Actually association football(football, soccer, futbol, footy, whatever you wish to call it), gridiron football(american or canadian football), gaelic football, and rugby football all evolved from the same sport, football
Otherwise known as medieval football.
This youtube video www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhIGPrQe-jg
depicts a game thought to be relatively unchanged from it, still played in a village in England. Ball is rarely kicked, but can be. In fact, apparently the only rules are no manslaughter and no play past 10 pm. Though unnecessary roughness is frowned upon.
I too am excited that a release is, hopefully, coming soon. Been following this forum for years, probably have several accounts with usernames I've forgotten.
Anyway as this forum has lived up to its name, I will report what i just managed to do, hopefully at least getting the topic back on Deus Ex. I have been playing through Deus Ex for the millionth time, and finally managed to beat the battle of battery park(mission 4). I killed all the troopers, destroyed all the robots, and trapped Gunther with some crates using the strength aug and hit run tactics. I had saved up all the thermoptic camo in my inv for it. I was quite proud of myself, especially since I did it before jock took off, he won't talk though, I geuss you could retcon the situation by saying he drank too much and passed out.