Embracing Football Season

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The FishBoys, back when they were Chiefs fans

It’s started, in case you didn’t know. All the talk about quarters, incomplete passes, touchdowns, and field goals. It’s a refreshing change, actually, for the sports headlines to be discussing football players in relationship to the actual game instead of all the felonies, murders, and indecisiveness that I’ve read about all summer.

Reality is I wouldn’t know a pigskin from a soccer ball except that FishPapa is a HUGE fan of the game. The funny thing is that I didn’t know this for the first 10 years of our marriage. Seriously. We neither lived near an NFL franchise nor did we have cable for those years. So, his fascination in the sport lay dormant all that time.

And, I lived in ignorant bliss.

Since our move to Kansas City six years ago, I discovered this hidden interest of my husband’s and learned that Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays, and maybe a few nights in between might be occasions for television viewing that doesn’t include Food Network.

The first year or two, I may have bucked this a bit and had my nose bent out of joint over an evening derailed by a game. Now, I am learning to embrace it.

Reasons Why I Love Football Season

  1. My husband and sons enjoy watching the game together. It’s a male bonding thing that I wholeheartedly support.
  2. Living in an NFL city does make it more fun. You feel the team atmosphere just walking into Costco and seeing half the people wearing their jerseys on gameday. Go Chargers!
  3. I don’t feel guilty for blogging or grocery shopping while a game is on. I get MOM and daughter time — free of charge! (They wouldn’t notice where I was, anyway.)
  4. The food is fantastic! Come on, who doesn’t love a Tailgate Party?

I hope you’ll join me in embracing Football Season and all the fun things that go along with it.

By the way, what’s your favorite part of it?

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  1. Glad to see another Charger fan in the blog world hehe. I grew up in the San Diego area and recently moved to South Dakota so.. we aren't able to watch many Charger games over here. Football season is so different out here.

  2. In the South where I live, it's ALL ABOUT THE FOOTBALL. High school and college football are my favorites. My son plays on the local varisty team and I love it!

  3. I still live in ignorant bliss and couldn't be happier!! In fact, I wouldn't have known that it was football season if you didn't mention it. My husband might watch it now and again but I am usually off cooking or blogging, not paying any attention to what he's watching at all.

    I love your healthier spin on this…can't wait to see what everyone brings to the party!

  4. Hi there! I've been following your blog for some time now. You are such an encouragement to me. Thank you. Hey. . .and one of these days we'll have to meet at a park somewhere. We live in the Kansas City area, actually about a mile from the Kauffman Stadium. I'd love to get tips from another boy mom. I have two sons, 5 and 18 months.
    Shawntell 🙂

  5. I'm missing out not having cable this year! You know I'd be happy to provide food and come watch a game (or a chick flick) anytime. I'll have to think of a healthy spin on the one Frito dish that came to mind for the URS contest.