Monday, September 22, 2008

Fun Monday Sportage

Thank you for your patience with my Fun Monday posting delay! Heather is our hostess, and she wanted to know what sports teams we are rabid for! Of course, it doesn't take much to guess that I am a RABID FOOTBALL fan. Besides, I designed the floor plan of our living area so that the kitchen would be in direct line with where I put the Samsung Plasma HDTV (official television of the NFL). That way, Roger will be able to eat home-cooked meals between September and the Super Bowl. For once.

Teams? Well, I grew up in Texas - and many Sundays my father and I would travel to the Astrodome to watch Earl Campbell and the Houston Oilers play football. I love football. I am insane about football. And even though Roger jokes that it's kinda strange that a "manly" sport has all these terms such as "wide receiver," "tight end," and those celebratory pats on the behind...I am inclined to see football as an intensely physical battle - one that tests the athleticism of man in ways no other sport can! Players flip in the air, land hard on the ground, twist, turn, get pummelled - can you remember the last time you fell and hit the ground? Hurt for days, didn't it? Imagine doing it over and over, for a few hours. While big heavy guys land on you.
My current favorite team is the Dallas Cowboys. Now, don't get me wrong - I'm not a fan of Tony Romo. In fact, during most games, I curse him at least once. But since Arkansas does not have an official professional team (don't get me started on the Arkansas Razorbacks), the Cowboys are the next best option. And since running back Felix Jones (pictured) is so HOT right now - well, all the more reason to cheer them on!

I still love Peyton Manning and the Colts - and I enjoyed watching little brother Eli win last year's Super Bowl. I still carry the torch for my alma mater, the Texas Aggies (don't get me started on them, either). However, there is one team I will always hate - the Pittsburgh Steelers. They used to always beat the Houston Oilers when I was a kid, and I just can't forgive and forget.

I love all sports, but football is my thing. One of my friends commented that when the season starts, she knows she won't be able to communicate with me properly until February. Oh, and another reason this post was late? I was busy watching the Cowboys play the Packers last night, and just couldn't tear myself away!

Now go check out the other participants!


ChrisB said...

I am not a football fan but hubby likes American football although he hasn't watched much lately.

Heather said...

I can see you are a huge fan. I love how passionately you write about your teams. I kinda like the Steelers, but that's just because Roethlisburger is from my hometown!

thanks for playing today!

MommyWizdom said...

That was a great post. Your zeal is really evident! I love the kitchen/TV layout thing. Have a great football season this year and Happy Monday!

jsi said...

Tight end, wide receiver - exactly - how did such a manly sport get those names. And run around in skin tight pants!

Thanks for sharing!

Robocop said...

Football is cool. The Cowboys? Well, football is cool.**LOL**

swampy said...

Go Cowboys.
Miss you, darlin.
I have a book for you and I need your USPS address. Let me know:
swampwitch06 at gmail dot com

Karmyn R said...

I hate the Steelers too - because they won the Superbowl against the Seahawks a few years ago and should NOT have = Seattle was totally robbed. I blame all the rich uppity East Coast Fans (HA!).

Desert Songbird said...

I love Karmyn's reason for hating the Steelers. Logical football fan reasoning. Hubby hates the Steelers because he's a Browns fans, and all Browns fans hate the Steelers and the Broncos.

You know the object of my fandom, but I will admit, it's a tough to fly the banner high with a 1-2 record and injuries running rampant. Sigh.

Tiggerlane said...

chrisb - oh, the season is just getting started - a few more weeks into it should be GREAT!

heather - thanks for hosting - and yeah, I am a bit passionate!

mommywizdom - my contractor thought it was an unusual kitchen request from a woman!

jsi - I totally forgot about the pants - I loved it when they started wearing the ones with a little shine and sheen!

robocop - is this where I get defensive?

swampy - miss you, too! Email is on its way!

karmyn r - Steeler Haters, unite!

desert songbird - I haven't given up, but the Peyton is looking better in commercials than he is on the field. Double sigh.

Kila said...

Us Packer fans aren't too fond of the Cowboys, especially this week! ;)

Paul said...

Earl Campbell was a great running back! I lived in Ft. Bend County Texas as a boy. You are a beautiful woman...:-)

Tiggerlane said...

kila - OMG...but Brett redeemd himself this weekend. Amazing for an old guy!

paul - many thanks! And I miss Texas football...sadly, I'll never be able to afford to go to a Cowboys game, with the new stadium fees. Sigh.