Despite the great pre-reviews and buzz, I, personally, was not impressed. I have a football background so I found some interest there. And that represents part of the problem I see. They played it up like it would be a great American mosaic played against a Texas HS football background. To me, if you have little real interest in football, it didn't hold your attention. That's a lot of folks, especially women (demographics not sexist). Personally, despite the glowing reviews - having watched this pilot and the preview for next week, I didn't really see myself adding this to my "must see" list. I may watch out of curiosity if nothing good conflicts, but not at all the big hit that was predicted (for me).
"You cannot reason a person out of a position he did not reason himself into in the first place." -Jonathan Swift