American football is famous globally because it has unique rules and style compared normal football. So, it is interested many fans of football in the world as new experience about their favorite sport.

In this article, we continue to share major events in history of American football. To have secure position as nowadays, it has gone through series of difficulties and changes. So, it’s regretful for any fan but lacks knowledge about this game they love.

As referred in the former article, the match in 1895 between Latrobe Athletic Association and Jeannette Athletic Club was considered as the first match to remark profession in American football.

Then in 1897, the Latrobe Athletic Association released a policy about salary for players. All footballers and anyone served this club should be received salary for the whole season. They became the first professional football team at America.

Then some regulations about performance were launched to reduce issues about injuries and accidents. However, several rules still were brutal. Almost matches had problem about fractured ribs or broken noses, legs. 

For example, according to report of the Chicago Tribune, in 1904, there were 18 players died and 159 players were in serious injuries. In 1905, the number of deaths continued to 19 players. These numbers were terrible and criticized by the society. Although it was still loved and played popularity throughout the nation.

Before this matter, in Oct 1905, the president Roosevelt had a conference at the White House with college representatives to discuss official rules in football so that they could limit injuries and deaths. It was a period of reform about quality of matches, for example using helmets, clothes or reducing the time for one match. 

As soon as the regulations were launched, it was received positive responses from players. As a good result, the level of deaths and injuries was improved dramatically.

American football or NFL is well known as the most favorited and popular sport in the USA. It is not only developed in this nation but also famous for many international fans.

In this article, we will discuss some major events in history of American football.

Origins of American football

In the late 19thcentury, some students in North American universities created a new game under inspiration from rugby and soccer which was called as “gridiron football”. This game was played at the rectangular pitch where there were vertical yard lines around.

However, in the first period, American football was a little brutal and chaotic to challenge young students in colleges. It happened serious injury rate after the match. Furthermore, it was also a mix and match rules in soccer and rugby so it looked disorder and un-organized.

The first match in American football

According to documents, the firstly official match was accepted between Princeton and Rutgers in 1896. Both college teams were from the north-eastern. Finally, Rutgers became winners. 

However, spectators can’t realize the first match in American football because the rule was completely different from nowadays. They used hands to kick or throw ball to the scoring zone.

Through leagues and times, rules in American football has been dramatically improved and changed to become perfect as nowadays.

When American football turned into profession

During growth of the society, some American football matches were organized at some colleges in the North, then spreading to other areas in the USA.

In 1892, there was a significant event to remark the professional era of football. William was paid $500 to play a match against Allegheny Athletic Association. It was considered as the birth certificate of pro football. 

Then American football teams focused on practicing and playing to earn money more.

In 1895, the first professional game between Latrobe Athletic Association and Jeannette Athletic Club met under pro method. Furthermore, players also were paid salary as if they worked official jobs. 

USA is famous for owing many talent and star in sports. To reach these achievements, the Government always encourage the local to play sport in daily life.

To discover more aspects in the USA, you should follow our this article. We continue to share top popular sports in this country which is updated until 2020. It’s also useful if you have a trip to the USA. There are some daily sports you should get experience to understand more about the lives and culture of the USA.

In the last article, we have ever refereed to some sports such as wrestling, golf, tennis, ice hockey and soccer. Until update other sports in the ranking.

9/ Motor sports

Motor sports are one of the most popular sports in the USA. It’s also famous for the world.

There are many national motor sports tournaments held in the USA but it is welcomed by many fans in the world. We can list some big names like NASCAR, FORMULAR 1 so on.

The truth that the USA is the first country develops motor racing as a professional sport. As a good result, many motor brands also have been established and developed in this nation to support racers to access to professional motor races.

Until now, motor races also becomes a profitable industry for many people and companies in the USA.

10/ Badminton

Badminton is the last sport on the ranking. Although it is not really popular as some nations like China, Malaysia, Denmark, and Indonesia, it is still on the ranking of top the best sports.

Coming the USA, you can see people play badminton anywhere and in any place. This game is also encouraged to play in schools, colleges and universities. This sport is good to boost body and mental to develop overall.

In this article, we continue to share top popular sports in daily life in the USA. As far as we know, the USA is one of the most developed nations in the global. However, the local extremely know ways to enjoy their lives. They usually spend on time to play sports to improve health better.

So, it’s common sense when there are many American reach the high ranking in international events.

Tennis

Tennis is popular with both men and women in America. It’s favorite in long time.

