The 100. Season of the National Football League (NFL) was opened on Friday night with a rival duel. The Green Bay Packers beat the Chicago Bears with 10:3. Now it can go so right!

The NFL is the biggest sports League in the world – American Football is the national sport of the USA. Interested in I. me prior to my time as a U.S. Reporter in a VIEW But really learned to love, I have the round Egg only with my move to the United States.

Now I look, at least as a neutral Fan, prefer Football than soccer. These are my four main reasons:

1. Fair System – no Paris Saint-Germain

unlike in football where the richest clubs the best players in the world with x-number of million-salaries can afford it, there is in the NFL called a Salary Cap – the salary cap. The is set for all 32 Football Teams, is the same for all. The worst Team can spend just as much as the best Franchise of last year. This provides for a financially fair Competition. A Paris Saint-Germain will be in Football, never.

The second point: The sporty poorer clubs will be given preference in the Transfers a bit. The Draft System every summer, it is guaranteed that the worst Team in the preseason should be able to select the best young players from College. Then the second worst Team gets a turn and selects the second best player and so on. This provides for a sporty and more balanced and thus more exciting Competition.

2. Video proof that works

In the NFL can draw the referee for over 20 years, technical assistance. In football, the video proof (VAR) is just two years old, is still in its infancy. Accordingly, a problem of the VAR is.

I will never forget the first half of the season with the last Bundesliga season as a VAR-debacle to the Next ranked. Or the 2018 world Cup in Russia, where the spectators in the stadium and at home asked in front of the TV several times, what goes on on the playing field.

In the NFL, the process is transparent: The spectator will be informed by the microphone from the referee himself via the use of video evidence. The final decision to learn to live and first Hand. But have no fear: discussions there is in Football to continue. As in the game of football in the NFL grey areas’, some days are a fight.

3. Multi-voltage thanks to the “less is more”principle,

top-level football, you can have a look today, almost twelve months in the year. If Real Madrid denies just one of his nearly 40 League games, play Ramos and co. the Champions League, Ligacup or Supercup. In December 2018, the Merengues took part in the club world Cup. Overkill!

in contrast, in American Football: Tom Brady and his New England Patriots to five months of the year on the playing field. Once a week. A total of 16 matches between the Teams in the Regular Season. Means: Every single game counts twice as much as, for example, in the Spanish football League.

The best twelve teams create in January, the jump in the NFL Playoffs – there are a maximum of four more games. Who wins, who loses, must in the holiday. A “master” can’t be fixed already five laps from the end. This provides each year for a lot of excitement and even more Drama. The Fans love it!

4. Sports for the (peaceful) people

unlike in football there is in Football, not violence. Clear: 99 percent of football fans are not ready for violence. And nevertheless in Switzerland it is not possible to run with a FCZ-Shirt by Basel or Vice versa. In American Football, however, one meets with opposing Fans before the game, to the so-called Tailgate Party. This is a social Event on Parking in front of the stadium, where people listen to music together, Barbecuing, and beer.

And: Many Football games are there in the United States in the Free TV. Also in the German-speaking countries can pursue at least two meetings per week for free (SAT 1 or ProSieben MAXX). If you want to watch in the Switzerland of football games from England, Germany, Spain or Italy, has to dig deep in the bag.

The Offensive trying to get in the opponent’s end zone. The Defensive tries to stop the Offensive.

The Offensive can throw the round, Egg, or also simply to run.

Overall, the Offensive four Attempts to get 10 Yards (about 9 meters) wide. This is not possible, changes of ball possession.

basically:the game duration: 4 quarters of 15 minutes number of players: 11 per Team on the field game field length: 100 Yards (about 91 meters)field, width: 53 Yards (49 meters)So there are points:7 points for a “Touchdown” (Egg in the opponent’s end-zone throw or carry)3 points for a “Field Goal” (the Egg into the opponent’s tuning fork shoot-shaped gate)2 points for a “Safety” (If the Defensive stops the ball carrier of the attacking crew in its own end zone)