The football illustration is invalid. The Bible says mankind doesn't begin from a neutral position but a sinful one. One other problem is that I have repeatedly asked for the discussion of scripture and you seem bent on offering everything but. However, I did note that neither of your quotes mentioned equipoise either. neither quote claimed man chooses from anything else than from his nature. Now, please try to interact with the passages.

Calvinists uphold free-moral-choice. We do make decisions but never from a state of equipoise.

God bless,