If some Asian nations consider that tennis is only for high class in the society, tennis is played by anyone in America. It’s a normal game to practice as well meet friends at the courtyard.

It’s really suitable when the USA own many famous stars in tennis like Serena Williams, Venus Williams or Roddick. They usually reach high ranking in international competitions and have glorious records for the tennis history.

Golf

The American are always proud of domination about this game during history of golf. They own many great golfers who are the greatest golfers all the time.

To have the best achievement, golf is encourage to play for any walk of life. All are welcomed to join it, especially the older.

According to reports about health, play golf can improve memories in mind better and longer. It’s the main reason to explain why the American have a higher lifespan than other nations.

Pro-wrestling

This sport is extremely famous in the USA although not many people can join it. Almost people play a role as audience to watch the big pro-wrestling matches.

Pro-wrestling is also an interesting game to get profit in betting. Almost spectators will place on betting once they watch it, including the foreigner. Therefore, pro-wrestling is also focused to develop many tournaments by WWE.

The USA is well known as home of some famous sports such as American football, basketball or ice hockey. Besides these sports, there are other popular sports in this nation.

As life style of the American, they prefer to play sports in daily life to increase benefits for health. They also consider sports as an important industry to earn more profits.

In this article, we collect top popular sports in the USA which has been updated until early months in 2020. Following the ranking, you can imagine about overall sport picture of the most modern country in the world.

1/ American Football

American Football also stands for NFL which is considered as the most popular sport in America. People of the USA not only watch football at their homes, furthermore, they go to the stadium to watch live. This style makes deeply impressive for football fans in other nations. It is a major reason why NFL is a favorite sport at there.

Until now, NFL leagues are under control by the American football federation. According to report, NFL has been grown the most at southern of the USA like Florida, California or Texas.

Due to attraction of fame and success in NFL, this sport attracts many talented players with dreams to become professions. Estimated that NFL have dominated a huge number of the highest-paid footballer in the world.

2/ Baseball

As the research, baseball is the 2nd most popular sport in the USA as well 7th ranking in the world. Actually, this sport has wide variety of benefits for health and spirit, so it is encouraged to play daily.

It is considered as a pastime sport in the USA. There are 2 kinds of baseball competitions: minor and major baseball leagues.

The popularity of baseball could touch the top height in the world.

March 29, 1981 marked a historic milestone for the London Marathon, one of the six most prestigious marathon runs on the planet. Today, millions of long-distance lovers love to celebrate the 39th anniversary of this special run.

This day just 39 years ago, the London Marathon officially opened with the participation of 7,055 athletes. The starting line, located at Greenwich Park, has become one of the most distinctive features of the prestigious run of nearly four decades.

The 1981 London Marathon was founded by Olympic journalist and Chris Brasher and athlete John Disley. Shortly after attending the New York City Marathon in November 1979, Brasher wrote an article in The Observer and was inspired here to propose the London Marathon.

In its first year of organization, the London Marathon took place on March 29, 1981, with over 20,000 registered users, but only over 7,000 were accepted. The record for that year was 6,255 who completed the race with a finish line set at Constitution Hill.

Over the years, the London Marathon has become one of the six most prestigious marathons (World Marathon Majors) with rapid growth. As of 2009, 746,635 people had completed the race. In 2010, 36,549 were awarded a medal for completion.

In 1983, wheelchair content was first introduced to the competition to create fairness for disabled athletes. In 2013, the IPC Athletics Marathon World Cup was held together with the London Marathon.

This year, the London Marathon was jubilantly celebrating its 40th anniversary on April 26, 2020, but the outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic caused the race to delay until October 4, 2020. This promises to be one of the most worth watching events on the planet with the two best marathon runners in the world today: Eliud Kipchoge, the Kenyan star holding the world record (2:01: 39), was the first person in the world to run 42.195km under 2 hours and was also the reigning champion of the London Marathon when last year came in first with a record of 2: 2: 37 (fourth crowned).

The opponent of the “Goat” will be Kenenisa Bekele, the Ethiopian runner holding the second fastest marathon record in history: 2:01:41 at the Berlin Marathon 2019 (only less than Eliud Kipchoge’s world record of 2) seconds). Bekele also holds the world and Olympic records for the 5000m and 10,000 men’s distances.

Horse racing has been a hobby for many Americans for the past 200 years, but sports betting is still largely illegal in the country.

