American football is basically two bunches of huge men dressed in goofy suits, beating each other badly over a misshapen brown and white object called a "ball" for lack of a better term. After all, the English word "ball" derives from the Greek infinitive "ballo," which means "I throw." Granted, the Quarterback throws the ball to a receiver on the opposite side of the field in touchdown scoring attempts.
The attempts the players make at heroics to get the ball down field and score to win the game are legendary. Many players and coaches have earned spots in the National Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH because of their sportsmanship on the field and their leadership off the field. Players get too old to play, as other men do, and the wear and tear on their bodies resulting from the injuries they receive from tackling hits takes its toll, and the sport of American football is passed to newer generations of adrenaline-charged younger men who strive to break the records their predecessors established. Therefore all becomes meaningless.
Perhaps I might be more interested in NFL football in the post-season had it not been for the bloated salaries most athletes, including NFL players, receive from team owners' negotiations to craft the best teams for whom they could pay. Instead, I would rather watch "Pop Warner" league football played by boys whom have no stake in disgustingly high salaries and whose parents earn an average wage. That alone makes real football, for sport, and not for bets or negotiations or playoffs or football pools, but for fun..
Richard C. August