American Football - also popular in Europe
More and more Europeans are thrilled by American Football and that’s with good reason: The sport is wild, really tough and absolutely fascinating. Maybe you just want to try the ellipsoid device yourself or you are a passionate fan of the National Football League – at our American Football shop you’ll find cool branded items at unbeatable low prices!
The fascinating world of American football: Here are some facts...
American Football and European Football are just as close as fitness wear and elegant evening wear. In fact, feet are seldom used for this very popular sport in the US as the ball is mainly played with hands. Furthermore, the game device isn’t really a ball but a so-called spheroid. That’s why, this sport should rather be called American Hand-egg instead of football. That would also minimise the danger of confusion with the popular European football.
Seriously, the aim of American Football, a variation of rugby by the way, is to get as much points as possible. For this, the ball has to reach the opposing team’s end zone. Running and passing at lightning speed, to masterly get out of the way of the opponents and to get the ball through the opponent’s goalposts – that’s the game in short. It sounds simple but it isn’t: The football players have various possibilities to score:
- Touchdown: is worth six points
- Field Goal: is scored with the foot and worth three points for the offensive team
- Safety: is still worth two points for the successful defensive team when the ball carrier is tackled in his own end zone - doesn't happen very often
- PAT (point-after-touchdown)
- safe method: a field goal scores an extra point
- risky: a two-point conversion is worth two points (just as the name implies). The player tries to get the ball from the 2 or 3 yard line to the goal line.
You would like to understand American football down to the smallest details? That’s a hard job. The rules are quite extensive, and it might take a while till you’ll be in the know. In the meanwhile, you can buy all the trendy items you’ll need, e.g. a football or some NFL jerseys.
The SportSpar American Football Shop: your personal Super Bowl
Of course, we know about the growing popularity of this sport in Europe and so we created its very own category, just as we did with our rugby shop. At the American Football Shop, you’ll find a huge choice of various football items. These are produced by famous brands such as Dunlop or Wilson. Their products look great and offer high quality.
Tip: Just in case you buy a football, please get a football pump as well if you don’t own one already. Usually, the ball isn’t inflated when it’s delivered.
Apart from footballs, we also sell NFL jerseys, t-shirts and college jackets at low price. How about for example a cool Oakland Riders shirt? Or do you prefer a college jacket of the New York Jets or the New Orleans Saints? Our American Football Shop grows and changes permanently and it’s absolutely worth it to stop by regularly. Soon, we might offer jerseys of your favourite team!
Most of the items at our American Football Shop are products by Majestic Athletic. The brand stands for the sporty coolness of American Football and offers first-class quality. NFL jerseys, t-shirts and jackets are made of high-quality materials such as polyamide, polyester and/or cotton offering maximum wearing comfort.
All NFL accessories and other items at our American Football shop are available at best price. Browse through and order your favourite items at low price online!