Since the 5th of November is almost right in the middle of football season in the U.S, it should be no surprise that it’s observed as American Football Day. It’s the most popular sport in the U.S, but also has its fans all across the world.
In fact, it’s been estimated that it has about 400 million fans worldwide — although it should be said that number includes all American fans of this sport. Regardless of where this holiday is observed or who observes it, there is one thing that’s for certain. It’s a day for people to head to football games, watch them on TV, or manage their fantasy football teams.
The History Of American Football Day
American football has been around for over 130+ years. In 1892, professional football came into existence when Pudge Heffelfinger was given a $500 contract to play in a game for the Allegheny Athletic Association versus the Pittsburgh Athletic Club. Twenty-eight years later, the American Professional Football Association was created. In 1922, the league would change its name to the National Football League (NFL).
As far as when this holiday was created, that’s a lot harder to ascertain. American Football Day appears to be a holiday that’s only been around from about 2018 onwards, but we have been unable to uncover its exact origins. We’ll continue to keep searching for the origins of this holiday, but it doesn’t appear like we’re going to be able to uncover them.
Incredible Facts About Football
What’s better than watching football or memorizing football stats? How about learning some new football trivia? We’ve found out some great facts about this sport online and we would like to now share this glut of information with everyone reading. Let’s look at them so that we have plenty of trivia to share with our loved ones during this holiday.
- The very first football game was between Princeton and Rutgers in 1869.
- The NFL team with the most Super Bowl wins is the Pittsburgh Steelers.
- The NFL is composed of 32 teams in two different conferences (the NFC and the AFC).
- NFL footballs are made by Wilson — a company that’s been making them for over 7 decades.
Observing American Football Day
Observing this holiday is as easy as enjoying some American football for the day. It could be professional football, college football, or even high school football. It just doesn’t matter. What does matter is that people come together to celebrate this sport with friends and family members.
And while we’re doing that, let’s not forget to bring snacks. Something like hot wings, nachos, or maybe even a couple of pizzas. And let’s not forget to spread the word about this holiday using the hashtag #AmericanFootballDay on social media.
When is American Football Day?
|This year (2023)||November 5 (Sunday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Next year (2024)||November 5 (Tuesday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Last year (2022)||November 5 (Saturday)||Multiple dates - more|