I like football quite a bit. My preference is college, but the NFL is pretty neat too, and it’s a way to pass the time in the winter when it is Sunday, or Monday, or Thursday, or whatever. But I’m just not into pro football the way I am some sports. (And by “some sports,” I mean baseball.) So what’s the deal with preseason NFL coverage?
NFL people, help a Lady out here. I have so many questions!
It seems that NFL preseason action gets a whole lot of coverage, with games being televised and then later discussed on SportsCenter. If you’re a hardcore fan who follows your NFL team closely and nitpicks all their decisions, is this coverage enough? On the other hand, if you’re just a casual fan who watches the NFL just because it’s what’s on, is this coverage too much?
I ask this because I honestly don’t know. I’m a baseball girl to the extreme, so I can understand the appeal in preseason action. I listened to every single Royals Spring Training game, and watched the two that were televised. There’s a lot to be learned about the individual parts that make up a team, before the first day of the regular season dawns. But in my mind, that coverage doesn’t have to be national, does it? Or are NFL fan bases geographically fragmented enough that coverage of preseason games needs to be national?
And this one applies to every sport: Is there such a thing as too much knowledge about your team? Sometimes I wonder if knowing the ins and outs of every part of, for example, the Royals lessens my ability to just enjoy their games. Instead I feel like I have to break down and analyze each one. ‘The Royals lost today and here’s why,’ as opposed to ‘the Royals lost today, how sad.’ Is that a bad thing? Do we, in general, get too much information from tWWL and other sports outlets?
Anyway, I just wondered about the NFL thing because I’m always in favor of televising more baseball at this time of year. But if y’all like your preseason games, I will be less grumpy when they are on TV and baseball is not.
In other news, it looks like the Royals may never win another game. And Mitch Maier, an outfielder who was finally getting his chance in the Bigs, got his face all smashed up. (Video on this page)