I love football but hate watching it with people

I played football in high school and love the game. It is so strategic and tactical. You can win with power or finesse. It is the one sport where one person’s mistake can affect the outcome of the game, unlike basketball where there is typically a star player who can dominate and take over.

I love watching football. However, I hate watching it with people. I think it’s because most the people I know treat it as a social event—BBQing, drinking, being with friends. All of this is cool with me, but I’d rather there be no football game. When I watch football, I want to focus on all the plays, the matchups within the game, and really study it. I hate watching it with people.