Originally Posted by benecios
That is a funny article,although obviously I don't agree with most of it.
Maybe we could start a thread as a retort,why football is better than American football.
You should do it! It'd be fun. I mean, I truly do have issues with football (soccer), but in the end, who cares? You're right, to each their own. I'd like to think we American football fans could take a little good-natured ribbing.
As for why American football isn't appreciated worldwide... who knows. It's not that easy to see quite what's happening in a casual viewing, unlike basketball or football, it requires a lot of equipment, etc. My friend (born and raised in India) who was trying to get me into football claims that the reason he doesn't much like American football is that the players are just "genetic freaks". He says it's like watching superhuman mutants play, and he likes feeling some sort of connection to the players--where in football, the guys are in great athletic condition, but they don't look monstrous or inhuman. Personally, I just think that's another plus for American football. So again, it just comes down to taste in the end.
I'm kind of curious as to why rugby hasn't moved much beyond England, for example--personally, I'm pretty sure I'd end up watching it, but it's near impossible to find here.
Anyway, my nearest and dearest is still basketball.