Football – Social Sport Of The Us?

Sunday, November 4, 2012
Are you getting bored and yearning for some human company in your house? Well, all that you have to do is switch on the TV and invite your neighbor. Done. Just see how the atmosphere in the house is charged with electricity with all the screaming and shouting that is bound to happen! Just watching National Football League and United States Football League tackling the football is sure to raise the adrenalin.

Football is a game you can enjoy the most when you are in the company of others. It is not meant for lonely hearts. The heart throbbing of that winning goal, the nail biting dodging of the ball, the cursing and swearing that goes with the game is not for the weak hearted. If you happen to suffer from hypertension, trust me this game is not for you.


Don’t you think that it is only the guys that are going nuts over it. The pointed oval ball with large stitches along one side is the craze of America since the 60s. Even the girls are driving the nation mad with their antics. It is surprising if you consider the fact that football practice is tough and is vigorous too. No, longer are the girls demure or lady like. Those days are long gone!

It is nice to see that football is one game which can effectively wean the child away from the computer games and mindless television viewing. Children actually want to play football nowadays and the clubs at school and college provide them a platform for it. They promote the game by spreading word about its benefits on your family, friendship, fun and fitness. It relaxes the mind and releases specific hormones in your body which help you to relax after a game. The psychological effects are deep.

It is an easy and affordable game. The rewards are there, and on field relationships extend beyond the field and lifelong bonds are formed. All this can never be achieved if you remain glued to your computer games or the idiot box.

So all you video freaks. Just jump out of your chair, collect few people from the neighborhood, even your 60 + granddad will do if he can run about, and go to the neighborhood park. Just see how recharged and lively you feel after a kicking, screaming hitting and shouting session with the ball. Your mom may scream at you but don’t worry she will come around soon enough when she will see the changes in you.

It is not for nothing that the Super Bowl Sunday has become the unofficial national holiday in the USA!