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WHAT GAME DO YOU PREFER ,SOCCER OR AMERICAN FOOTBALL
I DONT WANT A POLL  ABOUT WHAT GAME IS BETTER, ONLY WHAT GAME  DO YOU PREFER AND WHY ?
EXAMPLE .I PREFER SOCCER, WHY, BECAUSE THE AMERICAN  FOOTBALL IN MY COUNTRY, DONT EXIST, IN ARGENTINA IS ALL SOCCER , I LIKE AND I KNOW ABOUT HIM.-
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#29 | 1744 days ago

fasterhurry wrote:
Have 2 go with american football the soccer players are always throwing themselves on the ground and pleading they're hurt really spoils the whole sport .
Ha ha ha................you obviously haven´t watched the Premier League. Its a big sin to fall down and stay down without being really hurt..

I prefer Soccer of course, being English its our National game. But this football you americans talk about seems to me to be a sissyfied game of Rugby. Now thats a sport you ought to try. rugby - a game for REAL men. No crash hats and silly padding there.
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#1 | 1745 days ago

Soccer and American Football are good sports to watch anytime
#2 | 1745 days ago
NMboyzfan (+)

What is this 'soccer' you speak of?
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#3 | 1745 days ago

Football. I just can't watch soccer. Playing is OK, but watching it is about as exciting as watching paint dry.
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#4 | 1745 days ago
Shooter_6 (+)

You can't PAY me to watch soccer or NASCAR! I'd rather stick a pointed stick in my eye than watch either of those!
#5 | 1745 days ago

Well if I take the question "literally".... my answer would be Soccer.... Because it asks "what GAME do you prefer"?  
In my opinion, Soccer is a GAME and American Football is a SPORT.
#6 | 1745 days ago

Football of course,  i am an American.
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#7 | 1745 days ago

Soccer is fun to watch...  if my 5 year old is playing.
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#8 | 1745 days ago

Both are fricken Awesome!! I love playing and watching both!!
 
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#9 | 1745 days ago

zzj000 wrote:
Well if I take the question "literally".... my answer would be Soccer.... Because it asks "what GAME do you prefer"?  
In my opinion, Soccer is a GAME and American Football is a SPORT.
SORRY, SOCCER IS A SPORT ,A BIG SPORT , IS DIFFICULT TO PLAY, BUT ,HERE, IN ARGENTINA, THE KIDS AT 4 YEARS PLAY SOCCER ,WELL, THEY LEARNS .-TO PLAY
#10 | 1745 days ago

I am a Soccer Player obviously i am going to prefer Soccer but as of my opinion all sports are good as long they have been playing as a Sports.
#11 | 1745 days ago

I think a lot of Canadians and Americans don't get soccer because they haven't played it much. For me, I played at competitive levels until I was into my early twenties; I understand the intricacies of the game, the skill that is required to do some of the stuff soccer players do, and the fitness level they are at.

With that background, I enjoy watching soccer and football equally, but much prefer to play soccer over football.
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#12 | 1745 days ago

 CHEERS FOR SOCCER ..THE REAL SPORT/GAME OF SKILL...
#13 | 1745 days ago
spyder6665 (+)

i enjoy watching soccer live but football on tv but i really prefer hockey
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#14 | 1745 days ago

Soccer is boring to me football has a lot of action to me plus i understand the rules also.And last but not less i played football in high school a four year starter so that makes football more my sport.Soccer was not around when i was in school ...
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#15 | 1745 days ago

soccer is boring to me i dont dont the rules and never played the game.Football is my game i love the game  high school college pro it dose not matter.Sence i played lettered four year of high school football i really rejoyed this sport ..Soccer was not around when i played football anyway lol...
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#16 | 1745 days ago
kammi42 (+)

AFL football and cricket. 
#17 | 1745 days ago

I like American football better. Go Texans!
#18 | 1745 days ago
fasterhurry (+)

Have 2 go with american football the soccer players are always throwing themselves on the ground and pleading they're hurt really spoils the whole sport .
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#19 | 1745 days ago

half_baked wrote:
I think a lot of Canadians and Americans don't get soccer because they haven't played it much. For me, I played at competitive levels until I was into my early twenties; I understand the intricacies of the game, the skill that is required to do some of the stuff soccer players do, and the fitness level they are at.

