Its a combination of physicality and amazing skill levels, american football involves little to no skill in most cases. [/quote]
That is absurd. Nevermind the fact that in American football, there is an enormous difference in skills needed in each position, compared to the lack of variety in soccer. Have you ever played a day of American football in your life?
[quote]Football is physically tough, bruising tackles flying in, a lot of strength is needed and I know most people complain of being just as sore after a football match as a rugby match. Now thats a sport even americans can’t deny is tougher than american football for the most part.
Americans do play most sports. More kids probably play soccer as opposed to American football growing up (often because it is perceived as a much safer sport). However, the money is in American football, so that is where the more talented athletes typically go in America, which drains a lot of the strength sports as well.
I played nearly 10 years (fall and spring seasons each year) of soccer growing up, so I know a good deal about what goes into it. It is a different sport from American football and anybody saying one is harder, tougher, etc. is generalizing way too much. I will say that it is legal to hit a lot harder in football than it is in soccer. You just can’t get the same velocities on a person’s chest and body that you can in soccer. Both are freaking rough, though, if played right. Don’t counteract the bigotry earlier in the thread with bigotry of your own.