Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Like Sands Through the Hourglass...

I can't wait for the Super Bowl this Sunday! As the season winds down, I find myself sad about the football-less months ahead. But, I will savor every moment of Sunday's final showdown, before turning my attention and allegiance to Nascar.
 
I don't remember liking football as a kid. In fact, I am pretty sure I thought it was pointless and stupid. But as an adult, I have had a change of heart. And let me tell you why. It isn't because I like the game. And it certainly isn't because I feel some sort of loyalty to a particular geographic region. I love football because I view it as one, big soap opera. It comes rather easy for me, probably because I am naturally drawn to drama (which will also be my eventual downfall). But I think, with a little guidance, anyone can fall in love with just about any sport.

The key is paying attention to the pre-game footage. Here is where they wax poetic about the human interest stories. Human interest is code for drama. Here you will find out about the quarterback that has understandably been off his game because his wife just gave birth to twins (not evil twins, i don't think...just regular twins). They'll tell you about the college player that has been raising his little brother in his dorm room, since their mama died. And you'll find out about JoePa, the Penn State coach who is 295 years old and is still going strong. We're talking Edward Quartermaine with a bad hip. How can anyone not root for him?? 

The more these stories, and players, tug at your heart, the more you will want them to be happy. And what makes these players happy? Winning! You'll be cheering through tears of joy. Soon, you'll have a favorite player, maybe even a favorite team and you'll definitely have several nemeses you'll secretly love to hate! Think Heidi Montag with a helmet and jockstrap.

This year, none of my usual suspects have made it to the Super Bowl, so I had to do a little extra research to decide who to root for. I am going with the Cardinals. Did you know that cute Kurt Warner is almost 40? Talk about a comeback against the odds! It's almost as good as Roman Brady coming back from the dead (again)! And there's a fellow on his team that was considered "too good" to stay on the Cardinals, but stood by his team, through thick and thin. You don't see loyalty like that just anywhere. Even Luke divorced Laura after putting up with her catatonic state for so long! 

Hopefully, next year there will be a player who escapes from a secret lair during the off-season. You can bet the farm that I'll be rootin' for him!

26 comments:

jill jill bo bill said...

OMG that is brilliant! And I am rooting for the Cardinals as well. Kurt and his grocery store past turn me on.

Sheri and George said...

And then there are the wives and girlfriends in there too. Who survived what and who is bad luck for who and caused them to lose the game.Don't forget that drama!
I like the Cardnials too just because nobody expected them to be there.

♥georgie♥ said...

LOL...loved this post!!! I am LMAO@the Roman Brady line!!!
we are rootin for the cards come Sunday

Debbie said...

I always watch the human interest things for the Olympics and those are my favorite parts.

Kristina P. said...

You know, I used to be a big football fan, but while my husband likes football, he's not an avid watcher.

Happy birthday again, Deb!

Young Momma said...

Uhm... so... I'm more than lost on football... so I'm just going to link you here. As a follow up to Jills comment. :)

Read it through... all of it. It's pretty amazing.
http://www.snopes.com/glurge/warner.asp

Under the Influence said...

Funny, I don't even watch the soap operas you refer to (I watch a different channel!) and I STILL know about the Quartermaine's, Roman Brady and, of course, Luke and Laura!

We are cheering for the Steelers in this house. My husband is from Pittsburgh!

Lindsay said...

My husband is in your corner. I think he'll mourn the absence of football season till August. I will enjoy the return of my husband on the weekends for the next 7 months :)

Tenakim said...

I'm torn on the team to pick, you see- I'm in St Louis and Bidwell(Cardinal's owner) visciously yanked the Cardinals from us! There is a lot of animosity there!

However, Kurt Warner was OUR golden boy back in our Ram's hay day and is the reason I started watching football. AND, I've never been there, but I believe Pittsburg probably stinks (literally)- so I can't with good conscience root for them- so LONG STORY - still have no idea to root for!

Lacey said...

I hate the end of football season, too. Le sigh.

Goooooooooooo Cardinals!!!!!!

Kacey R. said...

I'm catching up on my reading and you so crack me up. I'm not in to the football - but the drama & heart string stuff - I'm all over. LOL

Beadiful Things said...

You lost me at "Super Bowl."

Wendyburd1 said...

You mean people like watch that thing? I tune in occasionally to the puppy bowl on animal planet but that's it.

Harlene said...

Our calender reads, Preseason, Season,Postseason, and Offseason.

Cardinals all the way, I'm the prude who gets mad at players when they have a slew of illegitimate babies or get caught cheating on their wives. Then they've lost my fanship forever!

Anything special you guys will be noshing on?

blueviolet said...

This is one thing I've never really gotten into. I like college football a bit but pro, not so much. I do like those commercials though!

Eudea-Mamia said...

"Think Heidi Montag with a helmet and jockstrap."

That image. Out of my head! Out. of. MY. HEAD!!

Ravens fans here. But will cheer on the Cardinals, because I was born in Philly. I think I had to sign something that I would never root (route? WTH?) for the Steelers.

Follow that?

Soxy Deb said...

Girl I am such a sportsaholic it's not funny. Between baseball, football and Nascar there's not much time for anything else. When Nascar and baseball or football and baseball overlap...you wont hear from me. But I'm still alive. I have a favorite team in each sport, but mine are sitting at home watching TV much as I will be this year.
Definitely gonna pull for the cards. Can't pull for the Steelers - Big Ben blows.
And how bout that Kurt Warner. From the grocery store to the Rams superbowl one year and a few years later from the 808 team of last season to the superbowl. Gotta give him and the whole team props.

angie said...

I didn't even know the Super Bowl was this Sunday. I guess I knew.....but I didn't think about it. I'd better crawl out of my whole soon, don't you think? BTW, email me. Somehow I don't have your email anymore.

Brenda Jean said...

I will never look at football the same again. This explains why I love high school sports-- because I know many of the kids and thier stories so I'm more involved. But I think my husband mutes the television when the background stuff is on. I don't think he cares about that. Really, he isn't Mr. Sensitive. Hmmm...I might have to make him stop muting!

Beth said...

It is nice to know that I'm not alone in my attraction to drama.

And I usually pick the team to root for based on the colors of the uniforms. For instance, it has always been hard to pull for the Miami Dolphins. No one looks good in that ugly aqua blue.

Tony said...

Your married right? A woman who likes football? Wow I love it. So does Colleen, thank God. I too will be lost once this is over. I have to go to golf and NASCAR ( I just wish they would mix in a right hand turn once and a while ) Sorry I like the cheer leaders and Erin Andrews. ( oh sorry she is college footballs darling announcer.) either way shes HOT. and , no I am not in trouble my lovely better half is aware of this long standing crush. I just want a good game that s not over before half.

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

can't say I give a crap about football! (don't slap me)

travel girl said...

My Mother was a HUGE football fan, especially the San Diego Chargers (when they were not so good).
I hated football as a kid because I was jealous of the time she gave to football.

I only like it enough now as my son plays high school football.

Bee and Rose said...

As I am an Arizona gal, I am going with the Cardinals. It's a big deal here, let me tell ya! Just hit any grocery store and you'll see 12 ft submarine sandwiches, towers of beer, etc. It's crazy nuts here!

Bee and Rose said...

Oh...I hit publish before I could say...your blog rocks!

Straight to Your Hart said...

I am all about the players in their uniforms!!...Not very eloquent I know. The commercials?!...See I am shallow!