When is American Football Day?
American Football Day falls on November 5th.
What is American Football Day?
The Super Bowl is an unofficial American holiday. No, the banks don’t close, but that’s because it happens on Sunday. It’s the highpoint of football season, which 70% of Americans follow. American Football Day celebrates the highs and lows of what has become America’s favorite sport.
It’s a dynamic sport. The QB sacks and 40-yard runs keep us on the edge of our seats, because every play could end up in a turnover, a fumble, and interception. The game seems predictable, so we bet on it and build fantasy football teams, all the while knowing that there’s no such thing as a sure thing. Football gives us suspense, hard-hitting plays, epic runs, and that sports fan comradery.
The rest of the world hears “football” and thinks “soccer,” so we call it American Football Day. And on American Football Day, we celebrate the intensity and decade-long sagas of American football.
Fun facts about American Football Day!
- More than 100 million people watch the Super Bowl every year.
- Super Bowl Sunday is the least popular day of the year to get married in the U.S.
- The Green Bay Packers are the oldest football franchise in continuous existence in the same location. They originally were called the Green Bay Acme Packers.
- The NFL began in 1920 under a different name, changing its name to the National Football League in 1922.
- Many football players go bankrupt within a couple years of retiring.
- Every year, the winner of the Super Bowl gets the Vince Lombardi Trophy, which is a $25,000 souvenir made of sterling silver.
How to celebrate American Football Day:
- Watch the game. Get your buddies and plenty to eat and drink.
- If there’s no game, call your friends over to throw around the ol’ pigskin.
- Take a football quiz online to test your knowledge of the stats and rules.
- Complete a football-specific cross-word puzzle.
What’s the hashtag for American Football Day?
Use #AmericanFootballDay on social media to celebrate the sport.