I also experienced a massive cuture clash while grocery shopping. I searched all over the beans/legumes area for black beans. Finally, I managed to find one product. There are a gazillion varieties of chickpeas, whitebeans and so on, but I could only find ONE kind of black beans. They were also organic and more expensive than anything else around there. When I brought them to work yesterday, nobody knew what they were. They stared at my salad and asked what the black things were. They probably think I'm weird. It's a sad, sad life without Mexican food.
One of my coworkers has a wedding to go to this Saturday, so they're hoping that they keep the ceremony short and sweet so that they can go watch the game right after. The bride and groom are footy fans, too.
If my one-time tutorial isn't satisfactory (there may or may not be a second class), please look here for more detailed information.
SCORING: A kick through the middle two posts scores six points. A kick between the first and second or the third and fourth posts score one point.
TIMING: There are four quarters; each one is 20 minutes. They stop the clock for free kicks (penalties), so the quarter effectively lasts around 40 minutes.
UNIFORMS: Short shorts, knee high socks and a sleeveless top. There is no padding or protective gear other than a mouth guard.
POSITIONS: Forwards, defenders and midfielders. You can move around wherever regardless of your position.
HOW TO PLAY: Once the game starts, it's basically just everybody going for possession of the ball. That's all it is; fighting for the ball and trying to score a goal with your team. There is a lot of body contact. You can run with the ball, but you have to bounce it every 15 meters. Otherwise, you get a penalty. It's like running with the ball in basketball but not dribbling.
There are more things to cover, but I can't go into too much detail for a group of footy-deprived beginners. Overall, footy is known for being fun and fast-moving. The clock hardly ever stops.
Of course, let me know if you have questions. I (or my fiance sitting over my shoulder and making sure I don't butcher my sports explanation) will answer them. It's an easy sport to understand. If you think this is difficult, try cricket! Stay tuned for that this summer.
**After proofreading, Al said that my post needs 10 more pages. He wants you all to know that my explanation is very, very, very basic.**