Title: Potential for Global Expansion of American Football
10. In spite of the popularity of American football in the United States, it has only grown internationally in spectator interest in the Super Bowl. Discuss the reasons why it has not flourished as a participant sport in other countries.
a. Football has a lack of tradition or history in other countries, who are devoted to the tradition of association football (soccer). The trend toward larger physical size among football players eliminates athletes from many cultures. The expense of supporting football teams is enormous compared to expenses for most other sports, and the risk of injury is great. Educational systems worldwide cannot provide free training and competition through schools, so the model that works in the United States would have to be adapted to other nations.