But technically, being the English language, we should get to to choose what we call what. Football, with 11 men and a round ball and no padding is Football.
American football, with 100 players, a rugby ball and a load of padding and lots of standing around in tights, is American football.
I'm not suggesting that you can't use football, but should at least use the full name in this misleadingly named subforum........
No sacrifice? Pff! Why do your boys wear all that padding then if they are so hard?