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How America fell out of love with American football

What will replace it? "Feetball"

By Benjamin Markovits   March 2020

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

My brother’s best friend in high school used to argue that football was a more appropriate name for the American game than the English version, because in American football players (or certain players, kickers and punters) use only one foot, whereas in soccer everyone plays with both feet—so it should more accurately be called “feetball.” American women have always been good at feetball—they’ve won four of the eight World Cups—but…

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