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Nadal The Apache

DDrago2
06-08-2006, 12:03 PM
Nadal may be a spaniard, but I realised that you would better think about him as some indian playing tennis. He plays like the Commanche or the Apache from American movies would play. Every single point he plays to take your sculp, and his cellebrations fit perfectly. He even physicaly looks like an indian!

Scotso
06-08-2006, 12:07 PM
American Indian.

admiralpye
06-08-2006, 02:56 PM
Please indulge my geekiness:

Part of the Spanish population's genealogy would include Aztec and Arabian (Moors) blood, the former coming from intermarriages with Mexican people (Aztec descent) and the latter from the years that Arab Moors ruled Spain. So yeah, I guess it would be possible that the Nadals or Parreras would have descended from either. (Hence the unconventional "Native American" appearance of Rafa).

Thank you.

Fumus
06-08-2006, 03:02 PM
Please indulge my geekiness:

Part of the Spanish population's genealogy would include Aztec and Arabian (Moors) blood, the former coming from intermarriages with Mexican people (Aztec descent) and the latter from the years that Arab Moors ruled Spain. So yeah, I guess it would be possible that the Nadals or Parreras would have descended from either. (Hence the unconventional "Native American" appearance of Rafa).

Thank you.

lol, I think Rafa might find this convo a tad bit racist. I like Rafa because of the way he plays not because the color of skin. :)

admiralpye
06-08-2006, 03:40 PM
haha I hope not. I was just offering some geeky historical info. it doesn't matter where he descended from. He's a great tennis player in his own right.

alfonsojose
06-08-2006, 03:45 PM
Pocahontas :tape:

Tom_Bombadil
06-08-2006, 04:24 PM
You know, you make that post believing you're really funny and very cool... and you just retract yourself. Yeah, Nadal is a mapache but he has more class on his toe than you will have on your entire life. Live with that! ;)

Here in Spain we are all Africans who live in the dessert hunting lions. Black power man black power! Hunting lions is funnier than having tea at 6 o'clock.

supersexynadal
06-08-2006, 04:37 PM
All i have to say is:
-Arabs were in Spain for 800 years
-stupid thread
-live with it....Nadal is one of the toughest and bashing wont put his hopes down for winning wimbledon!!

liisa
06-08-2006, 04:46 PM
RAFAEL NADAL IS A MALLORQUIN CATALAN. Not an INDIAN, not an ARAB,not even a SPANIARD (CASTELLANO)

sonia
06-08-2006, 05:02 PM
Please indulge my geekiness:

Part of the Spanish population's genealogy would include Aztec and Arabian (Moors) blood, the former coming from intermarriages with Mexican people (Aztec descent) and the latter from the years that Arab Moors ruled Spain. So yeah, I guess it would be possible that the Nadals or Parreras would have descended from either. (Hence the unconventional "Native American" appearance of Rafa).

Thank you.

:scratch: Aztec in Spain? :confused:

Argenbrit
06-08-2006, 05:02 PM
Pocahontas :tape:

:haha:

Saturn66
06-08-2006, 05:07 PM
Pocahontas :tape:



:lol:

alelysafina
06-08-2006, 05:23 PM
:scratch: Aztec in Spain? :confused:

That's what I was thinking! :lol:

There couldn't of been back then (in the time table we seem to have been given) It would not have been seen as a good thing to intermarry with a "savage heathen", unless there might have been aztecs and/or mayas going over as servants/slaves and then had children... but I don't think I've actually heard of that...

Nowadays, it could happen. Although few people are pure aztec/maya in Mexico . Most people are mestizo ( a mix of european and indiginous indian), of european descent, and then a small percentage of african, asian, etc. As my Spanish teacher once told me: Mexicans are like the coffee we love so much :cafe con leche, a little bit of coffee with lots of milk! :lol:

lucindia
06-08-2006, 05:31 PM
that's the nickname i gave him last year, when i saw him at Roland Garros!!!!!
He really looks like an appache!!

*Viva Chile*
06-08-2006, 05:37 PM
Stupid thread :o

lucindia
06-08-2006, 05:51 PM
Just leave....

