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The reason why American Football is called American Football is because it is mainly played in AMERICA. "Oh yeha, I'ma brit and american football is so ghey" Well guess what, YOUR COUNTRY DOSN'T EVEN PLAY IT, SO HOW THE FUCK CAN YOU JUDGE IT!? How many Americans do you see going to the cricket page and talking about how much they hate it? Hardly any, because we really don't watch or play cricket in america. How many americans go on the Rugby page and talk about how much they hate that? Again, hardly any although all those Ignorant europeans just seem to love to talk about how Football isn't as "hard" as Rugby. You know what? I've never seen a Rugby game, played it, or hardly know much about it, so I'm not going to spout of about how much I hate it like all the other ignorant europeans. You guys seriesly need to just 1.) Fuck off and start obsessing over you soccer, rugby, cricket shit rather than going on to Urban Dictionary so you can talk about how much you hate a sport your country does not even play or 2.) Actually watch/play/learn the damn game before you fucking judge!
Ignorant Person: American Football is full of fat people

American: Not True. Football players have been know to be able to lift over 300 lb. repeatidly, all that is muscle

Ignorant Person: Football contains no strategy

American: Not True, Football is the most strategic game on earth which is the reason dumbass Jocks never make it to the NFL

Ignorant Person: Soccer is the best sport because it's the most popular

American: Not true, Soccer is the most popular sport because any third-world country can play it becuase it only requires a ball and a net

Ignorant Person: Football is for pussys, Rugby Rules

American: Not True, although I have not seen a rugby game before, I know for a fact that football is more hard hitting because 1) In early football years with no pads, football deaths were extremely common and 2) Rugby deaths are not common

Ignorant Person: Football is a gay name for a game that you catch balls with you hands

American: Not True, early football (Which was a LOT like rugby) Players only ran with their feet. In an attempt to make the game more exciting they incorperated passing the ball. While I do admit that calling it football is stupid nowadays, what else would you call it, throwball? Runball? Crossbarball? Hitball? All those names suck.

Ignorant Person: Football is basterdized rugby

American: Not True, The games are VERY different from what I heard. Like in football you can pass the ball, in Rugby (I don't belive) you can't forword pass

Ignorant Person: Soccer pwns Americna Football

American: Soccer is far to flawed a system for it to be legitimitly compared to any other sport. The fact that this game contains no overtime, flawed whole points system, goal differentials and the sheer tedium of the sport makes it hands down the worst sport I ever saw. But that's just me.

Ignorant Person: Players are to stupid to know how to attack AND Defend

American: If I were to put offensive players in defence football would be a worthless sport to watch. It would consist of NO defence since players of defence are 10x as strong than players on offence (Excluding O-Linemen) It'd basicly be a game of pitch and catch, it'd be stupid and boring

So there you go, anseres to all your ignorant questions you europeans...
by Cards in 06 August 27, 2006
 
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a controlled street fight
in american football- trent green gets severely concussed from a hit by robert geathers.
on the street- your ass is in jail
by america, fuck yea October 22, 2006
 
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American football is the most mentally involved game in the history of the world.for those who think it just about a bunch of big fatties runnig into each other, try reading a zone defense. players have to remember hundreds off different plays, formations,and what to do on a certain play, depending on what the defense does.in fact, the biggest men on the field,offensive linemen, have to be the smartest players and have the best techniqe.it is a game of leverage and angles.it is the greatest teamsport in the world. in order to have a good team, every body on the team has to be eaqualy important. not only is it mentaly demanding, it is one of the most physically demanding ones too. it is because not only do you need endurance and running ability like soccer, you need strength and agility. if american football players did not wear pads, not only would many people die,but more than the early 1900s when they wore no pads. players are bigger stronger and faster.and even though you wear pads, it is still more painfull than every sport , except rugby,wrestling(not wwf, real stuff)and ufc, or cage fighting,boxing.if you dont agree with me on the physicallity, watch any high schools 2 a a day summer practice.or even better try it.you guys are just mad because it has not only become americas pastime, but americas obsession.and pads make it harder to run too. there is only 25-35 seconds between plays, timeouts are 1-2 minutes long,2 min between quarters, and 10 min half. not 5 mins. between plays like you little bitches said, and im talking to all who undermined football, dont judge it unless you've played the real thing, and you have played it and you still dont like it, you a least respect it.simply said, it is the best sport in the universe!!!!!!!!!
person one:rugby is so much better than "american" pussy football.
person 2:bitch, shut the fuck up
by J-Rizzle April 24, 2005
 
