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So while Media Day has minimal value to hardcore football fans and journalists, it’s another entry point for the casual fans who make the NFL such a juggernaut. The day is a nod to the fact that the nation’s top 10 all-time most-watched TV programs (based on number of viewers) are Super Bowls, as are eight of the 15 most-watched TV programs based on audience rating.

The league might be a little overzealous in handling on-field celebrations, socks of varying lengths and shoes of varying colors.

But when it comes to the Tuesday before the Super Bowl, the NFL allows us to put some fun in football.