Where did the word football come from?

@getjimmy (2245)
October 20, 2006 12:47pm CST
I'm talking about American football.
3 responses
@ezzrssi (11195)
• Italy
24 Nov 06
I don't know
@timmeh0910 (1169)
• United States
20 Oct 06
bart simpson - bart simpson
Now that you bring that up, I do not know, because they rarely kick it, mostly throw. Good question.
@srhelmer (6930)
• Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
20 Oct 06
It's probably because the game is descended from soccer/rugby, which both are referred to as football too.