Thursday, October 8, 2015

10 Things I Love About Not Watching Football

 Kathy over at Mama's Losin' It has a set of suggested writing prompts for today.  I picked "10 Things I love about football." 

There's just one catch.  I don't watch football.  Haven't seen a game in years.  That doesn't stop me from loving it though.  Here are my 10 reasons why:
  1. It's a great excuse to sit down and watch television on Sunday afternoons.  While I can hear the neighbors cheering on the home team, I am having an equally enjoyable time catching up on Downton Abbey episodes.  I don't feel guilty for being unproductive in the middle of a weekend day - everybody is!
  2. Even though I graduated from college many years ago, I maintain bragging rights to my alma mater's football team.  When they're winners, obviously I'm a winner.  When they lose I just don't bring it up.
  3. Having gone to plenty of games in the past, I now know exactly how long 100 yards is.  This is actually pretty useful.  Whenever some measurement is mentioned in a large number of yards, I compare it mentally to a football field.
  4. There are a lot of great tailgate and football party food recipes on Pinterest.  There's no law that says a particular dip can only be used for a football party.  When cooks get creative, everybody wins!
  5. Football pants.  I might have to endure replays on the nightly news, but I don't always mind so much. 
  6. We Americans stubbornly insist on calling our game football, when the rest of the world has a game they all call football and we call soccer.  I love that we're just contrary like that. 
  7.  Fewer crowds at the mall on game days.  The big crowds are all down the street at the stadium.
  8. Special game-day sales.  These run the gamut from shish kabobs to electronics.  Nobody requires you to show proof you actually watch the games in order to get the discount.
  9. "Football widow" events.  My local yarn shop hosts a big knit-in on Super Bowl Sunday every year, with refreshments and sales.  Count me in!
  10. Last but not least, I can go through the checkout line at the supermarket with a huge bunch of chips and snacks and drinks and guacamole and nobody bats an eye.  Because of course, I'm just getting ready for the game.
 Are you a football fan?  Or more like me - someone who just takes advantage of the wonderful parts of football season.

Day 8 today for the Harry Potter quilt show and tell.
Just another set of books.  Wizards clearly love to bind books with all kinds of fantastical images.  They're wizards, they can do anything they want.  I'd like to think the book with the flames on it is actually hot to the touch in the wizard world.  The one with skulls is probably a book on poisons.

6 people stopped folding laundry to write:

Jen E @ mommablogsalot said...

I'm with you on this one! Any excuse to buy junk food judgement free lol

Trudy said...

Ooooh my... I love #10!! Why have I never thought to cash in on the "getting ready for the game" ploy? Genius.

Mimi B said...

hahahaha well, I love football, not soccer. Those Europeans (and others). I've never gotten into college football. Probably because I never went to a university. I'd be one of those neighbors yelling at the top of their lungs if I could get my Vikings on tv here on the east coast.

Jessica Sweeney said...

Love all these reasons! I enjoy football, but don't always feel like watching it (unless I have a chance to see it live). It's nice to have a reason to just relax and eat fun food, because everyone else is, too. And yes, big shopping days are best left to football game days!

Mama Kat said...

Football started growing on me when we started winning and now my town is football crazy. Fireworks for every touchdown. I love it! The tight pants don't hurt. ;)

Lisa Scherber said...

I love going to college football games - especially my Golden Gophers, but like you I take advantage of Sunday football time to go to Costco! :)

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