- Everyone wants to tackle the quarterback.
- Eleven players per side.
- New England is looking for a three-peat.
- The Raiders are a bunch of gangsters.
- Something about 10 yards and 4 downs.
That's pretty much all I know about football. Ever since college, I've tried to understand the cultural fascination with this weird-o game. Ask any Swedish ex-pat, and you'll quickly realize that I'm not the only one who has trouble keeping their eye on the ball.
But this year, things will change.
I'm delightfully determined to master -- or at least gain a perfunctory understanding of -- this Fall obsession. I want to know who to root for. What plays are tricksters and which ones are foul. Which teams are the underdogs and what the sports-punsters will predict and postulate in the morning's paper.
I am ready for pig-skin-related maven-hood.