Thursday, January 29, 2009

Are you ready for some football?

I love football! I've been a Houston Texans fan since their inception in 2002. We're season ticket holders only because I insist. If it was up to my husband we'd watch on TV every week, but I love being there. I'd even love to tailgate, but that's where he draws the line. It's not his idea of a good time. (I still hope to talk him into it sometime.)

I had been a Houston Oilers fan in the past, but I never really understood the game. I just yelled when everyone else yelled. Then the Houston Texans offered Football 101 For Women classes. They had them for a number of years and I thoroughly enjoyed them. I'm sorry they're not offered anymore. They would bring in players, officials, and coaches to speak and it was very interesting and informative. Those classes spurred my interest to learn more and I purchased The Complete Idiots Guide To Football by Joe Theismann. (Joe was born and grew up in NJ just like me, so how could I go wrong?)

I wish you could see my copy of this book. I've got it all marked up with notes in the margins, sentences underlined, diagrams drawn, etc. I take my football very seriously. I reread it prior to the beginning of each football season. I'm one of those people that watch the away games on TV with the volume turned down and listen on the radio. I also bring my radio to every game. Radio is descriptive and a very good learning aid. It still seems as if I miss approximately 50% of what 610 Sports Radio's Marc Vandermeer and Andre Ware see. (Marc handles the play by play and Andre does the commentary.) Everything happens very quickly and they're able to size up the situation almost immediately. I'd like to be half as good as them some day.

Anyway, even though my Houston Texans aren't playing in the Super Bowl on Sunday I'll still be enjoying the game. I'd kind of like Arizona to win since they've never been there before, but I've always admired Pittsburgh since the Steel Curtain days. I'm just hoping it's a good game and there are no serious injuries (that's the mother in me coming out).

So, we'll be getting out our books and having a little review in the next couple of days.

Then after the game we'll mourn the end of football until next season. Go Texans!


  1. Betty, I knew you liked football, but I didn't know you studied books on it! And your Ginnys study, too, how cute is that!!

  2. Just discovered your blog via Sewprimitive Karen's (one of my favorite blogs!) blog! Have you bookmarked. I, too, am always trying to learn more about football. DH and two grown sons are huge football fans so it was a matter of "get with the program if you want to hang out on Sundays"!!! LOL. Love your dolls. My sister collects Chatty Cathys.

  3. I enjoy the Texans too, but only if I have some hand piecing or quilting in my lap!!

  4. Well, I hate football, but I love Ginny in your photo! I don't like any sports. I used to like hockey when Matthew played on his school team, but that's about it. I only have time for dolls. (and blogging) Did you make Ginny's adorable little couch? It's soooo cute!!!!

  5. Loretta...that's a youth bed made by the Vogue Doll Company in the 1950's. It was beat up and cheap...I repainted it and made the bed ruffle and linens. Thanks!


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