Football as we know it today grew out of English sports - mainly rugby and soccer. This game became popular thanks to American students who started playing it in the 19th century. Today, it's one of the most popular sports in America, meaning that football players with an impressive resume are real superstars with crowds of loyal fans. Ask any 10-year old, and he will probably name a least a few football starts. Lawrence Taylor, John Elway, Bo Jackson.. we bet you've also heard these names before!
Did you know that the most watched television event in the United States is the Super Bowl? No wonder that today, a 30-second Super Bowl ad costs companies around $5 million - or as much as $166,667 per second! Football became more than just a sport in the U.S.A. now - entire families go watch the crucial games to cheer for their favorite teams. A football game is a big event not only industrial towns but also in New York and California as well.
Are you a real football fan? Take this quiz and find out how well you know the real legends of American football! We've also collected some amazing little-known facts about famous players so you can learn more about your favorite sport!
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