There are many ways of scoring in football sport to get points. You may catch a pass over the goal line or may carry the ball over the goal line. The football may be tackled by the player in his own zone or by kicking the ball in the course of goal posts on the opposite side. The winner team of the game is the one having the highest scores when the game is over. Many countries also played American football from the outside of US. Many countries i.e. Sweden, Germany, Israel, Japan, Mexico, United Kingdom and some Pacific Islands have their own football leagues at the National level.
When was the football played in America?
The history of American football is founded in the early days of soccer and rugby. These two types of games, i.e. Soccer and Rugby are originated in a different kind of football played in The UK from the middle of the 19th century either football was running over the line or kicked towards the goal. The Soccer and American football are played by 22 players in the playground. Some of the terms originated from soccer player position are used by the American football now a day such as a halfback and a fullback.
What is the difference between American and Rugby football??
There are little differences in the American and Rugby football. Some rules are changed by Walter Camp, who is known as “Father of American Football” by the people. The significant changes made by Walter Camp were down and distance, the rule of down and distance as well as a line of scrimmage. Glen Pop Warner, Knute Rockne and Amos Alonzo Stagg are college coaches who made changes by introducing forward pass in the gameplay in late 19th and 20th centuries. The college football became popular and dominant as the first version of football in the 20th century. It had a massive national audience with football bowl games. It had large rivalries in the US as it does today.
When was the football players as a profession in America?
The playing of football as the business has been originated from the year 1892 with a contract of playing football William Pudge Heffelfinger, who played football for the Allegheny Athletic Association against the Pittsburgh Athletic Club for $500. The American football had started professionally in 1920. The first professional football sport was played in Dayton, Ohio on October 3, 1920. This game was played by the Triangles who wined the game by a score of 14-10 against the Columbus Panhandles. Later on, the football league has changed its name to National Football League (NFL). It is the major American football league. With the passage of time, the professional football became the national phenomenon when US industrial towns and Midwestern cities started to play this sport. The football sport grew in popularity after its NFL Championship Game in 1958. It was the game that was known as the Greatest Game Ever Played.
The American Football League (AFL) has been started in 1960. It was a rival football league to National Football League which put pressure between the two leagues to start the Super Bowl game. The event of Super Bowl emerged as the most watched event of television every year in the United States.