Saturday, September 19, 2009

It's Football Season Again

The leaves are starting to change and the weather is starting to get colder. For some people this time of the year is known only as fall – for those not so lucky we know it as football season.

When I first met Matt I realized he watched a few football games here or there yet it was nothing extravagant, but the longer we’ve been together things have started to change. More and more football has slowly seeped into our lives. It creeps up on you, one game here another there and before you know it you’ve been sucked into the life of a football wife. At this point I’m starting to think he’s one game away from breaking out the body paint and really showing some team spirit.
Let me explain what football season means for me.

Lets say for example the Lions (our state team) play a game on Saturday. We will watch said game and the ongoing commentary live, that’s all find and dandy. Sometimes I ask questions like, “How does number 20’s Mom feel about his latest drug charge,” but for the most part, I consider football to be one big soap opera with too many characters.

I can handle the original Saturday games, the really scary part comes on Sunday, when we will undoubtedly watch the game replay with even more commentary. I swear to you sometimes the Sunday commentators make remarks about Saturday’s commentating. Then if we're really lucky we get to view the game highlights on the evening news.

Whose bright idea was it to replay old games, especially those preceding 1995? Did they not realize what they were doing to wives everywhere?

I see two big problems with this football issue. First we’re watching The Lions, the team that went 0-16 last season. I mean I get the whole stand by your team and all that jazz, but the optimism every season is delusional.

2nd and maybe the most obvious we have already watched this game as in I know the score and all the good plays. I keep trying to explain to Matt that football reruns are not like extended version DVDs. You don’t watch the original in theaters and then see bonus footage later. We saw all there was to see the first time.

I continue to promise Matt the score didn’t change over night, but alas we watch again – just in case.


Kevin said...

Interesting but the Lions have never played on Saturday. At least not in your life time. Matt watches MSU on Saturday, and I agree this is an entire waste of time.

Meg said...

It was a preseason game - You know one of the very few games they might actually win. Of course they don't count but you know... we watch anyway.