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Darius Rucker Explains Why Football Is the Greatest Sport on Earth

Image courtesy of Capitol Nashville (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Capitol Nashville (via ABC News Radio)

If you don't want to talk about football, Darius Rucker doesn't have much to say to you this time of year. On top of gluing himself to the TV all weekend watching the NFL, he's also playing in five fantasy football leagues.

"I'm knee deep into it," Darius says. "Football, for me, it's my favorite time of year."

When Darius says American football is the greatest sport on earth, he's not exaggerating at all. Darius has toured the world as a solo act and as the lead singer of Hootie & The Blowfish .

He says, "We've been all over the world, and we made a pact with ourselves that we would see everybody's sport. Like, when you go to Australia, you do the Australian rules football and go do cricket when you're over in England and soccer."

While Darius got into Australian football and soccer, he didn't care for cricket at all.

"Yeah, I went to a four-day cricket match. I only lasted a day."

Darius will take a short break from his football obsession this Friday night to play a show in Prior Lake, MN.

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