Why is American football so popular in America?
The Popularity of American Football Here are some opinions:
Super Sam's opinion: Because it is an American sport and Americans love football!!!!!
- Well, I don't know if anyone really knows but I read this great article on how our American football (Gridiron) came to be. Basically, when both Football (soccer) and rugby migrated to the US, in the 1800s or so, a lot of the country was still sort of wild and lawless. The government was weak and so were any type of police force. So, it was a more violent society. Rugby was (and still is) a more violent sport than Football (soccer), so people liked to play it. It was "sanctioned violence" because it was in the form of a game. Eventually the sport evolved into Gridiron (American football) as we know it today, and is still pretty violent..(though use of body armor, helmet and tights get belittled outside US) Like I said, I don't know if this is true, but it sounds like this could be one reason why it's so popular!
- Culture.. many feel obligated to play/watch games that were invented where you live, so for example NFL Gridiron in America, Sumo in Japan.. while both these activities are not popular outside the country they were invented, theres a cultural feeling of obligation within to play/watch them, plus you have been brought up around it.
- Stoppages. Frowned upon in other countries, in America the relentless stop start nature of Gridiron allows people to do other things whether being at home or watching a game on TV, get to eat, chat to people, general things.
- Body weight is a big factor why American football (Gridiron) is specifically popular in America as its caters for people who are overweight, the stop start nature of the game allows people to rest constantly. Last medical tests in America revealed 56% of NFL players were clinically obese, therefore it gives people a chance who couldn't physically play other games.
- Simple, there's really no such thing as a guaranteed contract in this sport, so the owners have more control over the game.
- It may have something to do with the type of football they play, in my opinion I think Gridiron (American football) is more advanced that Football (soccer).
- American Football (Gridiron) is a high intensity high impact sport with anticipation of what may happen next. In every game there are at least a few very exciting plays, and this keeps people glued to the tv for the entire game.
- Because it is a contact sport and very competitve and people like to see a little competition.
- I am American, and here is my opinion. Football (Gridiron), like many sports in the US, has a team for a majority of the major cities. People like to cheer for their home town in hopes that they can catch the spotlight of the media..
- I'm also an American. I try to spend my time productively rather than sitting in front of the television as soon as I get home from work, until I go to bed at night. I don't try to remember all the stats of every American football (Gridiron) player and game, and I generally don't obssess about something as passing as football. Why? Because all governments want to keep people from paying attention to their agendas, that's no secret. So American Football is heavily promoted in America because it keeps people ignorant to anything else the government is doing. Even through some of America's most recently dramatic times, we still let them get away with whatever they want. So if you managed to read this far, you probably understand that all it takes to make something popular in America (and most countries), is enough advertising dollars to convince the weak minded to watch. Advertising works on 79% of people...so wake up and pay attention to your manipulation! Two words: Superbowl Commercials
- I think that Rugby has evolved into a far more physical and skillful game than Gridiron (American football) and as such means that Gridron will remain big in the US as Americans feel obligated having invented it, but not so outside of it.
- It's not really a great game anyhow it's just that it's a healthy game and a risk of a carrer
Super Sam's opinion: Because it is an American sport and Americans love football!!!!!
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Answer . Because there is nothing else to do, and everyone at least in kansas loves playing football. Most parents drive there kids to play, and in kansas we start young..
Football's Popularity Football is so popular because of the excitment of the sport and the way its is presented. Answer Football, known is Canada and USA as soccer, is the worlds most popular sport. There are many reasons for this. In football you mainly use your feet, chest and head thus ma…king the ball always open and so the game is fast paced and demands a vast array of techniques. In football size is not as important as in basketball, gridiron or rugby, so anyone with skill can become good at it. Rich and poor alike can play the game as it requires little equipment. Football is watched and played more than any other sport globally mainly due to the excitement of hoping to see a goal and the importance each goal scored has on the flow of the match. Each year football becomes more popular than the year before, no other sports have ever been able to achieve this over such a long period of time. ITS ACTUALLY LIFE IN AN 8 INCH DIAMETER. It has no limitations. Also the real answer is because football is made for education. (MORE)
Answer \n. \nnew england\n. \n Answer \n. \n. \nAmerican football is most popular in nowhere but America.
