Thursday, September 15, 2011

Football Fever



When I was younger I felt sorry for those wives who never saw their husbands during the fall months of the year because their husbands were hunters never knowing that I would suffer from the same fate. No, my husband is not a hunter. He eats, breathes, and lives football! (Have I ever mentioned that he is a retired high school football coach?) The pictures above are his stat notebooks. Everyday he sets part of his day around the sports section of the newspaper and keeps track of who won which game and the scores. The Tulsa paper has a contest going called, "Beat the Picker" that he participates in. He even has our two boys entering each week also.

I have never enjoyed football except when our boys played in high school. I do not have a passion for it. I have learned to live with his obsession with football however. It has been real easy for me. When weekends come around and he goes to an area football game or  watches football on television I go shopping. In fact, our boys married women who don't care for football either and when we all get together on weekends the guys watch football and we girls go... you got it, shopping.  

Yes, I know there are women who love football, but I'm just not one of them. My attitude is, if you've seen one football game, you've seen them all. 

Chrisine

9 comments:

JackDaddy said...

That will fix him. Just spend all the money while he's watching tv! :)

Walking on Sunshine... said...

When my hubby and I were dating, I knew nothing about football. He LOVED football. So naturally I believed him when he told me we would be leaving when the game was over and there was 3 minutes left on the clock, only to leave 45 minutes later. Enjoy the season!

Vee said...

☺ Exactly. And it's not as easy to understand as baseball either. Bet you gals have just as much fun!

Ina in Alaska said...

I'm in your camp. I have never taken a liking to football. And I don't understand it. I do enjoy baseball & tennis (I play doubles tennis). I DO enjoy the Super Bowl but only the commercials.

There is a neat thing on Facebook where you donate $1 to the animal charity of your choice every time Michael Vick gets sacked. I'm down for that! I will donate at the end of the season. That is the only fun football thing I plan to enjoy this season!

Sush said...

Now Christine...that is just sad. Gimme the Rock!
Hugs, just the same~

Mel said...

I would choose shopping over football as well. Now hockey - that's a different story.

Oklahoma Granny said...

My husband loves his football too. I'll watch a little bit on occasion but I'd rather be scrapbooking.

Gloria said...

LOL, shopping does sound like a better alternitive!

Miz Liz said...

Shop till you drop!!! That's my motto!!