September 11, 2005

Pre-game check list.

Packer T-shirt…. Check
Packer hat…. Check
Whisky…. Check
Beer…. Check
Pop (aka Soda, aka Coke, but only if you are from the south because I’m not drinking coke)…. Check
Hot Wings…. Check
Snacks…. Check
Printouts of every pool/Fantasy team I’m in…. Check
Clip Board with pens and highlighters to make notes…. Check
Latest Packer Pro Shop and NFL Shop catalogs…. Check

This can only mean one thing: FOOTBALL TIME! OH YEAH!

Today is the first Sunday in football season. Thursday nights game between the Pats and the Raiders was very entertaining and helped cool my football fever, but it wasn’t enough to give me the fix that I needed. Mainly because neither team is in my division so the outcome of the game did not have a direct impact on my Packers.

Today is a different story; at noon CST my wife will become a football widow. This will last all the way until February. She doesn’t mind, as a football fan herself, she just doesn’t understand my deep love and infatuation of the game.

You will have to excuse me now while I go do my pre-game rituals.

Posted by Contagion in Football at September 11, 2005 10:47 AM | TrackBack

Directions to pass out to my blog family to come join in the party.......No check!


Have fun today! I'll save some heartburn pills for you for after the game!

Posted by: Sissy at September 11, 2005 11:45 AM

Sissy: If I had even the inclination that you where going to be in the area I would have made plans to watch the games with you. However, It's probably best no one watched the games with me, as I was pretty foul mouthed.... Clone picked up some new workds.

Posted by: Contagion at September 11, 2005 06:33 PM

I tried watching football with a friend, but apparently you guys get irate when we ask questions in an attempt to understand the game we are watching. I upset my friend's ritual with his game, college football i think Notre Dame, and i was made aware it was not ok to do that. This entry made me think of that, crazy football fans.

Posted by: Sarah at September 11, 2005 11:15 PM

Does your pre-game ritual include masturbating while watching Packer's highlight DVD's?

Oh, and you never sent me an E-Mail asking about Jay. I would have responded to that.

Posted by: littlejoe at September 12, 2005 01:28 AM

You don't wear one of those hats shaped like a brick of triangular cheese? I thought all Packers fans did.

Posted by: Bou at September 12, 2005 06:31 AM

In his case, it's not a hat... that's just how his head is shaped. A true Packer fan! ;)

Posted by: That 1 Guy at September 12, 2005 07:22 AM

Sarah: Not everyone gets mad, it just depends on the timing. If there is a big drive going and the action is fast, it's not the right time to ask. Otherways I don't mind explaining, That's how my wife learned.

LJ: No it doesn't, and yes I did.

Bou: I do only at the games or if it is a big game that I'm watching. Otherways it's way too warm to wear.

T1G: You're just jealous that the Bears don't have any signature items that they are known for around the country. Wait, I'm sorry... they sure do! They are known for changing QBs every 2-3 games! ;)

Posted by: Contagion at September 12, 2005 07:41 AM

At least the only new words my toddler's picking up (so far) are "Run!" and "Get him!"

The six-year-old has finally evidenced an interest in football, as well. I think his father is a bit miffed that he's asking me all his questions, though. ;)

Posted by: Jenna at September 14, 2005 03:56 PM