Wednesday, September 10, 2008

WFW ~~Football Fever!

* Thank you, thank you for your prayers and encouragement regarding my Dad, all of the kind comments have comforted me greatly !

Today I am participating in Word Filled Wednesday. I took this picture at a rainy football game last weekend. One lesson I have learned from my girls is: Cheerleaders Never Lose!!!

Actually football fever has officially taken over at our house.

Even Pablo, who insisted he was NEVER playing sports, is having second thoughts about trying football.

Personally I was never much of a football fan until I met and married my husband. Of course being the obsessive/compulsive personality I am, once I discovered the sport I became a fanatic.....

I've already admitted to being a former Fantasy Football addict. I had a successful "team" but after 3 years I couldn't take the pressure anymore. Not only was I losing sleep over games but when I did finally fall asleep I had nightmares about large men in helmets!

It wasn't easy but I finally hung up my pencil and stat-book forever. (However I still get that little thrill when I hear the "game update jingle" on the radio)! I know, I'm a sick woman!!

Just as I was in the middle of my "Fantasy Era" I discovered the fun of the NFL!

In July of 1993, one of my girlfriends and I slept in flooding rains (an inch an hour for 8 hours straight) in order to be one of the first in line for Kansas City Chiefs tickets.

Later that year, when tickets to the playoff game went on sale New Year's Morning, I sent my husband to "camp out" for tickets in the freezing temperatures (serves him right after his Fantasy team beat mine!! hahaha).

My husband and I both slept in line to get game tickets the following season, although that required hiding in the woods and making a mad dash for the line when they opened the stadium gates.

Fortunately, the year after that season tickets became available and we snatched up 2 of them.

But by 1998 we had another baby at home and I found that I was spending more time pumping milk in the stadium bathroom than in my seat watching the game so we finally decided to invest our money in a new TV instead of the NFL.

Today I am happy to report that we are no longer held in bondage by Fantasy or NFL football. We can take it or leave it which frees us up to concentrate on the REALLY important things in life!

College Football!

Life is more fun when you are a fan!
Who are you rooting for this year???

Be sure to check out the 160 Acre Wood for more WFW posts!!


Dena @ Green Acres said...

I'm with you on the football fever. Although, I have to say "Go Cyclones!" instead. hehehe Here in Iowa it's the big rivalry weekend (Iowa vs ISU) plus my daughter dances for her private college team and they have a game this weekend too. You gotta love football!

Denise said...

I really enjoyed this sweetie. I am also a football fanatic, Go Vols!!

Krista said...

Alabama Crimson Tide. Roll Tide Roll!

Rachael said...

Go Bucks!

luvmy4sons said...

Go Bucks! And I also love Peyton's team- The Colts! I LOVE football. To me it isn't a Sunday unless I get to lie on the ouch and catch a few games and a few winks! LOL!

Kristi said...

I really enjoyed your WFW today and your new fall look is just adorable! Blessings to you!

Amy@saved by grace said...

Oh peewee football.... I have grown to love football over the years. Thanks for sharing.

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

You daughter is so cute!!! What a great post.

I'm glad you can now enjoy football without the stress!!

Enjoy this football season, I know I will!

Chatty Kelly said...

Oh dear. I'm not a big football fan. But my husband is a nut. Does that count? We are UVA (college) fans.

Janna said...

Go Tigers!

Alexis - Chickie Momma said...

You are SO funny! Great post today. By the way, we are Oregon Duck fans - college football is always so much more fun, in my opinion!

linda said...

Although my hubby likes football, I was never interested in it until our daughter went off to college last year. Now we watch every Arizona State football game that comes on TV...and basketball and softball too. We're having alot of fun with it.


Melanie said...

I love how you did the picture with this verse... it's great.

My family lived in KC for about 10 years.. I've always loved the Chiefs, too! Great team.

Happy WFW!

Marilyn - A Mixed Bouquet said...

Neat photo with the verse! Love the kids' pictures.

Cheryl said...


Love your new look. I've never much been a football fan either. Your kids are so cute! Love the photos.

Thanks for sharing!

Happy WFW!

Amydeanne said...

what a sweetheart!

the "Chiefs" ahhh I used to live in Ks, and heard alllll about them.. it's a little quieter here for football fans, but I totally understand, as I grew up in a hockey home!

Luanne said...

Love the pic and the cheer.

I am a football fan minus the atic as well.

Bet you can hardly wait for Pablo (love it) to start playing.


Kristen said...

I am a football fan too! Go Colts!!! Of course being an Indiana girl - I am a Hoosier at heart and an IU fan. (even though Purdue and Notre Dame are the football schools here in Indiana)
I do love UT too (Go Vols) Peyton's school!!!

Happy WFW!

Christy said...

I always cheer for the home team... Cincinnati Bengals and Ohio State Buckeyes. Our house is filled with fans from the Steelers to the Patriots and the Colts. With my two sons and husband, it gets pretty interesting! I didn't realize I was such a fan until my oldest son starting playing the game in which I then learned the concepts of the game. I love watching football games on T.V. on the weekends. So much fun!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

I am right there with you. Our lives are now real life and on TV with three of my boys playing on teams. relationship.
When things are better with your dad, let me know when we can chat about the blog pressure, when ever you get a chance. I never make a decision if I dont have a deadline. :)

Tricia said...

I love the way you illustrated that verse, it is too cute!

lori said...

Great illustration! LOVE it...
Tiger of a different shade over here...ORANGE! Go Tigers!

Hey you don't grow up in Pittsburgh without becoming a football fan...I've been accused of being a "fanatic" too....

You got the girls talking football today! LOL!

love it,

Susan said...

Oh this was so precious. Loved the picture too.

I must say I'm a football "widow" over here.

Every male in my houseis totally ADDICTED to football, and ALL sports for that matter.

My family can sit for hours even watching GOLF on TV! Yes, you would "think" I would of given in after having 5 sons.

Well, maybe it's for the best. When I do watch or attend a game I get WAY TOO INTO it, and take the loss personally.

Blessings my friend!

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Oh migosh... FOOTBALL? First a runner and now this. What am I to think?! I'm going to get BOO'D off the page... but I HATE football! Your little cheerleader chickadee and Pablo ... both of them are adorable. Ya'll just leave me the chips n dip and I'll be waiting on the "tailgate." Think I'd rather have a root canal than watch overgrown men run around in tights.*
I love yall anyhow. heehee
However, to not completely let you down...... GOOOOO RAZORBACKS!

the rye family said...

Go Packers! Even without Brett, they looked GREAT Monday night!! :)

Erica said...

What a fun post. Your husband is so fortunate to have a wife that "gets" it. I love football too, but I enjoy it just fine from the comforts of my living room. Your blog is beautiful, by the way!

Mari said...

I am *so* the football fan. I still do fantasy football.

My husband grew up in Arkansas so he's a SEC colelge football fan. We lived in Chicago for years so he's also a Big 10 fan. As far as the NFL, he loves the Bears. I always was a Cowboys and Steelers fan.

Your son's nickname cracks me up. Where do they think these things up?

Laurie Ann said...

Not really a football fan until it comes to the Superbowl (is that one word or should it be two?), but we have been known to sit down and watch a few games...What a cute WFW this week! I've been out of commission for a while with my dad but am back to blog reading for now!

Lelia Chealey said...

Oh my goodness I'm so thankful that Gene never got into Fantasy Football. Where would I be if I was forgotten during NFL, College AND Fantasy Football????
I loved getting that e-mail of Cece. She is so cute! Cute pic of Pablo too!