I'll call American Football Oppositeball from now on. They play 90% with their hands, but call it football! Since handball is more fit but is already taken, oppositeball it is!
goldb, I already call it American. It's pretty common to refer to UK English as just English and US English as American in Norway. Either way do Americans care?
I went jogging today, this totally qualifies me to post in this thread
Soccer isn't a term invented by Americans, it was invented by the English, it just caught on here to differentiate the sports...it's not our fault. I make it a point to say American Football as much as possible, but I'm not going to call Soccer Football, sorry.
Why doesn't anyone give Canadians, Aussies, Kiwis and Pacific Islanders crap for saying Soccer?
Now tell me: who has earned the right to call their sport whatever they want to?
Yeah...but the Redskins lost
The Ravens sure dominated last night
Wait, they lost to one of the worst teams in the NFL
Last edited by 3c; October 25, 2011 at 07:11 PM.
No, we call it football because it has shared roots with Rugby, which was also called Football. You poo-poo the name but kicking is a very important part of the game.
This argument is stupid anyways...Kaiten made the comparison, I like soccer...meh
Whoever said I don't like soccer? I'm just saying that our star players don't writhe in the ground in pain after another skinny man brushes past them.
American Football is descended from Rugby Football, both distinguished from Association Football (soccer) by the fact that the rules allow the ball to be carried during game play. In the early days of American Football points could only be scored by kicking the ball, thus the name football.
Interestingly enough its not actually the city its named after but rather the famed public school (private school) in which it was invented, Rugby School, which still exists today.
And I shall take my leave, my random quota of useless facts is filled for the month.
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Oh and this should end all the arguments. Its John Cleese.