Can I become a football wife?

Can I become a football wife?
One reason to watch football.

This time of year when football begins I prepare to say goodbye to my husband on Sundays and sometimes Monday and Thursdays. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays he is still connected to the sport world through his phone, apps, fantasy football and the other time suck media that gives his stats and stories about the NFL.

It was clear what I was getting into when I got married and am not angry about my love's love of a game. I'm used to being ignored when his player has the ball and rarely care when my husband of ten years spends hours looking at records and injury reports.  For years (pre-kids) I enjoyed my lazy Sundays with yoga followed by alone time.  Sadly now, I often feel resentment.  I would much rather be enthralled in a good game than schlepping the littles to birthday parties and gymnastics lesson.

Honestly some days I wonder if I am missing out not being a football wife.

I've tried to watch football (even throwing a football themed Super Bowl party for my man's 30th Birthday) and my partner has patiently tried to explain the game to me.  Yeah, I know you have to get the ball from one side of the field to the other.  What else do I need to know?

My man has even tried to take me to games telling me, "It is much more exciting and easy to follow when you are there to watch it live."  Nope, not so much. I do enjoy the energy of the live game and can stay occupied people watching during the three hours of nail-biting ball throwing.

I asked around and am surprised by the number of women that are obsessed with football too.  One even went as far to say that she wouldn't have married her husband if he weren't a football fan.  Another told me she taught her hubby everything he knows about the sport.

One useful piece of information is to pick a team to root for or place a bet so I can become invested in the competition.  I like that idea, because I like to win.  This weekend I will pick a team and attempt to watch a game with my hubby. No promises I can sit still for three plus hours without being distracted or bored.  But, I am planning to try.

I secretly am looking forward to the day on the couch screaming at the TV with a warm bowl of chili and a cold beer.  I'll let you know what happens.  Who is playing anyway?

It is never too late to try something new, right?  Are you a football fan?  Do you have any tips to share to get and keep me interested? 

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