I love sports. Football is my favorite to watch, and the NFL is my preferred league.
A lot of people sing the praises of “amateur” college football, where the NCAA and government funded schools ensure 18-21 year old players can risk their livelihoods forever but cannot make any money, while the institutions risk nothing an make millions.
It is fun to watch. The talent disparity between teams and individual player is huge, but the emotional maturity is so low that anything can happen. It can be wild and crazy. I enjoy college football.
But nothing comes close to the NFL. Because the talent is so, so much better than college, it means you can’t win on flukes, emotion, or raw athleticism. It takes a higher degree of strategy, and especially psychological toughness, consistency, and chemistry.
I love the chess match of the NFL, and the mental challenge of the best players to rise above mere talent and become something more.