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In the beginning, there was the ball. Then came the kick. Or maybe the carry. Or, in some cases, the throw. Then maybe the ball turned oval, or somebody put lines on the field. In some places, the pants got shorter. In others, helmets entered the picture. The eight sports below all share the same ancient ancestors. But they've evolved separately to the point where "football" means something completely different depending on where you're saying it. Can you name these eight branches on the football family tree?

Answers are here. Please post your guesses, speculations, or arguments below! But know this: the Trivial Eye is presented for public amusement and no prizes are offered other than that familiar feeling of aggravation that so much of your mind is occupied by useless trivia.

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Photos are in the public domain except #2 by Flickr member olcoge; #4 by Flickr member kansas_city_royalty; and #7 by Flickr member GregoryMauch. All used under a Creative Commons License.

DiscoDJ


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I got all the ones I'd ever heard of, correct.
(No offense here, but..)
Florentine Football? Gaelic Football?
Nope. Those two hadn't crossed my sports radar.

phillyjimbo


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The rugby photo is rugby union. There's another type of rugby you coud have included called rugby league (which is much beter than union).

ozshaw23


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The picture you picked for Aussie Rules is Hawthorn vs Essendon... meh. Go Lions!

jrwofuga


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I think #8 was Dublin v Mayo. .not sure about Mayo but positive about Dublin.

feshunt


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Bah. Union is the game. Much more lively and interesting than watching 90 minutes of a bunch of guys bending over and rolling a ball under their feet.

soundmann18


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DiscoDJ wrote:I got all the ones I'd ever heard of, correct.
(No offense here, but..)
Florentine Football? Gaelic Football?
Nope. Those two hadn't crossed my sports radar.



The All-Ireland Football Final is scheduled for Sep 23 at 4pm GMT. I highly recommend going to an Irish pub to watch, it's an awesome sport

justchillinyo


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jrwofuga wrote:I think #8 was Dublin v Mayo. .not sure about Mayo but positive about Dublin.



Yep on Dublin, but the other team is Offaly. Mayo is green and red - big game for them on the 23rd.

justchillinyo


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soundmann18 wrote:The All-Ireland Football Final is scheduled for Sep 23 at 4pm GMT. I highly recommend going to an Irish pub to watch, it's an awesome sport



I second that - Gaelic Football is an awesome game. and I'm an American football fan through-and through.

Jason Toon


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Can I just tell you guys how glad I am that a League vs. Union argument broke out in this thread? (I've actually never seen League...)

vipermjb


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Since nobody else is saying it, I believe that's Edmonton and Calgary in the CFL picture. Not pictured: Toronto Argos, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Montreal Als, Sasket. Rough-Riders out of Regina.

I love Regina.

olcubmaster


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vipermjb wrote:Since nobody else is saying it, I believe that's Edmonton and Calgary in the CFL picture. Not pictured: Toronto Argos, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Montreal Als, Sasket. Rough-Riders out of Regina.

I love Regina.



Do they still use a chalker (yeah - I know it's not chalker. It's that Wootbot censor at work) rod in the CFL?

Sugar 'em up and send 'em home

Mitamasan


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#7: Yay Sounders, but neither of them are on the team anymore...