Originally Posted by shrew
A little piece of Trivia for you.
Football = "Association Football" (Soccer in the US)
Rugby = "Rugby Football"
Rugby Football in itself is a variation of Association Football. Rugby Football was the first of the games to be both introduced and accepted in the United States. We introduced a number of variations to Rugby Football, and in order to avoid confusion, we dropped the name Rugby and referred to it as Football. This in itself isn't that unusual, since all of Europe also seems to simply refer to Association Football as "Football" and Rugby Football as "Rugby".
When the game of Association Football was introduced, we already had Rugby Football (Rugby) and our US variation of "Football". So we adopted Association Football as "Soccer" so as not to confuse the game with our variation of Rugby Football, which we were already calling Football by that time.
So now you know why we call Football Soccer and why our game is called "Football".
OK, So ??
The proper name still is american football.
Football is a very old game and played by the foot
even the Mayan people played football without touching the ball by hand (with knees and hips)
this game has history and it go's way further back than the founding of the states