Monday, January 2, 2017

I Understand Now

My guy loves football, especially college football. The whole world stops for his college team. We go to the games right here in our city and now we go to the away games as best we can. We wear our team's colors on game day. Jack wears the colors on the golf course and just about everywhere else. I am his football partner he claims. I smile and give him a big hug, but I am somewhat fair weather about the games as the season enters the cold weather. I support my guy and his love of the game. I pay attention to the game nuances. I know what the calls mean and the strategies involved. I have attended Jack's football school right here and passed his exam with flying colors. 

We were attending a big bowl game and our team was in that great position of being the underdog to this mighty foe. We had just returned from a gathering of football fans. We had watched an excellent film featuring many top level teams. Cheering, tackling, scoring, military aircraft soaring overhead....... and all of a sudden, I realized how the football fans, the BIG football fans were all nearing the end of a long season that began way back at the end of August. Both pro and college seasons end very soon. Pro season will end with the Super Bowl at the very beginning of Feburary and then nothing, all gone. No more football for months. Good grief, the men of the nation and those women who love them are forlorn. I saw the faces of the men as the lights went on in the little theatre we were in. They looked downright lost knowing that the end was very near.

We are home now. Yes, the pro season is nearing its end as well. We are inching our way to no more football. So sweet L sent me this photo. I wonder where she finds these things. I intend on following the advice featured in the photo. Making every single halftime extra special will make my football guy very happy. Give it a try at your house. Hooray for halftime.

Thank you, L.



  1. Hi Meredith, good idea to take advantage of half time!
    love Jan, xx

  2. Love this. While we are dedicated football fans, at times we miss games due to work. We are sad one Super Bowl is done as it signals none of those good times until Fall arrives once again which just happens to be my favorite season of the year. But as you say... half time fun is good all year round!! Plan to keep that part alive and on fire!!

  3. Hi Meredith, I love this, enjoy those half time moments :) Excellent idea!


  4. Oh, golf and no football! Heading into a very long halftime.....I think this just might make for quite a few posts in the new year! Lol!
    Seriously I think it's great that you're such a supportive football wife, it's a wonderful past time that you both share. Enjoy the lengthy break!

  5. Mere,,,,ENJOY,,,, : - )Jack will love it.

  6. Great idea, Meredith! Adorable pic, L. Thanks for sharing. Hope your team had a good season.

  7. I loved this post. I am the die hard college football fan in our home so I know exactly how they feel! Awesome picture!

  8. LOL Mere...half time can be lots of fun. If Jack's team is losing, he can release his frustration and if his team is winning, he can celebrate. ;) Not a huge fan of college football but I do love pro football and cheer on my favorite team. I get very involved in the game and there were times that Matthew had to 'help' me calm down a bit as I have a tendency to get extremely involved in the game. Will be sad after the Super Bowl and looking forward to August and pre-season games. ;)

    Hugs and blessings...Cat

  9. Hi, M,
    My man loves his pro football team and they've done extremely well this year, but I'm looking forward to baseball season myself and college basketball still has at least two solid month's yet. Hoping our alma mater does well this year. Anyway, glad you are supportive of Jack's passion and enjoy those half times.

  10. So many reasons for Jack to appreciate you. And half time fireworks of any kind are a special treat.

    I have always wanted to understand football better. However, I had a smash-up good time during the last World Series.

    Hugs From Ella

  11. Very cute post, Meredith! :) I am thinking that your Jack might like it if you find something a little flouncy for the half time events to come! LOL!

    We do for our men, to keep them happy and feeling loved. They spoil and spank us and keep us so! Isn't life grand? ;)

    Many hugs and love,

    <3 Katie

  12. Wonderful idea to take advantage of half time Meredith. Enjoy every moment with your Jack.

    Hugs Lindy xx

  13. no football watching here (though hubby keeps track of the scores)...I do like the idea of half time :-) Enjoy those pauses