Re: Football (soccer for americans) vs American football (hand-egg)
Apparently shin guards arent protection ¬_¬
Originally Posted by Kurogane
Regardless, both versions are "real" football. Football is a term that varies from region to region. Football could mean American Football, Association football, Gaelic Football, Australian football, each with thier own scoring and rules. Amerian football originated from Association football, then adapted rugby rules, and over time evolved into what it is now. The word "soccer" is derived from an abbreviation (Assoc. ) from "football association" and was originated in England.
I prefer American football because America (historically) hasnt had a strong Association football league, compared to the rest of the world, so it never received to popularity (again, in America) as American football. I've played both sports and find them both fun in different ways.