Sunday, February 7, 2010

MORE THAN A GAME

Laptop on my lap, have watched 8 hours of all the pregame shows and interviews (and my team is not playing) and still chill bumps when it all begins. First off, we would normally be at our annual friends Super Bowl Party, but yesterday I was taking Bella (our year old cocker spaniel) out on her leash and somehow she decided to run before I opened the back door and pulled me down on the brick. Ouch! No one saw it and I got right up, skinned knees but OK, or so I thought...I called Amanda and told her Bella had drug me out the back door only to land in a not so cute position, but at least no one saw me. Amanda had been cooped up a few days with a sick baby, so Micah stayed home with the boys and she and I went to eat and do a little shopping as she is redoing her living room. Wrong on the hurt part, as today as I can hardly move. That would be old age and every muscle in my body feels like it is sprained. So lots of biofreeze and the couch have been my friend today. Back to the beginning of the game....For as many years as I have watched football and I have watched a lot of games, I am always moved by the national anthem. I love the song. I feel the tears forming as they begin to scan the crowd. Today I loved Carrie Underwood singing it. I liked Queen Latifah singing America, even though she had sound trouble from the beginning. That has to be a nightmare for a singer. I watch every face of every player, every coach, think of their stories and how they made it to the BIG GAME. I wonder what they are thinking. I think of the men and women that are serving our country to keep us free. AND I always have a lump in my throat. The game begins. If my team was playing, I would be pacing, and that would be hard tonight...but since its 2 other teams, I am just watching.

I will go through all the comments and have a winner sometime tomorrow. I have a sick little one to keep so it may be later tomorrow.
Football is OVER for another year and that ALWAYS makes me SAD. Only football lovers understand that. It is the 2 minute warning and unless there is a MIRACLE, the SAINTS WILL GO MARCHING IN. Congratulations to all the Saint fans. (my hope is the old man will play one more year, but that may be wishful thinking)

22 comments:

Becka said...

First let me say Im sorry about you falling, hope you get better :)

Thank you much for stopping by,
very nice blog you have ,
I love so much to see someone proud of family & you seem to be,
Becka

Bama Belle said...

I am so excited about the win. AND I am so excited that I was the first one to comment on the contest so I have several chances! Can't wait to find out if I won! Hope the little one is feeling better VERY soon and that you all get some rest tonight.

Gracie said...

I, too, get that lump in my throat as well as tears in my eyes anytime the National Anthem or our Great Nation is recognized. Tonight was no different. I just love being an American. I loved Carrie Underwood and felt horrible for Queen Latifah even though she is an amazing singer and managed to pull it off, sound trouble and all. I am sad football is over. I am counting down the days til next season's kickoff. I'm happy for the Saints though. Drew Brees seemes like a class act. I hope you are feeling better soon, my Friend. Have a great week =)

Lindsey said...

I know what you mean about being sad that football season is over! I love it! It was a great game. Go Saints!

Bacardi Mama said...

I am so happy that the Saints won, especially being I now have six chances to win. Thanks!!

Andrea said...

I, too am always moved by the National Anthem.
Blessings, andrea

Shelia said...

Well, I'm not really a big football fan but I did watch the game tonight! Woo Hoo Saints!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

Oh I was mad at myself - hubby was channel surfing and we missed Carrie Underwood Ugh! - Hope your feeling better tomorrow better yet the next day! I also hope the old man in purple plays one more year! I think it would be very beneficial and then work on one of those younger QB - (like in training) -- he is an inspiration to watch him play!

Lesli said...

Hope you are feeling better soon!! I know, I always get teary eyed as well...We were not cheering one way or the other tonight.. but I am glad that the Saints won since they have not won before!! It was a great game!

Jane In The Jungle said...

Even though I picked the Colts, I am absolutely thrilled the Saints won!!! And what a great game!
The only saving grace is that at least the winter olympics start Friday to keep my sports mind on something else until March Madness......

melanie, aka Mo said...

Hey. Didn't I sign up here to win something? I successfully picked the Superbowl champs for 2010. HOw bout them apples?! Gooooo Saints! Mo

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I'm sad as well that football season is over for another year. It just means that time is flying by!

I am thrilled that the Saints won. They were a deserving team.

Hope you feel better tomorrow and so does the little one!!

The Neffs said...

Sorry you fell. I hope you feel better soon! Have a good week.

Nezzy said...

I sure hope you and the little one are feelin' up to par. Take care of yourself girl!

Ya'll have a greatly blessed day dear one!!!

Grandma Cyndi said...

Fabulous game, outstanding football, and a great come from behind win! My favorite moment however, was the Brett commercial, still laughing, he has a terrific sense of humor and I could watch him play another season too!

whimzie said...

Ouch! Take care of yourself!!

I know your man didn't play yesterday, but you have to admit...that was a FUN game!! I'm proud of our Saints.

angie said...

Hope you recover quickly!

Before you know it Football will be back. :)

Nina Diane said...

sorry to hear about your fall. yep, those kinds of things sure make us feel sore! I was really happy that the Saints won...

PEA said...

Oh dear, I do hope your knee feels better real soon! As you say, as you get older, just one little fall can have us hurting for a month! lol Also hope the little one is feeling better.

I've never watched a football game in my life so I really don't know what all the excitement is about. Yikes, don't smack me, I'm just teasing! lol I really have never watched a football game, though. hehe My DIL is a real football fan, though, so I'm sure she and my son were watching the Super Bowl yesterday:-) xoxo

Whitney said...

So sorry you fell! Hope you feel better! I totally understand your love for football since my husband is a coach! ;) I just loved Drew Brees with his sweet baby at the end... is there anything better?

Kat said...

Hi sweet friend! I've finally found some "me" time and I'm enjoying visiting my blog friends.

First, I'm so sorry about your fall. It's amazing that you weren't hurt worse. Thank you Lord!

Wasn't that game something? Like you, big chills just thinking about the miracle the Saints pulled out!

Hugs!
Kat

jennifer said...

I am SOOOOO sorry that you fell. It hurts worse that it did when we were kids.

I was thrilled with the Saints win. What a great game!