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National "Americanisation" of the AFL

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  1. juss

    juss Brownlow Medallist

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    Twice this week in separate articles on afl.com.au I have seen Collingwood referred to by the author as the "Woods", for example "Woods coach Nathan Buckley...."

    This reminds me so much of nicknames I often hear in the NFL, for example calling the San Francisco 49ers the "Niners" and so forth.

    Is "Woods" a longstanding Collingwood nickname that I am unaware of or is this just another example of the attempted Americanisation of our game?
     

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  2. Occidental

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    Collingwood have been called “The Woods” for a hundred years.
    Carn The Woods is almost as common a cry as Carn The Pies.
    The main Collingwood business coterie group is called The Woodsmen and has existed for over 40 years.

    Essendon - The Dons
    Fitzroy - The Roys
    Collingwood- The Woods

    Nothing to do with America
     
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  3. TheGreatBarryB

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    Assume OP is a young man in regards to Woods.

    Although even though I’m a big American sports fan I think AFL have gone too far with trying to ‘Americanise’ AFL.
     
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    Fair enough, literally had not read it before seeing it twice this week. But have heard of the Dons and Roys before.
     
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    This is probably not Americanised. But why do commentators these days call kicks balls. It’s a kick. He’s kicking the ball not balling the ball
     
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    I’m more concerned with the use of “Collingwood Magpies”, “St Kilda Saints” etc. It just sounds wrong.
     
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    "Shake and bake"
    "DE-fense"
    "Swingman"
    "Game craft"
     
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    Shake and Bake - Dwayne Russell is by far the worst, hes a basketball commentator.
     
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    Woods or Woodsmen, as mentioned, been around forever
     
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    Quaterback is far the worst, followed by Moneyball
     
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    Calling clubs franchises.....o_O
     
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    And is worse at that than he is at calling footy....
     
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    lol, I keep hearing the US announcers saying the Aussie punters are using rugby kicks :p
     
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    I just hate how he tries to cross over his terms between sports, numerous times I have heard him say "from the paint" when a player is kicking on 50.
     
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    Makes me spew every time.
     
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