Since the season for football mania is upon us, today's Mama Kat blog writing prompt is to list, "10 Things I Don't Love About Football."
I'm not into sports. Either playing or watching and, fortunately, neither is my Hubby. Neither of us grew up with a Dad into that sort of thing and that makes a difference.
Anyway, here's my list:
#1) Beyond the basics of moving the ball up or down the field toward the goal posts, I simply don't understand the game or any of it terminology. (And I'm not interested in learning.)
#2) Football games are egregiously slow. Fifteen minutes of real time game play is stretched into an hour because of all the slow-motion replays and play discussion. Not to mention how that benefits the advertisers.
#3) Every little game detail has to be monotonously discussed ad nauseam by the game announcers. Ugh.
#4) It's sooo boring.
#5) I don't love the lack of sportsmanship going on in modern sports. There was a terrible display of poor sportsmanship during the 2015 Super Bowl. I don't like aggressive behavior, verbal-abuse & even fist-fighting with other players or referees is pretty much encouraged these days.
#6) I don't love how football transforms some people from nice to acting really ugly by abusing anyone not rooting for "their team," or cursing or throwing things and so on.
#7) I don't like the way game watching inspires massive alcohol drink fests, which only makes people act more ugly & more uncontrolled.
#8) Shows I'm interested in and want to watch get delayed and sometimes even canceled entirely by NFL games.
#9) I don't love how, in my town, local high school football inspires the same level of aggressive, obsessive fanaticism that college & pro games inspire--and it's just high school!
#10) And American football is so miserably boring--did I say that already?
There you have it. Everything I don't love about football.
What's your least favorite sport?
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