Sunday, January 17, 2010

Yes....Football is Our Life

Football, football, football. Around here it's all about the game and the fan gear. We have Viking fans, Colts fans and Cowboy fans all under one roof. Now I am not talking about part-time fans here. I am talking about die-hard, gung-ho-all-the-way, dedicated when they lose and dedicated when they win fans. Yelling and screaming, throwing things at the TV, never miss a game, live our life around the game fans. And while yes, I am a fan of the Colts myself, I gotta tell ya, I get a little tired toward the end of the season.

Take this weekend for instance. If you didn't already know this week-end is a big NFL playoff weekend. All three of our teams advanced to the playoff; the Vikings, the Cowboys and the Colts. The Vikings played the Cowboys today and unfortunately for the 'Boys, they lost. That left two die hard fans in the dumps; Trent and Austin.

The Viks and the Colts will advance to the next round and may advance to the Super Bowl. But next week, it is possible that one or both will drop out. God I pray it isn't so. Or worse, they will both advance and play each other in the Super Bowl. I can't bear to think about what that might be like. I won't go there for now.

All weekend long we've donned the colors, analyzed the stats, speculated on strategies and trashed talked the opponent, over and over and over. It's been Super Bowl this and Super Bowl that; Offensive this and Defensive that. It's been up the field and in the Red Zone; in the End Zone and on the sidelines; down the middle and off-sides; touchdown this and field goal that. On and on and on. And I gotta tell you I am SICK TO DEATH of it. I am so ready for the season to be over. I am so ready to talk about something else. Our life has got to get back to normal I tell ya.

While I love and I mean love Peyton Manning and the Colts I understand that sometimes you win and sometimes you lose. But I absolutely cringe at the thought of them possibly losing, because Wyatt will about die. I mean there will be screaming, crying and genuine, heartfelt tears if they lose and I don't know if I can take it. Last year was tough when the Colts got knocked out early. This year, if they don't make it to the Super Bowl, I am going to have to take some Valium or something just so I don't have to hear the agony of defeat.

Mick, well if the Viks lose next week, he will surely be in a bad mood for a while. He will be grouchy and irritable and throwing stuff around and then will go through a couple weeks of serious withdrawals and mild depression after the season is over, not knowing what to do with himself. And then he will be okay. But he is a grown man. Is it supposed to be this way? It's really pretty funny when you think about it, but pretty pathetic on the other hand too. I mean c'mon. It's just football after all. right? Really? Really! It is just a game. Isn't it? NOT!!!! Around here, from August to January FOOTBALL IS OUR LIFE.

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