Football, especially the way it is played at the professional level, is not a delicate game. Rather, it’s a dose of blunt force trauma in a world that typically goes out of its way to avoid such things.
Maybe that’s why football games are such a spectacle, requiring tens of thousands of people in the stands–and millions more watching on TV–to fully appreciate the struggle taking place on the field.
Fans who are able to pay the high prices for acquiring tickets to an NFL game expect to see their team–generally the home team–win the game. Whether it’s a blowout or a squeaker that comes down to the final play from scrimmage, the home team emerges victorious more often than not in professional football.