Cleats by Bill Hinds for June 03, 2008
Abby: Basketball has a basket, baseball has bases, handball is played with your hand, even ice hockey is played on ice. Those names all make sense. "Soccer" doesn't mean anything. The sport should be called "football." American football is hardly about feet, so why is it called "football"? Edith: Don't ask me. One of my sports is fencing.