That which one buys a large screen television for...
Not to start a religious war or anything, but the definition above is for what we Americans call SocceR
is what they play in the SuperBowl
. :-) --JimboWales
I suggest AmericanFootball
as topics. :-) -- LarrySanger
Do non-Americans refer to Soccer as Soccer as well as FootBall
If so, we could change this page to simply be a pointer to AmericanFootball, SocceR, and AustralianFootball?.
I think AustralianFootball? is the same thing as RugBy?, but
I'm not an expert!
I have never heard of a SportS
. I believe that Soccer is an North American term that has spread also to Australia. I think EuropE
, South America and AfricA?
uses the term FootBall
for what Americans call Soccer.
Do the following investigation yourself:
A quick Internet-investigation leads me to believe that UnitedStates, CanadA, AustraliA and NewZealand use the word Soccer and the rest of the world uses the word FootBall.
Americans, when for whatever reason we speak about soccer as "football," in order to avoid confusion with the sport we call "football," call soccer "European football." Even [Yahoo! UK]
is determined to annoy you by calling it this.
Yahoo! UK - just as any other decent sports site - calls it European FootBall
in order to distinguish between FootBall
played in Europe and FootBall
played on other continents, eg. South America. I would like to remind my fellow Americans that FootBall
, by definition is played using one's feet, and not by holding on to it with your hands and running around like a headless chicken.
<em>Whoever wrote this deserves a round of applause, it made
me laugh out load</em>--JimboWales
And then enters the [XFL]
I've got it! I've got it! The American non-soccer sport can be FootbalL?
while the European (etc.) sport that Americans call "soccer" can be called FootBall
Oops, we're going to be switching to a way of indicating links not LikeThis. Back to the drawing board. Maybe we should just stick with the old link system just so we can implement this solution to the "football" problem. -- LarrySanger