It’s the most wonderful day of the year. No not Christmas. Football Season Opening Day. Wait a minute, did I just say that?
You betcha. I was never REALLY a fan. The first game I watched was the first Super Bowl. At my parents friends house because I had to. I was the only kid there (no wait, there was one little girl). We got shoved into a spare bedroom to play and the game was the only channel that came in. I still have residual feeling for the Colts and the Jets. Did I get that right?
Then there were the 1972 Dolphins and by then I knew the rules and we had cable (I think). I still see the Dolphins on TV and think of Larry Czonka, Mercury Morris and the rest.
High school was okay, but I was in the Band, not on the field and had a progressive elitist attitude towards the Jock Squad.
Since I lived in Monterey, I picked the Raiders when Dad and I bet on football. His team was the Pats. The bet every year was if your team won the Super Bowl, the other person owed you a hat. We also did the Red Sox and the Oakland A’s. I lost a fortune in hats. Fuck you Tom Brady.
Three years ago my son convinced me to play fantasy football. In the interest of good parenting I agreed and picked all the players with cool names. I got my ass handed to me in my hat. Year two, I wised up and really tried to draft a good team. I was so proud that I got Brady in the draft. Then he broke his footie 17 seconds into the season. I panicked to get a QB onto the field and wound up with two and a illegal formation penalty that screwed me for the rest of the season. Arrrrrg!
Since then, I’ve got the knack of fantasy football. Then 2009 showed up. I bought Madden 10, for the Wii. I bragged to Son Number One.
Who said, “You should’ve got the real game.” Fuck…. I played Madden10 on a friend’s Playstation3. “Fuck…sigh…I got the wrong game.”
So THIS year I have both Madden 11 and Playstion3. It features Gatorade sippy cups during time outs and shit. I was shopping in Wal Mart this weekend and noticed that they were selling the Gatorade sippy cups. I must of stood there for 10 minutes. Should I get one? Should I get two for the kids. Would that soothe the Kitty Cats Opening Day spanking? Maddon11 is evil.
I was going to post pictures but then realized the NFL would spank my ass for it.