Why do we call our football “football” when we hardly ever use our feet? I’ve never understood that. It should be called throwball, runball, touchdownball or something like that. So when a student asks me why we call American Football “football,” I respond with the #2 old standby “I don’t know.”
Thank God for the Canadians. They have Canadian Football, which makes having American Football not sound so silly. We have different rules, but at least there are two of us saying it wrong. I wonder what Canadians call soccer? Do they play soccer?
Anyone who is not interested in soccer raise your hand. ME!! It may be because I have had 80 kazillion billion students who only write and talk about fútbol (aka soccer). Although it was hard not to be engrossed with this year’s World Cup.
Now if we had an American Football World Cup, we would play against all the other countries in the world. I wonder who we’d play against? It’s a Common Core Math problem.
If you were to read a paper anywhere in the galaxy and find scores for the American Football World Cup, where would you be at 5pm GMT and where would the train arrive?
Now show your work. What cognitive pathway did you travel to reach this answer?
Acceptable response – Two roads diverged. That’s a 4.