NFL Sundays not well-spent

By Nicole Housh

Baseball is better than football. I think it’s a non-negotiable statement of truth, but lets discuss it anyway.

Football is the worst thing to happen to winter since the weather.

I would dare say that Punxsutawney Phil retreats back into cave not because he sees his shadow indicating six more weeks of winter, but because he sees that sketchy dude on the sidelines wearing the Steelers jersey and realizes the Superbowl has yet to occur. I feel you, Phil.

Don’t get me wrong, Superbowl commercials are awesome and Katy Perry rocked the halftime show. To this day, I still daydream about running off into the sunset with left shark.

But does that make up for the fact that I was forced to sit and pretend to feign interest for hours about teams I’ve never heard of, from cities I don’t care about? No.

You can call me un-American, but football is stupid.

The name itself makes absolutely no sense, since they kick the ball maybe two or three times throughout the entirety of the game. Why is it even called that?

Were we just trying to confuse the entire world by naming a game that actually uses a legitimate ball that is kicked around with a foot “soccer”? Get it together, America.

Over three hours of my time is necessary for the mere 11 minutes of game time that actually occurs.

On top of the time wasted from watching the actual game, it’s also a thing to “tailgate” and spend additional hours drinking and eating questionably prepared meats before the game even starts.

If I’m lectured one more time about my opposition to waking up at the crack of dawn on a Sunday to watch a game, I’m going to flip a table. Sunday is the day of rest, not the day of eight hours sitting around in the frigid winter air watching next to nothing happen on 100 yards of fake grass.

Baseball is far more versatile. Games happen nearly every day of the week, and you can come and go as you please. And since there are more games per season than football, ticket prices are far lower.

Football season falls during during autumn and winter, when the weather outside is horrible. Baseball occurs during spring and summer. This means that you don’t have to compromise warmth for looking your best.

If the more attractive weather doesn’t have you convinced yet, maybe a much more important attribute will have you jumping ship on your favorite sport of choice: the attractiveness of the players’ wallet sizes.

Major League Baseball has given out 14 $100 million contracts between 2010 and 2012. Do you know how many the National Football League has given out since the beginning of time? Ten ” none of which amounted to comparable salaries.

At the end of the day, everyone is entitled to their opinion.

Even if you’re in favor of football, you are also entitled to your wrong opinion.


Sungah Choi / The Poly Post


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