Some people say the NFL vs Rugby debate is subjective, and that makes it quite difficult to conclude. NFL fans will always say American Football is better, and Rugby fans defend their sport passionately. However, if you think about it logically, American Football is far superior to Rugby. Here’s why.
Since 2008, the average attendance of NFL games has never dropped below 60,000 people. Maybe it’s the elaborate scoring and celebrations. Or the mix of local and international delicacies sold at the events. Nothing brings people together than the NFL action, some good food, and beer. The European Champion’s Rugby Cup, on the other hand, has never gone past the 15,000 people mark in the same period as the NFL. That alone speaks volumes about its popularity.
American football is a complicated game that requires skill, strength, and teamwork. Most players start training as kids, which goes a long way in building athleticism in the top leagues. However, the same cannot be said about Rugby. In a recent tweet, Kevin Van boldly stated the NFL would dominate world rugby in a year if they set their minds to it. This idea got a lot of angry comments from rugby fans all over the world, showing how insecure they really are.
The NFL is Fun
There’s no doubt the NFL is more fun than any rugby championship. To start with, rugby teams have boring names that don’t seem to promise any action. Nottingham Rugby, Leinster Rugby, and Muster Rugby are examples of world-renowned rugby teams. Compare that to Atlanta Falcons, Chicago Bears, and Sussex Thunder, and you will see why the NFL attracts more people. Also, every football team from high-school level to the top league has cheerleaders who make things even more interesting throughout those cold winter games.