I never got into sports. My dad was a high school football coach in Donaldsonville, Ga when I was little and he was a fanatic. Used to make me sit in the house on Sundays and watch ball games on tv with him.
I am not fanatical except for Alabama. I have watched only 1 NFL game in 5 years. Your dad may have been trying to find a common ground/interest with you .As fathers we both know it isn't always easy.