I hate football. I’ve never been able to sit through an entire game, I have no understanding of the rules, and when anyone talks about it, I instantly fall asleep. I once watched half of the Super Bowl at a bar. Anybody I was with can confirm that I was only in it for the mozzarella sticks (and they were delicious!).
I hate football, but I love The League, FXX's mostly improvised ensemble comedy about a group of friends and their fantasy-football league. People are sometimes surprised when I lose it over the show, which wraps up its seven-season run tonight. There's a lot of football talk and it still won over my sports-shunning heart even though I can't pick Peyton Manning out of a lineup. If you haven't had time or inclination to take in the antics of Pete (Mark Duplass), Jenny (Katie Aselton), Kevin (Stephen Rannazzisi), Ruxin (Nick Kroll), Andre (Paul Scheer), and Taco (Jon Lajoie), it's too late to catch the finale. But here's why even someone who tends to give the Heisman to football-related programming should plan to binge the soon-to-be departed comedy gem at the first opportunity.