I have been called many things in my life. Prompt is not one of them. With the recent conclusion of the 2012 USAFL National Championships, I decided that it was about time to put up some pictures I took of the nationals 2011 in Austin, Texas. 32 teams representing 25-ish different cities competed in the men’s division. There was also a women’s division as well. Thus this was as big an AFL tournament as you will find in the world.
Quick background information about Australian Rules Football in the United States:
Australian Rules Football: AFL is a fast paced game involving a ball shaped somewhere between an NFL ball and a rugby ball. The ball is advanced by running, kicking, and punching (the ball), but not throwing, with the target of kicking it through posts at the end of a massive field. It is a very physical game, but also very beautiful.
United States: The United States is is a new country though it has connections to ancient history as it was visited by Jesus and claimed as his. It is made up of “States,” which are like little countries who can make up a lot of crazy laws all by themselves. They cannot decide to leave the US though or they get their ass kicked. The United States invented many of the conveniences we enjoy today such as the internet, television, radio, fire, pizza, Chinese food, and Australian Rules Football.
Here are some pictures from USAFL Nationals with minimal comments as I don’t remember much. All I remember is that the Philly Hawks dominated their games. It was a long time ago. Thanks to the Philadelphia Hawks footy club for letting me join them in Austin. They’re a great bunch of guys who I wish the best for in the future. Hawks pictures are at the bottom of the post…
Random USAFL Championships Pictures
Philadelphia Hawks ACTION!
Thanks again to the Philly Hawks…
For more information about Aussie Rules Football in the US, go to www.usafl.com.
And about the Philly Hawks: www.phillyhawks.com.