Avoid making emotional decisions about your .FOOTBALL domain name
This can be a big mistake. Think about your .FOOTBALL domain name a lot before you pick it, and confirm that it makes sense logically and that others would understand it if you shared it with them.
Build your brand with a .FOOTBALL domain
Protecting your brand name is important, and you can do this by registering other versions of your domain name, even common typos of it. Doing this will also help drive more traffic towards your website over time.