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Sunday, February 1, 2009

So I married a football fan...

Thanks to my Sunday post day here at Motley Moms I have the privilege of covering two very important days: Time Change Day and Superbowl Day. Well, it's not the day we change our clocks, so it must be game day! Yeah.

For those of you who might have missed it, I am from Kentucky. In case you didn't know, in Kentucky we are partial to a little game called "basketball." Traditionally, we're pretty darn good at it, too. Even during the years that our stats are a little low, we're still good at it, we're just having a re-organizing year. Now, some of you are thinking, she must be talking about the University of Kentucky, so why is she saying "we?" Well, basketball is such an institution in the Bluegrass State that our middle school and high school tournaments generate as much excitement as does March Madness. I was shocked when I moved to Florida and saw a high school "gym" for the first time--My elementary school court was bigger! Our high school gyms rival small universities here, and for important games they are probably better attended. To make a long point a little shorter, I grew up with basketball, and in my lifetime I have never really cared much for football.

So, I married a guy from Pittsburgh. They do like football there. Some people like it so much that they paint their team's insignia on the side of their houses. Today, the people of Pittsburgh are beside themselves with excitement, like true fans should be, as they wait to see if their beloved Steelers will bring home another championship. And tonight, the Superbowl will grace our television screen.

You're probably thinking that I'm going to say that since my husband and I got married over six years ago I have become a huge fan of football. Well, no, I have to admit that I still could care less about the sport (I can practically smell the rotten tomatoes some of you are getting ready to throw!) I'm still loyal to basketball, I have become a pretty big fan of curling over the years, and I love soccer, but football still escapes me. I don't get it, and really I don't feel like I need to. I wish the Steelers and their fans luck, I am happy for them, and I will watch them play, but honestly, I'm just not that into it.

So, in order to keep the peace in our household, I've had to come up with some reasons to get excited about game day. Here' s my list of things I think are "super" today:

1. Velveeta in its natural state kind of scares me, but when it's mixed with some Ro-Tel tomatoes it makes a yummy once-a-year dip.

2. Wilton makes cute little football sprinkles now. What's a football game without cute little cupcakes, right? ;)

3. We're all expected to eat a lot during the game, so any calories I consume probably don't count.

4. Two words: Puppy Bowl. My husband lets me flip to Animal Planet during the pre-game shows.

5. We get to watch the game with friends this year, and that makes anything more fun!

Have a happy game day, and do something you think is fun!


Pam said...

So funny! I love the title. We agree about basketball - at least in choice of sport. We won't talk teams :)

Liz said...

I just really don't know what to say about this post. I knew you didn't like football, but I didn't know you would make it so public. In my mind, basketball just doesn't compare. To each his own, I guess. :)

Liz said...

Okay, upon further reflection I think my last comment was a little harsh. There's nothing wrong with not liking football. Still, curling? Really? You like CURLING but not football? Okay, I'm done.

Karly said...

I gotta say, I like to watch football. Especially Tom Brady. Although he was injured this season...so no cheering for "Tommy" this year.

But when it comes to the Super Bowl...my favorite part is watching the commercials.

Rachel said...

Curling is not just a sport, Liz, it is ART. The concentration it takes to get that weight to the end of the track--not too far, not too short--and the precision strokes of the brooms to direct it there...it's just mesmerizing.

Liz said...

Oh, that must be why I don't like it. I'm not into art. I prefer to see people get tackled.

Donna said...

There's a big game on today? Huh.

I'm just glad the traffic is west of us. Super Bah Humbug! I guess I missed the football fan gene.

Maybe I should try some of those football sprinkles...do they help much?

Bryssy said...

I'm with you, Donna! Football ranks right up there with pulling teeth for me. I am SO not into watching any type of sport.