I am definitely not "besotted" with football, I find it a very boring sport.
It seems to bring in enormous advertising revenue, so we get inundated with games. One night this week, all three major broadcast networks had a football game on at the same time, plus there were other games on some of the cable channels in the same time slot. That's much more saturation than there is with other sports. If you don't like football, you definitely find yourself surrounded by too much of a not very good thing. I'm glad I have cable with a zillion movie channels to help me survive the football season.
I think it's interesting that, as the years have gone by, the professional basketball players' shorts have gotten longer and longer and baggier and baggier, while the pro football players' pants have gotten tighter and tighter--at this point they look almost spray-painted on, or like leotards. Maybe someone could explain to me what that's all about.
Watched an interesting documentary on cable yesterday about the Williams sisters--Venus and Serena--which traced their rise to fame from their childhood days and the influence of their father in pushing them to prominence. Now there are two remarkable athletes. I'd much rather watch a good tennis match than a football game any day.
BTW, add me to the list of people who is not thumbing your posts, either up or down, I really don't bother with that sort of thing. Once in a blue moon, I'll thumb a post down mainly to collapse it, so I don't have to see it on a page, but that's very rare, and it never involves you. It's mainly with posters who post one post after another, often quite repetitious posts, that take up most of a page, and collapsing those makes it easier to see other people's posts.