To begin with, before the NFL was created, genuine football (now known as soccer) was used. The fact that they play with their feet gives them a legitimate justification to name it “football,” after all.
I actually made the decision to look it up since I was unable to immediately think of a clever response. I came to the realization that I don’t genuinely understand the name “football.” Since we’re Americans and that’s what we decided to call it, I’ve wondered about it myself for all these years and have kind of just assumed it.
So how exactly did the first football receive its name? But how did they come up with the word “soccer”? No one is certain, according to Wikipedia.
Fundamentally, the activity is referred to as association football, and the Football Association devised and regulates the sport’s rules.
Anyway, someone somewhere at some point just took the letters “soc” from association and converted it into soccer as a type of slang term, and I think it stuck.
In the meantime, rugby, soccer, and American football all sprang from the same game. The school in England that bears the name of a town is where rugby got its start.
Additionally, it appears that supporters of our sport just didn’t want to refer to it as anything other than plain old football, which forced the competitors to set themselves apart. In other nations, American football, or “gridiron football,” is the term used, which can also refer to the CFL.
Why is NFL called football?
Different theories exist regarding how the word “football” came to be. It is a common misconception that the term “football” (or “football”) refers to the act of kicking a ball with the foot.