Top Reasons I Love Football

No matter what your preferences are, there’s a sport out there for everyone. And if you’re not one to participate, then watching them is just as good (if not better). Though I’ve lost track of how many ESPN channels are out there, it appears as if the act of sitting back and watching a sport has become one itself. Of all the ones that are readily available to watch, my favorite sport to watch is football. There’s simply so much to love about the game, but if you find yourself unable to fathom why, continue reading to find out.

 

  • The game itself is intensely fun to watch.

 

Dec 14, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Navy Midshipmen center Tanner Fleming (75) and the Navy line prepare to collide with Army Black Knights defensive lineman Richard Glover (98) and the Army defense at the line of scrimmage during the first half at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 14, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Navy Midshipmen center Tanner Fleming (75) and the Navy line prepare to collide with Army Black Knights defensive lineman Richard Glover (98) and the Army defense at the line of scrimmage during the first half at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports

This is perhaps the most obvious reason why I enjoy football. The game itself is a high-intensity game that is incredibly entertaining to watch. There’s something about watching large men collide into one another and fight so hard just to get a ball across a line that is entertaining to us viewers. Regardless of the game’s simplicity, the strategies are endless, and watching each team with their varying strategies and techniques is one of my favorite parts of the game. Similarly, I love anticipating what their next move might (or should) be.

 

  • Football has a way of bringing out high emotions.

 

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We all know about the release of endorphins following a good exercise regimen, but there should really be a study done on the endorphins released after watching your home team score a winning touchdown. Football has a way of bringing out all my emotions, high and low. Though the lows are also never forgotten, I like to focus on the wins and all those moments I got to watch my favorite teams win. The excitement is unimaginable and incomparable to any other feeling out there.

 

  • I love the memories it creates.

 

I have more than a handful of good memories watching football, especially when it comes to Superbowl Sunday. These big events create lasting memories that I wouldn’t otherwise have without the existence of football. Some of my favorite memories are of me sitting with family, loudly rooting for our favorite team (even if they weren’t the same one).

 

  • The snacks are the best.

 

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This reason is one that should almost go without saying. Football-lovers and Non-football-lovers alike can agree that football snacks are the best – wings, pizza rolls, every finger food you can possibly imagine right in front of you. These snacks have become synonymous with the game itself.

 

  • The game is a metaphor for life.

 

You plan, you practice, you execute. Sometimes those plans execute just as intended, and sometimes they don’t. Sometimes what you wanted for months, years, on end culminates to disappointment, and then sometimes, in those rarer cases, they don’t. Football teaches you about loyalty and motivation and how to take disappointment in stride. It takes a game about physical strength and turns it into a lesson about mental strength. The game is a good metaphor for life. You win some; you lose some.

I know plenty of individuals who find sports mundane and juvenile. They don’t understand how anyone can spend hours on end watching others play on a game on the television, how anyone can worked up to the point of tears. Sports bring out something different in everyone. In my case, football just happens to bring out some of the best. Hopefully, if you don’t already love football as I do, you will learn to appreciate it more.