I get it. Some people just don’t enjoy watching sports. I truly understand the struggle. Maybe you were forced to watch a sport by a person who didn’t allow or encourage questions. Maybe you thought, “there must be something more productive to do with these next 3 hours.” Or maybe you just can’t find anything interesting within the stuff happening on the screen. I don’t guarantee that I can make you love sports, but I am sure that I can help make it much more watchable. Let’s start with one of the toughest sports to sell to the un-enthused viewer: American Football.
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