hey ivy...I used to think the same thing. Just 12 guys running at each other. hehehehehe Until a brother in law explained that it was 11 guys and then patiently explained a lot of what was going on. Ever since, I am a fan. But honestly I am more of a fan of the event around the games. I became a fan right before my hometown made it to 4 Super Bowls (and yes they lost all four, but no other team made four straight!!!)
I am a fan of almost all sports, but I think you have to really understand them to enjoy them. I still don't get professional basketball and think they rules are random----but husband loves college BBall so I am learning. Like Randy said, the rules tend to ruin the game.
Now take this with a grain of salt as I am a huge Hockey fan---and there aren't many of those AND I am a big fan of curling -- and no one gets that sport!
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]
I'm riding on the escalator of life....