Historians trace American football back to two European cousins, soccer and rugby. While rugby also began as a football game, in 1823 something occurred that changed the kicking game forever. A player named William Webb Ellis, instead of kicking the ball over the goal line, picked it up and ran it across.Jun 14, 2018
America is named after Amerigo Vespucci, the Italian explorer who set forth the then revolutionary concept that the lands that Christopher Columbus sailed to in 1492 were part of a separate continent. He included on the map data gathered by Vespucci during his voyages of 1501-1502 to the New World.
Despite the group’s short initial lifespan, their self-titled debut album became one of the most acclaimed emo and math rock records of its era. American Football (band) American Football Genres Midwest emo math rock post-rock Years active 1997–2000 2014–present Labels Polyvinyl Big Scary Monsters