substantially different rules. The games in Canada and the United States evolved at the same time but separately from each other since Harvard journeyed to Montreal to play McGill in 1874.

    Here are some of the rule differences:

    1. The Canadian field is 110 yards long with two twenty yard endzones. The U.S. field is 100 yards long with two ten yard endzones.

    2. The Canadian field is 65 yards wide. The U.S. field is 53.3 yards wide.

    3. The Canadian game is played with twelve men per side while the U.S. game is played with eleven men per side.

    4. The Canadian game is played with only three downs(chances) to move the ball ten yards in total. The U.S. game has four downs.

    5. Receivers in Canada must land with their first foot in bounds when they catch the ball. In the States both feet must land in bounds.

    6. Unlimited motion is allowed in Canadian backfields. In the States forward motion is not allowed toward the line of scrimmage before the snap of the ball.

    7. The defending team must line up a full yard from the line of scrimmage in Canada. In the U.S. it's the other side of the ball.

    8. A single point is awarded to teams kicking the ball through the endzone or tackling a returner in the endzone in Canada. This concept bewilders Americans with their puny endzones.

    9. Only twenty seconds are allowed between plays in Canada while forty seconds are allowed between plays in the States (although admittedly time is whistled in much more quickly in the States).

    10. The Canadian ball is just slightly bigger since it does not taper quite as quickly as the American ball. The Canadian ball also has two stripes.



    Rules two and five make for a much wider playing field in Canada which facilitates the passing attack. The three downs in Canada means that offensive teams must open it up and go for longer gains since grinding it out is a strategy that doesn't work in Canada. Therefore, Canadian football is a more wide open game with more scoring than in the United States. Last year 50.4 points were scored per game in the CFL while the NFL total was 44.1 points per game.

    It's the same sport but the game is very much different in Canada. Many American players are unable to make the adjustment.
    Here's a good video on the same subject:



    Football is very much a different game in Canada than in the States. Oh, incidentally, here are the current standings of the professional Canadian Football League:

    ------------------------------- W-L

    WEST DIVISION

    Winnipeg Blue Bombers ----- 3-0
    Calgary Stampeders --------- 2-1
    Edmonton Eskimos ---------- 2-1
    Saskatchewan Roughriders - 1-3
    British Columbia Lions ------ 1-3


    EAST DIVISION

    Hamilton Tiger-Cats ----- 3-1
    Ottawa RedBlacks ------- 2-1
    Montreal Alouettes ------ 1-2
    Toronto Argonauts ------ 0-3


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