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Football vs. Football by Nevuela Football vs. Football by Nevuela
In honor of Super Bowl Sunday, and football fans everywhere (American or otherwise), I bring you THIS! :D

Normally I couldn't care less about sports; however, I've always liked the fact that what we Americans call soccer is called football in most other countries, and I believe it is far more deserving of that name than a game where a non-spherical ball is carried and thrown far more often than it is kicked.

I am not biased in regard to football teams, even though I am a Californian and therefore "should be a 49ers fan." I drew Cecil as a Ravens fan simply because I think he would appreciate the literary reference (they're called the Baltimore Ravens in honor of Edgar Allan Poe, who lived, died and is buried in Baltimore).
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Sims9287 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
Or as we British call it, rugby for pussies in padding!
Sorry j/k xD

I try to call it soccer whenever I'm talking to an American to avoid confusion but secretly I'm always wondering where the term came from and how it stuck.
Football I 'get' foot+ball, you kick a ball with your foot.
Association Football = Assoc. = Soc = Soccer?

:iconwthplz: Wut?

I'm with Bob on this one! (And secretly very proud of the England shirt)
I always love to see your art!
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Nevuela Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
LOL yeah. I do like the word "soccer," though. It's a good name for a sport, but football makes much more sense for this particular sport.

Association Football kinda makes sense too, in a weird way. Acronyms and word play make for interesting new words and phrases. Speaking of that, and of soccer, look at this: beta.ayso.org/Libraries/TEMP_I… AYSO fits their slogan into their logo rather cleverly, or so they think. :D

I think the name may have come about simply because we Americans love to be different and rebellious. We're practically the only country in the world that doesn't use the metric system, we spell many English words differently (i.e. color, realize, pajamas, etc.), and we have different names for many things. Not using the metric system really just puts us at a disadvantage. Whenever I'm talking to someone from another country (even Canada, affectionately known as "America's hat") I always have to check with a conversion website to understand how hot or cold 23 Celsius is or how far 847 kilometers is in miles. :p
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miacasebeer Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
ha soccer is way better then american football!
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Nevuela Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
And it makes a lot more sense too! :nod:
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miacasebeer Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
yes it douse.
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NiamhTobin2000 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Awesome drawing! I love the effects on their hair!

Q: If Cecil supports the Baltimore Ravens, what football team does Bob support?
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Nevuela Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
I don't think Bob is into American football, period. He'd rather watch the European version (aka soccer). :P
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NiamhTobin2000 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Does he support any European football/soccer teams?
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Nevuela Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
If he does, it would most likely be England's team. It's never actually stated in the show, but I like to think of the Terwilligers as British. ^__^
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NiamhTobin2000 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
I'm from England myself, and I think that they sound quite British. And I also think it makes them even more interesting and awesome, if that's even possible.
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