From the time I could walk, my parents, my father specifically, had a football in my hands. I was always playing catch with him, my brothers, or my friends. When it would rain, I was often found in front of the TV watching the action. The action I am referring to was of course collegiate and professional football. The Gridiron as it's so often nicknamed is a huge part of American culture. As Kelsey Phariss so well put it “Football is essential to American culture because it makes us a family. It brings us together, it allows us to share in something greater than ourselves, it gives us a reason not to hate Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays, and it gives us the opportunity to fall in love with something spectacular” (Why). There are three major levels of football: high school, collegiate, and professional. All three levels manifest similarities that even the most dimwitted of jocks can point out. However, collegiate and professional football, the two that seem the most similar are actually drastically different.
Football is the most popular sport in the world. It is backed by a long history that's incomparable to other popular sports in the world like basketball, volleyball, and tennis. In fact, two of North America?s favourite sports in American football and rugby were created based on the game we call 'soccer'. So why is it that the original game of football is not as nearly as famous as in North American than any other countries outside our continent? A real good reason for this is because soccer doesn't have a great tradition in North America, unlike other sports such as American football, hockey, or basketball. Also, the cultural difference makes soccer less rampant in North America because many of us can?t seem to be patient enough to watch a sport with no frequent excitement. This mostly involves a preferred team scoring numerous times during a match. There are also plenty of other exciting sports that North Americans love to watch and play. Thus, soccer is put in the middle of the backseat of a crammed van, a place where nobody wants to be in or even pay attention to.
Football is something that is very interesting. Most people think that football is only a game of star athletes, head banging, and hard hitting. Little do they know, there is much more to football. Football is an aggressive, fast paced teambuilding sport that has been popular in the US for many years. Football programs exist for players as young as six years old and go all the way to the professional league.
The American people not only love to win in anything, they live to win even when they, themselves are not the ones actually winning the game. The American people cheer with great enthusiasm when their team comes in first in a game, championship, or competition. To place anything less than first in any sport or academic competition is unfathomable, it is unappreciated, and frowned upon. Sadly, yet true the majority of all football players in the National Football League (NFL) see it this way as well. The USA is to blame for that. Football players throughout their careers during both on and off seasons, and practices are pushed to their breaking point, and most American people are unaware of the damage that is causes to their body mentally and physically, and the fear is that many of these players do not know the consequences of this brutally, dangerous sport.
People love sports in the In America. Most people who were born in America have played on a sports team or watched sport being played, and some even go so far as to coaching their own team. People spend a lot of money to go and watch a professional sport. Some times they even depending on how big of a fan they are they will pay extra money to get sports packages on there TV so they can watch any team that they want to. People love to represent their team buy wearing their team apparel like their favorite players jersey. One of the biggest sports in America is Football. The NFL (National Football League) there are 32 teams in this league, and they want to change the name of one team because they claim it to be derogatory towards Native Americans.
American Football is a huge spectator sport where offensive and defensive players will use teamwork and perseverance to try and score more points than their opponent. Football is highly respected in America, where boys will try and pursue the dream of playing in the NFL (National Football Association) someday; but if you look at an average neighborhood, you will find that kids and adults of all ages love to go out and throw around the pigskin. (Lerner and Lerner 275). One thing Americans will take pride in is the college and NFL football teams they root for. People sit down with a beer and talk hours upon hours of football and two individuals can get in a heated discussion in the local sports store of whose sports team is better. Surprisingly enough, one will find the most passionate football players at the high school level. Most boys will start their football career as a young child in football programs such as Pop Warner to get a foothold and to get those involved in teamwork and friendships. These programs are usually the start to someone falling in love with the sport and making it a career choice eight years later. Football is one of America’s favorite sports. When fall season comes around, people across America are placing bets, finding out where that new sports bar is, and buying wide screen T.V’s to watch NFL on Sundays. After their team plays, they will go out and reminisce what happened that Sunday. While thousands of fans are still pumped from the NFL games they watched; small towns across America are getting ready to shut down their shops and restaurants to have the chance to make it to the local high schools football game. Ray Glier, a reporter for the New York Times, writes about football in the small town of Appala...
Walter Camp came up with American football back in 1879. The rules are like American rugby. The first two teams to play American football were Rutgers and Princeton. On “November 6, 1869, Rutgers University faced Princeton University in a game that was played with a round ball.”
football in america is under some heavy restraints at the moment, the culprit being: climate change, climate change has increased the average temperatures in the last 50 years by 2 degrees fahrenheit, although this might not seem like much it is predicted that the average temperature is going to rise faster because of the thickness of the atmosphere only getting worse, USA is affected more by climate change because of its massive population and the high car count and factories pumping out CO2 into the atmosphere.
Football is an iconic American sport, even president Theodore Roosevelt loved it his son even played, but with the amount of injuries that occur I think it's too dangerous for kids to play.
Soccer in the United States of America is a reasonably big sport, but will never flourish in America. The big four sports, football, basketball, baseball, and hockey, are already cemented in American culture, the media portrays the sport as a sport for less skilled or ethnic people, and there is only one major tournament the United States national team consistently qualifies for, the World Cup. Soccer is also viewed in a negative light because of its fan base and heritage, both of which are foreign. Also a big problem with soccer in America, it is not broadcasted on television very much. Soccer will never be accepted in America because of the American people's love of tradition.
Since its creation in 1869, football has been a major part of American society. Americans love the intensity and display of sportsmanship on and off the field. Every Sunday almost every television in America is tuned to CBS, NBC or FOX anticipating the opening kickoff for their favorite team. The National Football League, popularly known as just the NFL, is the largest professional American football league in the world. It hosts a total of 32 teams, each representing a state in the U.S. Some states are lucky enough to have more than one team representing different cities. Football season usually gets started around early August with all 32 teams playing at least four exhibition games. These pre-season games are good for introducing rookie players to their new careers, getting veteran players back into the flow of a real game and giving coaches an idea of how their teams will perform in the regular season. Most of all these games give everyone a chance to enjoy the sport they love without worrying about stats and awards. Now, most people think that baseball is still “America’s past ti...
Most people would agree that football is a dangerous sport. Complete with tackling and dodging other players. Should football change? Football is one of America’s favorite pastimes and a beloved sport, people are unsure about what new changes would bring. Is protecting our country’s favorite sport worth sacrificing the players safety though? That is the real question.
I think football should still be played but also it should be a safe sport too.
Throughout history sports, football included, has been a large part of the American culture. Allowing football in high schools is a great way to help students become the best if they want to pursue football as a career. It also allows them to get any stress they have out while doing physical activity.