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Football vs. Football by Nevuela Football vs. Football by Nevuela
In honor of Super Bowl Sunday, and football fans everywhere (American or otherwise), I bring you THIS! :D

Normally I couldn't care less about sports; however, I've always liked the fact that what we Americans call soccer is called football in most other countries, and I believe it is far more deserving of that name than a game where a non-spherical ball is carried and thrown far more often than it is kicked.

I am not biased in regard to football teams, even though I am a Californian and therefore "should be a 49ers fan." I drew Cecil as a Ravens fan simply because I think he would appreciate the literary reference (they're called the Baltimore Ravens in honor of Edgar Allan Poe, who lived, died and is buried in Baltimore).
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Sims9287 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
Or as we British call it, rugby for pussies in padding!
Sorry j/k xD

I try to call it soccer whenever I'm talking to an American to avoid confusion but secretly I'm always wondering where the term came from and how it stuck.
Football I 'get' foot+ball, you kick a ball with your foot.
Association Football = Assoc. = Soc = Soccer?

:iconwthplz: Wut?

I'm with Bob on this one! (And secretly very proud of the England shirt)
I always love to see your art!
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Nevuela Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
LOL yeah. I do like the word "soccer," though. It's a good name for a sport, but football makes much more sense for this particular sport.

Association Football kinda makes sense too, in a weird way. Acronyms and word play make for interesting new words and phrases. Speaking of that, and of soccer, look at this: beta.ayso.org/Libraries/TEMP_I… AYSO fits their slogan into their logo rather cleverly, or so they think. :D

I think the name may have come about simply because we Americans love to be different and rebellious. We're practically the only country in the world that doesn't use the metric system, we spell many English words differently (i.e. color, realize, pajamas, etc.), and we have different names for many things. Not using the metric system really just puts us at a disadvantage. Whenever I'm talking to someone from another country (even Canada, affectionately known as "America's hat") I always have to check with a conversion website to understand how hot or cold 23 Celsius is or how far 847 kilometers is in miles. :p
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miacasebeer Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
ha soccer is way better then american football!
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:iconnevuela:
Nevuela Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
And it makes a lot more sense too! :nod:
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miacasebeer Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
yes it douse.
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NiamhTobin2000 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Awesome drawing! I love the effects on their hair!

Q: If Cecil supports the Baltimore Ravens, what football team does Bob support?
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:iconnevuela:
Nevuela Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
I don't think Bob is into American football, period. He'd rather watch the European version (aka soccer). :P
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NiamhTobin2000 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Does he support any European football/soccer teams?
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Nevuela Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
If he does, it would most likely be England's team. It's never actually stated in the show, but I like to think of the Terwilligers as British. ^__^
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NiamhTobin2000 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
I'm from England myself, and I think that they sound quite British. And I also think it makes them even more interesting and awesome, if that's even possible.
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Nevuela Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
:iconukflagplz: :iconhomerwoohooplz: WOOHOOOOO!!!

I know the Union Jack covers more than just England and England has its own flag, but I just love the Union Jack as well as the other countries it represents.

I'v never been outside the U.S. (not even to Canada or Mexico) but it's my lifelong dream to someday go to England. ^___^
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NiamhTobin2000 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Ahhh, I've never been to the US before, but I might go this summer to California and maybe New York as well. XD
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Nevuela Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
California is an awesome state. We've got a little bit of everything here, from big cities to farmlands, sunny beaches to snow-capped mountains, deserts to forests.

There's a lot of places I've never been to, even though I've lived in California my entire life, like Yosemite National Park and Lake Tahoe, but I have been to many incredible places like Mount Shasta, Burney Falls, Sequoia National Forest, Disneyland, SeaWorld, Hearst Castle, some of the old Spanish missions, etc.
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clazombie Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A classic!:lmao:
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Nevuela Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
:icongoofygrinplz:
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Ormspryde Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am possibly the only male I know who'd rather put his head through a window than have to watch any sort of sporting event. XD
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Nevuela Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
My brother doesn't care for sports at all either.
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Ormspryde Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Huzzah, I'm not the only one!
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Nevuela Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
^___^
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CodWars Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
ahaha!
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Nevuela Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
:icongoofygrinplz: Hehehe.
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AliciaWarner Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Amen!

here in Portugal, footbal ( or futebol, in portuguese) is really cal footbal, and we call American football at your Football

Sorry my bad bad english
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Nevuela Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
No problem. :D
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Lightening816 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
I'm not very big on sports, but Sideshow Bob is invited to all my parties! ;) :date:
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Nevuela Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
:iconsideshowbobrapeplz: Why thank you, my dear!
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Lightening816 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
You're welcome, sweetie! :hug: :glomp:
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CardiGirl28 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOOHOO !!!! GO ENGLISH FOOTBALL !!!!!

Amazing idea for a comic ^^
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Nevuela Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
"Which one's the quarterback? Pick up the ball! Pick up the ball! These Brits don't know the first thing about football!" :D Name that movie quote!
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CardiGirl28 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahahahaha ummmm ... I'm not sure what movie that is from sorry :giggle:
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Nevuela Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Flushed Away.
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CardiGirl28 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DO'H !!! Should have known that >.< Flushed away is one of my favourite movies XD
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Nevuela Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Mine too. ^___^
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CardiGirl28 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome :)
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therealmoshmonkey Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
The british call soccer football the Premier League is quite big. By rights I should be a Coventry City fan some people would say as I've lived in Coventry for the last 20 years but I've been an Arsenal fan since 1996 hence my drawings of Bob and Cecil in Arsenals strips.
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Nevuela Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
"Which one's the quarterback? Pick up the ball! Pick up the ball! These Brits don't know the first thing about football!" :D Name that movie quote!
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therealmoshmonkey Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Is it from Flushed Away?
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Nevuela Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Yup. ^__^ Love that movie.
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Nevuela Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
The name football makes a lot more sense for soccer than it does for what we Americans call football. In American football, there's very little kicking involved.
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therealmoshmonkey Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Yes I think American Football looks more like rugby with larger shoulder pads and more protective gear.
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Nevuela Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Why the hell did we have to switch names around?! :iconscreamingplz:
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PlanetHannah Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
PS. I love Bob's top! ;)
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:iconnevuela:
Nevuela Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
"Which one's the quarterback? Pick up the ball! Pick up the ball! These Brits don't know the first thing about football!" :D Name that movie quote!
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PlanetHannah Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
FLUSHED AWAY! :iconthrilledplz:
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:iconnevuela:
Nevuela Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
BINGO!!!
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PlanetHannah Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
:iconmhmmmplz:
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Nevuela Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
:iconsideshowbobrapeplz: GOOOOO ENGLAND!!!
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PlanetHannah Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
WOOOOO!! :iconhomerwoohooplz:
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Nevuela Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
:D :D :D
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PlanetHannah Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
AHHHH BOB LIKES MY FOOTBALL :w00t:
But even thought I'm English, I probably prefer American Football :D
This is so good! Love it :clap:
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Nevuela Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
I like the word "soccer," but football makes a lot more sense as a name, at least compared to what we Americans call football. :p
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