A term frequently used by the British because they're upset that Americans call American football "football" and Association football "soccer".
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.
Complete and utter fucktard: Handegg doesn't make sense, and the name "Soccer" doesn't make sense eith-
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.