But I like it. I like the sound of a game filling up my house on a Saturday morning; I like that my kid loves to play it and that I get to stand out in the cold and cheer him on. I watch a lot on tv these days, and I've been to plenty of games in my time. Of course, most of these were in college at the U of O, and, if I remember correctly, that was more about who had the best tailgater in the parking lot, and less about what was happening inside the stadium. Still. I was there. Sporting logo gear and all.
I do know that the Seahawks are "my team" and that, being an Oregon Duck, I should be setting aside a few hours tomorrow night for wings and beer. I'm not entirely sure why - I mean, I know they're playing a championship game, but I couldn't tell you if it was the championship between college teams in Oregon or between all the football teams in the country. Or some contest in between. I just know that it's supposed to be a great game, and I'm going to watch it.
Yesterday, as the Hawks gave the Saints a little southern ass-whoopin' of their own, (and yes, I can say "Hawks" because they're my team, remember?) my son Matt came in and said to me,
"You seem so....involved... in this game." I felt a little silly then. Honestly, I had no idea what was going on, in terms of plays and stats and penalties and timeouts. I just knew that we were playing a game we shouldn't have even made it to, (although I can't explain that either) and we were winning! Of course I was involved!
Who can deny that kind of energy, even if you can't tell the difference between a quarterback and a tight end, unless you've got a clear shot of the number on the back of the jersey to tell you it's Hasselbeck?
I get all caught up in the glory of the game and I'm hootin' and hollerin' and posting scores on Facebook with the best of them. Sometimes I wish I knew more, so I could hoot and holler intelligent things, like John does. He shouts advice at the players, and I have no doubt that it's good advice. Someday, after I get through Football for Dummies, I'll be able to do the same.
For now, I'm just making noise and having fun.
|My parents house in Arizona - they're Ducks by Tuition|