FRANK ROBLES: American 'football' is not 'handball'

July 1, 2014 

Re: "American 'football' is really 'handball' " in the Friday Letters to the Editor section.

I agree with Mr. Creel that soccer is not football, but never should it be called handball.

The game of handball has been played since the 19th century or earlier. Players use a small, lively bouncing rubber ball. The ball can only be stroked (hit) with the hands, left or right, no foot kicks, no running, passing, catching or diving with the ball.

I played handball regularly at the New Orleans Athletic Club for more than 30 years with the same group of guys until I retired and moved to beautiful Diamondhead.

I say again, football is not handball.

FRANK ROBLES

Diamondhead

The Sun Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service