Lots of player
Lots of teams
Lots of ways to win
No one really understands how it works
It doesn't happen that often but when it does it is all consuming
It comes back no matter how hard you try to avoid it.
Many people are there to watch and help.
Life Consuming for some and totally ignored by many
Needs a large group to cheer you on
Needs a large group to cheer you up when things are bleak
Needs constant fans to continue when it is over
There are Tee Shirts/Jerseys
It never seems to end once it has started
It can slip into the back of your mind for a while but there are always reminders
Some inevitable violence is expected
But most of all I don't understand it... at all. It comes with no warning and is a constant source of excitement and sadness. Some win, some lose there is no way to figure out who is going to do what.
Sometimes it just "is"