If you know me well, you’ll know I like American football. A lot.
The NFL did a bit of analysis recently and determined that there are around 2 million ‘avid fans’ of the NFL in the UK…I think I’m probably one of those, who visits the website multiple times a day, subscribes to every newsletter and blog out there, watches the highlights to every game, and dreams that one day that call will come in: ‘Hi Sam, you seem interested in the NFL – how do you fancy becoming the starting quarterback for the new London franchise?’
But I don’t just like American football, I’m also into normal football (Americans: that’s the sport where the ball spends most of the time in contact with someone’s foot) – again, I follow my team’s (Sheffield United) blogs and latest news.
And like most people from Sheffield, the lack of success from the football teams has led me to have a real love for ice hockey – the Sheffield Steelers won first place in the Elite League last season, but then lost out in the playoffs. Shame. But again, the NHL has a whole bunch of stuff available so I watch as many of the highlights as I can and keep up with the news. Maybe I just like hearing the word ‘goaltender’.
In fact, I also really enjoy rugby, Australian football, tennis, golf, indoor bowls…I basically just like any sports. And I actually can’t figure out why. I tried to think it through, but it’s eluding me. Thankfully, that doesn’t reduce my enjoyment.
Is anyone like me? Is there anything that you love but don’t know why? Does it bother you?