Day 9: Football
Football will never be at the same level as baseball in my life, but don't get me wrong, I do like football! I was in the band in high school (yes, I was a band nerd, except I was a cool one), so high school football was a big part of my life. I was one of the girls who actually knew what was going on during the game. I enjoy watching college football too. I try and stay faithful to Texas teams (yes, I cheer for the University of Texas, Texas A&M and Texas Tech). Since I didn't go to any of those schools, I feel I can cheer for all of them! I also have family who have attended or are attending these schools.
I have three brothers and their professional football team of choice is the Cowboys (DUH), so that obviously is why I started following them. I grew up in the days of Tom Landry as the head coach. NO, I'm not quite old enough to remember Roger Staubach playing, don't even ask. My favorite player growing up was Danny White. I think mainly because I have a nephew named Danny (who is only three years younger than me) so being a little kid, I wanted to like a player with the same name as my nephew (that is how the mind of a 5 year old Rachel worked!) Author's note: Even though I like the team, I don't really care for Jerry Jones, the Cowboys owner. I'll vent about him another day.
I attended my first NFL game, which was between the Cowboys and the Colts, in 2006 with my bestie Zachary (my ticket was a very late birthday gift). :)
In 2007 I became my nephew James' favorite aunt (for life) when I took him to his first NFL game between the Cowboys and Packers. Since he was about 5 years old, he has loved the Cowboys and the Packers (we have no clue where the Packers obsession comes from, we don't have family in Green Bay). One of his favorite players growing up was Brett Favre (well, until he retired and unretired 50 times, after that he got annoyed). He was so excited. Before the game we were able to be right by the field and Brett Favre was about 10 feet in front of him at one point. I honestly thought he was going to faint!
|Me and my nephew James. Yes, he wore the cheese head the whole time.|
My first Cowboys game in Jonestown, I mean, the new Cowboys Stadium, was in 2010. My buddy Aaron bought me a ticket for Christmas. I think he did that so I would quit complaining I hadn't seen the new stadium! ;)
I will be attending the Cowboys game THIS Sunday with my football home girl Leaneth (she had the hook up for free tickets, she is awesome!) She and I went to a preseason game in August. Wahoo!!
...to take tomorrow off work so you can tailgate with friends at the Ballpark before Game 1 of the American League Division Series (ALDS)
...to watch reruns of The Dukes of Hazzard on CMT when you can't sleep at 3am.
...to think that Bo Duke was cuter than Luke Duke
|Bo is the blonde|
|Even at age 51, John Schneider (Bo Duke) is still a pretty good looking guy.|
...to wish you had legs like Daisy Duke.
...to wonder how many Duke cousins there really were. They were all cousins, none were siblings: Luke, Bo, Daisy, Vance, Coy... (Vance and Coy came into the story in season 5).
...to have spent too much time talking about your knowledge of The Dukes of Hazzard.
...to visualize throwing a certain co-worker out the window because he annoys the ever living SNOT out of you.
...to think that a big bowl of cheese mashed potatoes is a good idea for supper.
...to be so ticked off at a certain co-worker that you are on the verge of tears.
...to break your fast food sabbatical and stop by Chick Fil-A after work for a milkshake.
Hope everyone is having a great day! I appreciate all of you!