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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 greatest sport in the world, played almost exclusively in America. WAY better and more difficult to play than soccer.

Yeah, in football you wear pads, but if you didn't, you would get seriously injured and possibly killed, especially at the NFL level. Yeah, you get breaks in between plays, but it's like running sprints. One or two sprints won't get you tired, but after an hour of it, you're exhausted. Same with football.

To have a good football team, you need a diverse range of players with different skills. You need a good leader who can throw the football well, a strong, fast player who can absorb hits every play without fumbling the ball, a few fast athletic players who can catch the ball and not drop it after getting leveled by a safety or linebacker, and five big guys to fight in the trenches and block every play and are the most important part of your offense.

And that's just the offense. So for all of you faggots who think that soccer is harder or takes more skill than football and all you need to do to be a football player is throw a football, man up and try playing a real sport, AMERICA's sport, American Football. You wouldn't last 5 seconds against a good team.
Yound Lad: Mister, what's the greatest sport in the world?

Wise Man: Football, AMERICAN Football.
by some guy12 February 16, 2009
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One of the least skill needed sports to ever be created. It involves no endurance, mentality, or physical strength. Sure you have to tackle 300 pound guys and throw a ball 100s of yards but cmon , if you actually try then anyone could do it. Just get on steriods like all the pros do. Maybe football would be better if they players weren't afraid of getting hurt and didn't have to wear so much padding. compared to soccer, football is like playing nerf with a 6 year old.
A football player tackles a guy to the ground with full body padding. A soccer player gets slammed to the ground with nothing but shin guards.

now tell me which is harder.
by Elmo2012 January 14, 2010
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A misused term for a game mostly played in America and specially designed for steroid-packed bulky bullies to outstand among themselves and collide against each other like brainless and highly moronic beasts. The game is characterized by brutality and fatal injuries are pretty common. Soccer is the real and very genuine football since you actually use your foot to hit a spheric ball all the time.
He looks very nice in his football outfit; he is probably set to break some of his opponents' ribs today. He runs like a brainless maniac, but he's just playing football. Soccer deserves to be called football since players actually use their feet to kick balls in this game.
by spektral September 11, 2007
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A group of kids in high school that not only are jocks and play football but have their minds set in stone that they are the coolest, toughest, most popular kids around and do everything the best and are certain they will succeed in life because they play sports. They talk down to other people who dont play sports or who arent athletic. They wear their football jerseys to school even when they dont have a game. None of them drink, smoke, or do drugs because they are trying to be "The best that they can be". Half of them arent even allowed to go to parties. You dont have to play football to be "Football"
football
by Brappers fa life February 05, 2010
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Another word for soccer, the greatest sport ever.
Football is the worlds most popular sport.
by hallt94 June 20, 2008
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A bitch version of Rugby, usually played by a bunch of dumb rednecks who are too stupid too realize that "soccer" (futbol) is the most widely played sport in the world
The football played in America
by Cody Turner June 02, 2008
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A real sport that world-blind Americans thought they invented and was ripped of by the English, but they were completely confused. Real football is what naive Americans call soccer and football is properly spelled futbol. American Football is a barbaric sport in which one man tries to bulldoze another carrying a leather ball across the field. American footbal requires little or no talent just a huge body and the ability to catch and throw, whereas futbol requires coordination, strength, speed, and agility. So wake up Americans!
American Dude:

Football is so awesome!
British Dude:

Quite, it requires much more talent than the silly American version.
American Dude:

Whaddya talkin about we made football.
British Dude:

Ugh, another naive American, we made futbol you made a version that has almost nothing to do with fee. Do you understand the difference Futbol, or soccer as you call it, came first; football, known as American football throughout the world, is a version for people who are not talented enough for the real sport.
American Dude:

duuu.....
by King of The Pirates April 20, 2010
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