I do not watch any professional sports. Apologies if any sports fan wanted to answer this one.
I'm thinking of making my very own Household God in the polytheistic style of Ancient Rome. I am yet to design the style and craft the mythology but I may have it in my room so I can pray to it at dawn and dusk.
As its a religion would I be tax exempt from any items I use as sacrifice? If my house is a giant antechamber to the god then do I have to pay rent/mortgage? Would I be covered under equality laws e.g. if my god says I must spend two weeks at home to pray during the week then am I legally entitled to only do a three day week? Finally if I design a Scientology style system where disciples can pay money for salvation or guidance then am I at risk of being arrested for fraud (even though the god would request money as an offering)? Btw I'm in the UK but it's probably not that different from American laws in this regard.