Monday, April 13, 2009

Its FOOTBALL not soccer!

Alright, you are a football jock and I am a soccer hooligan. But let's but those things aside and have a little talk.

You watch a game where a man in a protective suit carries an egg shaped ball down the field. I, on the other hand, watch a game were a group of men use their feet to kick a ball down a field. When your sport requires a person to use their feet, that person needs to be called in specially for that job then leaves the field.

How is that Football?! let's just call it what it is. hand egg. The ball looks like and egg and you use your hands. The end. Let the soccer community have football, like most of the world calls it.



  1. You can rant and rave all you want about the mis-use of the word football, but the fact is that we are in North America, and here we call it soccer.

    I can appreciate your concern but you would basically have to change the minds of the 140 million American Football fans in the U.S. alone. Not to mention John Madden, who would basically try to take on the whole soccer community before giving up the name "football".

    Plus...Football is way better than Soccer. There's a reason why they have to wear all that protective gear, because unlike Soccer where a bunch of fairies kick a ball around with their feet, football brings the possibility of physical injury. And don't come back at me with "slide kicks" and "head buts"...that's just some good old fashion playground rough housing.

    American Football Rules!

  2. P.S. Don't take it personally...I just like american football a lot better. I have nothing against soccer, and yes the rest of the world calls it football. However, you have to remember that North Americans are very stubborn and will likely never call Soccer it's appropriate name...Football.

    Good luck with your cause though!