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
Probably the most boring sport in the world. People standing around for minutes on end in silly science fiction costumes and occasionally running for a few seconds. Far too many rules and not enough flow. About as exciting as watching people play chess. Watch real football (the most popular sport in the world, for good reason) if you crave real excitement.
Patient: Doctor, I'm having difficulty sleeping.
Doctor: Just watch some American Football and you'll be asleep in a few minutes.
by midnite serpent September 24, 2007
Ok I play football and you clearly have no idea the dificulty of the sport its probably because you guys are too big of pansys to actually play. rugby isnt has good becuase euorpeans play it and they are all weak pansys if my man TK who weighs 250 lbs squats 400 n benchs 350 hits you you aint gunna be moving and his wussy "pads" are going to become a weapon. Football requires extreme endurence becuase we were those "wussy" the trap in body eat making us hotter and more dehydrated but there are no brakes for water the NFL is the only thing with commercial brakes,assholes
TK plays american football and he sall a rugby player the rugby player is now in the hospital
by EuropeansCanSuckMyBalls July 18, 2006
A very intense game played primarily by people in the United States. Played much like rugby except there is stopping the play after a tackle and forward passes are legal which adds an interesting aspect to the game. Many consider it to be a pussy sport because of all the pads. I've played the sport and believe me, the pads suck and get in the way. But if they didn't exist then we would probably have football related deaths in the hundreds and no one would play. Europeans are quick to point out that rugby players don't wear pads. This is because rugby is a more fluid game and the hits aren't nearly as hard. In American football, once the ball is snapped, everyone explodes from their position and goes full speed full strength for about 15 seconds or so. When the bodies clash there is a huge force of impact because everyone is going so hard. Then they wait another 20 seconds or so, catch their breath, and go out and do that again. The stress on the body would be too much without the pads. Also, in football everyone is hitting someone on every play. Where as in rugby everyone is spread out more. And it's more about staying in position and running. Both are entertaining to watch, but I like football better just because there is much more hard hitting and crazy action with the forward pass.
There is a fine line between toughness/manliness and utter stupidity. If american football players wore pads, then everyone would sustain life long injuries or die on the field. Rugby players wear no pads and think they're hot shit for it. I hope it's worth getting teeth knocked out and using a motor chair for your whole retirement.

Theodore Roosevelt (president of U.S. 1901-1909) wanted to BAN american football because it was considered too dangerous and too many deaths resulted from it.

If you watch this game, you will find there is a lot of adrenaline and excitement packed into every play.
by Charny3 June 22, 2010
The pussy sort where fat and ugly men get a chance to play with balls and touch each other! Also it isn't unknown for football players to get on top of each other!
Fat Guy: Dude, do you play american football?

Cool Guy: No, I'm not gay and i can run for more than 5 seconds.
by soccerguy May 10, 2008
A sport similar in origin to Rugby. As an American, I've played both, and they're both good sports. Football is a complicated game, but here are some examples of rules:

11 men on the field at a time (on offense, you need at least 7 people on the line of scrimmage, and a Quarterback to receive the snap to start every play).
Players on offense are broken down into many positions, the main ones are Quarterback, Running back, Full back, Wide Receiver, Tight End, Tackle, Guard, Center.
Players on defense are broken down into 3 levels, Linemen, Linebackers, Defensive Backs. Lineman normally consist of Ends and Tackles. Linebackers usually consist of Inside and Outside Linebackers. Defensive backs usually consist of Cornerbacks and Safeties.
Teams also use kickers and punters on special teams.
The object of football is to advance the ball downfield by passing and running.
There are multiple ways to score, touchdowns (6 points), Point After Conversions (1 point), 2-point conversions (2 points), Field Goals (3 points), and Safeties (2 points).
A touchdown occurs when the ball is advanced to the endzone. After this, a team can elect to kick a point after conversion, or run a play from 2 yards out to try to pick up 2 points.
A Field Goal occurs when a team kicks the ball through the uprights.
A Safety occurs when the defensive team tackles the ball carrier inside their own endzone.
The field is 100 yards long.
The current World Champs are the New England Patriots, though the Indianapolis Colts look the strongest thus far in the season.
Tom Brady is an American Football player, David Beckham is a soccer player.
by BentleyRugby October 28, 2005
American football is the best sport in the world. I giv kudos to rugby players, becasue yes rugby is a tough sport that i actually blew my shoulder out playing. Football is better, not only than rugby, but than any other sport in exsistence. You need the endurance of a runner, the strength of a rugby player. Football uses pads, because it makes the game harder because ur carrying around an extra 10 pounds. Also, football takes different angles and different play types than any other sport making it an extremely dangerous game, even with pads. Plus, it takes more mental ability than playing chess. The players have to memorize 100's of small details. If a person messes up just once it could be a damaging blow to his or her team. Football is the worlds toughest sport, and the hardest. For those reasons, it is the best.
Fool: Cross country is the best sport!
Idiot: Baseball is the best sport!
Loser: Football is for idiots and fat people, and takes no strength.

Scholar: Football takes more strength, endurance, agility, skill, mental capacity, and balls to play than any other sport played by men.
by JohCo July 07, 2005
A fictional sport from the "Friday Night Lights" universe. Originally a book by H.G. Bissinger, it was also adapted into a movie and TV series. The sport itself is mostly nonsense, but an american organization, the NFL, saw fit to to interpret it for use in the real world. It is believed that the acronym NFL was created by scrambling the letters of FNL. Unlike FNL, the NFL is unscripted. This has been received negatively by critics who came to love the characterizations and plot lines in FNL. Most people are patiently awaiting the day that the NFL is cancelled and FNL is renewed.
American Football was better in the book.
by Obviously Really Real February 07, 2014

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