It’s like Christmas to some today because the NFL kicks off tonight. The Detroit Lions have headed to Kansas City to take on the Chiefs. Football is back! Do you enjoy the NFL? Do you need some tips on how to start enjoying the NFL?

Now, I wasn’t always this in love with football. I was born and raised in New York, so I always loved the New York Giants and would watch their games but not really any other games. My now husband lives and breathes football, so on Sundays that’s what he would do. I knew that there was no changing that so I decided to figure out a way that I could get just as invested in football so I could enjoy the games with him instead of getting annoyed every week for 5 months.

I started picking teams that I wanted to win and teams I wanted to lose and would watch those games. Or get invested in some players but that wasn’t enough to keep my attention.

Enter a ‘healthy’ gambling habit.

I worked at a casino at the time. So after work on Saturdays, I would walk down to the sportsbook and put a couple of bets in for the week. This “habit” started increasing my enjoyment and then I started paying more attention to the details of the game. This would make me cheer for a team if they were going to win me some money. Believe it or not, I did really well betting, and I became the biggest football fan.

Now, I live and breathe football just like my husband. I play fantasy football, Last Man Standing, and all of the things football — all season. If your significant other loves football as much as mine does, and you don’t want to take that time away from him then join him. It doesn’t have to be betting money. Get in a fantasy league with your friends and family, make it a habit to cook some awesome game-day foods, go on YouTube and watch NFL films. They have some great inspirational stories on there and have fun with it. It’s America’s favorite pastime, and it is here.

Happy first NFL week to all of you. Hopefully, you can start enjoying the NFL as much as I do 🙂

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