American Football - Why is it called football, they use their hands!

@janytt (146)
Norway
December 28, 2006 5:16pm CST
I don't get it. Why do they call it football when they use the hands more than the feet?
1 response
@pvleroux (607)
28 Dec 06
Yes, why is it not called american rugby? What was first, football or American football?
@janytt (146)
• Norway
29 Dec 06
Yes, good questions... what came first football or American football... another thing is that they play football in Brazil, Mexico and all the other Latin- and South-American countries, why isn't this American football?
@pvleroux (607)
29 Dec 06
I know you get the European football cup but the name is still football, why not European football or british football? I wonder where it orriginated from?