As much as I extol the virtues of European Soccer, I actually love American Football (NFL)
I love the fact that it is the sport most exactly opposite soccer, (soccer being about creativity and improvisation) vs NFL being about solid plays and well-routined routines.
But I still love NFL, most of all a certain Mr. Walter Payton.
Walter Payton joined the Chicago Bears in the mid-80s , he was the best running back on Earth at that time.
My earliest sports career involved choosin my own number for my shirt……I chose the number ’34’ just as Walter had on his jersey.
Walt Payton also used to run up and down sand dunes in order to get fit, something I’ve taken to, and it works mind you!
I remember watching a video on how to defend basketball attacks from none other than Michael Jordan himself . And that very video helped me to defend against soccer players!