1. Adam
    June 20, 2012 @ 12:15 am

    Haha – I do the same. I kind of like watching sporting events even if I’m not so sporty myself. Nor do I really care… but there’s something about seeing so many enthusiastic people it’s hard not to get caught up in it myself. And now I actually kind of enjoy watching football!

    • Andrew
      June 20, 2012 @ 7:53 pm

      It becomes a social event above a sporting event. In the end, only those on the field are truly participating. The rest of us are just watching and being social.

  2. Life Lessons of a Military Wife
    June 17, 2012 @ 2:56 pm

    How hilarious! I used to think the same things about soccer…errr…football…. BTW, I nominated (and awarded you) the Versatile Blogger Award…thought it would be fun http://lifelessonsmilitarywife.com/?p=2810.

    • Andrew
      June 20, 2012 @ 7:50 pm

      Thanks for that. 🙂

  3. Jeremy Branham
    June 16, 2012 @ 5:57 pm

    Well you know how much I love sports. I have a HUGE soccer/football fan. I have a couple of huge projects and one of them is on sports. There is so much to it than a game. That’s what I want to share with people – the passion, the culture, the people. There is more to sports than the game.

    You definitely did a great job of highlighting the aspects of the game that aren’t the game itself.

    • Andrew
      June 20, 2012 @ 7:49 pm

      Thanks Jeremy. I know just enough about the game to be dangerous. I kind of recognize things enough to be ready to cheer or be outraged with the rest of the pub, but would be clueless at home if noone else reacted.

  4. Ali
    June 16, 2012 @ 3:46 pm

    I really enjoy college football back in the States, and I can handle the longer time span for the games, but I’m really enjoying getting into football/soccer here in Germany.

  5. Sabrina
    June 15, 2012 @ 9:39 pm

    I hear you on the marathon American football really is – even for the audience. That’s why I usually join the tailgate crowd sometime after the game has started or leave early. Glad you’re enjoying the German soccer experience. I hadto move away to appreciate it 🙂

    • Andrew
      June 16, 2012 @ 11:16 am

      I am enjoying the games. Is there anything like tailgating in the German aspect of watching football?

      • Sabrina
        June 18, 2012 @ 12:03 am

        Not that I am aware of. If the weather is good, people might get together for a BBQ I guess – but not in front of the stadium and not for that long.