"Most American churchgoers would rather attend church than watch their favorite football team"
Churchgoers such as Roman Catholics, Mormons, JW's, Pentecostals, Arminians, may as well enjoy a game of football as go to their churches. Same end result.
1Tim 4:8 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.
1Cor 9:26 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: 27 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.
Phil 3:14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.