Thursday, September 4, 2008

My Redskins

Another year of NFL football starts tonight. I love the beginning of a new season . . . so full of hope and promise. Every team has the chance to make the Superbowl. Even my Redskins. My Redskins, who haven't been a to a Superbowl since 1992. I believe in them. I am not a fair weather fan. I have cheered them on through good years and bad. Yes, I cuss at them on a regular basis but I still cheer for them to win no matter how bad they play. I have been a fan since I was born. I had a Billy Kilmer jersey that I wore completely out when I was 6 years old. I bleed burgundy. My hopes for this year are big, as they are every year, but this year I may be pleasantly surprised.

I did throw a wrench in the works when I married a Cowboys fan. People still asked how our fledgling relationship made it past that first football season. I believe I owe that to the pure fact that, for the last as long as I can remember, when the Redskins are playing good, the Cowboys are having an off season and vice versa. You can count on the Redskins and Cowboys for a great game every time they meet. Sadly, the Cowboys are leading the series, but who's cares about stats like that (Bubba)? My Bubba once wore a Cowboys jersey to a game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Redskins . . . he bleeds silver and blue. We make it work, though and I secretly root for the Boys when they are playing anyone but the Redskins and I think Bubba does the same, though he will never admit it to me. I also should be nominated for the most understanding wife of all time since our only child is named after a Cowboys quarterback.

Mostly, I just love football. I love the smell in the air during football season, the cheer of the crowd, the tailgate parties, and the way it feels when your team makes a big play. Here's to a truckload of big plays this year . . . Redskins, I am watching and I expect big things! Hasn't it been long enough?

3 comments:

Linda said...

I had that same problem - my hubby's a Steeler, bleeds black and yellow...born and bred 'Burgh boy. Me? Northeast...gave me 3 choices...Pats, Jets, Giants. I chose the Giants waaaaaay back when they were no good. Even saw them play once (they played the Cowboys, lol). But my hubs has turned my heart black and yellow...gotta support his team. And so....I'm a Steelers fan...though I DID cheer for the Giants to win the Superbowl!

Love both college and NFL football....

Kelsey said...

Ill put my bid in for the RedSkins then, I am not a huge football fan so the redskins it is.

Anonymous said...

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Cowboys!