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All you Rugby guys are crazy. Put an NFL running back on the rugby field and he will score every time he touches the ball. When you compare the 2 athletically, football players are bigger, stronger, can jump higher, can run faster, and can catch better. They wear pads cause they hit 10 times as hard.
The Rugby player was angry to learn a football player had been fucking his wife, but could do nothing about it because he would get his ass kicked.
by Chris Tozer March 28, 2005
 
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An American sport that originates from the English sport of Rugby. It is played between two teams on a field of 100 yards (120 total including the end zones) with a brown oval shaped object called a Football. A team’s objective is to get it’s offense on the field as often as possible (to score) and keep the opponent’s offense off the field when possible, and limit their performance when they are on. Team’s score by driving the ball down the field by running and passing. The most common form of scoring is the touchdown (six points), followed by field goals (3), and (rarely) safeties (2). Immediately following the scoring of a touchdown the scoring team is given the option of performing a two-point conversion (worth 2 points) or the point-after-touchdown (PAT, 1 point). Field goals and PATs are scored by kicking the Football between a tall goal post located behind the end zone. Professional and collegiate games last full 60-minutes while high school games normally run at 48. It’s important to note that due to timeouts and play huddling Football games normally last between 3 and 4 hours.

Critics (normally foreign) seek to compare the playing style of American Football to Rugby. This is inaccurate, however. They are two different sports. While in Football certain positions require significantly larger stature and others do not, virtually all positions in Rugby require relatively large size. Linebackers, Tight Ends, Full Backs and (larger) Quarterbacks are often suitable for Rugby while positions such as Safeties, Half Backs, and Cornerbacks are normally not. Lineman can also suitable for Rugby play but few are. Unlike Rugby, American Football is a strategic sport and hence more importance is placed upon skill in positions. This, along with size differences, is why players rarely play both defense and offense.

Unlike Rugby, by rule, Football play requires one wears protective gear. While in Rugby very large players tend to tackle other very large players, in Football very large players tend to tackle players inferior in size to them which can result in higher rates of injury. In addition to this, turf is becoming increasingly common as a replacement for grass in Football stadiums again reinforcing the necessity for protective gear. Attire includes a hard helmet with facemask, numbered jersey for identification, shoulder and chest pads, tight pants with buttock, knee, and thigh pads, and cleats. Regardless of protective gear, Football has a higher injury rate than Rugby.

It is played on High School, Collegiate, and Professional (namely NFL) levels. Rules are generally the same throughout all levels but differ to varying degrees by league and skill level. American Football’s popularity rages in America overwhelmingly as the most-watched sport, but has failed to catch on in popularity in foreign countries (only Canada has a variation). Because of this, however, it remains a trademark of modern American culture.
The NFL organizes the most popular American Football teams each season for five months of hard-hitting action.
by Steagles February 07, 2006
 
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American Football - Some believe the name was stolen, this is false. The name Football was derived early in the sports creation when passing was not a part of the game and all that was done was running on the feet, hence the name football. This game is an intense one where you play by the objetives in which there are many ways to real your objectives, mainly physically. Throwing, running, and tackleing are the main actions of the game. This sport requires great mental and physical strength, speed, agility, teamwork, and the ability to keep your cool.
Uneducated Foreigner: football? they stole our name :'(
American Scholor: Incorrect, the name was actually created due to the large amount of running the ball in early football history.
by Rome March 08, 2005
 
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A popular American sport that in many small backwater communities is more important than justice and the proper education of the players.
My brother was in a car accident caused by two high school football stars. He got 100 stitches and one eye. They got one year at juvie AFTER football season ends. Damn you american football!
by gunslingergirlvy_c_e August 30, 2006
 
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legal assault
American Football linebackers: Ray Lewis, Shawne Merriman, Brian Urlacher
by cmack05 September 16, 2009