American Football - vs - European Football (know to us Americans as Soccer)
The Question for you to answer:
Which is better and why?
Euro Footy is definitely the better.
Face it- without Euro Footy, FOOTBALL wouldn't even have a name. Let alone one that doesn't make sense. Real Football should be played using the FOOT as the major ball handler, not the hands. True football (which is how I'll refer to Soccer for the rest of thepost, and also by TF or RF or Footy) has 11 players per team on a feild/pitch, and Football (American, referred to as AF) has several positions with 11 players in them. Wonder where that idea came from...
Further, the AF feild/pitch is roughly the same size as a RF feild/pitch, which is why some games played by professionals here in the States are actually on AF feilds, just re-marked. TF has a TRULY international sport governing body, while it seems that AF has none...
And last but not least, the numbers. TF has THE most players in the world. It is also the cheapest to play, needing no more than a ball of socks rolled together and six sitcks. <- That alone makes it the world's game. You don't need to buy fancy pads or the like (This would be a problem in some countries where the beautiful sport is played). Furthermore, it has the most viewers in the world. More people watch Professional TF played in one form or another - be it TV or attending a match - than ANY other sport in the world, including the Olympics (Which occur at the same time-interval as the FIFA World Cup).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soccer I believe that this page and most of it's links will be quite helpful for the defenders of TF.
Edited by Copaman, 12 January 2007 - 01:09 AM.