The global television viewing figures for the Superbowl is on average about 10% of that of the World Cup Final. As a point of reference this should show how popular is American Football in comparison with a global sport like soccer. Answer American football is popular in the USA and Canada. Howev…er a European league started during the 1990's but went bust in 2007. The superbowl is American football most important match, it is watched by between 98 and 150 million people mainly in the USA and Canada. After many attempts to make American football an important global sport still the vast majority of viewers and players are in the USA and Canada. However football [soccer in USA/Canada] has more participants in the USA than American football. Making American football a minority sport in global terms behind basketball, cricket, volleyball, rugby union, futsal and football. (MORE)
American Football and International Football (soccer) are popular for a variety of reasons which may vary between countries, cultures, and individual people. Some varied reasons, taken from sociology, psychology, and various disciplines, might include:. A team represents a country, and a city or e…ven a region. . People like to root for a team that in a sense represents "everyone" from that country, city, or region. . Football and European soccer are "icons" among the various sports. Few other sports have reached this icon status. . Marketing and Advertising certainly affect viewership, especially now with multi-million dollar contracts. . With marketing and skill on the field, the team leader or other primary players can become so well known that he becomes a regional or national icon. As a test, name 25 people who were lesser players in Football or Soccer from the last 25 years of all played games. . Viewers feel they become, in a sense, participants on the field with their favorite team or favorite players. . Both "love" and "hate" can each influence viewership. People might watch a game simply to jeer a team they dislike, though more people watch to root a team they like. . Some people watch to argue rulings the play officials make. It can be fun to see if you're right when they repeat an instant replay film. . Both of these sports have made considerable "social activities". Sunday night football televised games are reason to hold a "party" for friends. People visit Sports Bars to watch TV games and drink. . Group dynamics of an audience are similar to group dynamics of teams. Watchers live vicariously through the team. But it's a symbiotic relationship too-- A great play prompts a thunderous reaction in the stands; a bad play prompts deafening boos. Audiences in stands use this dynamic to attempt to negatively influence an opposing team, and give "their team" an advantage. A large crowd can drown out communication between team members. . As a reason to party or make mayhem, after-game celebrations often flow into the streets until early morning hours. Group dynamics often sweep through the crowd; usually law-abiding citizens can be influenced by crowd behavior to commit criminal acts-- climbing poles, stealing street signs, breaking into stores, looting, rioting, etc. . College Students often hold parties around team sports, both collegiate and national sports. . People may also watch from curiosity or to better understand the rules. But once they understand, they've become hooked on rooting for "their team". . Men often introduce women to watching televised sports. As a couple, the woman becomes just as avid a fan as the man toward a particular team. . Even when a person or family moves out of a state, their team affiliation often remains just as strong as when they lived in the other state. For example, people who move between PA and Ohio often find it hard to switch to either the Pittsburgh Steelers or The Cleveland Browns. It may take 20 years or more to fully adopt the new region's team as your own. . Sports become a passive hobby or pasttime. . For some people, sports are a niche of unique knowledge about player and team stats, the ultimate body of Trivia-knowledge. . Sometimes, people watch from boredom, from nothing better on TV, from channel-surfing, etc. . (MORE)
it was because of the British people who who some of the Native Americans and mess up their culture.
football is popular in America and there are 67,590 fans per game. I know this because I'm researching football
being one of the most wealthy and powerfull nations in the world, the people dont have to worry about survival, they just worry about finding new ways to have fun, so, after a good 50 years of sports, they adopted football as a more nationally celebrated one.
