A sport in which a group of players with assigned positions and jobs on the field try to score Touchdowns by either running or passing the ball down a 100yd. field.
Typically insulted by European peoples and compared to the sport of Rugby.
Often considered not as hard as Rugby, due to the addition of body padding, though the padding is completely necessary. Back in the late 1890's-1920's, there was an astounding number of football related injuries and deaths due to the lack of bodily protection offered to players. Players still receive injuries and are still considered by some to be playing a life threatening sport, but the addition of hard plastic helmets with facemasks and pads add durability and endurance to players.
usually demands that players be in peak physical and mental condition, due to having to run a 100yd field, dodge defenders and linemen, and catch passes made by the Quarterback. Mental strength is required for memorizing all of the terminology associated and with memorizing all of the plays utilized by the teams and coaches.
Often compared to Rugby, American Football is a physically and mentally demanding sport requiring speed, strength, agility, and endurance.