The big sport event going on right now is the World Cup in Brazil. Even for a person who cares very little about sports, it is quite exciting. Obviously, my team to root for is the USA. But there are lots of really good teams playing. And of course I have to cheer for the Germans as well to support Martin.
Football in America is much different than football anywhere and everywhere else. I do not watch the football games until the Superbowl. But when I was in undergrad, it was a fun activity to go to the home games. The crazy nights are the freezing cold ones and when we also win!