Football is officially back. You want to know how I know.... because for the first time since the winter I burned 12 calories walking back and forth to the kitchen, and watched 8 hours of television.
I said to myself Friday I'm not going to sit on the couch from the start of the Jets game 1:00pm to the end of the Giants game 12:00 am. Aside from a 20-minute run around 4:00 inspired by the Jets victory I did exactly that.
The NFL has a way of placing millions of American's in front of televisions and turning them into crazy couch potatoes hours on end. Today I said to myself - I'm going to do something after the Jets game, and then the San Fran vs Green Bay game was on, and AWESOME! I Had to watch it. Then around halftime it hit me ... I AM doing something. I'm watching football. A part of me felt like I was getting stuff done.
The NFL does this like no other sport. Not sure why. The sport is obviously awesome, but maybe because of some sort of subconscious commercials that repeatedly show other people watching football as they aspire to be the most powerful fan or maybe it's the commercials of beautiful girls plopped on their couches drinking beers and watching football. Whatever it is, it works. It almost reminds me that if I watch football then maybe, just maybe, one of those gorgeous girls will appear right next to me, on my couch.
All joking aside, it is amazing how many women go out to bars and go to parties with jersey's on; leave status' about players most of them know little about, and LOVE FOOTBALL! Yeah, my ex used to do this. Nothing like our typical Sunday .... hang out in the morning but when football came on, she would go out to the bars with her friends and I wouldn't see her till later that night. What a healthy relationship.
Watching football games has become an event in itself. Aside from the NBA's "I love this game" commercials every now and then, the NBA doesn't play commercials about the game, DURING the game. The NFL makes cool commercials about the fans and the experience. Is this incredible P.R. by the NFL to target viewers and make them feel great about being fans, or have fans always been this passionate about football and the game? Maybe I'm over thinking it.... either way I was all in on Sunday. Can't wait to do a lot next Sunday.