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Welcome to the minority, NFL fans in mid-June

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If you’re reading this, you’re not alone. But barely.

Los Angeles Coliseum

Happy Father’s Day, fellow dads.

We’re not exactly an exclusive club.

According to the U.S. Census, about 72 million men in the United States are fathers which is about 60% of all adult men in the country. Even then, the role of being a father is changing quite drastically from recent decades. So it’s a great time to be a dad and be able to share that experience with other dads even if we’re less than a quarter of the population of the country.

Kinda like being a Los Angeles Rams fan. Or an NFL fan at this time of the year.

It’s mid-June. Minicamps are over. Aside from training camp schedules being released soon, the NFL is pretty much on hiatus until late July.

Baseball is heading toward the All-Star Game. The U.S. Open finishes today. Tennis is in full swing. There are three major soccer tournaments ongoing. The Los Angeles Lakers are in the news...

And yet you’re reading this.

Yes you, weirdo.

You’re that obsessed with the Rams, with the NFL, with football that you’re willing to spend this Sunday reading about it (even though this is barely about any of that).

That makes you part of a much more exclusive club.

So as we head toward camp and another exciting season, don’t lose sight of the fact that you’re in the minority.

Most fans of an NFL team aren’t paying any attention right now. They’re going to read next to nothing between now and the preseason. They’re not going to know who got cut from the 90-man roster on August 31.

We’re a small group, we obsessed NFL fans.

So Happy Father’s Day. Embrace being in the minority.