Sunday, December 9, 2007

Football Lessons


I learned today that it's not so bad sitting on the couch watching football games for 6 hours. I also saw a few things I had never seen before. I didn't know that when the ball is punted if it hits a member of the same team (e.g. on the leg) then... (oops, now I even forget what happens - the other team gets it?). That was the Packers game. Then in the Patriots game the whole horizontal throw to Moss, and then Moss back to Brady, and then Brady to the end zone - never seen that either. I didn't really understand it though - it looked like the football touched the ground when it was by Moss. What happened?

Although I am excited that the Patriots won, I feel bad for the Steelers. They were doing so well in the first half! It was a good game until after halftime. Oh, I also learned that halftime is not long enough to take a good nap. When I was younger, halftime always seemed so lonnnnng. See, I used to watch sports with my father all the time. It was a way to spend time with him - he didn't ignore us kids, he just certainly needed his zoning in front of the tv time, and any sport would do. I grew up watching everything: baseball, football, golf, hockey, fishing... I think football was always my favorite, though actually I do like watching golf too, but I can think of a million other things to do with my time now.

My wish for this football season is for the Superbowl to be between the Patriots and the Packers. See, I'm from New England originally, and my husband is from Packer country, so it would be funnnn to see the cheeseheads stomped by NE. :-) There would certainly be a Superbowl party, though perhaps at a friend's house since we don't have a big screen tv...

I have spent the whole weekend in my house, not speaking to anyone, drinking liquids and hacking. Actually, I did go to the store both days so I could pretend I was a real human being. I already know I'm taking off work tomorrow - actually I knew it this morning. I can't talk for more than a few minutes without hacking up some beautifully colored stuff. Can someone throw a pity party for me? :-) Of course my husband left for vacation the morning after I came back from St. Louis and won't be back until late late Tues night, so I haven't even reaped the benefits of being married - having someone to at least do SOMEthing for me. And the cats are going to drive me nuts - arg! But at least the little energy I have is helping to move the quilt along...yay! I might try painting some of it tomorrow.

10 comments:

Churlita said...

That would be an interesting Super Bowl. The Patriots Steelers game was really good until after the 2ng half, when it got sad...For me, anyway.

EsLocura said...

I hate football. sad but true

Susan said...

I'm bringing balloons that'll work for my b-day party and your pity party.

NoRegrets said...

Churlita, I actually was rooting for the Steelers for a little bit - would have been nice to see them win, but I'm not sad they lost. Can't you explain the Moss/Brady throw thing for me?
Eslocura, it's ok. Not sad.
Hmmm.. Susan, I wonder what shapes would work for both?

Can anyone help me? I can't find where to change my time back to my normal time, and not Siwoua..

Susan said...

Dashboard-Settings-Formatting-Time Zone

WNG said...

"My wish for this football season is for the Superbowl to be between the Patriots and the Packers."

NoR you are reading my mind!!! That is my fondest football wish.
It's called a lateral pass and if it hits the ground or an official the game doesn't stop: http://www.startsurfing.com/encyclopedia/l/a/t/Lateral_pass.html for more info:)
I'm going to pretend you didn't almost support the Steelers because I really like you, so you get a second chance. No more PA teams though...you're on probation!

NoRegrets said...

Thanks Susan - you always know how to help out the old woman.

WNG - I was trying to be nice to Churlita, and besides, I don't want the Patriots to get big heads. Really the Steelers were doing so well the first half, they had a fighting chance. Thanks for the info - I will look it up, now that I have a name for it. I thought they started playing rugby for a minute.

NoRegrets said...

Oh, and You Like Me! you really like me! (think Sally Field) :-)

Gyuss Baaltar said...

Superbowl will be Cowboys vs. Patriots.

Cowboys will come from behind to wind 27- 24 after Tom Brady gets knocked out of the game.

NoRegrets said...

G lives! Or was this his dying statement? Forecasting cheating by the cowboys?