So as usual it’s Sunday at our house and the boys are over, so guess what? Of course we’re watching football! It’s a big day…we are lucky enough to get a game everybody is excited about. The family team is The Green Bay Packers and half the time we aren’t lucky enough to get the games here in Phoenix, but since they are playing The Arizona Cardinals, it’s a home game so we’re golden…it’s on.
So as we’re waiting, we’re getting snacks ready. My one son is cooking frozen pretzels and melting cheese to dip and my husband is making sandwiches and we’re discussing TV shows we like or liked to watch in the past. We start reminiscing about “Friends” and I mention how I thought it was funny how it seemed that everybody on the show had had sex with everybody else. My son, never one to miss an opportunity to correct his mother mentions, “except for Chandler and Monica” because they are brother and sister. I retort “oh you mean David Schwimmer”, (my husband is looking at me, with his eyebrows raised, agreeing with me shaking his head but deciding to stay out of it, obviously he is the much brighter one, he avoids conflict) “Well no, he maintains Chandler”. I insist it’s Schwimmer, so let’s take it to the video tape as we’d say in the old days…we check it on Google. Isn’t it cool how you can check everything right away now? I really wasn’t trying to be argumentative I just innocently corrected him and it all went to hell fast! So, I was right and he’s wrong though he swears he’s half-right as he maintains that he thought Schwimmer’s name was Chandler. Whatever! What he thought and what is reality are two different things, and he should have believed me though he never does. Perhaps it is an age “thing” since he’s 20 going on 21 and perhaps he’ll grow out of this. Anyway, back to football as we’re starting to watch the game.
At first we were so disappointed by the Packer’s game — they really are not playing up to par. Then it seems the game shifts as Aaron Rodgers makes two touchdown passes to Randall Cobb. Cobb has almost 200 yards. I really like Aaron Rodgers, he is such a good team player. He is willing to get down and dirty not hide like a lot of quarterbacks. There is a great play where Green Bay fumbles and Aaron Rodgers is nowhere near the play and somehow jumps on the ball and recovers it for Green Bay, it was priceless. Brett who? Aaron now has 4 touchdowns…GO Green Bay! And Green Bay wins 31- 17 over the Cardinals. So Cobb had two touchdowns. Crabtree had a 72 yard run with his touchdown. And James Jone’s catch was awesome for his touchdown. There ya’ have it.
Oh, I forgot to mention…….when I stated that I was going to write about football my son looked at me and said I shouldn’t , nay couldn’t write about football….yes the same son with the other incident. Perhaps he’s feeling his testosterone? I think he was afraid I’d ask for advice or help with the article since I really don’t know much about football…..oh, really? Thanks honey, love you, too! Immmmmaaaaa punch him in the face if I wasn’t such a peace loving person! I wasn’t going to write a whole dissertation about football, dammit, I know my limitations…..I just wanted to mention Green Bay in homage…kids, go figure.
© Evelyn Garone 11/4/12