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American football has nothing to do with soccer. American football is just a plain copy of Rugby only thing football uses protection and rugby doesn't


Well, it's sort of like rugby with forward passes and much harder hits (hence the padding). The game was originally much more kicking-oriented and was something like full-contact soccer. In the 1870s, the rules were standardized, based on the English rugby code, but over the next 40 years it took on its own flavor. The line of scrimmage replaced the scrum, a down-and-distance system was developed, and eventually the forward pass was legalized. Those are all things unique to American football (although rugby league now uses something similar to a system of downs).

It's not anything like soccer, but it's definitely a cousin of rugby.

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