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Why do Americans call it football when most of the time players use their hands?


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2008-12-21 05:21:11
2008-12-21 05:21:11

The origins of American football are linked to rugby, also called football, where the hands are used more often than the feet in terms of controlling possession of a game ball, and in turn stems from association football ("soccer"), from which all such games are variations of.

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because it is actually called football not soccer. it's the Americans who called it soccer, because they decided to invent their own football, which is more like rugby. And they shouldn't call it football, as they handle the ball (if you can call it that, considering it's not even round) with their hands more than feet. So why not ask the Americans why their version of football is not called a handball or something along these lines? lol

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Because Americans are idiots they call a sport football after there already was a sport called football there was many arguements so Oxford created the term soccer which is short for associated football

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Rugby and American football are two completely different games. Americans refer to rugby as rugby, and American football as football.

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because when they call out they raise there hands to get the player with the balls attention


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