The truth is that American football doesn't make sense, and the name "Soccer" doesn't make sense either, seen as the name is actually originally an abbreviation of the FA (Football As(soc)iation), not another word for the actual beautiful game.
Logical individual: Actually, it is just called "Rugby", not "rugby football", as the American dickheads tried to alienate to try to deviate it from the inferior sport of Handegg and the Rugby name makes sense as the game of Rugby was invented in the small village town of RUGBY, only a couple of miles from the English cities of Coventry and Birmingham. It was invented by a boy named William Webb Ellis, who, in 1823, instead of playing football, picked up the ball and ran with it. He was disciplined for this, however, in a few short weeks, throughout the school, the new mutant sport had become very popular, and only a month had passed before all the rules were created for it. Thanks to the media, the sport then spread to almost every school in Rugby, and then to all schools in the Midlands county. Children loved how the brutality of the sport was part of the game. Soon it had become so popular Webb Ellis and a few other colleagues came up with the first Rugby Club, which, just like football, became a springboard for other Rugby clubs, in which the Rugby Union was invented and has been played ever since.
Now how is that for logical???
Of course, few even know anything about the history of American football. In the beginning, the game was an amalgamation between two very popular British invented sports: Association football and Rugby football (yes, this is the proper term). In the very early stages of American football, the game consisted of constant tackling, blocking, fighting, etc. Unlike today, the players did not wear any helmets or pads, the ball had a spherical structure and was only allowed to be kicked (it was against the rules of the game to touch the ball with your hands). Since then, the game has evolved drastically, and people (British) are upset that the game is called football, so the name is challenged with the term "Handegg".
Whether the game make sense to you or not, "Football" is what Americans call their sport, and "Soccer" is what they call Association football. No one has the right to criticize the Americans for calling it "soccer", for it was the British who invented the term in the 1880s. Of course, it isn't just the Americans who use the term, Canadians, Australians, and the Irish have all been known to use it as well. Ironically enough, they all have their own form of football also: Canadian football, Australian rules football, Gaelic football.
Logical individual: Blah, blah, blah, blah! It was you Brits who invented the term anyway, so shut the fuck up! Hate to break it to you, but there are many forms of football, American football being one of them. Americans call their game "football", DEAL WITH IT! Quit being an irrational piece of shit, and start being tolerant of other culture's ways. Americans never came bitching to you about the name of your sports.
Logical individual: Kinda like how rugby football looks like a giant egg and all the players run around with it in their grasp?
Non-retarded person: "Why?"
Retarded person: "Because they used their hands and its an egg, DUH!"
Non-retarded person: "Are you retarded or something? Its called football because its played on foot, and we played it on foot. Besides we do use our foot, it's called a kickoff and an extra point and a field goal and a punt. Do your friggin research before making people think you're a retard. Wait a minute, YOU ARE!"