But the man-law requiring the sabbath observance of football is much more specific than the simple "watching of the game" clause. It further mandates that men will "always be accompanied by snacks, meat, and beer."
Other mandatory compliance regulations for the 2009 NFL season include glorious HDTV and smiles from all observing men. Furthermore, a few of the men in attendance of a living room brew'n'view should be wearing football jerseys, and, perhaps most importantly, one of the men is required to hold a football at all times. The men are permitted to playfully toss the football around the room, just as the pre-game personalities pretend to do during pop-up promotions during the game.
Interestingly enough, football is the only sport where the observers of the sport hold a ball while watching. You'll never see a tennis fan holding a tennis ball during Wimbledon, or a golf fan clinging to a Titleist during The Masters. This is because these sports are less interesting to watch- and therefore, less Christian. There's a reason that football is the only sport played on Thanksgiving- it's the sport for which white Christians are most thankful.