NFL: 5 Reasons It's Superior To Politics

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NFL: 5 Reasons It's Superior To Politics
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I once had a girlfriend—that's right—who couldn't wrap her head around my obsession with football. 

Every Sunday morning it was the same thing.

"Really? Again?"

To which I'd reply: "Yes, every Sunday. And unless you're on fire, don't bother me today. Oh, and tomorrow too between 5 and 8. Also, drinking this early is acceptable today."

But what's worse, it wasn't just her. 

My parents stared at me funny, I assumed because of it, and friends thought I was crazy for being so upset that the Patriots lost Super Bowl XLII, and again when my Cowboys were destroyed by the Vikings in the 2009 playoffs.

They posit: Why don't you care about something that's important? You know, something that affects your life in a real way. Like politics.

Like politics? That sickens me, and I'll tell you why.  

Here are five reasons why football—and sports in general—is superior to politics.

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