An American visitor to England watched his very first football match and was
struck by the differences between English and American football.
After the match he fell into conversation with one of the English players and
remarked, 'You know, over in the States, our players wear thick protective clothing.
You guys must be frozen stiff in those light clothes.'
'It's not so bad,' said the Englishman. 'Sometimes the ground is covered in
'You don't say!' exclaimed the American. 'What do you do about the balls? Paint
'Oh, no,' said the player. 'We just wear an extra pair of shorts.'