We (USA) just have too many great sports, we don’t have room for soccer. I think maybe if they could zoom in and maybe slow motion the moves that the players are able to do , then it would be more exciting. I agree, American football is hard for people who don’t understand it to enjoy.
I play on an adult league tackle football team and learning the complexities of it made me really love watching it on TV much more. I now pay attention to more then what the QB, RB, and Receivers are doing.
I do think it’s awesome for different counties to play each other regularly, other then the olympics. That really boosts the pride you have in your country I’d assume. I wish we had some Canadian and Mexican football teams in the league, so that we can root for our countries players.
Football is the most appealing and exciting sport ever made no doubt, soccer is the most simplistic, boring sport for kids. Once you hit 7 years old, you gain greater cognitive skills and physical abilities and soccer doesn’t have rules to exploit those. Football has each play drawn out on paper, in soccer you just run around randomly kicking in no particular direction and no plan on paper.
Possibly the issue is that the football in the US is of such a low standard that you really do have people randomly kicking in no particular direction (either that or you have been watching Newcastle.)
But just think about the extra inventiveness that comes from the fact that the players are able to make up the plays on the fly interchanging passes with their team mates in a way that appears to need telepathy before using amazing skill to beat the defender and score a screaming goal. Compare that to learning a set play from a book and repeating it over an over. Also add in the fact that play continues almost without pause throughout the 45 minute halves. No stopping for a break every 7 seconds.
I love watching a good NFL game but normally the last half hr or so is dull beyond belief as one team winds the clock down. Compare that to the frantic action that you see up to the last second in most Premiership matches with one team desperately trying to hold on to their slender lead whilst the other team batters away at them, hitting the woodwork or being held off by last ditch tackles.