Tuesday, August 3, 2010

It's That Time Again...Football!!!

Jaycob's football practice started last night, and I couldn't be more excited!

I used to HATE (notice the all caps??) football - watching it, listening to it, talking about it, thinking about it, imagining other people thinking about it....

I HATED (there are those caps again) everything about football. It wasn't quite as bad as baseball, but it was definitely a close 2nd.

But NOW?????

I LOVE FOOTBALL!!! I love to watch Jaycob practice. I love to watch him play. I love to see the determination on his face and even the frustration when things don't go just right.

I love to watch Jaycob help the newer players and make them look better in the eyes of their coaches. I love to watch him on the line and see a bit of Jayson in him. I love the feeling of being able to breathe again when Jaycob gets up after a hard hit and keeps on hitting.

I can't help but run up and down the sidelines, cheering and screaming and taking pictures while the other parents hold their little kids close and look at me like I should be medicated. Where is their motivation, anyway???

I look forward to wearing my #48 Maroon Hoodie at the cold games and tracking my son's cleat-prints in the snow.

I'm excited to yell at the refs and refer to them as douchebags, eventhough I don't have the slightest clue what the rules are. All I know during a game is:
- which way our team needs to run to score a touchdown.
- whether Jaycob is on Offensive, Defense, or Special Teams.
- grabbing a facemask is illegal.
- when a center lineman runs the ball down for a touchdown, it's legal, but it sure pisses the other team off.

I'm already so excited for football this year, that I'm considering wearing a tutu and buying some pompoms.

So, in case I've confused you, here's the bottom line:
I. LOVE. FOOTBALL. And...it's here!

P.S. THIS year, we're going for NO BROKEN LEGS. I should probably turn that into some sort of cheer...

Happy Traks!


  1. Oh my gosh! I almost got a random case of allergies reading that! Now I can't wait for Riley to be old enough to play. -If you need a buddy to act like a fool with you at games give me a call. ;) I love football too!

  2. Allergies, eh? I'm with ya. They attack me on occassion, too. Thank goodness I have sunglasses stored everywhere!
    I might take you up on the Football Buddy idea! I might look less crazy if there is someone else doing the same thing, right? In fact, I think if there is more than one person doing something, that makes it a trend. And, then....we become COOL!! :-)

  3. We are already cool...hello! But setting a trend (yet again) sounds like fun! ;)