A 2013 Harris Interactive survey discovered 45% of participants ranked football as their favorite sport. The professional level was ranked number one and college was number three. In addition to all of those who attend, there are about 17 million television viewers and an audience of over 100 million for a Super Bowl game. My wife and I were just two of those fans. We watched at the Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan, as the Lions beat the Vikings, our home-town team.