Could it did in all the industrialised nations, television becamepopular very quickly during the early sixties. At that time TVswere quite expensive, and were generally a family activity. Theyhave become progressively cheaper and now the average house has 2-3TVs. This is having the opposite effect a…nd is isolating familymembers from each other , and this also makes it easier to feedthem propaganda. (MORE)
Why are Doctor of Divinity and Master of Business Administration so popular together these days in America?
i read that among heavyweight pastors who were building massive christian churches in America that d.d's alongside MBA's were tons popular in America!
American Football holds the most popularity in the United States, while Football (Soccer) holds among the least of organized professional sports leagues. Around the world, Soccer holds a very high level of popularity while American Football does not.
The clothing store American Eagle is so popular because it offerstrendy clothing for an exceptionally inexpensive price. They sellwomen's, men's, and children's clothing at AE.
Most people who live in America and other countries think America is populare because of it's shops, foods and places. That is why the government of other Countries or cities decide to have some of the shops in America. e.g Macdonalds
id say because its taken so seriously all over the world ulike basketball and baseball there only really incredibly popular in the states.
Junk food is popular in America because so many families have both parents working so it is more convienent to pick up something on the way home instead of cooking a meal which could take 2 hours more or less. Yes, I do consider Kentucky Fried Chicken or McDonalds in with junkfood. The children of t…hese 2 income families also have disposable cash to buy snacks after school and are more apt to buy high sugar treats than an apple. This problem is one of many that is wrong in the United States today. (MORE)
This is like asking why did Hockey become so popular in Canada. It is huge in the U.S. this is because you have a sport filled with action and you have players that stand out. Everyone loves a hero!
\n. \nIt is just that football is such a physical sport with 300 lb guys running around throwing everything they have at you. I'm not sure how willing the NFL is to allowing female players, but if they do accept I would see a place kicker being the first female player as they are the most protected… players on the field in most situations. Even then, female players may not accept this role.\n. \n. \nWell, that's a good shot at an answer, but I don't think it's quite up to par. Not to be critical or anything, but have you really considered the question? Think about the question: "Why is it so unfit for GIRLS to play on an American football team?" Then think about any other sports there are. In most sports they aren't usually played as unisex. When you say there would be a 300 lb. guy running at a girl, there probably wouldn't be since they would be all girls playing, don't you think?\nSo, no I don't think girls are unfit to play football with other girls, just not with boys. I just don't think there aren't many girls football teams because not a lot of girls would like to play it because no girl really ever has played on an official team. (MORE)
I believe it's the Dallas Cowboys. That's why they are called America's Team! It's debatable and it depends on where you live. People in Pittsburgh would probably like the Steelers. People in Dallas like the Cowboys.
It's intersting and it has a lot of the action people like but with just the right amount of violence. And because it's rawh :p
A whole lot of skill! ANSWER If by "Latin American football" you mean soccer or association football, there are almost no similarities between the two games. In soccer, you kick the ball down the field in an attempt to score a goal into the opponent's net. In American football, you run… and pass the ball down the field in an attempt to score a touchdown in the opponent's end zone. Soccer doesn't allow use of the hands and prohibits contact; American football emphasizes ball handling and is a full-contact sport. (MORE)
Flan made its way to Spain through Roman. The Roman empire used Spain as a major source of food and of course brought their own recipes to Spain in their search for food.. Spain & Portugal flan was influenced by Moorish culture that had occupied Spain during the Middle Ages. The Moorish have very …sweet egg-rich desserts, some using the egg whites left over from a pudding using only egg yolks. In the Spanish kitchen, milk and cream are often used for desserts. One of the most traditional flan flavoring is almond. The Spanish often use almonds for a lot of their desserts. Flan is also very popular in a catholic dominated Spain because of Lent, when meat is forbidden. As there are many varieties, Spain gives it a sweeter, softer taste and combines simple ingredients to make this gourmet dessert. Flan arrived in Latin America by the well known Christopher Columbus who was sailing under the Spanish flag. In some Latin America countries the traditional eggs-based, home-made dessert is known as "milk flan" or even "milk cheese". (MORE)
Well um many believe of it to be in the 1900s while other smart like a-ddezy know its in tda 1500s fo sho?. Well um many believe of it to be in the 1900s while other smart like a-ddezy know its in tda 1500s fo sho?
