where do you think they came up with soccer, then? the first thing you think of is 'socks' which isn't really relevant to the sport (unless you count being concerned about athlete's foot) and what about rugby? there are no rugs involved.
When I hear the word "soccer" I think of punching sound effects ("Sock! Bam! Pow!"), which fits some of the game's fans fairly well. Rugby's named after the school:
The game of football which was played at Rugby School between 1750 and 1859 permitted handling of the ball, but no-one was allowed to run with it in their hands towards the opposition's goal. There was no fixed limit to the number of players per side and sometimes there were hundreds taking part in a kind of enormous rolling maul. This sport caused major injury at times. The innovation of running with the ball was introduced some time between 1859 and 1865. William Webb Ellis has been credited with breaking the local rules by running forwards with the ball in a game in 1823. Shortly after this the Victorian mind turned to establishing written rules for the sports which had earlier just involved local agreements, and boys from Rugby School produced the first written rules for their version of the sport in 1870. Rugby would also be considered a dangerous game but fun.
(Although QI tells us William Webb Ellis had nothing to do with the invention of the game, and never knew he'd been credited with it)
I'm pretty sure that the mick was being taken and that a brief guide to the origin of rugby wasn't really required. >_>
But while we're here... Football's full (or at least, original) name is of course 'Association Football', and 'soccer' was a slang abbreviation of 'association'.
The reason it included the word 'association' at all was to distinguish it as having proper teams/rules/etc., as opposed to the older forms of football that generally involved two neighbouring villages kicking the shit out of each other over an inflated pig's bladder.
Back to Eva... just watched the first new one. See what you meant about the goddamn rainbows.
Bits of it really benefited from better fx... the angels were a lot more convincingly badass and nasty. Especially the shiny diamond one...whatever number that was, that kicked ass. In other places though it was just annoying (see rainbows and pointless glowy lights on everything) Looking forward to part 2.
Because the scroll said thats what'd happen! isn't that how we explain all the other crazy nonsense in Eva? "aha yes, the mysterious dead sea scroll... it's all going to plan ... instrumentality bleh bleh bleh pseudo religious babble"
Probably just another red herring, though, like the sea turned out to be.
I personally enjoyed Mari even if she is underdeveloped so far, it looks like she'll have a more relevant part to play in the next movie. Asuka gets better too, and comes back as a pirate. The focus has been more on Rei x Shinji so far, anyway. Personally I'm hoping Asuka's going to end up battling Shinji to keep her own (and humanity's) individual ego(s), while he's fighting for tangification. What actually happens will probably be much weirder, though. I have no idea what Kaworu's going to end up doing.
And here's something you may have missed from the bit where Unit 03 starts going wrong.