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Friday, September 6, 2013

In Honor of Football Season

September is a wonderful month and I think that all men would agree with me. Because September means football starts. That's right. :)

What I especially love is that there is too much football to even try to watch. Between high school, college, and NFL games almost every day there's some game to watch.

Now, I must confess that I'm not an avid fanatic. I don't have any one teams statistics memorized. I couldn't name more than a player or two from any team, even my favorites. And I don't actually watch too many games. But I love to watch football. Especially high school and college football.

I prefer watching high school and college teams because they are good but still make plenty of mistakes which keeps the games quite interesting. For me, the NFL is just too good and isn't interesting enough. That's just my personal opinion though.

This last Friday night our local high school beat one of its biggest rivals for the first time in 17 years. The city was a mess with celebrations for hours after the game. It was awesome.

Alright, by now you're probably wondering what football has to do with marriage. I don't know. I just wanted to talk about football for a few minutes.

Just kidding. Football season is a great time to talk with your husband and do a little bit of bonding with him. Here are three reasons why (and how):
  1. If it isn't against your principles (because you root for an opposing team), root for his team(s). This will give you something to talk about as you discuss their season record, great games, talk team strategy, and reminisce about that great play.
  2. If you don't know much about football ask your husband about the game. Ask about the rules, the different teams, why he likes the teams that he does, etc. Often we men can be difficult to engage in conversation. If you ask us about football you might not be able to get us to stop talking. :)
  3. Spend some time in the yard tossing the football back and forth. Earlier this summer I was in the front yard trying to play catch with my two oldest sons. They enjoyed it for a few minutes and then got bored and went to do other things. Cami came out and we tossed the football back and forth for 20 minutes or so and had a great conversation. I enjoyed throwing the old pigskin AND getting to talk to Cami.
Football season often means that you lose your husband to "the game" but this season give my suggestions a try and, while you may not be talking about what you would prefer, you will be talking and spending time with the man you love.


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