Many Asian countries have a tradition of sports betting, but casino operations are considered illegal or uncommon.

Help increase TV viewing rates

It’s no secret that sports betting has a big impact on the percentage of people watching sports-related TV shows. The most typical example is matching within the framework of the National Football Association (NFL). The city of Las Vegas ranked third in the Sunday Night Football program’s most viewership ratings in the 2012 season. This is no coincidence because Las Vegas is the heart of American sports betting. So far, this is the largest legal sports betting market in the US.

Australia plans to ban television and radio from betting on sports games that are broadcast live, to reduce the number of gambling addicts (estimated 500,000). In addition, gambling ads will no longer appear in live television events and around sports venues. Ads will only be shown before or after the game, or at recess. Big sports tournaments often do not like betting. They are also the plaintiff in a lawsuit to prevent the New Jersey state government from legalizing and regulating sports betting activities at casinos and racetracks throughout the state. NFL does not allow betting to open at Wembley Stadium during the annual NFL season there.

The National Basketball Association (NBA) does not allow betting at the All Star Game in Las Vegas in 2007. The NBA does not allow Ontario lottery company (Canada) to accept bets from any NBA matches. NBA also opposes betting through sports lottery company Oregon. Meanwhile, the National Hockey Association (NHL) only accepts a few sports betting activities: It is not forbidden for Canadian provinces to accept bets on their matches.

The US Professional Baseball Championship (MLB) does not prohibit betting against the Toronto Blue Jays and does not restrict matches related to the Montreal Expos team before it is concessions in Washington DC and becomes a national tournament.

Organizers of sports tournaments say that they do not accept bets because this activity can easily lead to criminal behavior affecting the matches. Between 2 years 2005 and 2007, Donaghy was found betting on matches controlled by him.

While many sports tournaments worry about their products being used as gambling tools, many people think that sports tournaments do not need to push the sports betting industry to become an unmanageable level. According to some estimates, in the world, the illegal betting industry is worth 500 billion USD/year. The majority of betting revenue comes from Asia.

Only 3 states are interested

According to Europol, 425 sports officials, players and criminals suspected of being involved in half-degrees, and surveys show that US players who can influence the outcome of a match can earn more money from decent competition, than from match-fixing. All sports leagues must investigate all of the referee’s misconduct, regardless of whether the sports betting is legalized or not.

Casinos are legally recognized in 28 of the 50 US states, but not all of them are interested in sports betting. In fact, up to now, only 3 states have really cared about this activity. Nevada has allowed sports betting. Delaware and New Jersey hope to expand betting. Montana for fantasy betting for motor racing and NFL through the release of lottery.

When it comes to famous sports in the world, everyone probably thinks of the football king sport.

However, for the United States, football is not a popular sport in this country. In the following article, we will introduce to you the popular sports in the US, let’s find out!

Basketball – One of the American sports

Basketball is one of the competing sports between the two teams. The way of playing basketball is similar to the way of playing handball rules. Each team will have 5 people, their goal is to score a lot of points by putting the ball into the opponent’s basket legally. At the same time defend the opponent to not put the ball into his team’s basket.

Basketball is one of the most popular sports in the US and China. This sport is known through the mass media and television sports programs. Currently, the NBA basketball tournament is held with the participation of the top players in the world. One of the major basketball teams today is: Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs or Oklahoma City Thunders …

Ice hockey (NHL)

Equal hockey (NHL) is one of the most popular sports in the United States. This team sport is played on ice, in which participants use a semi-slip stick to hit the ball on the opponent.

Ice hockey is most common in areas that are cold enough to form seasonal ice. With natural safety hardness such as Canada, Czech Republic, Latvia, Scandinavia, Finland, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and areas located in the Northern latitude of the United States.

In North America, the highest national hockey league for men takes place. There is also the Canadian Women’s Hockey League. Just like the Western Women’s Hockey League is the top prize for women.

Equal hockey is Canada’s official national winter sport. In this country, hockey is very popular and popular. Besides, they are also popular and bring success to the United States.

America Football – The most popular sport in America

It can be said that rugby is the most popular sport in America. This team sport has a greater attraction than football.

The National Football League (abbreviated as NFL) is organized for men with 32 participating teams. This tournament started in 1920 and went through two mergers with the AAFC and the AFC.

