National "Americanisation" of the AFL

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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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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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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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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
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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And is worse at that than he is at calling footy....
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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