Wednesday, January 28, 2009
My football life
Super Bowl Sunday is a mere 4 days away!!
Funny. I love football. I really do. John is okay with it. In our family, he is the football widower. Poor guy. I keep thinking, its because he is a Bills fan.
Allow me to share my history with football. I started watching football when I was about 9. We never watched tv growing up. HMM. Let me to rephrase that. I never watched tv growing up. I was ALWAYS grounded from watching. The only time my parents let me watch was Sunday afternoons, when they took a nap.
As you may remember, way back in the stone age, when we only had 12 channels to choose from, and had no other option, the very thing that would be on tv Sunday afternoons...was football!! OR some dumb movie.
That was the time of the Steelers and Cowboy's glory. Thank goodness I chose the Steelers!! Had I chosen the Cowboys, I would have had to shoot myself in the foot or something.
And so, I have been a Pittsburgh fan for 32 years. I recently found a picture of my mom and sister. My mom is wearing one of my Steelers t-shirts. She probably found it and put in on to do chores. This picture is about 25years old. I showed it to her, and she laughed. She had no idea what it was, but because I used to beg for them, she would get Steelers stuff for Christmas/my birthday...
My daughter is a Patriot's fan, my oldest son is a Giants fan, my youngest son is a Eagles fan.
Where did I go wrong???
At least they all understand, enjoy and appreciate the game.