Every football fan/addict wants one thing… More Football!!!!!
As the regular season gets under way, we get our fill with so many games going on at once, and depending on your TV provider, some are fortunate to be able to watch them all.
What about after the final whistle blows? Where do football fans go once the confetti drops at the big game? After the end of the season, we are fortunate enough to be able to talk about the game for a while, and then what the next year has in store. But once everything is said and done, there is a serious lull for football fans. Myself, I also enjoy baseball, so I’m pretty much covered year round.
But what about those that have no desire to see anything other than a pigskin? Where do they turn? It used to be that you were left with serious withdrawals. The letdown of it all, making you disheartened with everything going on in your world.
Addiction is no laughing matter, but football would be an addiction that I don’t think most people would mind. You’re not randomly twitching; you won’t get hassled by the police, and all of your teeth stay in your head.
How do we cope with the lack of football? Simple, we turn to football “related” programming. I use the “” because some of the shows are barely what you would call related.
Here are my top football related programs to help get you through the off season.
1. Playmakers: Simply put, an amazing show. It originally aired on ESPN to serious ratings. Due to the controversial nature of the show it was given the axe.
2. Remember the Titans: Enough said, if you haven’t seen or heard of this movie, you have been living under a rock.
3. The League: This is where the term “related” versus related comes in to play. The show originally aired on FX, but they have moved it to their sister station FXX. The show centers around a group of fantasy football players and the various antics that occur. While there is very little football, there are still the occasional reference and discussions either about the league or how the game of football relates to life. If you need a low-level football fix, this is the show for you.
These shows and a movie, will more than likely be good enough to get you through.
(Protip: watch all of these shows repeatedly, eventually you will get sick of football long enough to survive the off-season until preseason starts.)