8 Reasons Football Season Is Everyone's Favorite Time Of Year
Start writing a post

8 Reasons Football Season Is Everyone's Favorite Time Of Year

It's time to dust off the old jersey

8 Reasons Football Season Is Everyone's Favorite Time Of Year

School is back in session, and autumn is just around the corner. The leaves will soon start changing. For some this means its time to break out the flannel after a long summer and head down to the - well - anywhere for the freshest pumpkin spice flavored snack. For others, it spells the end (or maybe the beginning) of allergy season, but in the good ol' U S of A, there is one thing that overshadows all of this: football season. So in the spirit of sportsmanship, let's look forward to some of our favorite things about the season of watching people beat other people up to run a funny-shaped ball over a painted line on a grass field.

Rooting for the Home Team

Here in America, there are plenty of things that divide us *coughpoliticscough* and can make for a pretty awkward situation (like when your next-door neighbor puts up a Trump lawn sign in their front yard), so it's a relief that sportsing usually only creates rivalries across geographic lines. Few things bring a town (or state, or region of a state) together like uniting to root the home team on, be it the home town high school boys, your nearest college ball team, or the nearest NFL team.

Football Parties

Speaking of uniting to root for your favorite team, when it comes to watching NFL on the TV, what better way to do it than to throw a party and invite all your friends (even the one who's a fan of the rival team)? Even if it's expected to be a boring 1pm game, there's not really anything else to do to pass the time on a Sunday.

Football Snacks

Speaking of football parties, it just isn't one without the right snacks. Doritos have pretty much cemented themselves as the go-to football party chip with their plethora of hilarious Super Bowl commercials. But that's not all there is. You can't have a proper party without buffalo chicken dip, the iconic little weiners, or (if you're going all out for the Super Bowl) a snack-dium.

Actually Attending a Game

Sitting (read: standing and yelling) in front of a TV is all well and good, but that's only really an option for NFL and certain NCAA games. To get the full autumn experience, you have to go to a game. There's something uniquely American about bundling up in sweaters and scarves to get the chance to root your local high school boys on in the yearly homecoming game.

Halftime Shows

No, not the Super Bowl halftime. I'm talking high school and college level, marching band halftime shows. I may be biased, because I was one of those band geeks getting my Dinkles muddy on Friday nights, but marching bands are a pretty big part of the experience. At their worst, you have to commend the poor kids for having the dedication to learn all the music and footwork. At their best, well, just give this a look:

Monday Night Football

It's true that football dominates the fall season. There's some level of football going on five of seven days of the week for at least a solid eight weeks, but Monday night brings its own special blessing. By the time Monday comes around, there's already been four straight days of football, but it's the first day of the work week and you're probably thinking man, I'd take one more game over needing to go to work. Well, MNF is a perfect compromise to ease you off the sport for a couple days after a long first day of the week.


OK, yeah, so everyone loves getting behind the home team, but that's pretty standard procedure. Nothing compares to the one or two times a year you get to pile all your frustrations against your team's rival. Rivalries are really what makes the season. Those are the games everyone goes to. Those are the ones that get the precious primetime spots. Those are the ones where memories are (almost) made of that time you had a few too much to drink and tried to crush a can on your forehead to intimidate the mouthy guy in the rival quarterback's jersey two rows up.

Fantasy Football

Not everybody gets into it, but of all the Fantasy sports, football is definitely the biggest one. You may play for a cash pot, make the last place place guy carry out a silly prank, compete for your very own Shiva Bowl trophy, or do it just for fun. Regardless, if you have your very own league, fantasy football is bound to make the season that much more exciting.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

A Beginner's Wine Appreciation Course

While I most certainly do not know everything, I feel like I know more than the average 21-year-old about vino, so I wrote this beginner's wine appreciate course to help YOU navigate the wine world and drink like a pro.

White wine being poured into a glass

Keep Reading...Show less
Types of ice cream

Who doesn't love ice cream? People from all over the world enjoy the frozen dessert, but different countries have their own twists on the classic treat.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

100 Reasons to Choose Happiness

Happy Moments to Brighten Your Day!

A man with a white beard and mustache wearing a hat

As any other person on this planet, it sometimes can be hard to find the good in things. However, as I have always tried my hardest to find happiness in any and every moment and just generally always try to find the best in every situation, I have realized that your own happiness is much more important than people often think. Finding the good in any situation can help you to find happiness in some of the simplest and unexpected places.

Keep Reading...Show less

Remember The True Meaning of Christmas

“Where are you Christmas? Why can’t I find you?”

A painting of the virgin Mary, the baby Jesus, and the wise men

It’s everyone’s favorite time of year. Christmastime is a celebration, but have we forgotten what we are supposed to be celebrating? There is a reason the holiday is called Christmas. Not presentmas. Not Santamas. Not Swiftmas. Christmas.

boy standing in front of man wearing santa claus costume Photo by __ drz __ on Unsplash

What many people forget is that there is no Christmas without Christ. Not only is this a time to spend with your family and loved ones, it is a time to reflect on the blessings we have gotten from Jesus. After all, it is His birthday.

Keep Reading...Show less
Golden retriever sat on the sand with ocean in the background
Photo by Justin Aikin on Unsplash

Anyone who knows me knows how much I adore my dog. I am constantly talking about my love for her. I attribute many of my dog's amazing qualities to her breed. She is a purebred Golden Retriever, and because of this I am a self-proclaimed expert on why these are the best pets a family could have. Here are 11 reasons why Goldens are the undisputed best dog breed in the world.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments