Everyone who is not into sports is probably going to want to skip this week of blogs. Just wanted you to know. I’ve been looking at what I post on here and realizing that it really is only a part of who I am. And so in between the serious questions, the searching posts, I thought I would also talk about a few things that I like that, well, aren’t quite as spiritually deep. We have a bunch of folks that participate in March Madness but don’t comment on other things. And seeing how many of you commented on the dog post, maybe I’ll connect with some of you on these as well.
So we’re going to do a week of sports blogs. Because I like them. If you don’t, that’s totally okay. You just might want to check back next week. But every day this week, we’ll hit one or more sports. We’ll start with the most popular here in the US: football.
I’m a Dallas Cowboys fan. Legitimately. I grew up 10 minutes from Texas Stadium. I grew up under Tom Landry, Roger Staubach, Tony Dorsett, Tony Hill, Drew Pearson, Randy White, Too Tall Jones, Harvey Martin, and Charlie Waters. I loved those guys. It probably started with my grandmother who was a huge fan. She had a friend who was a barber for some of these guys. So he would bring me a signed picture or football every once in a while. I, like most Cowboys fans, struggled through the transition to Jerry Jones. Because he didn’t embody a lot of what had been Cowboy football in the earlier years. Of course, I still enjoyed the three Super Bowl Championships in the 90’s. I just didn’t and don’t always agree with how he does business. But I won’t leave my team just because of that. I think a lot of the time he makes moves (especially in the draft) because of what is cool or exciting, and not necessarily because of what we need as a football team. However, I am excited that we drafted Morris Claiborne this year. I think that could really help.
Now in most sports I am primarily a college fan. The home team in the college ranks is obviously the Texas Longhorns. If you don’t know, I live in Austin TX, so again it is a legitimate fandom. We’ve had good years recently and then a rough one last year. But I think we’ll be better this year. The defense is going to be great. I think Manny Diaz has done a great job stepping in and reshaping that unit. And I think the offense will start to come together as well. I know we have to have a starting quarterback. But I think this year we’ll run the ball a lot better and whichever QB it is won’t be required to carry as much of the load. And I’ll cheer them on anyway.
I also usually cheer for Notre Dame. Now they have been struggling recently as well. But like I said, I won’t bail because of a few difficulties.
Now we’ll need to have a few guidelines in the comment section since sports fans are a little more diehard than theology fans. Okay, that’s actually probably not true, it’s just we don’t get into a lot of arguments here. I’d actually like to see the battle between Ohio State fan and the 5 point Calvinist. Could be entertaining.
All that to say, please be kind. I’d love to know who you like and who you cheer for. I don’t need to know who you dislike. I don’t want you to get after anyone else because of who they like. So we’ll refrain from any negative comments (at least until we get to college basketball, and then it’s open season on Duke.) I know this goes against a lot of normal sports commentary but let’s try to keep it positive. Maybe even positive and encouraging. Thanks.
8 thoughts on “Sports Week: Intro & Football”
The only sport I keep up with is NFL football. If I started watching college football it’d take way too much time, and NFL eats up enough of my time. The husband watches golf, which I can’t seem to get into. Since I live in South Dakota, which doesn’t have an NFL team of their own (in case any readers are unaware of that fact) I don’t have an emotional attachment to a particular team. There are some teams I like to see do well, and others I don’t care much for (which will remain annonymous for the sake of our host’s request). I always thought I was a Green Bay Packer fan, but when Favre departed from them, and the way it was handled, I realized that I was mostly a Favre fan. So I went on to root for the NY Jets and then Minnesota. That last one made the husband happy, because he’s always been a Vikings fan, legitimately since he’s from MN. After that last championship game Favre played in against the Saints, I was so disgusted with the NFL that I figured I’d quit watching football once he retired. He played that last year, which was a dubious decision, so I continued to watch…and pray for the man. He was getting pretty old to be taking those hits after all. During Favre’s last season a new young quarterback came on the scene, who I’d actually heard of during his college career, and he was drafted by Denver. So I had to pay more attention to what was going on there. It was good of Favre to stick around just long enough for me to become a Tebow fan. I LOVE that kid!! So once again I’m rooting for the Jets, and I’ll root for any other team Tim plays for. And I’m praying for him.
There are many other players I like (I tend to be more of a fan of specific players rather than teams), and if you keep doing sports blogs I’ll probably share some of that.
I was born and raised in West Texas, the son of parents who met at Texas A&M. So in college football, I always cheer for the Aggies. (Sorry Todd.) However in the NFL, I was introduced to the Carolina Panthers when I was given a t-shirt with their logo right after they were granted their expansion franchise. I have been a die hard fan literally since Day One. God bless and Gig ’em!
I pull for Tampa Bay in the pros. I lived there for 14 years after being stationed at MacDill AFB. Sat through a lot of 2-14 seasons,but will always be a Buccaneer. Clemson is my college team, iI had an Aunt & Uncle that would take me to games when I was a youngster. Been hooked ever since.
I have lived in TN all my life so….GO TITANS ! Go GRIZZ ! The only college sport i watch is basketball and I love them TIGERS!!
never really followed much NFL, I graduated from Southern Miss so I back the eagles in college (wheres the hockey love in sports week? LOL)
Arrg my favorite singer is a Cowboys fan! I’m a Redskins
fan…but I still like you anyway! Wow what a relief huh? lol
I love football! I was in the pep squad and marching band (trumpet) from 7-12 grade. My 8th grade year we were undefeated and un-scored-on till the championship game: then we were still undefeated, but the other team got one FG. That year sparked a love for the game in general.
The next year I began to watch college football. One game in particular I will never forget: USC vs Notre Dame. I was rooting for USC – and admittedly the reason was because I love to watch the white beauty called Traveler fly down the side-lines every time they make a TD. (I am an avid rider and my first horse was Secretariat’s cousin and a marvelous steed!) .
First half Notre Dame was crushing USC 24-0. I was getting ready to go do something else – (like go riding) then with a minute to go in the second quarter – Anthony Davis did this amazing TD. Hope? Sure. The second half saw Traveler blazing the sidelines again and again as USC made not only a come-back, but onward to victory 55-24.
When I lived in San Antonio I cheered the Dallas Cowboys, but I’m not real big on pro ball unless I just happen to be in the right place at the right time; I prefer college. Being a native Kansan, ever since I was in college I root for Kansas State in football. One of my kids was born in Ohio and one in Nebraska so I have rooted for Notre Dame (except when they play USC!), Ohio State, and of course Nebraska, especially when we lived there; if not in the stands, I enjoy football parties and rooting in a group setting if possible.
Our family bleeds green and gold, die hard forever and ever Packer fans here!! If we had it our way, there would be no other sports, just football 365 days a year. Already counting down to the 1st regular season game. Donald Driver winning DWTS this year was like a mini-superbowl LOL