American Football vs the World Football
June 29, 2010 31 Comments
I have been living in the US since 1985 and never understood why American football is called “football” given the ball is not even really a round ball and the players barely touch the ball with their foot. The American football should have been called “handegg” or “Fatball”:-)
The answer is well put by the British comedian, John Cleese. It sounds like American football is not all about sport. The advertisers and sponsors want to orchestrate it like that for profit.
The world football (known as soccer here in America) is the most democratic sport on earth. You just need a ball and a flat surface and you are ready to play. You don’t have to be tall, big, strong (like the players in the American football) to play it. Don’t need any expensive equipment so, rich or poor, anyone can play . A tie game can be as exciting as a win.
I guess in our ultra competitive and money driven country all this is very hard to understand.
Watch the clip and judge it for yourself.
Here is an Awesome comparison of the two:
Not to mention the world football players are by far better looking and in much better shape than the American football players :-)
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