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.