The NFL and NCAA football seasons are well underway; for some people, this is amazing news. For others, watching football is similar to watching the clock at work. Fear not, here are some things that are just as fun, if not more so, for the people sick of constant sports talk.
1. Try for the sport for yourself
The passion among football fans arguably runs deeper than the players themselves (since you all don’t have million dollar contracts) so live it up and pretend to be your favorite team (or your local city’s team). But don’t feel bad that you can’t throw a ball that well — neither can Eli. And hey, playing the game might finally make watching it interesting.
2. Take a nap/coma
Hey, you’re behind on a few hours of sleep, and those classes can get pretty rough. What better way to make up for it than to hit the hay at 1 p.m. on Sunday and kick back all the way until Tuesday morning?
3. Learn a new language
Everyone talks about the increasingly global world, so why not become a part of it? Right now Mandarin is huge in the business world, and Spanish is also always important in the United States. Learning a language instead of watching American football is actually killing two birds with one stone as far as globalization goes, since practically no other country wants to hear about someone’s fantasy league either.
4. bake a cake
You know, you really haven’t been baking enough cakes recently. When made right, they are fluffy, sweet, delicious and if you buy the premade store-mix, pretty easy. One might argue they are bad for you, but so is sitting on a couch for endless hours watching sports and ordering pizza. It all comes equals out.
5. Do homework
Unlike endlessly staring at a television, homework is at least mentally stimulating. Sure it may not sound like too much fun, because it probably isn’t, but neither is listening to Cris Collinsworth say absolutely nothing for far too many hours a week.