It’s footballtimefolks! Thursday marks the very first game of the season with the Ducks playing the Broncos at Boise State and Oregon up against Boise’s home advantage at 64-2. Oregon made quite a showing with victories in the first three gamesof the 2008 season.Unfortunately thestreak ended too soonwith a loss to Boise State…
Who am I trying to kid here? I don’t give a crap about football.
Now, I am an Oregon Duck’s fan because I’m quite certain my family would disown me if I were to pledge my allegiance to any other team. But, that being said, football season is really more of a hindrance than a benefit.It’s a lot of sitting around and watching young men in tight pants with bulging biceps and ripped thigh muscles pummel each other in the name of sport. Wait…I actually have no problem with that part of it.
What I do have a problem with is the sudden urgency in my household to “watch the game.” I have witnessed my husband transform into a thick-necked, beer-drinking, nacho-inhaling football fan right before my very eyes. Here’s the funny thing…between the months of January and September, I never hear a “football-ey” word uttered and then all of a sudden my husband gets bitten by the bug and watching the Ducks play becomes a necessity for living, akin to requiring oxygen to breathe. Oh, brother.
And just forget about it if the whole family gets together to watch a game. The women? We’re multi-taskers. We’re capable of discussing world events, catching up on local gossip, reconciling our bank accounts, bringing about world peace and we still catch most, if not all, of the game. The men? They’re neanderthals. If a fruit fly flits past their heads causinga distraction to their view of the TV they yell, loudly. And don’t even think about asking them a question mid-play. You’re met with a disgusted look and sneer of the upper lip.
So, I welcome this season of Oregon Ducks football for what it is. A giant pain in my ass.
Love to all, Mindy