What Would Bob Stoops Think?
Did you know that it’s a goal for me every year to see if I can go a whole football season without seeing even ONE professional football game? Did you know that I used to spend both Saturday and Sunday just lounging on the couch with my husband, never leaving the house, just to watch football from August through January? Those were great times. Did you also know that I didn’t know that said husband also had a gambling problem? Nope, sure didn’t. Not until he lost a great deal of money on a game did I understand why he was always so interested in the outcome of random games.
So ever since I didn’t HAVE to watch football anymore, I really haven’t. Unless, of course, you’re talking about my beloved Sooners and even that’s hit or miss. I could really take it or leave it. I like to have it on in the background, but I’m okay not sitting down to watch the whole thing unless it’s a big game like a championship, Texas, or Nebraska. It seems almost sacrilegious growing up in Oklahoma to say that you don’t stop life when the game is on, but I feel like football has been ruined for me. You know, like playing golf, bowling, softball, any sport really.
So as football season fast approaches, I start to think of the things I’ll be doing instead of watching football and the possibilities are endless. I’ll go to the grocery store when the Broncos are on and the place will be empty. I’ll take the girls hiking or we’ll go on a bike ride. I’ll finish the blanket I’m crocheting, but it’s been too hot to finish. I’ll bake pumpkin bread and banana bread and an assortment of other breads. I’ll take the girls to a movie or have “no electronics Sunday” and just play board games.
Enjoy your football season, and I’ll keep tabs on my Sooners while also having a life.