Beating NFL addiction

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Beating the NFL is a challenge for some Americans. They spend hours each Sunday afternoon, and evenings on Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays, watching a meaningless game that causes harm and expense to themselves and others. In addition, many who are addicted to the NFL waste additional hours during the week thinking about, discussing, or reading about the NFL, or even playing "fantasy football."

What are good ways to overcome this harmful and costly addiction? Possibilities include:

  • schedule other activities during game times, such as shopping, exercise, writing letters, driving to a gas station to fill the car, cleaning/organizing, going to church, or even sleeping.
  • recognize that God does not care about who wins NFL games, so why do you?
  • keep a tally of how much time you spend each week on the NFL, and reduce it towards zero.
  • spend time with the 90% of Americans who did not watch NFL games on Thanksgiving, rather than with people who are obsessed with the game.
  • realize that no one regrets towards the end of his life not having spent more time watching NFL games.
  • recognize that the NFL takes people away from their marriages, their churches, and the Bible.
  • pick your favorite team and then learn to root against it.
  • learn to replace thoughts about football with wholesome, productive thoughts.
  • join the movement to cut off the billions of dollars in annual taxpayer subsidies that flow to the NFL and its billionaire owners.
  • warn others against the high percentage of drunken fans who create heightened safety risks on the roads after each NFL game.
  • avoid buying products or patronizing businesses endorsed by teams or players.

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