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Daily Diary: Watched My First Full Football Game… And I Kinda Liked It

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I’ve seen PARTS of football games before. You know, as I walk from one room to another – or maybe during a Super Bowl party (but only to watch the commercials). I’ve never really wanted to have anything to do with the sport – EVER.

Last night, we were invited to a friend’s house to watch “the game”. Of course, on the way over I had to ask Bill… “what game is it?” and even after I saw “the game” – I can’t tell you who both teams were. I only remember the team we were routing for. I’m a true “girl’s girl”.

When we got there, we were greeted with wine, beer, chili, wings, meatballs, nachos – you name it. It was quiet a spread – and we devoured it all!! Our kids were nicely playing upstairs (for 6.5 hours – no joke) and the parents really had a chance to chill out and just be adults in the living room.

In the beginning, I was joking about the whole thing – “Hockey stinks!” etc etc. But when the men started to get really excited – my friends and I started to watch a little. I mean — what’s all the fuss about here?!!!

I have to admit… I enjoyed myself. It was fun to watch the game by the end. The Giants were playing and have always been my team by default. I lived in a NY Giants / NY Mets house. So throughout the years, when someone asked me who  my team was – I would name one of those, but could really care LESS about the whole thing.

Do I get all the rules? Absolutely not. But am I into going to a football party with friends? Yeah!! I had a great time. This is opening a whole new door for Bill. If any of our friends invite us over on a Sunday to watch “the game” – I”m in!

Who knows – this might be the start of a whole new me. Next thing you know I’ll be tailgating wearing a jersey…. LOL! Ok, I can’t even write that sentence without cracking up. Bill if you are reading this – that. will. never. happen.

Do you watch Football? Who is your favorite team?

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Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of LadyAndTheBlog.com. She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.

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  1. My hopes are measured, for sure.

  2. I used to feel the same way about football..then I dated someone who was obsessed and it turns out I honestly like it. Even after we broke up I still continued to watch 🙂

    I’m a die hard Packers fan (have been my whole life, just really started watching the last 3 years) so last night’s game was a tough loss 🙁 Especially after the amazing season we had. I’m not letting it get me down though…there’s always next year (just wish I had more weekends to wear one of my 6 jerseys….yes I have a problem).

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