We know football as a kicking a ball to score a goal and the word football normally means the form of football that is the most popular where the word is used. But if we talk about American football, there are two teams which compete to get an oval-shaped ball into the end zone bypassing and running the ball with their hand. As we know American football is the most popular sport to watch in the United States. In the United State and Canada “football” means something distinctive and the American Football is referred to as football and also known as a gridiron. American Football originated from the sports of soccer and rugby. This is the most popular game in the United State. Impress your friends and family with these football fun facts for the next big game.
1. The first American Football match was played in November 6, 1869, the game was played in between two college teams, Rutgers and Princeton, with the help of rules based on the rules of soccer at the time.
2. Walter Camp was the “Father of American Football:
3. In 1970, the AFL and NFL officially merged into one league.
4. Until 1920 the American Professional Football Association was not created and its name changed to the National Football League (NFL) a couple of years later.
2. The Football:
1. Walter Camp was the “Father of American Football”.
2. All of the official NFL footballs was manufactured by a Wilson factory in Ada.
3. Game Play:
1. The American football game is played with a ball. It is played on the grass field and the grass field is exactly 360 feet (110 m) long and 160 feet (49 m) wide.
2. For the protection, players wear protective equipment, including a helmet with face mask, shoulder pads, thigh pads, and often a mouth guard.
4. Exhibition season:
The exhibition season is in August. The teams get ready for the regular season by having training in the exhibition season. Before the regular season starts, all of the teams play 4 games.
5. Regular Season:
The National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC) are the names of two conferences and the 32 NFL teams are divided into two conferences. They are divided into four divisions: North, South, West and East. Each division includes four teams. The season lasts 17 weeks. Each team plays 16 games and has one week off. They called rest week a “bye week”.
5. Other Fun Fact:
• Publicly team owned by a corporation is the Green Bay Packers.
• To ever play in a Super Bowl and World Series game Deion Sanders is the only person.