The ONLY reason any and almost EVERY sport was originally called football is becausepeople used their own two feet to move around. If you rode a chariot,animal or slave your sport would be called something else. If you didn’t ride something,skate or ski then whatever sport you were doing was football…
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How did American football get its name?
American Football is a direct descendent of Rugby Football. It is simply a variation of Rugby but with a distinct set of rules. So the name 鈥淎merican Football鈥?actually came from its parent sport, 鈥淩ugby Football鈥? Soccer, Football and the Beautiful Game
Why is it called 鈥渟occer?
鈥淪occer鈥?became a slang form of 鈥渁ssociation鈥?and lingered in Europe until rugby and football became two distinct sports with different names; the term 鈥渟occer鈥?is now mainly only used in America and Canada (where American and Canadian Football are more popular). Now you know. Justin Brown is an artist and writer living in Virginia.
Why is it called 鈥渁ssociation football鈥?
Before the widespread rule changes mentioned above, the title 鈥淎ssociation Football鈥?was applied to the 鈥渘o hands鈥?form of football to distinguish it from things like rugby.
Why is rugby called Rugby Football?
So, led by Rugby School, they came up with their own set of rules allowing tougher tackling, more handling of the ball and the use of an oblong ball that was easier to throw rather than a round one like in soccer. This, of course, became the sport we now know as Rugby, officially known as Rugby Football.