Why American Football is called "Football."

Why American Football is called "Football."

Postby Nutso » Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:06 pm

There was a discussion about this in the past. Well, I got this from a youtube comment. Seems legit.

American football is called "football" because a official nfl football Is 12 inches long (1 foot). Since it is a foot long and a ball, it is called football.


I guess the case is solved.
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Re: Why American Football is called "Football."

Postby McAvoy » Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:48 pm

Good explanation as I ever seen.
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Re: Why American Football is called "Football."

Postby Jim » Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:54 pm

Football would be better if it was more like hockey...
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Re: Why American Football is called "Football."

Postby stitch626 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:37 pm

Wow...
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Re: Why American Football is called "Football."

Postby McAvoy » Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:49 pm

Jim wrote:Football would be better if it was more like hockey...


That would be interesting. Personally I would just like to see some of the rules loosen up a bit.
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Re: Why American Football is called "Football."

Postby stitch626 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:55 pm

I have no issue with the game or its rules, just the players.

Sometimes I think they just make stuff up...
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Re: Why American Football is called "Football."

Postby Atekimogus » Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:02 pm

Tried to watch a football game once.....I don't know.....after about 30min the actual playtime was approx. 5minutes, rest commercials, breaks etc........found the cheerleaders to be quite a bit more interesting, optically and athletically, to be honest. Also saw a marching band once prior to a match...was also much more interesting.

It's not that the game is boring or uninteresting (like baseball)...but the permanent interruptions after each game move, constant breaks and commercials....I don't know...not my cup of tea.
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Re: Why American Football is called "Football."

Postby Sonic Glitch » Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:19 am

Atekimogus wrote:.... Also saw a marching band once prior to a match...was also much more interesting.


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Re: Why American Football is called "Football."

Postby McAvoy » Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:03 am

Well its not as face paced as soccer or Hockey. Its more of a game of chess than anything else. Except each chess piece is a trained player with strengths and weaknesses with different strategies to win or defend.
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Re: Why American Football is called "Football."

Postby Captain Seafort » Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:31 pm

Atekimogus wrote:It's not that the game is boring or uninteresting (like baseball)...but the permanent interruptions after each game move, constant breaks and commercials....I don't know...not my cup of tea.


Try rugby.
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Re: Why American Football is called "Football."

Postby Jim » Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:10 pm

Atekimogus wrote:Tried to watch a football game once.....I don't know.....after about 30min the actual playtime was approx. 5minutes, rest commercials, breaks etc........found the cheerleaders to be quite a bit more interesting, optically and athletically, to be honest. Also saw a marching band once prior to a match...was also much more interesting.

It's not that the game is boring or uninteresting (like baseball)...but the permanent interruptions after each game move, constant breaks and commercials....I don't know...not my cup of tea.


You can easily watch a DVR'd football game in about 10 minutes using the 30-second skip. Watch a play, hit skip, they are starting the next play, watch the play, hit skip, etc etc etc...
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Re: Why American Football is called "Football."

Postby Angharrad » Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:56 am

A bar near my apartment shows rugby games.


I like hockey.
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Re: Why American Football is called "Football."

Postby Nutso » Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:00 am

Angharrad wrote:A bar near my apartment shows rugby games.


I like hockey.

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Re: Why American Football is called "Football."

Postby IanKennedy » Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:01 pm

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Re: Why American Football is called "Football."

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:26 am

I can watch it, but it's more 'background noise' for me. I can put it on and do something else and not feel like I've missed much of anything.
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