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One of the most physically and mentally demanding sports in the world. To all the europeans that think its a sport for fat people to run in to each other you're wrong. Fat people that play football usually suck. It takes way more skill than soccer (I've played both). Try going up against a 240 lb linebacker thats yelling stuff to you about your mom than runs at you with a full out sprint and hits you so hard all you see is black for a few seconds than says something about how he lit your ass up while you're laying on the ground. You need way more leg strength than any other sport. The low man wins and by doing this you have to get REALLY low than on top of that you have to push guys that weigh around 200 lbs that are pushing back at you. Also if you say pads are for wimps they really don't do that much. All they do is make opponents hit you harder. On top of your own weight you have to carry you now have to carry another 30 lbs on your back while sprinting down the field.
European that thinks football is gay: American Football is gay.

American Football player: No you're just a pussy.

European that thinks football is gay: Yeah you're right.
by bowdown May 25, 2008
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It's a lot like Rugby, they just use way too much gear as if they were going to war, which in this case they get their body broken sometimes.

And also, this "American Football" only Americans really like it, because the rest of the world doesn't.

This has nothing to do with football in reality, it's really rugby under the name football.

Football you kick the ball with your feet, hence the name. "Soccer" is a dumb ignorant word that Americans use it to describe the Real Football.
Player 1: Do you want to play American Football?
Player 2: Nah, that's lame.
by Anon12576343 November 19, 2010
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classed as sport for some reason that isn't understood by anyone not american.

nobody knows the rules

it lasts for 4 hours or more but they only play for 10 minutes all together

players wear enough padding to survive a fall from a plane...

...except for on their legs. in which case very tight spandex seems to be all that is needed

most of the game is spent squatting and yelling until somebody gets frustrated and hurls the ball away

guy #1: i wanna play a sport but i'm to fat and lazy

guy #2: you know what, i could sign you up for american football if you want
by British and Proud December 28, 2008
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A game that is enjoyed by over 90% of America that is not only physically demanding but also mentally challenging. It is played in many countries with different rules but still keeps the basics of the game. In the US their are 32 professional teams in the largest league known as the NFL, but their are also many smaller leagues that are being formed and that have folded over the years(AFL(Merged with the NFL), USFL, and the WFL are a few). Many of the NFL teams have bitter rivalries between 1 or 2 teams because of old games that were played over 50 years before any of the modern players were born. Some people say it is a pansy sport because the players wear helmets and pads, but they do not think about what would happen to a 210lb Quarterback if he was tackled by a 270lb Defensive end without pads(he would have a broken bone after landing on hard dirt) And others say rugby is better just because they don't wear pads but in my opinion they are both fun and challenging games that require similar skills.
Lineman: So johnny are you gonna try out for the football team this year?

Johnny: No thanks American Football is for faggots who wear pads.

Lineman: *Tackles and snaps Johnny's spine* Are pads faggoty now?

Johnny: Mommy
by Seahawks 4 Lyfe January 06, 2008
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A man's sport that requires you to take a hit from a 300+ pound guy who runs a 4.4 40 yard dash. Everyone is swole as fuck, quick as fuck, and tough as shit. It is often critisized by dick riding foreigners because of the pads, but these cunt muffins fail to realize that these pads are required, or the player might get seriously fucked up. Most people realize that these bitches could never come close to being on the same level as these athletes. It is also one of the most entertaining sports in the world, unlike soccer, where a bunch of faggot-ass cock riders run around a kick a ball for 3 hours.
Soccer Player-"Soccer is the most popular sport in the world!"

American Football Player- "Shut the fuck up bitch, and suck this dick."

Soccer Player-"Yes sir.......

*Glaugh Blaugh Hauge*

Soccer Player-"Can I stop now sir?"

American Football Player- *Beats the shit out of the little ho*
by J-Bo That Chet March 03, 2010
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a real sport... all u foreign bullshit faggots, dont kno shit. pads are there cause were pussies. pads are there because of the fucking 160 lb of all muscle guy runnign at u full speed ready to rip ur head off... soccer is for pansies.. runn down a field kicking ball. the worst thing u hafta worry abot if someguy sliding to steal the ball and you tripping... ow.... now put a 150 pound linebacker and try to not get hurt.. pussies

plus, its not 22 fat guys runnign around bumping for 5 seconds. plays could last a long time. then u only have 40 senconds for the next play, not five minutes..... funning for 90 minutes easy
running for an hor and having guys trying to kill u, not easy
im lucky, i play defense
soccer- pussies
football- men
by DrayBomb August 27, 2005
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Not only a game of strength, speed. but a mental game to. to everyone who thinks American football is a joke, your mistaken. It takes a long time to be not only physically ready, but mentally ready too. This game requires quick wits and above average intelligence in order to break down and read every play within a 2-3 second window. Also, offensivly, if your a runningback, u need to know snap calls.

(example: buda= on 1, Camille=on 2 ect.) also u need to know blocking calls. prior to the snap, lineman will shout out a bundle of different calls, for shift formations and such. you need to know who is doing what or the play will string out and be unsuccessful. In order to move the ball successfully on offense, all 11 men on the offense must execute there job perfectly, or it will be a broken play, and it all rely on the athletic ability of the ball handler. besides that, you have to be able to take a sever beating. i mean I'm talkin ear-ringing eye's flashing hits, ever down, which could be like 200-450 downs both ways. so instead of everyone saying footballs for pussy's or what ever u jokes say, throw on the pads. and you can at least try, you'll be in for a rude awakening
American football
offensive plays:
-pit left, flank right, 25 option load, lion, flex call split nasty right 48 pitch. on line call. (buda, Camille ect.)

defensive mentality when breaking down the offense after the snap
- is it a pitch? a dive? an iso? a bootleg? a power? an option? a screen? a power pass? a counter? is the QB dropping back? should i read the receivers? whats the line doing, are the shifting? what are the running backs doing?
by 5643 yeah right November 15, 2010
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