Middle school sports video

Our middle school just had a short, 3-week season this spring for sports normally played in the fall. They all had just one game. I was there for each and was able to capture some still images and short bursts of each. This is the video I made for them.


Great action shots. Hats off to those kids for playing with masks on.

In India it’s rare to see people playing American football (Or I think you say it as soccer), and bcz of that many people don’t know what is the game if they see it for the first time, But after seeing it, they like it.

And I also liked the Soccer :+1:.

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Nope! American football isn’t soccer. Soccer is football :grinning:

I think American football is just called American football outside of the US. What you call football (or futbal, in some places) is called soccer inside the US. But yes, American football is popular in many places in the world. Before Covid, professional teams in the US used to travel to London for an exhibition game, which often sold out quickly.

Yes many people have heard American Football in India but never seen it because broadcasting of it is rare in india, but the name is known very well here, just how to play this game is not known here.

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I was taken to an American Football game at the old Minnesota Metrodome featuring the Minnesota Vikings in 1979 while visiting Cray Research. I couldn’t understand what was going on and the guy who took me had to give me a running commentary the whole time.

When he came to UK to help install our Cray-XMP computer a few years later, I retaliated by taking him to a cricket match.

…which you could only do in the UK, as the United States Constitution has a prohibition against “cruel and unusual punishment”.

I can see how for an American, where there almost always has to be a winner and a loser in any game, watching a cricket test match that lasts for 5 DAYS, only for it to end in a draw, would be excruciating.


True! I have to say that even being British, I feel the same. Not a fan of cricket …

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@jonray Are you absolutely sure you’re British?

2 interesting facts:

  • The first recorded game was played in 1646, and later fines were handed out for those who missed going to church to play.
  • The longest cricket match ever took place in 1939 between England and South Africa, after 14 days it ended with a tie (@kagsundaram would have given up the will to live after that one) .
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LOL! Even worse, I’m English!


5 days !
Damn. I got reprimanded a couple of times in my days at work for calling sick when, by coincidence, there was an important hockey game at the local arena. Imagine takin a week off to attend to a cricket match :slight_smile:

Believe it or not, many professional sports leagues in America allow for ending regular season games in a tie. This includes football, baseball, and hockey. Soccer as well. Some other sports don’t, though. In basketball, they keep having overtime quarters until someone wins. Baseball has extra innings.

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