So the NFL has wrapped up for the season and even your fancy nfl Sunday ticket service isn’t giving you quite the fix you need, what do you do? Well, if you are anything like me, you eat, drink and live the sport of football 24/7 – you need it to live and you need it to function much like coffee. You can’t imagine your life without it and while, sure, there is always college football, sometimes even that doesn’t cut it when it comes time to feed the beast. Why not turn your attention to something a little different but just as satisfying. I’m talking about rugby.
Originally developed back in the 18th century at the Rugby School, the object of the game is to take the oval ball all the way to the opposing side of the field. This can be done either by carrying or kicking the ball, but the player must not throw the ball and, during the journey, the carrier can be tackled or delayed in his journey. This makes the game bear a striking resemblance to what Americans know as football. So don’t go through football withdrawal, not when you can enjoy the English pastime that has been sweeping across the globe.