What is the perception of football fans in the States? (I refuse to call it soccer as we invented the game football, and your football is glorified Rugby) Over here its an obsession, practically religion, which is why our fans are over the top sometimes. The first thing guys make conversation with is "who's your team". If the reply is "I don't follow football", you're most likely labelled homosexual. I guess you guys have the same sort of obsession with Baseball and your football. Is Football over there seen as a foriengers sport? As you guys are primed in sports from school level I'm sure most people will have a team to suport by now right?