How to learn to love football
- Choose a sport you have an interest in. For me, it was an NBA game: Hawks vs. Clippers. It was so interesting to watch the players go non stop, and I left wanting more. Once you can find a sport that catches your eye, you can begin to understand the feeling of craving more.
- Surround yourself at games. The more you can feel the hype of others around you, the more likely you are to become just as excited. For me, sometimes a game is less about what is happening on the field and more about how I am feeling in the crowd. Grab a couple of beers and get the full effect of the atmosphere.
- Dress the part. Indulge in team gear before the game! Wearing a shirt or hat that supports a team you are seeing will make you feel that much more like you belong. Also, who doesn’t love a new t-shirt?
- Pick a side. Once you master #1, this will be your best bet at enjoying other games. I always find myself continuing to be interested in a game if I pick a team to start with and cheer for them the whole time. This makes you invest more into the game instead of just looking away to check your phone every five minutes because you get bored.
So, if this is a relationship you see a future in, go ahead and try these. I promise it’ll make you look forward to the fall instead of dreading it.