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Why “Football?”


Why do Americans call their favorite sport “football?”

I mean, the sport does not focus on the feet.

There is another sport which actually involves the feet.  Most of the world calls that football, or “futbol,” and that name accurately describes the game.

Thinking about this one day, I decided that we need a new name for American football. A more descriptive name.

Given the nature of the game, I first thought of Crashball or Collisionball.

Nah. Descriptive, but clunky.

Then it hit me.

Since the game is only played in North America, and since it is the most popular sport in the United States of America, how ‘bout Ameriball.

The quintessential American sport should be called Ameriball.

You have to admit, this name makes a lot more sense than football.

Who’s with me?