There are some people who are major football fans, to the point where little else in their lives ranks as more important. Every Sunday of every week of football season, they are planted in front of their brand new high definition televisions, taking advantage of their NFL Sunday Ticket package to watch their hometown team play. Their significant other, roommate, or child better not bother them during these sacred hours. This is their alone time, their time to relax and be entertained.
For other Americans, the love of football is a more fair-weather affair. If the local team is having a particularly hot season, or just drafted a rising star in the NFL, then maybe they will sit down for a few games. If they get into a relationship with a significant other who also happens to be the country's biggest Miami Dolphins fans, then maybe they will get into the season, just by virtue of sharing in the enthusiasm of a loved one. Or, better yet, if their hometown team makes it into the Superbowl, a real cause for celebration has occurred!
But just because you are only a casual football fan, does not mean that you should not watch in style. In fact, there is almost more reason to. The game itself is not necessarily going to thrill you every single Sunday or Monday night that you decided to sit down and watch it. You like the stars, you like the action, you like the human drama. You do not necessarily enjoy watching 3 minutes of slow-motion replays only aimed at determining whether or not the wide receiver's foot was on the line when he made the catch. Skip to the Hail Marys and breakaway End Zone runs, please!
So, in order to maximize your watching experience as a casual football fan, the first thing that you want to start by doing is getting a your satellite TV sports channels set up with all of the fixin's.
You also want to do some reading on the season. Going to online analysis websites can be useful in this regard. This will allow you to learn more about the human dramas that make the game more interesting for everyone involved, as well as clue you into some of the strategic issues at hand. Before you know it, you might come to discover that you are not such a casual fan after all.