Saturday, January 12, 2008

How I know that the Packers are going to win the Super Bowl

That was a good game today. I always like when Brett Favre proves that he's still "got it".

As much as I have loved football growing up, I have found it painfully tough to watch the games this year. My husband was a Lions fan. Not from birth, but because, to hang out with my dad, you had to enjoy football. When we were first dating, he would come over to my house to pick me up on Sundays around noon. My dad would be watching the pregame. We would go out for a ride, bowling, whatever it was that we did when we were young and dating. We would come back around 4ish to see if maybe my parents wanted to go to dinner. My dad would be watching the beginning of the day's second game. We would go out to dinner and then maybe back to Leonard's house to watch t.v. He would drop me (and a doggy bag of leftovers for my dad) off and, upon seeing my father watching the Sunday night game, say,"Man, does your dad watch football all day long?" "Yes." and he would laugh, and poke fun. And then we got married, and spent a lot of Sundays watching the Packers with my dad. One year Leonard bought me "Sunday Ticket" from Directv for my birthday. And we would watch games all day Sunday. Leonard soon became better at calling fouls, and plays, than I. Soon he became a (grrrr) Lions fan. Soon we were fighting over which 1PM game we were going to watch, the Packers or the Lions. Football watching (I know, for some of you, lame) became our time together on Sundays. His mother knew not to "stop by for a chat". I miss that and haven't really been able to watch, or even listen to, football this year.

Just like the year we lost our first baby. Also the year the Packers went to the Super Bowl and beat the New England Patriots. Because I had just been discharged from the hospital, following the loss of our baby, my mind was somewhere else. And they won, and I don't remember one single play from that game. I sat there, looking at the screen, but not seeing the game.

Today, the Packers played great against the Seahawks... and I sat there, looking at the screen, but not seeing the game. It was then that I realized that the Packers will make it all the way to the Super Bowl...and I will watch it, without seeing it. I need Leonard for that.

6 comments:

Marshamlow said...

I miss that we do not live near family. My husband loves sports and doesn't have anyone to share that love with him.

Ronni said...

Laura, I know what you mean. Jim's family always had a tradition of picking winners in the bowl games. It took at least three participants to make it interesting.

This year, I thought about doing it with just Brendan and myself, but it seemed such a sad thing, that I didn't bother. I couldn't tell you who won which bowl...

haylee said...

I love watching sports with him - he is #1 Toronto Maple Leaf's fan all his life (as was my Dad) -- except for football. That is the only sport I cannot watch with him -- the game makes no sense to me -- perhaps if I took the time to understand the rules, it would but I am just not so inclined.

I am however impressed that it makes some sense to you :)

Laurie said...

Okay Laura, you got me on this one. I am not a sports person but I am a Nascar junkie, does this count for something?:) On another note, your last post you stated attempting to force yourself into feeling better. Good for you girl, for making the choice, and hunting for sparklies is such a wonderful thing too. They are all around us everywhere, especially on these Sundays you dislike so much.:) I am praying that Rachel finds tons of them this weekend and for Betsy to keep finding them too. You girls are all special in my book and deserve lots of sparklies. Lets honor Hannah and let her lead the way. She's the expert here. Much love to you and the kids today.

Laurie in Ca.

Jackie said...

Congrats on the Packers win!

*hug*

I'm glad you guys are feeling better.

Shari said...

Whhoooott! Packers won.

Double whhoooott!! Cowyboys lost!!

Let the games begin!! Giants at Green Bay. Whoo-hooo.

Over the last few years, I haven't really watched much of football. Packers weren't doing good. Now, it's like go, go, go. LOL

I'll take your word for it that the Packers will win the Super Bowl!! Favre would break another record for being a quarterback with the most number of years between Super Bowls.

Let's hope the Chargers beat the Patriots, too. hee-hee.

Love the sparklies concept-bright spots...