Teach me how to footie.

Rice University puts on introductory football clinics for its international students, and the results are actually pretty charming.

I’d suggest something like this for Georgia Tech, except for the cultural barrier.  It’s one thing to get a student from China interested in football.  It’s quite another to get a nerd out of a Star Wars imperial stormtrooper get up.


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13 responses to “Teach me how to footie.

  1. WarD Eagle

    That’s awesome. 250 instant fans, too.


  2. JasonC

    Very cool. As someone living in Asia, I know plenty of people that have no idea what is going on when they watch American football, but I feel the same way when I watch rugby.


  3. Faulkner

    Teach them how to tailgate. Very nice touch.


  4. I wanna Red Cup

    All zee biches lub it, all zee all zee biches lub it!


  5. Paul

    The UGA and NCAAF analysis is one part of the equation of why your site is so popular, but your knack for curating and spreading these tidbits of awesomeness are a big reason I come back every day.


  6. Go Dawgs!

    The key advantage is that these folks have no idea that Rice is terrible at football!


  7. Eric

    Jokes about Chinese students going to a school called Rice in 3…2…1… (whoops, sorry, wrong blog for that!) Actually, the funniest part was listening to a defensive lineman comparing football to a game of chess.


  8. Schlagdawg

    We tried doing a smaller version of this during international orientation week here at UGA. And by smaller, I mean we showed them football plays in NCAA 11 on Xbox 360.