Good evening. Today was our last day in Oregon, and it might have beaten day three when we went to that cool waterpark. We went to a real American football game. If you wondered why I didn't write about day 4, 5 and 6, it's because I didn't want to. Want to know what team we watched? Keep reading!
American football vs Swedish football.
American football is a bit different from Swedish football. In U.S.A they call Swedish football soccer, but the direct translate is football. First of all, you play American football with an egg-shaped ball, and they play with their hands. Soccer is played with a normal ball and they use their feet. American football also requires a lot more equipment since it's more violent. The fields aren't exactly the same, but both of the sports uses grass or artificial as surface, and the field is marked with white lines. U.S.A:s most famous sport is American football, but worldwide it's soccer. 2.6 billion peoples play American football. To be clear they play soccer in Oregon too, but football is the thing.
In Oregon, college sports is extremely popular. There's a team called Oregon Ducks, just a normal college team that plays Football. You think? Well, think again. They are the most popular football team in Oregon and have their own Football field that fits 50.000 people. INSANE HUH!!! And that's not only family and friends. People travels across the country just to watch them play. In Sweden, college sports exists, but most of the time only friends and family watches the games.
Almost every college in Oregon wants to have a great and popular team in any sport, especially football. In Sweden, it's just a fun thing.
Now I have to go, and since this is the last day of our trip, I guess it's goodbye... =(. I loved Oregon and I totally recommend it, let Oregon be the place you visit next time! And watch some American football!!!