When it comes to home entertainment, I've always leaned more towards books, video games, movies and television, rather than sports. I know, I know. I should have my dude license revoked, right? It's not that I don't love a good football or baseball game, but I'd rather enjoy them in person than sitting in front of the television. There's just something about a cold brew and uncomfortable seat in the nosebleed section that appeals to my manly sensibilities.
Still, when I do sit down with my kids to catch the occasional Bears game on the TV, I think it's important that they understand what's going on. And, when I'm engrossed in the game, it can be hard to think of how to explain what's going on in terms that they'll understand easily.
I personally learned everything I know about the rules of football through gym class and watching hours upon hours of games over the course of my lifetime. I thought it would be cool to spend time with my boys specifically teaching them the rules of the game and what to watch for, but didn't know how to go about it, especially with them being so young.