No matter how many old-timers and MLB enthusiasts disagree, football—not baseball—is America's true pastime. From high school to college to the pros, football is the top choice for sports fans in the States.
Throughout the decades, the game of football in America has changed. Players used to wear leather on their heads to form what they claimed to be "helmets." Now, it is barely legal to even touch quarterbacks.
When the league that has now become the National Football League was formed, there were only a handful of teams. Now there are 32, and most fans could name them all.
Professional stadiums used to hold the same amount of fans as some modern high school stadiums. Now, we are beginning to see 100,000-seat stadiums in the NFL.
Fantasy football is as wildly popular as ever, which has the most casual of players slowly becoming fans of the NFL.
Recently, the NFL adopted more rule changes for the upcoming season. Nike is on the cusp of providing uniforms that will give the NFL a literal image that we never thought we'd see. In 2014, there is a good chance the Super Bowl could be played in snow.
There is no doubt that football in America is still changing.
But, think for a minute about the potential of American football adopting rules, policies and traditions from world “football.”
In most cases, yes, it is crazy. But, if you really think about it, some things from world football could benefit American football—namely the NFL.
Some adopted traditions would suck, but some would be awesome.
Look for yourself and imagine the possibilities…