Wouldn't (real) football be contact aswell then? Seems like going feet first in with studs to leg is more contact than running into someone with more padding than a preteen girl's bra?
I HATE watching football when someone gets like touched in the face and they go down. I'm thinking 'Aren't you guys supposed to be grown men?'. I'd be the kind of guy that goes down and shoots right back up hoping no one noticed. Messi is the only dude who doesn't go down from a tackle really.
All that said, actual contact sport is the only stuff I'd watch. Boxing/MMA/Kickboxing etc.