- Jul 5, 2012
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Kidding, right?
Well clearly the FFA did when they renamed the sport. LOL.Its embedded in the code name for soccer too. Or did you miss the football part of Association Football.
And your authority on this is....?Its not a "common courtesy" at all. Its a preference you and others of your mind have, and one that no one has ever been obliged to follow. Football means different things to different people, they arent required to notify you of their preferred choice.
(See, two can play at this game.)
Not in my observation but (a) perhaps because our game is called Australian Football and (b) heaven forbid we should ever let the lifeblood of the sport actually have a voice. Sheesh. You'll go a long way in the business.The only people who flipped out about this were people on AFL based forums. No one else - not rugby leauge, not rugby union, nor any other code had an issue. Neither for that matter did AFL House, or the SANFL, the WAFL. This fight was almost solely fought by angry AFL fans.
Not convinced. Might is right. If an organisation gets big enough there's nothing it won't try, if it perceives it might knock a hole in its rivals. Have you read Hunter Fujak's book yet? (Which is where this all started.) Kinda sheds a different light on how a lot of this works.No. Its too generic a term to succeed - predates any codification by any football code in the world.
If you can't see that there is an exclusivity embedded in claiming the name "football" in a country with three other major football codes, I don't know what else I can say. I don't know if you're being obdurate, or obtuse, or I'm failing to convey something that seems as plain as day to me.They did announce they were calling themselves football. They didnt say no one else was. Your inferring something that literally was never said or implied and havent shown anything that says otherwise in your numerous posts.
Well I would have thought there were few things more germane to that thread than discussion of branding, but I respect you may have admin-specific reasons for that."The mods" was me as I didnt want the Non AFL thread derailed by this discussion.
Anyway, I'm done here. Stay safe.