Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Football for Girls



As football season is upon us, I'm sure I'm not the first girl to admit I'm not a huge fan of the game. Gabe and many of my friends love football, so I often find myself watching anyway. And while I have no interest in the sport, I actually enjoy "watching" football. Part of it is probably the tradition that surrounds the sport, the rituals involved, and the fact that football season seems to mark the beginning of Fall and a nostalgic feeling about the upcoming holidays. But beyond that, there are many reason I love watching football which include my own rituals for the game. What do you love about watching football?

1. Barbecues at Bunz' house- Bunz is an excellent cook and his barbecues always involve a lavish spread of chef quality food. Food makes me happy.
2. Reading gossip and fashion magazines.
3. Watching for celebrities in the stands (more specifically, Gisele).
4. Eating my weight in chips and dip and for some reason not feeling guilty about it.
5. The commercial game (guessing what they're advertising before it's shown-I clean up at this game).
6. Did I mention the food?


Anonymous said...

I like following Alabama football, but it turns into 12+ hour days around here and that does get a little long. Always nice to have a stack of fashion mags and a bottle of wine in the fridge to help pass the time :)

Diana Mieczan said...

So with you on that...Its all about the vibe and all the food...I always look forward to that!
Hugs,sweetie pie
Have a great day

Cara said...

Valerie, I am soo NOT the sports fan my husband wants me to be...I just can not get into it, so all I do is cook :)

Chas said...

I agree with you on the food and magazines!

Lisa Griffin said...

I am all about the food and a fun bar every few weeks! that dip looks fantastic!

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i LOVE football and hockey! - we'll either go to the bars and watch the football games or veg out in front of the tv with friends! ..

PS: i'm hosting my FIRST give-away - come on by and enter!!! - $45 worth of goodness!

*kiss kiss*

~Tiptoe Butterfly~

Gabriel said...

I'm glad you found your own way to love football. I agree the spread of food makes it all the better. Its not like its on every day, just Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and sometimes Thursday!

georgia~gigi said...

Food and Football are a great pair! I love to watch my boys play, but I seldom watch a game on tv!
Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday Valerie :)
gi gi

3 Including Me... said...

Ive only been a football fan for a few years now.. and the way i became a fan, is to get to know the players on my home team... and I must say I have a few that i wouldnt mind to meet in a candle lit setting.. ha ha ha! Now I love to watch.. and see how my boys play! And what better way to watch, then with food! Dont you love having a spread.. and nibble and snack all day! I DO!

Nikki said...

hehe this sounds like my Sunday! My husband had football on (no joke) for 8 straight hours!!!
thanks for all these helpful tips!


Anna Jane said...

haha that sounds like my weekends in the fall. i don't mind it in the background but i can actually only watch it for a quarter or so. i loveee the food, too and it gives me an excuse to whip up impromptu nachos!

xx aj

PursuitOfLLT said...

the food is the best part. and sometimes when it becomes a sunday funday.

i went to univ. of iowa, so football was a huge deal there. i spent 4 years getting up every football saturday at the crack of dawn to tailgate. now we usually just go to iowa bars in chicago but it makes for a fun day to gossip and kind of watch the game! haha

Marcie said...

I completely agree that the food is the BEST! I too don't care for sports, but I do enjoy watching them live, and there is something about the humming of a football game in the background on a Sunday afternoon. It reminds me of growing up and listening to my dad watch the game. Luckily, Jimmy isn't the biggest football fan, but we do enjoy the superbowl.

Great post!

xo M

Josie said...

Girl. I'm with you. And I go to Notre Dame. But it's totally okay, because it's all in the spirit, right? And the food -- oh, man. Tailgates here are CRAZY; you walk past tents with live lobsters and steak... Incredible.
xo Josie

Lindsay said...

I am with you girl. BUT Giselle makes it SO much fun :)

20 York Street said...

Not a big fan either but wherever there's good food, I go!



Amber Blue Bird said...

love the food and the food and the food...did i mention the food

melissa said...

That picture of Tom Brady & Giselle left me thinking..."Remember when Tom Brady didn't have Beiber hair?" He really needs a haircut.

Torrie said...

Love this Valerie!!!!!!

Here is what I love about football.


Marie said...

I can relate to this post, I don't really love watching football but yeah, food is always great.:D

Happy Tuesday, Valerie!:D

***** Marie *****

Panda said...

agreed! its always been this way for me. I have started crafting while watching monday night football and asking questions about what is going on with my fantasy team.

have been avoiding the food for my bodys sake only cause im trying to lose it. but i cant wait to have my favorite wings ever!!

this free bird said...

Val I'm not a fan of the football, but I love the snacks and the getting together and the staring off blindly into snack heaven while everyone else is screaming their heads off leaving more for me! hehe

Kindred spirits! :)


Whitney said...

Food and football.
I love football. I especially love SEC football!! :)

I love chips and dip myself.


I wholeheartedly agree with u! I'm not much of a fan myself but all of the activity that goes with watching the games is a completely different story :)

Bren said...

Since I don't have a man in my life (at the moment), I get out of the football watching. But I always know that it's Fall/Football season when I hear the sounds of a game being played, accompanied by the band of the high school near my house.

Bren @ Chasing Beauty

Siri said...

We are the same person. I love hearing it in the background, but I have no idea what's going on. I swear, every SINGLE year someone explains it to me. In one ear, out the other.

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Catching up on blogs! haha that's what I do. I have to keep my mind occupied. It's the only sport I can't stand to watch for some reason.

Kate said...

That spinach dip has me WEAK! I want it so badly! Haha! I'm with you, not a big fan of actually watching football, but can enjoy a game every once in a while!

Gayle is Volatile said...

The first photo looks sooo good. What is that?
Im not a fan of football myself. In fact, Im not a fan of any sport at all. haha But I used to enjoy watching swimming competitions on ESPN and thats about it. I just dont get sports.

-Gayle from www.gayleisvolatile.blogspot.com

Jess said...

Right there with you!! I'm all about acting like I like football so that I can get together with friends, eat good food, and drink a few on Sundays ;)

Jammer said...

Football season is like the start of my Holiday season! Just the food and drinks alone make it one of the happiest times of the year haha

Ashley said...

I'm with you, the food is the best part!

Anonymous said...

Football season is my favorite! I think I love getting together with all my friends and stuffing myself with food that you only tend to eat at sporting events. Plus, it's always a bonus to see my husband happy when his Gators win.

Annie said...

hahaha those would be my reasons too!

Krystal said...

i am with you, i only love football season for all the parties and potlucks :)

iloveyouvalentine said...

umm~ i'd have to say EVERYTHING ON YOUR LIST. haha. seriously. those chips and dip look amazing right about now.

i just recently found your blog and i'm now your newest follower! :)