Jennifer is a one in a million stay-at-home mom. (More like one OF a million stay at home moms!) She graduated from a liberal arts college but there is nothing liberal OR artsy about her. She is married to Kevin Fischer of This Just In, and together they have a beautiful young daughter Kyla Audrey. In no particular order she loves dogs, wine, a good bargain, her family, pizza, and entertaining. Follow her blog of all things miscellaneous including but not limited to cooking and baking, entertaining and party planning, being a mommy, and homekeeping.
Years ago, before we met our husbands, my best friend and I decided to take a “Football 101” class. Foolishly we thought two things: we would come to understand all things football in one simple tutorial and consequently be even more appealing to the opposite sex with this new found knowledge.
The result? Neither of what we had hoped for. We left the class as uninformed as when we arrived and we didn’t meet our spouses until years later. (Funny thing they didn’t seem to mind we weren’t versed in Pigskin vernacular.)
We still laugh about that time and sadly haven’t learned that much more about the sport over the years. I’m still at the point when someone yells “Turnover!” I run to the oven expecting this:
If you are at the young-and-foolish stage of a relationship and want to impress your new love, OR if you are simply tired of trying to figure out why half the room is yelling about something called an “interception” I might have a couple resources for you.
If you want to appear current-event savvy and toss out some facts I suggest committing a couple of these to memory. After a plate of wings/nachos/pizza and a few glasses of beer/cocktails no one will listen or care anyhow so you might want to look knowledgeable at the beginning of the festivities. Since anyone in the room of male persuasion will be hoping for another wardrobe malfunction during halftime, I would advise keeping those tidbits to yourself at that point as well.
If you’re more a play-by-play “dummy” then I have you covered there too. Print this out, tuck it in your pocket and every time you step out to “powder your nose” commit one more term to memory. (But seriously I don’t care how clueless you are DO NOT pull it out in front of everyone else.)
If nothing else resort to what I do every time… ask your significant other what team he wants to root for. Make sure you get the right color uniform in your mind, and cheer and/or yell whenever he does. It’s worked for me so far.
By the way if you’ve finished reading this blog and are still saying “HUH?” then perhaps you’d better start here.