With that background, I enjoy watching soccer and football equally, but much prefer to play soccer over football.
I prefer football over soccer for the same reasons half_baked mentioned. I really depends on where you're from, what you played as a kid, what people talk about, what your friends are into, etc. You can compare any two sports like that and get the same answer from people.
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#20 | 1745 days ago

American football is the way to go....exciting....hitting.....skill....Soccer just doesn't do it.....what's the deal with "INJURY TIME"???  Why not just STOP THE CLOCK if someone is hurt...then restart it....rather than have the referee keep it a mystery...too many players that are behind the play just walking...
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#21 | 1745 days ago
JRSFLAME88 (+)

American Football all the way!   
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#22 | 1745 days ago

Football...American style.
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#23 | 1745 days ago

Football...
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#24 | 1745 days ago

FOOTBALL!!!!!!
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#25 | 1745 days ago

Soccer, in Mexico is the most popular but I also like like American football and I watch'em both when I have the opportunity. Watching soccer u can have an eye candy from time to time.
#26 | 1745 days ago
McGregorMick (+)

Soccer ! Most popular sport in the world!!!
#27 | 1744 days ago

American Football for 1000 Q bucks please! 
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#28 | 1744 days ago

Soccer might be the most popular sport in the world, but I have never been one to go along with "the crowd", and here in the U.S. I like American Football.

Soccer = too boring for me and not enough scoring.
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#29 | 1744 days ago

fasterhurry wrote:
Have 2 go with american football the soccer players are always throwing themselves on the ground and pleading they're hurt really spoils the whole sport .
Ha ha ha................you obviously haven´t watched the Premier League. Its a big sin to fall down and stay down without being really hurt..

I prefer Soccer of course, being English its our National game. But this football you americans talk about seems to me to be a sissyfied game of Rugby. Now thats a sport you ought to try. rugby - a game for REAL men. No crash hats and silly padding there.
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#30 | 1744 days ago

I have started watching more EPL and rugby, but I still prefer American football.  Rugby is pretty cool, I'm still trying to figure out the rules and such.

The problem I have with soccer and icfeet already mentioned above is with "injury time" - the clock never stops, and then they come up with some arbitrary time to tack on to the end of a game.  Why can't they stop the clock when there's a penalty, the ball goes out of bounds or someone gets hurt? The NFL, NBA & NHL can do it. Very strange..... 
#31 | 1744 days ago

suedon70 wrote:
I have started watching more EPL and rugby, but I still prefer American football.  Rugby is pretty cool, I'm still trying to figure out the rules and such.

The problem I have with soccer and icfeet already mentioned above is with "injury time" - the clock never stops, and then they come up with some arbitrary time to tack on to the end of a game.  Why can't they stop the clock when there's a penalty, the ball goes out of bounds or someone gets hurt? The NFL, NBA & NHL can do it. Very strange..... 
Because its the referee that runs the game, which has been the rule before any games such as NFL etc came into being. The ref usually stops his watch for small stoppages, and thats where the injury time comes from, or as the correct term is - "stoppage time". The end of the game is still determined by the referee, even though these days a board is held up to show time added on, the referee only uses it as a guide, he can blow the final whistle anytime he sees fit.
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#32 | 1744 days ago
fasterhurry (+)

fasterhurry wrote:
Have 2 go with american football the soccer players are always throwing themselves on the ground and pleading they're hurt really spoils the whole sport .
Ha ha ha I'm not american I'm all Kiwi Home Of The All Blacks u should know who they are if u really know your rugby.
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#33 | 1744 days ago
McGregorMick (+)

The number of the fans watching soccer around the world says everything!!!Period!
#34 | 1744 days ago

richard_music wrote:
Because its the referee that runs the game, which has been the rule before any games such as NFL etc came into being. The ref usually stops his watch for small stoppages, and thats where the injury time comes from, or as the correct term is - "stoppage time". The end of the game is still determined by the referee, even though these days a board is held up to show time added on, the referee only uses it as a guide, he can blow the final whistle anytime he sees fit.
And the last statement you made "he can blow the final whistle anytime he sees fit" boggles my mind.  Curious that they give one person (the referee in this case) so much power. How often are goals scored during the "stoppage time"?  I've seen them tack on 4-5 minutes or more, which would be plenty of time to score a go-ahead or game-tying goal.    
#35 | 1744 days ago
McGregorMick (+)

suedon70 wrote:
And the last statement you made "he can blow the final whistle anytime he sees fit" boggles my mind.  Curious that they give one person (the referee in this case) so much power. How often are goals scored during the "stoppage time"?  I've seen them tack on 4-5 minutes or more, which would be plenty of time to score a go-ahead or game-tying goal.    