Scotso
06-08-2006, 06:10 PM
RAFAEL NADAL IS A MALLORQUIN CATALAN. Not an INDIAN, not an ARAB,not even a SPANIARD (CASTELLANO)

He's a Spaniard, sorry.

liisa
06-08-2006, 06:13 PM
He's a Spaniard, sorry.
he's not,sorry

Saumon
06-08-2006, 06:14 PM
Pocahontas :tape:
:lol: that's how my mother calls him :p

Tom_Bombadil
06-08-2006, 06:17 PM
He's all of that guys: he's Spanish, he's Catalan, he's Mallorcan, apache, aztec, niger, arab... :) But you forget one thing, he's also the one who'll kick the ass of your favourite players whenever he faces them on the circuit. :D Till that day, cheerings from Rafa.

Viva Jeronimo!

lorenz
06-08-2006, 06:24 PM
RAFAEL NADAL IS A MALLORQUIN CATALAN. Not an INDIAN, not an ARAB,not even a SPANIARD (CASTELLANO)

Olé

zine56
06-08-2006, 06:27 PM
Olé

:haha:

llama
06-08-2006, 06:34 PM
Here in Spain we are all Africans who live in the dessert hunting lions.

Doesn't that get a little messy? I mean, if it's ice cream or creme brulee or something?

DDrago2
06-08-2006, 07:33 PM
that's the nickname i gave him last year, when i saw him at Roland Garros!!!!!
He really looks like an appache!!

:woohoo:

:kiss:

veyonce
06-09-2006, 02:30 AM
Rafa resembles Mowgli....
http://www.parecidosrazonables.com/parecidos_razonables_rafael_nadal_mowgli.jpg

Argenbrit
06-09-2006, 03:34 AM
Rafa resembles Mowgli....
http://www.parecidosrazonables.com/parecidos_razonables_rafael_nadal_mowgli.jpg

I think I've seen this before. :lol: :lol: :lol:

admiralpye
06-09-2006, 04:55 AM
:scratch: Aztec in Spain? :confused:
Sorry i'm a geek.

Yes, they intermarried with Mexicans who were descended from Aztecs (as I already mentioned in the post you quoted). So yes, some Spanish have a little Aztec blood as well.

alelysafina
06-09-2006, 05:24 AM
Sorry i'm a geek.

Yes, they intermarried with Mexicans who were descended from Aztecs (as I already mentioned in the post you quoted). So yes, some Spanish have a little Aztec blood as well.

But not in Spain.

fooclate
06-09-2006, 05:29 AM
HahA! this thread is unbelievable!--debating on Rafa's origin! We have officially reached the heights! :nerner:

admiralpye
06-09-2006, 05:45 AM
Spanish who don't live in Spain? Now, I'm confused!

I want to explain the facts further, but I won't. I think I'm going crazy from too much MTF. :)

connectolove
06-09-2006, 07:37 AM
posted by Almiralpye: "Please indulge my geekiness:

Part of the Spanish population's genealogy would include Aztec and Arabian (Moors) blood, the former coming from intermarriages with Mexican people (Aztec descent) and the latter from the years that Arab Moors ruled Spain. So yeah, I guess it would be possible that the Nadals or Parreras would have descended from either. (Hence the unconventional "Native American" appearance of Rafa).

Thank you."

Oh, LORD!

Spaniards mixed with Native Americans IN THE AMERICAS, not in Europe, bc there are NOT Native Americas in Europe. They MIXED in the COLONIES!
Now you can see many due to immigration, they have invaded the Iberian Peninsula in the last 20 years. Nadal looks the way he does just by coincidence, look at his family, very Mediterranean.

connectolove
06-09-2006, 07:48 AM
By The Way ... a lot of Spaniards think that he looks like a gypsy, that he does not look like a Spaniard.

AgassiDomination
06-09-2006, 07:56 AM
This would probably make a bit of sense if I gave a shit.

admiralpye
06-09-2006, 08:09 AM
Oh, LORD!

Spaniards mixed with Native Americans IN THE AMERICAS, not in Europe, bc there are NOT Native Americas in Europe. They MIXED in the COLONIES!
Now you can see many due to immigration, they have invaded the Iberian Peninsula in the last 20 years. Nadal looks the way he does just by coincidence, look at his family, very Mediterranean.

exactly what i was saying.

Mexico, by the way, is not part of Europe. It's part of the American continent.

admiralpye
06-09-2006, 08:10 AM
This would probably make a bit of sense if I gave a shit.

lol! :D