Toronto Mike

The NFL is Popular, Just Not With Me

The NFL is Popular, Just Not With Me

It's November 24th and I've only watched one quarter of NFL football this season.  I caught the final quarter of Denver's 51 - 48 win over Dallas on October 6 and I got sucked in because it was Peyton Manning and I couldn't believe the number of points on the board.

Every season since Wade Phillips started Rob Johnson instead of Doug Flutie in the Music City Miracle game I've watched less NFL than the season before.  And now, it's come to this.

I don't miss it at all.  The NFL is very American... very militaristic with lots of hype and commercialism but very little actual action.  In fact, the average NFL game "lasts 3 hours and 12 minutes, but if you tally up the time when the ball is actually in play, the action amounts to a mere 11 minutes."

11 minutes of action in a game that takes over three hours to watch.  I'm glad I bailed when I did.  I know too many people who can't leave their televisions on Sundays because they can't miss a minute of the big NFL machine.

It's not just the mere 11 minutes of action that sucks, it's also the 100+ ads you're subjected to and the fact an average play in the NFL lasts just four seconds.

I'll admit the NFL is very popular, it's just not popular with me.

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