When was American football invented and who invented it?
Rugby (started in England, 1823) was introduced to North America by the British Army in Montreal in 1868, which played a series of games with McGill University.
In 1874, McGill arranged to play a few games at Harvard, which liked the new game so much that it became a feature of the Ivy League.
Both the Canadian and American games evolved separately from this.
The game played by McGill and Harvard might not be recognized as football by a modern audience. For example, it did not permit forward passes, and did not have a line of scrimmage. These developed during the 1880s and 1890s. The flying wedge formation was introduced in 1892 and banned because it was deadly in 1894. But football remained so brutal that in Theodore Roosevelt (of all people) threatened to close it down unless rules supporting safety were adopted. The forward pass was one of the resulting improvements, and is so important to the modern game that it is hard to imagine football without it.
Whether you are referring to American Football or Association Football, the answer is no. Dr. James Naismith invented the sport of basketball in 1891, the sport of American Football was introduced 2 years earlier in 1889, and Association Football (or soccer) came about approximately half a century before that.
Because the English invented the modern game of football and they take pride in that and the rest of the world loves football to.Its the same for Americans and their American football, they think its important but the rest of the world thinks they are stupid for calling their sport American football, football, which it is not. Plus no one in the world likes American football and everyone likes real football. Its important to every…
American football, sometimes called Gridiron, has always been called "Football" in the United States since it was invented. This is why Americans refer to Association football as "soccer", even though the English (who invented the word) generally stopped using that word long ago. The name "Gridiron" comes from a name used to describe or refer to the American football field of play, so-named because of the grid-like jail-bar pattern the lines make.
Football is a word that is confusing and entertaining and a sport that epitomized the pride of a nation and the strength of an athlete. In other places, football is a game known as soccer in America. Football in America is where the quarterback throws the ball to a receiver and everybody is running around the gridiron. And football in Europe and other parts of the world means soccer, where guys run around the field…
publicity, money, the fact its fun, interesting and gthe fact its called football instead of ricking soccer its a british sport, shouldn't you start calling it the same name as thwe people who invented it, and isn't football a more logical name for where you kick a ball with your foot, what does American 'football' have to do with football anyway, shoudlnt we be calling that soccer instead of American football?