Why has American style football failed to catch on in other countries?
Why, when so many other aspects of American culture (I know, equating football with culture is a stretch) have gone world wide, why has football not managed to get a foothold with other countries, except Canada? I know there was an attempt at it in Europe but is that even still in existence? It did not seem to be catching on last time I even heard about it.
What is it about football that makes it so uniquely American? Is it derivative of our feelings toward ourselves as a nation and if so is there no other nation in the world that feels the same way?
Why did we take it from its rugby roots and “pad” it out while the rest of the world simply took rugby as it was and played it that way?