Is it worth it? I have never done anything like it mainly because reading the guidelines of how to do it just make me confused and concerned that the ipod won't work properly if it is jailbroken.

Let's say I do it...does it essentially mean that i can apps that are avialble for newer ipod touches?

If it's simple and a safe way to do it with little time wasted, could someone recommend the best ways or websites to go to do it?

Or do the risks outweigh the benefits? All I want is a soccer game but I don't want to pay for a newer ipod touch and don't want to ruin the one I have.