There are rules about "stoppage time",30 seconds for each substitution.And "stoppage time" gives chance for both sides to score.

#36 | 1744 days ago

McGregorMick wrote:

There are rules about "stoppage time",30 seconds for each substitution.And "stoppage time" gives chance for both sides to score.

Thanks for the clarification. 
#37 | 1744 days ago
McGregorMick (+)

suedon70 wrote:
Thanks for the clarification. 
You are welcome!
#38 | 1744 days ago
fasterhurry (+)

what 2 u and ....
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#39 | 1744 days ago

Soccer is the best because in any sports most played and most enjoyed sports in almost all the countries in this world. Someday the Americans will take this great sports to the Moon, Mars etc. etc. and play against Russia, China, India and may be my country Sri Lanka. Ticket will be priced @ US $ 20000000000000000...........................................American Foodtball...........they rarely use the foot.........because they are lazy to use legs and carry the ball by arms..........throws..............Let me call it THROWFOOTBALL!.....ha...ha...ha.......................
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#40 | 1743 days ago

fasterhurry wrote:
Ha ha ha I'm not american I'm all Kiwi Home Of The All Blacks u should know who they are if u really know your rugby.
Oh yes! I certainly know the All Blacks - The best Rugby team in the world to many people. Imagine them taking on an American Football team.............ho ho ho, I know who my money would be on.
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#41 | 1743 days ago

suedon70 wrote:
And the last statement you made "he can blow the final whistle anytime he sees fit" boggles my mind.  Curious that they give one person (the referee in this case) so much power. How often are goals scored during the "stoppage time"?  I've seen them tack on 4-5 minutes or more, which would be plenty of time to score a go-ahead or game-tying goal.    
Yep! Hence the age old saying "The game aint over till the final whistle is blown". But I can understand your thoughts. This game hasn´t really changed much - rules wise - since the 1880s. Which makes it one of the sports that hasn´t been spoilt by modern technology. The Referee´s descision is final, even if he gets it wrong sometimes, but thats soccer and its the same for everyone. Having decsisions being overturned by video replay is just undermining the game in my opinion. But this is an ongoing argument in the world of Soccer, and will probably  never end.
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#42 | 1743 days ago

no offence to those who love american football  that kind of sports such a waste of my time to watch..soccer was the best of the two its a world sposts everyone knows that..american football?its only in america!!!
#43 | 1743 days ago

american football its not big as soccer..fat guy with an helmet full padding all over there body what is that!! i rather watch rugby instead of that!!

#44 | 1743 days ago
fasterhurry (+)

sure know who my money would b with also

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#45 | 1740 days ago
I_GARDNER (+)

FOOTBALL! SOCCCER - BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRING!

Played both. Football is harder and more physical.
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#46 | 1740 days ago
I_GARDNER (+)

richard_music wrote:
Ha ha ha................you obviously haven´t watched the Premier League. Its a big sin to fall down and stay down without being really hurt..

I prefer Soccer of course, being English its our National game. But this football you americans talk about seems to me to be a sissyfied game of Rugby. Now thats a sport you ought to try. rugby - a game for REAL men. No crash hats and silly padding there.
I'll agree on one point, I Loved Rugby [aka Rugger] too. Great game and brutal. But Padding/Helmets or not, you get hit by a rock solid 300 lb tackle who's also wearing "pads" [in my day pretty thin and more hard plastic than soft] at full speed, IT'S GONNA RATTLE YOUR BONES!
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#47 | 1739 days ago

I_GARDNER wrote:
I'll agree on one point, I Loved Rugby [aka Rugger] too. Great game and brutal. But Padding/Helmets or not, you get hit by a rock solid 300 lb tackle who's also wearing "pads" [in my day pretty thin and more hard plastic than soft] at full speed, IT'S GONNA RATTLE YOUR BONES!
LOL...............yeah, good point.

Although why the Americans call it football is beyond me, do they ever actually kick a ball?

When "Football" was born both handling and kicking were used untill they separated the codes, creating the Association Football and Rugby Football.  How was American football formed?
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#48 | 1739 days ago

(Edited by orly1)
Yep, over here Soccer is Football but despite the semantics both are great games in their own right and I feel blessed that I like both along with some other sports like the afore-mentioned rugby (both codes - League and Union) and most forms of motor racing - just be thankful for sport and the comptetive nature - it all goes with beer
#49 | 1739 days ago

orly1 wrote:
Yep, over here Soccer is Football but despite the semantics both are great games in their own right and I feel blessed that I like both along with some other sports like the afore-mentioned rugby (both codes - League and Union) and most forms of motor racing - just be thankful for sport and the comptetive nature - it all goes with beer
I´ll second that................
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#50 | 1738 days ago
I_GARDNER (+)

richard_music wrote:
LOL...............yeah, good point.

