I take a fleeting interest in the Eagles, purely because of their mascot.
I hope the RL finals were shown on American TV. It would open eyes about how tough our sport is. Virtually non-stop, brutal action, without protective equipment.
US football stops after every play, so you get a few seconds of action then a long pause. Not knowing any better I ask: Do you need to be fit to play US football? It seems to me there are so many stoppages that you get plenty of time to rest between bouts of activity.
I would like to know. Also, are the collisions any more fierce than we see in RL?