America is very popular because it is a free country . and it is a very large country where people have opportunity's
idk. . . but i think its bcuz it was new to the world and most ppl of ameericas population
The US was recognized as a World Power as a result of the Spanish American War.
it's an American sport but unlike baseball and basketball it is only popular in one country. the super bowl is big in the us, but once you go around 10 miles from the border, its popularity plummets.
Because Latin America is right below the U.S. and when something is close to something else ppl tend to stay there and not travel really far. Like France has a lot of African immigrants because it is closer to Africa. They also immigrate to the closest place that there is a better life in
It's quite popular in all countries. But in some countries it's not one of the most popular sports.
College football is popular because football in general is one of the most popular sports in the US. College is appealing to many people because the athletes are playing for the love of the game and not for money.
Why were Australian football activities like end to end and kick to kick football so popular in former decades of Australian football?
Yes; it was actually far more popularly played as a competitive game than the actual formal Australian Rules football game itself - particularly in schools. But it was also most popularly played on beaches, at holiday camps, during work lunch times, and under almost any other excuse available for a …guy to grab a few other young blokes and kick a ball around. . The end to end game usually comprised 2 packs of individual competitors impartially kicking the ball back and forth between the 2 packs, but each competitor applying the same rules in competing for the ball as in the formal Aussie Rules football game itself. The significant difference being that once the possession of the ball was won by a player, the person winning the ball would then kick without interference to the pack at the other end. . This activity has always been very popular across the southern shores of Australia, in particular, but probably not as popular as it was before the 1980's when the formal game itself also exhibited more of this kick to kick, pack to pack element than has been over recent decades, where now, the aim is "possession" football, where passing of the ball is the prime means of ball transference as opposed to the previous "territorial" football, where the big kick for distance was the chief style of play. In most states of Australia (excepting Queensland and NSW), this end-to-end footy game was, without doubt, during the football season, the most popular game played by the young. Even formal football clubs would generally commence or/and end their trainings with some form of end-to-end or kick-to-kick competition or footy activity. . Many young people preferred this game to playing the formal Aussie Rules footy game itself. . The reasons for its foremost popularity were probably many ... but among them were that the formal game required grounds as large as a cricket ground in order to properly play, whereas the end to end activity needed only about 70 yards by about 25 yards of open space. Further, a full match needed some 40 players, in all, according to rules, whereas the simple end-to-end game needed only two or three kicking at each end to kick up the ball and compete. As no formal boundaries existed, no lines were needed on the ground and no goal posts either. There was also the fact that no tackling meant that injuries were very rare by comparison, and due to its easy accessibility, it could be played daily at almost any hour, even in smaller backyard areas, whereas formal matches were usually once weekly ... but young people loved playing their footy on a daily basis! . Also, the lack of formality made it less daunting for many young people to 'tackle', and they did not have to formally join or represent a club. . Perhaps the prime reason for its popularity was that many Young adults and youth just loved their footy ... but they wanted to play it all day - EVERYDAY - not just once weekly; and therefore, many did not bother joining clubs but preferred to play their own regular knock up games or/and this most popular end-to-end footy game, which was also more within their own control. (MORE)
Because they though that they would seem smarter if they read things that they didnt understand, oh well.
American Girl encourages girls to be their very best and to look to the future. It doesn't play off stereo-types and has a range of ethnic characters that can be good role models for girls. The dolls are popular because they tie into the books, are collectable, and very cute.
The American impressionist whose work did much to popularize that artistic style in North America was?
Mary Cassatt was the American impressionist whose work did much topopularize that artistic style in North America.
