Alright, heres an arguement for you to think about. Football, which sport do you think football is? does it mean the american version with all the pads and quarterback?, or does it mean the english one with all the kicking and offsides? I am english, so i firmly believe that what you call soccer, is Football. lets look at the facts: 1) the english version dates mack to almost medieval times and further, possibly in roman times. American football dates back, well america doesnt even go back before that!!! 2)American Football, is not unsimilar to the sport Rugby, which was also invented before American football, the differences are just in some rules and such, and no pads. 3)the word Football, is very innapropriate for the american sport, which hardily utilises the foot, as for most of the game the ball is carried. in the english game the ball is kicked using feet for the vast majority of the game. also the word "Ball" would more suitable describe the ball used in the english version rather that the american one. So, let the debate begin.