The Odd Thing About Football

I like football – the kind that you play with your feet and spend most of the time kicking a round ball trying to kick it into a goal. Billions of people also like football. Its rules are simple, its requirements for equipment are minimal and can be played in almost every weather condition. It is a real game of the people.

When I cannot play football I like to watch football, the game of the people. The odd thing is that football is watched on television by poor people who listen to the commentary and punditry of much wealthier people on games played by incredibly wealthy people. It is an odd state of affairs for a game of the people.