I Just Don’t Get It – American Football

OK, I have to admit I just don’t get it.  How on earth do people get excited about [American] football.  Seriously why would you watch it?  If you thought cricket was dull then just settle down and watch a few hours of this total borefest.

For a start it isn’t football.  You don’t use your foot to connect with the ball so how on earth can it be called football.  Oh, and another thing,  the elliptical object that the men throw around from hand to hand isn’t even a ball.

So you have all these big guys who wear three times their own body weight in armour, all so as they can bump into each other from a range of 18 inches.


Comparative protection

Apparently the idea is that you move the elliptical object forward by 10-yards in four goes.  In between each attempt everything stops for TV advertisements and a game takes about six weeks to finish.  It has to be the most boring game known to man, or is it?

Lets face it if you want excitement just switched the rugby world cup an you will see real men playing a real sport, 80 minutes of non-stop excitement and physicality.

Just have a look at this

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Hi, I am Alan. I live in Broadstone, Dorset with my wife, Shirley, my son, Ryan and two dogs called Bailey and Jasper. I have recently retired after working in the Armed Forces and in Public Service since 1977 so I now have a bit more time to do the things I love. Music is a huge part of my life and always has been. I have a broad taste in music and can find something to enjoy in most styles of music. I have always been attracted to music which has something to say, is outside the mainstream and is perhaps a bit rebellious. I guess my early influences were late 1970's Punk and new wave bands, especially those who came out of Northern Ireland where I grew up. I loved Stiff Little Fingers, The Undertones, Rudi, Starjets etc but also bands like The Ramones, The Clash, The Jam and so on. I like singer songwriters including Van Morrison, Springsteen, Neil Young & Bob Dylan and in recent years I have become more interested in folk and acoustic music but I also love the sort of high drive energetic Folk/Punk music delivered by bands like The Levellers, Leatherat, Ferocious Dog and many others who frequent the UK Festival scene. I have long since lost the desire to spend my holidays laying around in the sun and these days am much more likely to be found in a muddy field somewhere in the UK during the festival season.

3 thoughts on “I Just Don’t Get It – American Football

  1. gigsandbandsdotcom

    I’ve loved NFL since the early 1980s when it started being shown on the new channel 4.

    I agree though that watching the whole game in real time gets really boring.

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