Football means different things in different places. In the United States of America, it refers to American Football, which involves 11 padded players (the offense) attempting to bring an oblong ball into the oppenents endzone, whereas the other 11 players (the defense) try to stop this from happening while trying to cause a turnover (interception, recovered fumble) or make the offense go 3 and out; as 4 downs are given to the offense to advance 10 yards. If they do so, they are given 4 fresh downs. To see more, search American Football or click on the link provided.

Football elsewhere refers to what I and other Americans know as soccer; which involves 11 players on each team attempting to kick a checkered sphere into the opponents goal. Hands can only be used by the goalie, who can not leave the rectangle in front of their goal; other players must move the ball by kicking it or heading it. See other definitions on this page or search soccer for further explanation.

I love to play American Football, whether it is casually with friends or competitively with my school team. I however do not like competitive soccer, though I do like playing casually with friends. It is a matter of prefence, and will everyone stop bickering about which one is better? It is opinion, nothing else.
Fan: Football kicks soccer's f&*%ing ass! Soccer eats hairy balls.

Fan: Football kicks American football's f#$%ing ass! American football eats hairy balls.

Reasonable Person: Oh shut up, both of you idiots. They're both good sports.
by soccer, football, whatever April 14, 2010

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The most popular sport on planet earth. A sport that has a show of strength, cunning, and heart, without any protection so the risk is higher. Known to Americans as soccer.
American Guy: Do you like soccer or football?
Me: Oh I absolutely love football!
American Guy: Wanna go to the feilds and practice?
Me: Hell yeah!

Later...

Me: I got the ball!
*Holds out American soccer ball
American Guy: I thought we were playing football?
*Holds out American football
Me: We are! Now throw the worthless, flobby excuse for a ball away and get in goal.
American Guy: You little son of a bitch! You're American! Play our sport!
Me: Hell naw. C'mon. Let's fight. Whoever wins, gets to pick what we play.
*American guy rushes forward.
*I trip him and he falls right on his face
Me: I guess I won! Time to play football!
American Guy: WTF!!!!!!!!!
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the best sport of all time and im talking about american football not that soccer crap
NFL is football
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1. American football- Contact sport played with 11 players on each side. Requires speed and upper body strength. But plays are brief, not requiring a lot of endurance
2. What Americans call soccer, requires leg strength and endurance. BUT! rarely requires any upper body strenght.
just sayin'
they are two different sports with different supporters.
They shouldn't really be compared, as football is a contact sport and requires hands, while soccer doesn't let you use your hands and is not a contact sport
Average hater of American football on UrbanDictionary: "Football" is full of pussy gay faggots that like to hump each other and call it a sport.
Rational person: Two things are keeping me from actually listening to what you say:
1. Your Homophobia amazes me
2. You've probably never played the sport, so STFU
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A euphemism for getting high
We played football yesterday after school in Ryan's Buick
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A Xanax pill.
Named such because .25, .5, .1 mg dose pills take the shape of miniature footballs.
Person 1: Yo can you get me a couple footballs?
Person 2: Yah be right there, how big?
Person 1: 3 .5s. Thanks dawg.
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The best and most popular game in the world but the americans for some reason call it soccer wtf is soccer it was originally called footbal so american should call it that and call american footbal tackleball besides american football sounds like your trying to own the sport
everybody loves football, hey lets play some footbal and if you call football soccer your stupid so get it right
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A game where a bunch of grown men run around a field for 90 minutes. By the way it isn't a sport either, "running" at 5 mph does not show athleticism.
The football game is tonight.
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