Do you enjoy getting crunched?

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    Nov 28, 2007 2:35 AM GMT
    So I am about to start my off season touch rugby comp over the summer, and whilst I like playing it because we have a mixed team, I miss the physicality of it all.

    This year's main season (full contact rugby) I got crunched a few times and there was some blood and pain throughout, but I love it.

    Am I a masochist?
  • liftordie

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    Nov 28, 2007 3:58 AM GMT
    yes
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    Nov 28, 2007 2:13 PM GMT
    all ruggers are crazy. that's a big part of the fun. my first game last spring i got quite a gusher of a bloody nose in the first half. My feelings were a) Woah, that's a lot of blood to come out of one small place - that's kinda cool, and b) What do you mean I can't get back in and play???

    Have fun.
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    Nov 29, 2007 3:00 AM GMT
    This past winter season I got clocked in the head pretty hard, had concussion. I had to present medicals to the league to prove I was fit to resume and they told me that if it happened again, i wouldn't be able to play anymore. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Nov 29, 2007 3:33 AM GMT
    "Paging ruggerATX....Paging ruggerATX! You have a call on the gay, oops, I meant gray, courtesy phone in the lobbyicon_wink.gif."
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    Nov 29, 2007 4:03 AM GMT
    Sadly, I try to plan for 80 minutes and play a little more conservative at first, but then I get crunched and the whole things elevates to a more intense level, conditioning be damned. A couple of crunches scared me though, so I know I haven't gone completely mad. I don't want any more of those.

    Getting back up is the best part!
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    Nov 29, 2007 4:25 AM GMT
    Yeah, sometimes my problem is that I'm so amped up and into the game that it's only afterwards that I realise I'm hurting.
    My doctor has been saying for ages that I should give it away and just play touch, but I told him that's for lesbians.
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    Nov 29, 2007 4:31 AM GMT
    Cronker -

    Who cares? Enjoy it.

    There is something in us that enjoys things a little on the rough side.

    With me it was/is Football, Wrestling, The Army Rangers, Extreme Sports, and Adventure Travel. I have always liked things a bit on the edge, if there was no danger, no thrill, no rush of adrenalin, then I am not as happy.

    Unless it becomes self destructive somehow, why worry about it.

    Get Crunched.

    Rob

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    Dec 13, 2007 12:51 AM GMT
    Were as i cant believe anyone would like to get crunched (i am talking suicide ball from your standoff), I do love the feeling the next day when your body is hurting and you know you have been playing a contact sport. Sit and watch Sunday sport on tv mmmmm not much beats it.
  • rugbyjockca

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    Dec 16, 2007 8:36 AM GMT
    Cronker, your rugby lesbians and my rugby lesbians are completely different people, because my dykes are crazy for the physicality of rugby. I've seen lots of old-timers (guys) play touch, but I haven't seen a chick shy away from a tackle yet...frankly, girls who play rugby frighten me....

    Anywho...I have a weird relationship with pain. I don't like it, and would prefer to avoid it, but the games where I'm not in it feel kind of...empty. To me, the full rugby experience includes the limping and whimpering on the way to the bar.

    I had my first broken anything (a nose, and not even a spectacularly broken one) last year, and mainly the thing I hated about it was that I had to stop playing.

    Am I a masochist? No. Because I don't want to be hurt.

    A rugby player? Yes, because if I'm not hurt, I'm clearly not trying hard enough.
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    Dec 16, 2007 12:09 PM GMT
    Nothing wrong with being a masochist, actually it is fun if you do it wrong. Cheers, Terry
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    Dec 16, 2007 12:12 PM GMT
    ITJockThere is something in us that enjoys things a little on the rough side.


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    Dec 18, 2007 3:24 AM GMT
    The best game on the planet. What other game can you get crunched, drink beer and run around naked afterwards.

    Get crunched!

    Learn the positions and the ins and outs of the game, then just let your aggression take over.
  • justinlee86

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    Dec 18, 2007 4:08 AM GMT
    hey does anyone know if there is a gay rugby team in denver?
  • coolarmydude

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    Jan 03, 2008 6:50 PM GMT
    My worst crunch ever was when I first started in the mid-90s while stationed in Germany. The visiting team didn't have enough players, so I hoared on their team. I had the ball and got hit so hard on the sternum that it knocked the wind out of me and then I fell back and hit the ground hard and had no wind left in me to squeeze out. It was a double crunch! The thing that pissed me off was that it was one of my buds!!!

    WTF!!

    But I remember getting drunk that night in a German pub basement and it was all good. memories.....

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    Jan 07, 2008 12:28 PM GMT
    The only reason I like rugby is because of the crunching... It is also the only reason I will never play rugby... rock on though it gives the rest of us something to look at.
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    May 06, 2009 12:51 AM GMT
    I loved it when I was playing Rugby. icon_biggrin.gif
    I still think about going back playing, I l just miss tackling guys and take them down.
  • barriehomeboy

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    May 06, 2009 12:59 AM GMT
    I'm a Medical Imaging Technologist. When I was a kid I read old medical journals and dreamed of being a surgeon and repairing the dashboard injuries to people's faces in the pre-seatbelt and pre-padded dashboard era. The injuries we see from Rubgy are as severe as back in the pre-seatbelt days. Dudes. Strap on some protective gear. It's just a game.
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    May 06, 2009 1:25 AM GMT
    [quote][cite]cronker said[/cite]Yeah, sometimes my problem is that I'm so amped up and into the game that it's only afterwards that I realise I'm hurting.
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    I totally know what your're talking about. I took a shoulder to the ribs Saturday night playing Roller Derby...didn't hurt until I went back to the bench icon_twisted.gif
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    May 06, 2009 1:40 AM GMT
    I'm not allowed to play full contact anymore icon_cry.gif

    I got concussion twice last season and in my part of the planet, they say you can't play anymore. That sucks. I'm only slightly more brain damaged than i was in the first place.

    And who said I was paranoid? Was it you? I'm not paranoid!!!!!
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    May 06, 2009 1:43 AM GMT
    I'm not allowed to play full contact anymore icon_cry.gif

    I got concussion twice last season and in my part of the planet, they say you can't play anymore. That sucks. I'm only slightly more brain damaged than i was in the first place.

    And who said I was paranoid? Was it you? I'm not paranoid!!!!!
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