Monday, January 25, 2010

Okay, I Guess I Kinda Like It

I would have something posted nice and early for you this morning but I was watching the game late last night.  Bah Ha Ha!  Sorry, those who really know me, know how funny that is.   I.Don't.Watch. Football.

Here's the thing.  I've tried over the years to adapt.  My best friend from high school is a huge fan.  She actually was the one to teach me what a first down is.  I attended a high school where the football team were state champs.   I lived in Dallas for 6 years and yes, I did attend games.   I am surrounded by people that love football.   Even my 5 year old son is starting to love it. 

So, I've played along.  But not because I remotely even understand love football, the game.  I have some other reasons why I tolerate enjoy it. 

  • I went to my high school games because that is where everybody went.  I was on the pep squad and what else would a 17 year old girl be doing on a Friday night when the rest of the town was at the stadium?  And yes, I do mean town - it was a small one. 

  • I went to the Cowboys games because I lived in Dallas and well, it was pretty cool to be inside Texas Stadium.  Even if it wasn't the new bajillion dollar new one.  

  • Because I love the town of New Orleans, I'm glad they will have this opportunity.
  • Because I think it's cool that brothers both play in the NFL right now.
  • Because of stories like Kurt Warner's and Brett Farve's.
  • Because of tailgating.
  • Because of Superbowl commercials.
  • Because of Superbowl food. 
  • Because some football players actually do some good with the kajillion dollar salaries they pull in.
  • Because the people I'm with usually like football and I like being with them.

Here are some recent tailgating photos where I had a lot of fun because of the people.  And I got to dress my kids up in Panthers gear.  That was fun.  Okay, so there is another one - Because of the fan gear.   I've always been about the outfit, though. 

So, I guess I can concede (Hubby, are you listening?) that some good actually does come out of football and there are some things I like about it.   It's just that none of them actually involve the game.  Okay, women football fans - convince me some more.  We still have to get through the Superbowl around here. 

Bubby looks so over-joyed to have to stop hanging on his favorite cousin long enough for me to take this picture.  B is just happy to have her favorite food - Brats.  Can you tell?  

This is probably one of my favorite photos of Hubby and his big brother ever.  Hubby on the left.  Big Bro on the right - in charge of the grill. 

In other news, I have to brag on my Hubby who cleaned our bathroom yesterday because I cannot handle the fumes (of the cleaner, not the bathroom). I promise you that was not an easy task.   After church he also had to work for a couple hours, went to the grocery store, made dinner (chili, which I was craving), cleaned the bathroom, cleaned up dinner, took the kids and dog for a walk and then put them to bed.  All while I laid on the couch complaining about my "morning" sickness and football taking up my precious prime time TV.   Yeah, I know - I'm kinda of a spoiled brat. Y'all will pray for me, right? 

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Anita said...

You are so cute!! I love that you have found the upside to football. I'm not really a follower either. I went in HS and college and I've been to a few pro games. I'm from Dallas, so you know some of my family are die hard fans!
Your hubby is a it.

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Stefani said...

Hi. My name is Stefani and I am a football poser. I pretend to enjoy the game because the people I love enjoy the game. While, honestly I could think of a bajillion other things I'd rather be watching. :)

Also, your hubby is definitely a keeper! It sounds like he takes good care of you. (and when you're pregnant, spoiled is the best way to be!)

Janel@Dandelion Dayz said...

He is a keeper for sure!

You girls crack me up!

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