10 Reasons Why the Premier League Is Better Than The NFL

Finding a soccer club has completely changed the way I view sports and makes me want to shout its merits from the rooftops to the unconverted. You definitely risk preaching to the choir on a soccer website, but there’s a burning desire coming from within me to do so anyways.

These are my 10 best arguments for soccer fandom being better than American football fandom. You can easily be a fan of both because of the time differences of the games, but I wanted to go after the scalp of the media stalwart of American sports!

1. Amount of Games/Length of Season

A typical NFL season runs from September to December — 4 months. It is seventeen weeks long and there is a bye week stuffed in there. Twenty out of the 32 teams (63%) play just 16 out of 52 weeks in the year. This is not due to poor planning. It’s a result of the physicality of the league and the impracticality of prolonging the season or adding two-game weeks. From a personal standpoint, I don’t even know how players can manage sixteen games as ten games in high school and college left me physically and emotionally drained of most of my willpower.

A Premier League season lasts from August until May — 10 months.  It may sound a little too long to the person who has never lived through a season as a diehard, but there are three or four international breaks stuffed in there where you are lacking a league game for a weekend. Those tend to keep you refreshed until the dying embers in May. Every team is guaranteed 38 league games as well as one or more games in the League Cup and FA Cup. The majority of teams will play more than that. There are many weeks during the season where you get midweek games. Meanwhile, Thursday night NFL games are followed by ten days off.

The soccer season being longer is better for the fan because you get more games to enjoy and the perfection of the scheduling means that everyone plays every other league team home and away. It’s also a fair way to assess the champion. NFL scheduling is supposed to give the better teams tougher schedules, but the volatility in the league from year to year makes it farcical.

2. Relegation Battles

When the 0-10 Jacksonville Jaguars and 4-6 Buffalo Bills face off in November, a neutral is only watching that one if they have CJ Spiller in their fantasy league or they have put copious amounts of money on one of the teams.

Pages 1 2 3 4 5 6

59 Comments

  1. San Fransiscan March 11, 2014
    • scott March 11, 2014
      • R.O March 11, 2014
        • San Fransiscan March 11, 2014
          • Dan April 28, 2014
        • yespage March 12, 2014
        • lionel December 14, 2017
      • Raphel lazar October 22, 2017
  2. Fernando March 11, 2014
    • FreddyFreak March 11, 2014
    • christian March 11, 2014
    • rkujay March 12, 2014
      • Fernando March 12, 2014
  3. Frill Artist March 11, 2014
  4. Jdoe March 11, 2014
  5. A March 11, 2014
  6. Jim K March 11, 2014
  7. Matt March 11, 2014
    • JD Pappagallo March 11, 2014
    • mark March 11, 2014
  8. David March 11, 2014
  9. Earl Reed March 11, 2014
  10. trickybrkn March 11, 2014
    • David March 12, 2014
      • trickybrkn March 12, 2014
  11. R.O March 11, 2014
  12. Flyvanescence March 11, 2014
    • FreddyFreak March 11, 2014
    • scott March 11, 2014
      • Flyvanescence March 11, 2014
    • Brian July 10, 2016
  13. Jane March 11, 2014
    • Flyvanescence March 11, 2014
  14. EPLNFL March 11, 2014
  15. john marzan March 11, 2014
    • Matt April 1, 2015
  16. David March 11, 2014
    • goisles01 April 28, 2014
  17. Fulhamish March 11, 2014
    • scott March 12, 2014
  18. Cantona March 12, 2014
    • Guy March 12, 2014
      • Cantona March 12, 2014
        • Guy March 12, 2014
          • IanCransonsKnees March 12, 2014
    • lorberg December 5, 2015
    • Kevin Ramirez June 8, 2017
  19. Dean Stell March 12, 2014
  20. Logan March 12, 2014
    • Clampdown March 12, 2014
  21. Emmett March 12, 2014
  22. Carl Hallowell June 3, 2014
  23. Mike Krause December 4, 2015
    • Ray July 10, 2016
  24. Divine Mathew July 26, 2016
  25. Daz January 8, 2017
  26. Kevin Ramirez June 8, 2017
  27. Soccertvblog June 8, 2017
  28. NaBUru38 October 23, 2017

Leave a Reply