August 23, 2005
NFL Widower

Another football season begins and once again I find myself one of the few NFL Widowers around.

Michele loves her football something fierce. Over the years it's gotten worse, growing from watching the occasional Sunday game with Cincinatti (her hometown team) to watching Thursday Night Football to this year with her enrollment into fantasy football in July.

Last year for her birthday I bought her a special quilting table and she had it placed in the living room so she could quilt while watching football.

For the Superbowl this year, we bought an HDTV so the game could be as good as possible. Now we have the NFL Network, the DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket, and even the DirecTV Superfan package for true football otaku that need to watch EIGHT football games SIMULTANEOUSLY.

Currently, she's Tivoing every possible pre-season NFL game for later viewing.

Some of you think that it would be good to have a wife that is a football fan. I'm a football fan myself and enjoy watching games, but my with, she's a fanatic.

My main role on Sundays is to keep the children entertained and make runs to 7-Eleven for more soda to fuel her orgy of football channel changing. On the positive side, it leaves me free to play games on Sunday and not hear any complaints.

So on Sundays and Monday nights, think of me and hope for rain delays.

Posted by michael at August 23, 2005 07:49 PM


WTF? I love football as well, but this is addiction! Pre Season football is a decent appetizer but no need to tape it for later viewing. I do like the 8 way screen, but lets be real anything more than 6 games at once and your brain turns to mush. BTW, can I come over over this fall?

Posted by: Randy [] on August 24, 2005 8:26 AM

I signed up for the "Superfan" package as well. Figured I'd give it a shot for a year at least.

Posted by: BillB [] on August 24, 2005 10:22 AM

What's this "football" thing you speak of? Don't think I've heard of it before.

Oh wait, is that the thing where that lady took off her bra?

Posted by: Llewelyn [] on August 24, 2005 3:36 PM

Yup it's party time at the Crufts on Sundays.

I'll stop by 7-11 on the way. Thanks again for having us.

Posted by: LittleKenny [] on August 24, 2005 7:42 PM

See you on WoW then! ;-)

Posted by: Joi Ito [] on August 25, 2005 9:45 AM

rain delays? We're talking about football and not baseball, right?

Posted by: Matt Haughey [] on August 26, 2005 9:43 AM

Damn, Matt's right.

Football's even better in bad weather...

Posted by: Michael [] on August 26, 2005 11:51 AM

Oh crap. My life is over as soon as my husband finds out about the eight-screens-at-once thing.

Posted by: Crys [] on August 28, 2005 7:54 PM
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