Sunday, February 3, 2008

darkness in my football soul


Today I am wearing my newest Cowboys t-shirt. Stu laughed this morning when I put it on; people at church smiled in patronizing ways that either meant "Oh-that's-cute-how-she-loves-football" or "Doesn't-she-know-they're-not-playing?" Both of which made me feel slightly less Christian. The poor junior high girl - who knows me and my Dallas obsession, since every time I teach youth group in the fall I mention the game I'm missing to be in class with them - who asked smilingly "Are you excited about today?" was the lucky recipient of my overflowing bitterness about the Stupid Bowl. After I had unleashed my displeasure about the two teams playing and noticed her startled (stricken? terrified?) young face, I apologized and thanked her for thinking of me. It's not her fault she doesn't get how these things go. Even my best friends are blasphemers fail to understand the finer points of football fandom.

It's so sad. My only consolation today is the layered bean dip and half rack of Pepsi. WWJD?

4 comments:

katydidnot said...

funny...instead of the super bowl, i'm sitting here watching FIVE hours of what not to wear, and i'm pretty sure, on the list, is a cowboys jersey to a non-cowboy bowl. come, watch stacy and clinton with me instead, because that patriots coach might just be the next one on what not to wear.

Mrs. G. said...

Jesus would watch Law and Order re-runs. Amen.

stu said...

I'm just glad you are not bitter, resentful, or snarky about it.....

Lisa Milton said...

Amen. (And I think the words you were looking for were 'reject the finer points'...Just saying...)

But it was fun, because there was good food and good people.

That's always what I like best.

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