Saturday, August 16, 2014

Football, TTWD/DD and Meredith




I'm a baseball girl. I love the sport. I have been to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. The long season spreads over the summer months and Jack and I take in many games during the season. We attend spring training in Arizona loving the sunshine and the way our boys look so good in fresh, clean uniforms before the tough long season begins.  I like to keep the stats during the game. I like the baseball movies, all of them. I like the way I can listen to baseball and do other things like driving, ironing, and gardening. Even though I do not like extra inning games, I like the games on warm summer nights.

I am married to a sports guy. He loves golf, basketball, baseball and both college and professional football. We go to the college football games of our university and have attended the Rose Bowl game they won. We travel to see away games.

I have not always been interested in football. I understand the basics. We attended a preseason game last evening. The announcer reported a two minute warning. What ??????? Really, a two minute warning announcing the end of the half and the end of the game! Wow! What submissive wife wouldn't love a two minute warning before trouble erupted? I would love to have had a two minute warning yesterday. I was telling Jack my better idea and he asked if I was apprenticing to be Hoh. A two minute warning might have saved my backside.

Listening to more announcements made at the game, my mind raced: illegal use of hands. piling on, false start, encroachment, first down, backfield in motion, overtime, offside and the list goes on!

Jack has actually conducted my own private football school as my interest in the game increased. All those Xs and Os and my mind is really catching on. However, I want those two minutes warnings! So I can get my story straight, look Jack in the eye, get ready to meet my fate.......  tell him the truth and with any luck,  fall right in to his arms.

Can you think of any football analogies comparing ttwd/dd to our beloved football? Tell me, oh please, tell me.



18 comments:

  1. Darn it, I wished you'd asked this last year. I had SEVERAL ... but old age (ahem) has made me forget them. Perhaps after I've watched that first game they will be back. See you in a couple of weeks!

    "Apprenticing to be HOH" -- c'mon, Meredith. That's cute!

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    1. Rogue,
      Jack is the one who said that and he was not laughing!!!
      Meredith

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  2. Red Zone, Safety. and Wildcat. These terms are used more in college football but the pros will use them too.

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  3. I love football! can't wait until the regular season starts :)
    I can't think of any analogies, but I'm frequently breaking the "illegal use of the hands" rule LOL! and I agree about the 2 minute warning, because in football that 2 mins really lasts like 25!

    Hugs :)

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  4. Let's see... Penalty comes to mind... Off Sides.. And.. there have been times when I was just sure.. The Man was using unnecessary roughness...Usually when I am over his lap...

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  5. Well I know absolutely nothing about American football. If it's ever on the TV here I look at it bemused. I have been given lessons on trying to get to grips with rugby, soccer and cricket and these games are ALWAYS on the TV and radio, regardless of who is playing it seems!
    Now, where does 'time out' come from? That's the one I want to use myself whenever I find myself face down over a pile of pillows!

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  6. Mere,,don't know much about football ,,but love the way you write. : )


    L

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  7. Hi Meredith, I'm afraid I don't know anything about football either, but it seems there are lots of football terms that could orive 'useful' in the context of ttwd lol.

    Hugs
    Roz

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  8. Cornerback? Defensive Holding? Holding? Hot Receiver? Intentional Grounding? Interception? Man in Motion? Open Receiver? Out of Bounds? Penalty? Personal Foul? Stunt?

    Okay, that was fun! Notice they're alphabetical because I used a football glossary...is that cheating? :-) You're so right, there are many, many appropriate terms. :-) Whoda thunk?

    I guess I need to add "Go Ravens!"

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  9. Tight end. Wide receiver.
    Those bring funny pictures to my twisted mind.
    SSB

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  10. Just getting caught up on my reading. Loved this post except it reminds me that summer is coming to a close with fall rapidly approaching. I love football and am reasonably able to follow the game particularly with my son who is such a sports enthusiastic person. He has helped to teach me a bit about the game. "Out of bounds" "Defense and Offense" come to mind, illegal backfield motion, penalty, facemask, holding, delay of game, false start, rushing the quarterback...it could go on and on.... anyway... fun reading all the feedback and yep I could see how some of the terminology relates to ttwd! Here's to another great start of a new season... And yeah... Go Titans!!!

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  11. LOL Mere...lots of good football terms here. Unless it was a serious infraction, Matthew usually gave me a warning...depending on where we were, it could be a look or a hand signal or a phrase. You should definitely ask Jack (respectfully) if you could have a two minute warning. ;) I'm sorry but I do find his "...apprenticing to be Hoh" question to be funny. Good luck!

    Hugs and Blessings...
    Cat

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  12. I loved this! I also love college football lets see... turnover, red zone, Hail Mary, point spread, possession, unsportsmanlike conduct, scrambling, quarterback sneak, safety, snap, down. This was fun loved it.
    honey

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  13. Fun post. I'll add: end zone, sacking, and halftime show.

    A term I always think sounds funny is nose guard. In my mind I see a player shadowing another, his arms outstretched so the opposing team can't hit the first player in the face with the ball. Tom Brady surely has one, Gisele would insist.

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    1. Oops, that should have just read "can't hit the first player in the face." Tom Brady would have the ball, unless he's been sacked.

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  14. I don't know a lot of technical stuff about football, but since ttwd is very sexual for us, I'll just go with touchdown!
    ;) Cali

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  15. Not too good at football stuff Meredith! :) Love baseball though! But three strikes, you are out seems kind of to the point around here. LOL! Actually, I usually hear, "5...4...3...2..." And trust me, I don't let Rob get to one. Do you think that would work for you?? You got some good ideas above though. Many hugs,

    <3 Katie

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  16. By the way,,I love Peyton Manning


    L

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