vincevincevince - 2:37 am on Jun 17, 2006 (gmt 0) <edit -added>
I'm greatly heartned by the showing of those who don't 'get' football here. Great support in recent discussions with my in-laws who can't seem to understand someone who'd rather not hear the word football and gets annoyed when scheduled programming is moved to make way for it.
Football is more than just a "game" or a "sport" which is why I imagine a lot of American's don't and never will get it
I just want to add that I'm UK born and bred so don't have the 'excuse' of being American.
A boy and his father often do this together - it's part of growing up and male bonding.
Perhaps that is the issue? I've never been to a football match with any family member and my family are not particularly interested in the game either.
Another reason I've been toying with is that the problem is there are so many players on a team. That means you have to appreciate the team as a team and not as a collection of skilled individuals, hard if you don't care which team wins. With tennis doubles, for example, even if you don't favour a particular team, there are only four players and you are able to closely observe the invididual skill of each one, bringing enjoyment without the need to be a 'supporter'.