Although why the Americans call it football is beyond me, do they ever actually kick a ball?

When "Football" was born both handling and kicking were used untill they separated the codes, creating the Association Football and Rugby Football.  How was American football formed?
Reply to I_GARDNER's comment... Glad some Qer's can still laugh. I Believed it evolved from Rugby. Oddly enough I don't think the forward pass was incorperated into the game until much later. Maybe someone on the Q can enlighten us.
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#51 | 1738 days ago

I_GARDNER wrote:
Reply to I_GARDNER's comment... Glad some Qer's can still laugh. I Believed it evolved from Rugby. Oddly enough I don't think the forward pass was incorperated into the game until much later. Maybe someone on the Q can enlighten us.
In fact, the forward pass was introduced in 1906.  In those days, there were a lot of DEATHS on the football field.  Teddy Roosevelt, the President of the United States at the time, threatened to outlaw football.  At that time, there was no NFL...it was mostly played on college campuses.  Roosevelt asked what was similar to the NCAA to allow a forward pass. The rules were made, and for the 1906 season, the forward pass became a new twist.  The footballs in those days were more round like a rugby ball....not the shape we know today. (I'm doing this from memory....3rd grade report on my FAVORITE SPORT-FOOTBALL.  I have a porno.....er...PHOTOGRAPHIC memory, though I DO remember most porn i've seen)
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#52 | 1738 days ago
I_GARDNER (+)

icfeet wrote:
In fact, the forward pass was introduced in 1906.  In those days, there were a lot of DEATHS on the football field.  Teddy Roosevelt, the President of the United States at the time, threatened to outlaw football.  At that time, there was no NFL...it was mostly played on college campuses.  Roosevelt asked what was similar to the NCAA to allow a forward pass. The rules were made, and for the 1906 season, the forward pass became a new twist.  The footballs in those days were more round like a rugby ball....not the shape we know today. (I'm doing this from memory....3rd grade report on my FAVORITE SPORT-FOOTBALL.  I have a porno.....er...PHOTOGRAPHIC memory, though I DO remember most porn i've seen)

Here is an excerpt from an internet link

[http://www.hornetfootball.org/documents/football-history.htm]

Roots of American Football

The birth date of football in the United States is generally regarded by football historians as November 6, 1869, when teams from Rutgers and Princeton Universities met for the first intercollegiate football game. In those early games, there were 20 players to a team and football still more closely resembled rugby than modern football.

The game of football has a history of constant rule changes. Rule changes have been implemented to bolster the excitement of the game of football and to increase the game's safety.

In 1873, representatives from Columbia, Rutgers, Princeton, and Yale Universities met in New York City to formulate the first intercollegiate football rules for the increasingly popular game. These four teams established the Intercollegiate Football Association (IFA) and set 15 as the number of players allowed on each team.

Walter Camp, the coach at Yale and a dissenter from the IFA over his desire for an eleven man team, helped begin the final step in the evolution from rugby-style play to the modern game of American football. The IFA’s rules committee, led by Camp, soon cut the number of players from fifteen to eleven, and also instituted the size of the playing field, at one hundred ten yards. In 1882 Camp also introduced the system of downs. After first allowing three attempts to advance the ball five yards, in 1906 the distance was changed to ten yards. The fourth down was added in 1912.

Within a decade, concern over the increasing brutality of the game led to its ban by some colleges. Nearly 180 players had suffered serious injuries, and eighteen deaths had been reported from the brutal mass plays that had become common practice. So in 1905, President Theodore Roosevelt called upon Harvard, Princeton, and Yale to help save the sport from demise.

At a meeting between the schools, reform was agreed upon, and at a second meeting, attended by more than sixty other schools, the group appointed a seven member Rules Committee and set up what would later become known as the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or the NCAA.

From this committee came the legalization of the forward pass, which resulted in a redesign of the ball and a more open style of play on the field. The rough mass plays, which once caused so many serious injuries, were prohibited by the committee. Also prohibited was the locking of arms by teammates in an effort to clear the way for their ball carriers. The length of the game was shortened, from seventy to sixty minutes, and the neutral zone, which separates the teams by the length of the ball before each play begins, was also established.

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#53 | 1737 days ago

I_GARDNER wrote:

Here is an excerpt from an internet link

[http://www.hornetfootball.org/documents/football-history.htm]

Roots of American Football

The birth date of football in the United States is generally regarded by football historians as November 6, 1869, when teams from Rutgers and Princeton Universities met for the first intercollegiate football game. In those early games, there were 20 players to a team and football still more closely resembled rugby than modern football.

The game of football has a history of constant rule changes. Rule changes have been implemented to bolster the excitement of the game of football and to increase the game's safety.

In 1873, representatives from Columbia, Rutgers, Princeton, and Yale Universities met in New York City to formulate the first intercollegiate football rules for the increasingly popular game. These four teams established the Intercollegiate Football Association (IFA) and set 15 as the number of players allowed on each team.

Walter Camp, the coach at Yale and a dissenter from the IFA over his desire for an eleven man team, helped begin the final step in the evolution from rugby-style play to the modern game of American football. The IFA’s rules committee, led by Camp, soon cut the number of players from fifteen to eleven, and also instituted the size of the playing field, at one hundred ten yards. In 1882 Camp also introduced the system of downs. After first allowing three attempts to advance the ball five yards, in 1906 the distance was changed to ten yards. The fourth down was added in 1912.

Within a decade, concern over the increasing brutality of the game led to its ban by some colleges. Nearly 180 players had suffered serious injuries, and eighteen deaths had been reported from the brutal mass plays that had become common practice. So in 1905, President Theodore Roosevelt called upon Harvard, Princeton, and Yale to help save the sport from demise.

At a meeting between the schools, reform was agreed upon, and at a second meeting, attended by more than sixty other schools, the group appointed a seven member Rules Committee and set up what would later become known as the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or the NCAA.

From this committee came the legalization of the forward pass, which resulted in a redesign of the ball and a more open style of play on the field. The rough mass plays, which once caused so many serious injuries, were prohibited by the committee. Also prohibited was the locking of arms by teammates in an effort to clear the way for their ball carriers. The length of the game was shortened, from seventy to sixty minutes, and the neutral zone, which separates the teams by the length of the ball before each play begins, was also established.

Wow, no wonder no one else (like me) can understand the game.................lol Its had so many rule changes.

So why was it so brutal in the US, yet here in Europe the game hasn´t changed much?
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#54 | 1737 days ago

If you grew up in the U.S. and follow it like many of us Americans here on the Q have, it's not that hard to understand the game.  These changes have evolved over the past 100 years, and the majority have basically stayed the same for the past 50+ years.   

#55 | 1737 days ago
I_GARDNER (+)

richard_music wrote:
Wow, no wonder no one else (like me) can understand the game.................lol Its had so many rule changes.

So why was it so brutal in the US, yet here in Europe the game hasn´t changed much?
Your lads were probably more civil [ie sissy] about it. After all, the people of the colonies were considered boorish, weren't they.
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#56 | 1736 days ago

I_GARDNER wrote:
Your lads were probably more civil [ie sissy] about it. After all, the people of the colonies were considered boorish, weren't they.
LOL.................

Really? I thought it was because we weren´t as brittle........
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#57 | 1715 days ago

SOCCER < THE BIGGEST GAME ON EARTH
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#58 | 1715 days ago

I love watching and playing both, equally.  Soccer is a much more creative game, and fun in that way.  Football is so physical, and I miss playing tackle football.  Football practice is much more demanding than soccer practice.

As for the comment about pads, if they did not wear those pads, there would be deaths every weekend in American football games.  Teddy Roosevelt almost banned the game unless they made it safer.  Both games are tough, but in soccer injuries occur mostly during fouls, or illegal play, while in football they occur during regular play.

The clock in soccer for college and high school is kept off the field, and I feel this more accurately represents that the proper amount of time played, having the ref on the field is too subjective. 
#59 | 1715 days ago

richard_music wrote:
LOL...............yeah, good point.

Although why the Americans call it football is beyond me, do they ever actually kick a ball?

When "Football" was born both handling and kicking were used untill they separated the codes, creating the Association Football and Rugby Football.  How was American football formed?
Actually kicking is a huge part of American football.  Games can actually be won and lost by the kickers.
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#60 | 1715 days ago

I've never really liked soccer.  American football is an incredible sport.
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#61 | 1543 days ago

I STILL Like American Football better, even with the World Cup coming up`.
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