Why has gridiron football never gained popularity outside North America?

That’s because everybody gets their own ball.

John Grisham wrote about Italian football in his novel Playing For Pizza.

That is a thing, I never knew.

That’s pretty cool. :+1:

Plus they have the best team name I have ever heard of in any sport anywhere:

Balogna Warriors!!!

There are enough schools (of the age that would be High School in the US) in the UK that have gridiron teams for there to be league play. The son of a college friend of mine plays on a team. Thinking on this, it may be a private league but I am pretty sure that it’s a school team.

If we can get them to play baseball, as well, they can take on the Nippon Ham Fighters!