Sunday, February 05, 2006

Football Widows

Hey gang, my apologies for being late--my freakin’ cable connection has been down since early last evening, but now is up and running! Figures, since I had this bad boy written out on Friday! LOL. Okay, onto the blog!

Ah, Superbowl Sunday! I know lots of wives and significant others aren’t into football (me being one of them), but the Superbowl is different. I mean, c’mon, it’s a bunch of incredibly FIT young men running around in Spandex and cups and hitting each other with a vengeance! LOL.

It’s also the last day my hubby is in football-crazed mode, which means that I actually get something besides a grunt in response to a question!

I used to spend my Saturdays and Sundays shopping as a defense, but now we actually get “quality” time, which takes a bit of getting used to after five months of us doing separate stuff. I wouldn’t exactly call myself a football widow, but after fifteen years of marriage, I’ve definitely picked up more than my fair share of football lore and stats.

So, for those of you who are similarly “widowed”, what do you do now that you’ve got your mate’s undivided attention? Besides the obvious catch-up sex, that is—VBG!

Blog with me today and I’ll pick a winner—you’ll get your choice of LSB titles!




Anonymous shellya said...

Well, I live in a household of guys (dh and 2 sons). Super Bowl sunday is the one day I watch football with my guys. It's like one big gorge fest. Food, pre-game show, food, football, food, commercials, food. Hmmm, food seems to be the running theme here.

Football may be ending for the season, but I know my guys will find another testosterone sport to take it's place (ie: basketball)!

So dh & I use the other days in the week for our special time. We've been married almost 22 years and this arrangement has worked for us. :)

1:56 PM  
Blogger Dee said...

You know, being married to a totally sports-challenged guy, I never have to watch any sports at all. And there are times I'd LIKE to, but I'd end up watching alone. And so it occurs to me that I'm missing out on a great gambling opportunity.

Each of you pick a team to win. If you lose, you have to do whatever he wants in bed, and if you win, he has to make you happy in whatever way you choose. This could be a good way to make any sport more interesting.


2:06 PM  
Blogger Meljprincess said...

I like to watch football. And, I'm looking forward to watching the Super Bowl. HAND OVER THOSE DORITOS! *G*

After football season I'll get to read more. I can't read with the TV on.


2:19 PM  
Blogger Keira Ramsay said...

OMG Dee -- that's a fabulous idea! Ahem, clearing throat and all that stuff. . .oh August. . .LOL

Shelly -- we do the same thing by having a Wednesday date night. Absolutely NO sports and no writing for me. We alternate on picking out a movie and get take out for dinner.

Mel -- I'm all about the Doritos. Now where are they?


3:25 PM  
Blogger Bec said... begin with I get him to return to some of the chores he left half done when he sat down to watch (then didn't get up for six months)

Then we do great fun stuff, like picnics with the kids, movies, CONVERSATION!!! LOL...I'm even thinking of buying tickets to see Fiddler On The Roof which is showing in Brisbane at the moment. It's Opera, which isn't really his gig, but I'll raise an eyebrow and say 'football' which point, he'll put on a suit and escort me!

Otherwise we're very lucky in that he works from hom, so as well as watching him talk to a t.v.,I still get to see him being intelligent and capable...PHEW!

3:31 PM  
Blogger LSB Author, Darragha Foster said...

Go Seahawks!

Today will mark the second football game I've watched. Ever. I'm not a sporto, at all.'s Seattle! And number 39 and one of the SeaGals are Buddhists like us! (SGI-USA).

I'm making lasagna :)

3:48 PM  
Blogger Jennifer Y. said...

I am single, so I am not a "Sports Widow." However, I was a somewhat of a Sports Orphan and my mom was a Sports Widow. Once football ended though, it was on to another sport (like basketball).

3:49 PM  
Anonymous Cherie said...

I can't complain. There have been plenty of times that my husband has sacrficed his opportunity to watch a football game because our toddler or I needed him. Besides, I actually enjoy catching an occasional football game myself. I will be sitting with him stuffing my face and enjoying as much of the game as our toddler will let me watch. I am ready for some football! Good idea Dee!

4:05 PM  
Blogger Kayelle Allen said...

I'm a weird geek who watches it strictly for the commercials. I love the clever ones. Like the year someone was herding cats and the Budweiser horses played football with a "jackass" for a referee. LOL

But I do shop wisely so I use this time to stock up on all sorts of snack foods. We don't have to buy chips or cokes for weeks afterward.

4:35 PM  
Blogger Keira Ramsay said...

Bec -- the chore thing is hysterical. Now are you talking American football or soccer? Not that it matters G.

Darragha -- oooh, lasagne! I just put the finishing touches on a batch of chili. Pray for me tonight! LOL

Jennifer -- I feel your pain, tho it's the opposite for me. We never watched sports when I was growing up. When I got older, my dad and I would bet a case of beer on the SuperBowl, but that's about the extent of it.

Cherie -- that's totally cool that your hubby does that! Now let's hope you get to watch the game tonight!

Kayelle -- I LOVED the one about herding cats! I pretty much work when a game is on (on my laptop), and then watch when my hubby starts having a heart attack or something catches my attention. It always pisses him off when I call something before the announcers or refs and then I'm right! VBG


5:12 PM  
Blogger snowflake said...

I would want a couple massage with incense/essential oil burning and dim rose color lights.

5:56 PM  
Anonymous attorneybabe said...

My hubby is watching the golf channel. LOL He'll pop in on the football game, but since the Colts did not make it in -- it is sort of a downer for Indy fans. LOL

My Dh and I get a lot of quality time -- I wish he would stick himsef in front of the TV and zone out on football more often. I might get more books written that way. LOL


5:57 PM  
Blogger icia01 said...

we only have it on just to watch the commercials and half-time, they are so funny. The rest of it is just nose. icia

8:28 PM  
Blogger Bec said...

LOL...actually we do more Rugby League and Union..with a dash of cricket thrown in for fun!

9:23 PM  
Blogger Keira Ramsay said...

Woohoo, the Steelers won! Not that I cared all that much, but in case this is Jerome Bettis' last year, I wanted him to go out on a high note. He graduated from Notre Dame, which is my hubby's fave team, so I was definitely going for a personality-driven win!

Okay, today's winner is----Cherie! Shoot me an e-mail at and I'll hook you up!

Have a great week, y'all!


10:44 PM  
Anonymous Cherie said...

Thanks Keira for the prize. I just sent you an email. My toddler was a good boy so I got to watch most of the game. That second half was exciting.

11:54 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

well, i can't compare. firstly, i'm not married, nor do i have a 'significant other'. secondly, i live in the UK. i've heard of the super bowl but, well, only vaguely (like the idea of the fit guys in spandex though *BG*)

4:45 AM  
Blogger Pepper Espinoza said...

Man, all these comments kind of make me sad. Super Bowl Sunday is the saddest day of the year for me. It's all over...and being a Broncos fan, it's usually an unhappy ending.

It's difficult for me to conceive of a life without football. By the time I get used to it, the pre-season starts.

I even have Sunday Ticket now. I'm never missing another game again.

When Imet my husband, he knew nothing about football. I told him if he wanted to see me on Sundays, he'd better learn. We enjoy the games together now :)

12:37 AM  

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