It is popular in the US and to some extent Canada and is gaining popularity in Europe, but it isn't too popular in the rest of the world.
The reason that American girl dolls are so popular is because of all the stories. Children can relate to the stories, so can the parents. Also, just because they are dolls. A lot of girls like dolls. The dolls you are dress with, play with, and many more things to do. These dolls look like people, t…oo. These dolls just have a special touch. (MORE)
because the way he treated people... he treated everyone farely and everyone felt as thought they were getting the respect they finally deserved.
It requires expensive equipment, it can be very dangerous if played without special training, its rules are difficult to understand, and it has too many breaks in the action. \n
European football (Soccer) has always been more popular than American football. In Europe, football is the most popular sport, with some teams netting over 1 billion dollars a season. In America, soccer as it is called, has grown in popularity over the years, but is still far behind football (Americ…an), baseball, and basketball. (MORE)
It is widely played in schools and there are lots of eager clubs willing to take people in. The TV also helps as it it broadcasted lots and it is quite famous especially in the UK. As it is played world wide and more people have got other people to play it people want to give it a go. Finally it is …popular because it's FUN!!!!! (MORE)
Football is the world's most popular sport. French are no exception and they are even don't show that much enthousiasm compared to Brazilians, Italians or English.
It is soccer of course, you see American football is popular in the U.S.A only, soccer is a world wide game , even ladies.
Its very simple to play, all you need is a ball or something that can stand in for a ball and some sort of vague area to be the goal.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the 'Mormon' church) tends to be more popular in poorer countries than in rich countries. The reasons vary, but most assume that it is either because the Gospel of Jesus Christ as taught by the Church gives the people hope, they are more humble and wi…lling to accept it, and because the Church does much to help the poor and needy. Another reason some Mormons believe is because the native Latin American and Native American people are decendants of the people in the Book of Mormon, which promises that they will receive the church in the last days. (MORE)
Yes. Also known as soccer in the United States, football is the most popular sport throughout Latin America.
Watching tv online is becoming popular for the American youth because it allows them to view their favorite show anytime without having to worry about being home when it airs. It also saves money on cable.
Football lingerie is so popular among young women because it is the first time that women have played the sport of football in any sort of professional atmosphere.
The studio 'The W' is popular due to its classic portrayal of southern lifestyle. This studio highlights the deep rooted heritage related to the south and captures this in its photography. The studio does home visits, wedding photography and studio shoots.
If this so called American president is truly for America and Americans why is he doing things that are in full support of Fundamentally Transforming America?
I don't understand the term "so-called American President." Our current President is American, as were the ones before him and as will be the ones after him. It's mandated by our Constitution. He convinced a majority of our citizens (twice) that his policies were better ideas. You may disagree. I …also don't see a "fundamentally transformed America" or even policies in support of that. In truth, such a thing isn't possible. Our system of checks and balances ensures that he must convince a majority of Congress to pass legislation, which isn't easy these days. Not that America couldn't use some transforming. It's a hot-button topic, but can't most of us agree that it should be more difficult for disturbed individuals to shoot schoolchildren? I was on a business trip when my blood pressure went up. It was after hours, so I went to an emergency room. They did a couple of tests to rule out a heart attack, but other than that, there was no treatment, no prescription. The bill was eight thousand dollars which my health care provider refused to pay. I don't know if the new health care plan will be better, but it's hard to see how it could be worse. The only comfort I can offer you is that these things run in cycles. Many people disagreed with the previous administration and many people will disagree with the next one. Work hard to organize your community to elect the candidate whose policies more closely resemble your vision for America. (MORE)
Soccer is considered more popular because more people play it around the world. American football is not played by youth groups except in Canada and the US, limiting its appeal in countries outside of North America. In addition soccer is less equipment intensive so the cost to play the game is subst…antially lower than it is for American Football. (MORE)
No. The American Foxhound is one of the least popular AKC breeds (176/177) according to the AKC's Dog Registration Statistics webpage. . (As in 2013) .