The Titans and Saints have yet to play their Rose Bowl II: The Reckoning tonight, but Week 3 is more or less on the books. And the season is shaping up as all NFL seasons do after three weeks – a hearty mix of expected starts, both good and bad, and surprising over- and under- performers. The one guarantee in professional football is that there are no guarantees. That’s why they play the games and that’s why we spend our Sundays watching them. On that note, I offer today’s column.
Football is best enjoyed in groups. The hard hits, impossible passes and exhaustive analysis create a perfect storm of manly, chest-bumping, “great to be alive” camaraderie. Fans gather across the country in stadium parking lots, lucky bars and packed living rooms and celebrate the day that, for many, is the highlight of their week. And darn it, it should be. Sundays during football season are a party and must be treated like one. Actually throw a party! If you, the readers, have never thrown a Regular Season Football Watching Party, then you better get to it. Appease the Gods of Sport and impress your friends by inviting a bunch of them over for food and festivities. If you get six buddies at your house for Week 4, maybe one of them will volunteer his or her place for Week 5. It’s like Pay It Forward, only less terrible.
You may be thinking that you are ill-equipped to throw a Regular Season Football Watching Party. Without necessarily knowing you, I can already say that you are wrong. Here at Nerds on Sports, we’re in the business of education. So let me do my part destroy some of the misconceptions that are no doubt keeping you from having this shindig. Read More