I wouldn’t exactly call myself a football “fan” but I appreciate watching a good game and I do loosely follow what’s going on in the NFL. I find that ideas in football, like many other sports, can offer lessons on life and love; perhaps that’s part of what makes sports movies meaningful.
NFL games today have replays that make it easier to understand what just happened during a play. In real time, with so much going on it can be difficult to catch the details, so slow replays present an opportunity to have more clarify. I like watching the replay and seeing the slow descent and what else was going on. Was the player holding the football close and tight? Was he not looking around enough? Was he caught off-guard on his blind side? Where were his teammates?
Dating can be a messy sport and the fumbles are such that it can be difficult to make it through with your self-esteem intact. Maybe it’s getting continually rejected, or self-sabotage, or getting cold feet, or going after the wrong type of partner, or just general avoidance; it can be heartbreaking and bewildering, especially when it seems like the same fumbles repeat or go against the kind of person you are trying to be. Therapy can be a helpful place to “slow the tape” and address these fumbles, and understand not just what’s behind the fumbles but ways to prevent them and feel more confident in your game.