Step #1: Get Food and Drink. This is an essential first before any football game. The right food and drink can make or break your viewing experience. Most Americans choose the staple food items such as chips, hot dogs, hamburgers, bean dip, pizza, and popcorn. Remember, it is important to know how many people will be watching the game with you and know whether or not if they will be bringing their own food. If you have a lot of people coming over you may want to consider items that can feed a whole host of people. If your just watching it by yourself, you may want to consider a bag of chips or a bowl of popcorn. When it comes to beverages the most popular drink is beer, specifically a light lager beer. Your best choice being the domestic brands such as Budweiser, Miller Genuine Draft, and Coors. If you want a non-alcoholic beverage you can never go wrong with soda. These are important choices as most games usually run 3 hours and hunger or thirst can strike at any time. You can even our Pointsbet Promo code to try to bet on the game and win some money.
Step #2: Turn on your Television. This is the easiest step: if you do not have a Television — get one. If a television is out of your price range don’t fear! Many football games are broadcast on the radio. Once this step is complete the next one may be hard for some of you.
Step #3: Turn it to a football game. This step all depends on the time and the day. Most football games in the U.S. are broadcasted on either Saturday and Sunday. Collegiate games will usually broadcast on Saturday, while NFL Games start on Sunday. Making sure its the right day helps as the Collegiate season starts on Labor Day and goes to early January weekend, and the NFL regular season games start the second week of September going to early February. The time of day is a crucial factor here depending on which game you want to watch. You can never go wrong on Saturdays or Sundays with 1:00pm EST or 12:00pm CST. The big four networks: CBS, ABC, NBC, and FOX all show football games but on different days and different times. Switching between these four will usually yield some results.
Step #4: Deciding who you want to cheer for. This step is critical for the enjoyment of the game, most people who watch football have at least one favorite team and another team that they despise. If you are new to football you may want to start with the team that is closest to where you live. Proximity is a deciding factor for most football fans. If you are watching the game with others you may want to chose the one that they are rooting or cheering for. It is ill-advised to pick the team that the group is rooting against especially if you are new to the football viewing experience, as some individuals will really get caught up in the emotion of the game.
Step #5: Cheering at an appropriate time. While watching the game with other people you may notice that every so often they get excited and release their excitement with yells of either joy or anger. Though they yell at the television or radio those yells are directed at either a player(s), coach(es), team(s), owner(s), or referee(s). When watching with a group try to cheer the way they do. Be careful on when you cheer! Cheering too much can be annoying to others and show that you lack knowledge and awareness of about what is going on in the game. Cheering too little, while not annoying can be seen by others as a lack of caring or a lack of awareness. A quick review of the rules can help solve most problems.
Step #6: What to do during Half Time. You may notice while watching that the game of football is divided into four fifteen quarters. At the end of the second 15 minute quarter a 12 (NFL) or 20 (collegiate) minute Half Time will begin, During this time play will cease and a half time show will commence. Some individuals will take this time to go to the bathroom or get some more food and drink. Others will watch the half time show to get caught up with other games, or they might switch the channel to another football game. This time may be spent at your leisure, just make sure you make it back by the start of the game.
Step #7: Celebrating or Consoling. As the last fifteen minute quarter comes to an end you may realize that one team has a higher score than the other. Depending on who has the higher score and who you and/or other people you may be watching this with are rooting for may determine their mood. This can be explained easily with a simple equation.
Your team’s score > the other team’s score = joy.
Your team’s score < the other team’s score = sadness or anger depending on situation.
Once the game is over one of two things will happen you will either be celebrating to varying degrees depending on the game or opponent, or you will be consoling others. Celebrating can involve numerous things such as: a party, lots of beer drinking, or loud expressions of joy. Consoling can involve a number of things as well, these being: comforting others through physical contact such as a hug, loud expressions of anger or sadness, or through a large consumption of beer.
Step #8: Selecting the next game. For selecting the next game follow step #3, however, by this time it is probably past 4:00 pm EST or 3:00pm CST staying tuned to the same channel may yield results or surfing around maybe the better option. On Saturdays and Sundays games will be shown all day until late in the night. Channel surfing is the best way to find which ones are on. Once this step is completed repeat steps #4 through #7. Use of step #1 may depend on quantity or quality of food or drink available and maybe repeated as necessary.
Following these eight steps with some variation can ensure success with other sports as well. Now that your a sport spectator following other sports will be a piece of cake. It is also helpful to finally remember that gaining as much knowledge of your favorite ones can ensure more enjoyment in future viewings.