You are finally there, your first game of the year. You walk into the stadium, the smell of food stands and beer fill the air.. You find your seats and take a look around, relishing in every single thing you see: the fans dressed in the team colors, the lush green field with your teams logo painted perfectly in the center, and the players warming up. Then the National Anthem is sung and the jets fly over head. You get goosebumps, your heart starts pounding, your stomach is in knots and the amount of energy coming off the crowd is so strong you can feel it deep in your soul. Thoughts of "this could be our year" start floating through your head. It truly is the greatest feeling. Even if its your first, fifth or 100th time at a game, the feeling never changes.
The football season has officially started and I couldn't be more excited. Here are my 5 reason about why I love football so much.
1. Football = Fall. It is the best season ever. There is a reason it is
2. The game, simple as that. Football is one of those sports that can suck you in. It's a high energy, action packed, keep you on the edge of your seat kind of game. Plus, who doesn't like looking at those butts?!
3.The Food. Does this really need an explanation? Football party food is like holiday food. It's amazing. Everyone looks forward to it. Football season is a diet killer, just don't even try.
4. The camaraderie. Watching the game in a bar/restaurant or at someones home. It doesn't matter if you are with your best friends, family or with a random stranger, if you're fans of the same team you are going to have a blast. Unless your team is losing of course.
5. As much fun as it is watching the game on TV with friends, NOTHING will ever replace the feeling of being at the game, sitting on those hard seats. If you've never been to a game, shame on you. After going to my first game 4 years ago, I was hooked. I just wish I could afford to go to every game, home or away!
What do you love most about football? I'd love to hear!