For the life of me, I don't understand why reasonably sane people watch football games in person.
I've done it, with regrets. I've sat in the rain--and cold. But that was years ago, before one could watch most games on television.
I wondered what obsessed fans to sit in frigid seats to watch Green Bay play (and lose) San Francisco. After all, it was on TV. What does a playoff ticket cost, anyway? What kind of seats do those fans have? Bet mine is better! How many layers to go through before peeing? While in front of people at a trough. Snacks? My popcorn cost me a few cents--vs. ? Plus I get instant replay (replayed way too many times) and analysis and insights.
I admit the live "atmosphere" is different, unless you're watching with friends (I don't). And some broadcasters and "color" commentators are unbearable (Phil Simms, for one). But I can mute them.
Sports fanatics, religious fanatics, whatever fanatics--they're all a little crazy.