Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Sidebar: For the Love of the Game

I never thought I would like football as much as I do now.   When I was younger, I would try to get out of the room if anyone was watching sports.  My father was a diehard Saints fan and they were displayed on our television screen at every opportunity. Sometimes I would sit next to him and watch a game, but never fully understand why people liked this particular sport.  Don’t get me wrong, I did like basketball; what girl doesn’t?

I didn’t get into football until my eldest son became the starting quarterback his sophomore year of high school.  I figured, I better learn the game and understand the rules since I would be sitting on bleachers every Friday.  I really bought into the whole football thing.  I became that ‘football mother’ and have a genuine love for the game.