Originally Posted by FancyShmancyPants17
It's football because the inventer called it Gridiron Football due to the kicker position. Gridiron didn't catch on whilst football did and it stuck.
They're not the only ones. Australia call it soccer cause they have Aussie Rules football but 95% of all countries call Assoication football, football.
Kind of like Rugby League yeah except slower. Rugby is a stupidly rough sport whilst Gridiron is high impact but with a lot of pauses. You have to be fitter and stronger in Rugby but smarter in NFL.