It goes to show that because I’m from Texas, football is instilled in my heart.
All levels of the game have their own characteristics and all have its own strategies because of the level of play.
Of course, high school and college football provide some of the most exciting games because spectators will get to see athletes perform at their highest in order to help their teams win.
What makes it a little more special is that some of the athletes may not be pro material, but play at a level to win, making the game that more special.
I have not only been an avid all-around football fan, but pro football is probably tops on my list.
It is not a favorite by many these days because of salary issues and what some pro players choices may be in life that put a damper on the league, but the speed and tactics are so much more magnified on the pro level.
I remember a column by a sportswriter in San Antonio once saying that covering pro sports is much more entertaining in that they can criticize more because the players are paid.
So much goes for being a fan as well, I suppose.
I remember watching pro games, particularly the Dallas Cowboys, as a youngster with my parents as other family members gathered to watch classics against the Steelers, Eagles and the Redskins.
Today, I have become an avid NFL fan, watching as many games as I can. Even the last two weekends, rooting for teams that I normally would be making hand gestures to – if the Cowboys were playing against them.
Sunday Night Football has become one of my favorites and I was surprised to find out through Twitter that the weekly show, during its course of the regular NFL season, surpassed both FOX and CBS as the most watched NFL program.
Sadly, Monday Night Football was one of the most popular during its hey-day with the likes of Howard Cosell and “Dandy” Don Meredith. But the show today has yielded poor ratings and though ESPN has tried to revive the show, it looks as if it may be on its way out.
I was particularly happy with the outcome of Championship Sunday, albeit with a paint brush in hand and glimpes of the television.
I do know that I made a quick guess that San Francisco and Baltimore would be facing each other in the playoffs. I made that guess after the divisional playoffs were done.
I have already chosen a winner. I don’t know if I will share it.
But I will give everyone a hint. A coach by the name of Harbaugh will win his first ever Super Bowl.