American Football could become an Olympic Sport

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  1. JasperBugg

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    Stern-related cuz of Marco Battaglia.

    We'd cream the rest of the world just with a BCS college team.

    http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/...ic-committee-possible-medal-sport-2024-121013

    The chances of American football someday becoming an Olympic sport have received a boost.


    As first reported by FOX Sports 1, the International Federation of American Football was given provisional recognition Tuesday by the International Olympic Committee.


    A vote on American football becoming a full-fledged Olympic sport could take place as early as 2017, according to the USA Football youth development program. If approved, football would join the Summer Olympic sports lineup for the 2024 games at a site not yet determined.


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    Obviously wrong sport, but always brings a smile nonetheless
     
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    I love football, but this is really a dumb idea.
     
  3. koclem

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    this will never happen due to potential injuries for NFL players/prospects
     
  4. telecaster

    telecaster Get Yer Ya Ya's Out

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    Yeah, I was going to say that there is no way that the NFL owners would allow their players to compete.
     
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    How long before we start getting our ass kicked in "international" football? Kind of like we do in basketball now....sad.

    At least for now football players seem to be mostly American....unlike baseball and basketball. Most foreign players come here to make all money and the roll to their "mother" country when the Olympics come.
     
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    :facepalm: so the entire world can be bored to tears by this? Also: no way the owners would ever allow this shit.
     
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    Stupid idea.

    Wrestling? Get rid of it. Football? Bring it on.

    Stupid.
     
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    Of course, but that doesn't mean it won't be an olympic sport. Maybe they morph it into 'beach football'
    Pros didn't used to play in Olympics, at least I recall for hockey.
     
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    It would definitely have to be marginal NFL-level college kids playing
     
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    Thankfully, wrestling's been restored for 2020.
     
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    Why did they get rid of it? Doesn't make any sense, it was in the very first Olympics and I thought they are all about tradition.
     
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    politics
     
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    It actually hasn't been removed, they were thinking about taking it away from 2020 onward.

    They've been cutting the number of total athletes for some reason and wrestling almost didn't make the cut until a protest movement (led by ETM's buddy Kurt Angle) made enough noise to keep it in.
     
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    Someone got their Christmas goose early.
     
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    $$$. IOC threw up a smoke screen and said there weren't enough athletes (even though that's the only sport a lot of countries seem to send their athletes for) and also claimed that it's not that pleasing to watch on television, among other reasons. But they were going to keep dressage / horse prom. And like Jasper said, there was a big fucking stink raised about it and the IOC buckled. Fucking cock smoking committee.
     
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    If ever there was a missed SHOCKER opportunity
     
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    Hugh Blowmont Just be funny

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    The default team, every Olympics, should be the Oakland Raiders.

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    what the fuck is up with Steeler players????

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