I haven't talked in awhile about my football team (the Detroit Lions in case you missed it), but we are well into the season so I thought I'd share what I've learned from the Lions so far.
I don't get to watch a lot of the games because Ben and I don't have cable (we watch everything online), and because of the regional coverage the Lions' games aren't picked up around here a lot. (The Redskins are the local team so they always trump the Lions for coverage. Lame). However, I get updates on my phone from the ESPN Sports Center whenever there is news about the team, and anytime they score a touchdown so I feel like I keep up pretty well.
So...what I've learned from the Lions:
*They keep me on my toes. They have played like CRAP for three
and a half quarters in a game and twice this season turned it around and won in the last 20 seconds.
*Chemistry matters. I fully believe the amount of bonding and camaraderie between teammates shows in how they play on the field. (I'm looking at you Matthew Stafford - maybe time for a team retreat?)
*Football is dangerous. This kind of seems like a no-brainer, but half the time I feel like the alerts on my phone are indications of injuries - sometimes the guys play through them and sometimes they don't but I don't know how anyone with kids watches them play football - I would be terrified!
*Next year we are getting The Sunday Ticket. Again, Ben and I don't have cable, so getting TV and this on top of it might take some convincing for Ben, but I've got time. (I need to see ALL THE GAMES).
*I'm a Fan with a capital F. As in, I can talk about how my team is being crappy but YOU cannot. Got it?
Aaaand since I'm still high from our win against the Jacksonville Jaguars today (31-14 thank you very much), that'll about wrap it up for me today.
Do you follow football? What has it or your team taught you?
Hope you had a great weekend!