It’s a continuing mystery why the U.S.A. neither finds football very compelling or is able to gets its collective head around the fact it’s called football and not soccer.
This video isn’t new, but it is very fitting with the 2010 World Cup currently taking place in South Africa. With John Cleese taking the opportunity to explain why America can’t seem to grasp the beautiful game.
He blames television and advertising in the main. It seems Americans can only play and watch sport in short bursts, partly because of a short attention span, and partly to enable companies to sell them stuff.
But why soccer rather than football? After all, as the former Monty Python star explains, football is a sport played with a ball and feet, while American football mostly involves hands and throwing. Madness, sheer madness.