Untold Facts About American Football

American football is among the tough physical games that require many attributes such as strength, explosive power, agility, mental toughness, speed, and physical toughness. The intricate plays and huge collisions involving 22 players (eleven in each team) on the field makes this sport the spectacle it is today. Each game can take around 1 hour to complete and looks complex, mainly because every play is tactical.

Generally, American football is a very easy play to follow and anyone can enjoy it. The complexities of the sport, which have developed over time, make the games interesting to watch and make it more than a simple test of muscle and strength. American football is different from football or soccer. People in some countries call it gridiron or gridiron football as a way of differentiating it from the other football games.

About NFL

The National Football League (NFL) has been the pinnacle of American football in the United States and other countries. The league is made up of 32 teams, which are split into 2 conferences. The

NFC (National Football Conference) and AFC (American Football Conference). Furthermore, each conference is composed of four divisions (North, West, South & East) and each of the divisions has four teams.

The final championship game forms the pinnacle of each season. Each conference champion plays the Super Bowl and around half of the United States households watch the game. The game is also broadcasted in over 150 nations globally.

The NFL controlled a defunct development league, known as the NFL Europa, which consisted of teams from five German cities and the Netherlands. Teams in the Professional Canadian Football League observe Canadian rules.

Is American Football a global sport?

In many countries, such as Japan, New Zealand, Australia and in some parts of Europe, American football is popular at the amateur level. Men are the main participants but semi-professional and amateur women’s leagues are developing.