How did football evolve?
American football evolved from two games that were popular in other parts of the world: soccer and rugby. The first form of American football emerged on November 6, 1869, when teams from Princeton and Rutgers, two New Jersey universities, competed in a game that was closer to a rugby match than a football game.
Why is football so popular in America?
Music and games are played and it is a fun way for fans to prepare themselves for the game and to socialize with other fans. No other sport has such an important pre-game ritual involved with their sport and it is a core reason why American football is so popular. In the NFL, games are only played once a week.