Each country has its own national game. As well as language, traditions and cultural peculiarities – national sport is an integral part of cultural component of every country. America is not an exception to rule, and it has its own national sport – rugger. First rugby game appeared in 1823 in England. 16 years old player suddenly grabbed ball, and ran to gate of enemy during a football match. This act was quite extraordinary. Nevertheless, people liked the action of this kid, and this emotional behavior brought a new sport – rugby. Then it was raised monument, which reminded about that boy. Youngster’s name was William Webb Ellis. Further rugby was imported to America. But in this country of equality and democracy this sport received its own destiny.
Two teams from two different universities – Rutgers and Princeton, played rugby, but they did it a little bit different by using their rules. It was in 1869. Naturally, that the game has undergone many changes since 1869 – protection form appeared and rules were supplemented. Today this game is in the Guinness Book of Records as a team play with the most confusing rules. American football got almost all of current rules in 1912. First TV broadcast of American football has been carried out in 1939. By the way, now people can bet using a list of betting sites, and college football games are among the most popular sights in the United States.
More than 100 million Americans are watching all football games now. This game is so prestigious that almost every American teenager dreams to become an American football player. Such matches collect multi million fans. Girls love American football players and they are in great request in community. It is cool to be in school team. Here are few words about the game. 11 people are playing it on field. But the fact is that according to the rules, you can make an unlimited number of substitutions of players during a game. Match lasts 60 minutes and it is divided into four periods (15 minutes each). These periods are called quarters. Each team has three timeouts. American football is usually delayed for 2 or even 3 hours if take into account stops, breaks and technical interruptions. Also, each team has its own cheer leading squad. As a rule, it is team of cute girls wearing short dresses. They dance before game starts. This performance is like a talisman and “face” of team. The purpose of game lies in taking the ball toward the end zone to score points. The ball can be carried in hands. And few words about ball, it has oval shape, in order to make it comfortable to be hold in hands while jogging.