SPORTS THAT ARE CALLED BY THE WRONG NAME IN AMERICA
This may be my most divisive list yet. Inspired by http://youtu.be/2sD_8prYOxo
- •FootballThere is literally not one single good reason to call this sport football. It makes no logical sense. First of all, it's not a ball. It's an egg shape. Second of all, the egg is handled by the players' hands 99% of the time. The few times it is actually kicked, a player has to be brought on the field specifically for that purpose. If anything, it should be called 'handegg,' or, more accurately: 'American rugby,' which it clearly is.
- •SoccerThis sport is actually called football. It's called football basically everywhere on Earth, besides America. The ball (which is actually a ball) is handled by the players' feet 99% of the time. Now that is a solid reason to call it football, in my humble opinion.