This tournament takes place from the first Thursday of September and ends on the first Sunday of February next year. This tournament has 3 phases: The beginning of the season takes place about 2 weeks at the end of August, the official season takes place in 3 months to the new year and the playoffs takes place in 1 month of next year. This sport is also considered an indispensable dish of the American people.

The US-Iran tensions have raised security concerns in Asia’s second qualifying round and the 2022 World Cup finals.

Earlier, tensions between the United States and Iran have escalated after a drone attack at Baghdad airport (Iraq) that killed Quds task force commander Qassem Soleimani. However, the attack on Tuesday not only caused tensions in politics, but sports were more or less affected after the death of the Iranian general.

Tensions then escalated when Iran fired a series of ballistic missiles at a military base in Iraq, where US troops were stationed. The Iranian side also warned of threats to attack some of the US allies and US military bases that have raised widespread fears of conflict in the Middle East, of which Qatar is no exception.

The confrontation in politics has in fact affected sports, including football. Previously, due to security concerns, the US men’s team on Wednesday decided to cancel the training tour in Doha (Qatar) in preparation for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers for North Central America and the Caribbean.

Most recently, US defender Sergino Dest has asked permission to return home from the Ajax club training camp in Qatar because of concerns about rising tension between his country and Iran. This was confirmed by the Dutch club on October 10: “Sergino Dest is not comfortable with the growing tension in the area.”

The Ajax club said Dest had made a request to leave the training camp in Qatar, where teammates were preparing for the remaining phase of the Dutch top division after winter break. Sergino Dest is a US-Dutch national, but the player chose to play for the United States.

Along with the downing of a Ukrainian plane in Iran, the moves were more or less disturbing to the organization of the 2022 World Cup, the event hosted by Qatar. Earlier, according to Al Jazeera, Washington had sent nearly 3,000 troops to the Middle East amid growing threats to US forces in the region. Qatar has about 10,000 US military personnel at Al Udeid base. It is one of the most important US military bases in foreign countries and operates throughout the Middle East.

So, while it is not possible to predict the impact on Qatar’s hosting, the second qualifying round of the 2022 World Cup in Asia starting again in March is becoming a topic of discussion if the tension is over the straight US – Iran does not cool down. Notably, Iran will play at home against Hong Kong in Group C on schedule on March 26. Then, on June 4, Iran and Iraq received respectively Bahrain and Cambodia. These will be matches where the public is very concerned about security if the conflict in the Middle East continues.

In addition, the second qualifying phase of the upcoming 2022 World Cup in Asia has many home matches from Middle Eastern countries such as Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Syria, Palestine and UAE, the team will host Vietnam in the match on 9.6 of Group G.

1. Gordon Hayward

Gordon Hayward has long been regarded as one of the most handsome players in the world of basketball, as well as an outstanding talent in the NBA. The 28-year-old has almost no problems after 9 NBA seasons.

It’s hard to find a fight involving Gordon Hayward on youtube or any other online video site. It is hard to hate a player who is both handsome and beautiful as Gordon Hayward, who has the most female fan base in NBA at the moment.

Gordon Hayward suffered the worst injury in basketball history and missed all matches in the 2017-18 NBA season. Currently the Boston Celtics pioneer has returned to competition and is trying to rediscover his peak form in Utah Jazz.

2. Kevin Love

Kevin Love has always been considered one of the most adorable players in the NBA with the beauty of tilting the water that makes the women flutter. During the 2012 Olympic campaign, Kevin Love increased a load of photos and videos about the US team, thereby helping fans get closer to the best stars in the world at the time.

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While in the Minnesota Timberwolves, Kevin Love worked with the Salvation Army in a campaign to collect all old coats to donate the homeless. In return, Kevin Love gives back tickets of the Timberwolves at home to anyone who changes clothes.

It is his kindness and openness that has helped Kevin Love receive the love from NBA fans all over the United States and around the world.

3. Dirk Nowitzki

The German general is the most loyal player in NBA history when he is entering the 21st season of his career with the Dallas Mavericks. When talking about Dirk Nowitzki, fans think of a devoted and dedicated person in Dallas for more than two decades.

Dirk Nowitzki is a gentle player, but he is not lacking in firepower, if not excessive when playing. The position of the current Dirk Nowitzki in Dallas is huge when this player is a huge contributor to the Mavericks to bring about the only NBA championship in the team history in 2011.

In addition, Dirk Nowitzki regularly participates in soccer matches with children throughout Dallas. Not only Mavericks fans, but NBA fans from around the world also pay their respects to the 40-year-old.