Well, I love football. More importantly, I love the Minnesota Vikings. Now, I know they're not a very good team. They've got a lot of issues on and off the field, but Vikings fans are loyal to a fault. I remember going to work, back in Minnesota and talking to the guys about the games and the players. It was SO much fun!
Now I'm in Maryland, and I can't watch my team. =( They're not in the same division as any of the teams around here. So sad. I do keep up with the scores on game day using Facebook, nfl.com, and Twitter. It's still not the same.
The fall before we moved, three years ago now, our church was signed up to send out emails to people for discounted Vikings tickets. It was the only pro football game my boys had ever been to. It was a blast! Now they're building a new stadium, and it's going to look like a viking ship. Actually it looks somewhat like an ark! When we were back in MN last July, and was left wow-ed by it.
So, here are the 10 things I love about football:
1. The yelling! I'm very vocal during games! Lots of yelling and telling the players what they're doing wrong. My kids would get so annoyed with me. They'll understand one day!
2. Pride in our home team. It doesn't matter if we have the worst record, we love our Vikes!
3. Camaraderie. I'd imagine this would be the same for any sports fans. Cheering, together!
4. Hanging out with friends! What could be more fun during a game than being with friends?
5. Talking about the game after it's over. Rehashing the plays just extends the game's fun.
6. Harassing people I know who like the other team. It's all in good fun!
7. Wearing purple and gold. Yes, as you can see above, I do have gold jeans! BOOM!
8. Chatting on social media about the game. It's a blast to be on Twitter during game day!
9. Fantasy football. So, this technically isn't football, but I played once and won! I like the strategy behind it, and my oldest daughter is playing this year for the first time.
10. Being able to say Skol Vikings. Skol basically is a Danish/Norwegian/Swedish word for "cheers," or "good health," a salute or a toast, as to an admired person or group.