Is Football Better At The Stadium Or At Home?August 21, 2012
By: Julian Kimble
Watching a football game is a religious experience. First of all, if you’re watching the pros, you’re most likely watching on Sunday. You’ve devoted your full attention—and in some cases, your entire day—to a higher power. Oh, and there’s a lot of prayer involved, too. But what’s more fun: watching the game from the comfort of your own home, or making the journey down to the stadium to watch that gridiron action in living color? As long as you’re actually watching the game, you’re winning (unless your squad is losing), but let’s play Devil’s Advocate again think about what’s a more rewarding experience.
There’s nothing quite like watching a football game at the stadium. Die-hard fans get that same weird, tingly feeling that they got when they received their diplomas; you just feel that much closer to the game. Being in the stadium when your team scores a touchdown is a feeling that will leave you searching for the proper words to describe it days later. Stop for a second—could you imagine being in the building when Dwight Clark made “The Catch”? Or how about when T.O. made “The Catch ll,” or more recently for “The Catch lll” by Vernon Davis? Granted, there are some negatives to watching the game at the stadium, like those guys who get so drunk and spill so much liquor that even Ric Flair would be disgusted. Yeah, they ruin it for everyone. There’s also the heartbreak of watching your team lose. Regardless, there’s something powerful about a live sporting event that can make complete strangers become best friends for one shining moment, and it’s a feeling that you only get when you’re at the stadium.
The again, watching football from the comfort of your own home can be dope as well. While the rush of experiencing a live football game is amazing, there’s something about rolling out of bed on a Saturday or Sunday morning, still slightly turnt up from the night before and turning on the TV to watch a game in a completely casual fashion. You can do your best to transform your crib into your own private section, free from obnoxious opposing fans, ridiculous concession prices and actually having to move around if you don’t want to. Or, you and your homies can convene and watch multiple games at one of your places, it’s totally up to y’all. Another upside is that if your team is getting blown out, you can change the channel as opposed to making that extra-salty trip home. Who knows, maybe they’ll launch an epic comeback. It’s your call.
As long as you’re watching the sport and enjoying it, you’ve made the right decision. There’s nothing like being in the stands when your team is doing their thing, but at the same time, there’s nothing like having the freedom to change the channel when they’re getting thrased. To be honest, we feel like a healthy mixture is best, but it’s up to you as the fan. Either call that you make is the right one.