Football, Football, and oh my goodness,
some more (really good!) football!
(And, oh yeah, this is my Random Tuesday post)
One of my VERY favorite things about the end of the year and the beginning of the year is all of the football bowl games that will crowd my television! And, believe me, I watch every last one of these games! We went to my in-laws yesterday for New Year's Day lunch and they all laughed at me because my father-in-law gave me permission to leave the "adult" table after the blessing and retire to the living room to watch the football game I was currently engrossed in (Arkansas vs. Wisconsin). They know how much I love it!
There were some disappointments (Arkansas--which is the team I rooted for as a child because I grew up in Fayetteville, Arkansas and my dad was a professor there-lost; Tennessee, another SEC team which I hate during regular season but root for during bowl season, lost), but were also some exciting games. USC surprisingly routed Michigan and I was glad to see that!
And there have been some other good games over the last several days and week. Alabama--my team, for those of you who may be new blog buddies; I'm a UA graduate and a home game season ticket holder--lost to Oklahoma State, but actually showed some offensive life for the first time in ages (So Roll Tide, anyway!). And Texas Tech had the biggest turn-around in bowl history, scoring like 35 unanswered points to win their game.
But the very BEST game I have seen in ages was tonight--Oklahoma vs. Boise State. Those of you who don't even like football could appreciate this game, I think! Boise State is a non-BCS conference team (from the WAC, of all places!) and no one really expected them to have a shot. But they came to PLAY, you could tell! They hit hard, tackled hard, ran hard, did it all right--but then had Oklahoma come back from being down 28-10 to tie the game and then to go ahead with just a minute to go on an interception. Gary and I were almost crying, and we aren't even sure where Boise State is. LOL! But then, on a 4th and 18 with less than a minute to go they called an unbelievable call and tied the game (I had already gone to take a bath and Gary had to yell at me, so out I come dripping with bubbles to watch the overtime part of the game!)
Well, Oklahoma got the ball first and immediately scored a touchdown, so Boise State had to get a touchdown or it was over. Again, it went all the way to fourth down and they got the touchdown on a great play! But then the gutsiest play call of all! They could've just gone for the extra point and sent it into double overtime, but NO!--they decide to go for the two-point conversion and win it outright. And it worked with this really cool really cool "pretend I'm passing-but then sneak it behind my back to a running back-and let him score the touchdown" call! We were clapping, Sydney was yelling "Touchdown! Touchdown!" (she's 2-years-old, remember!) and we acted like we were Boise State fans or something! It seriously was the best game I've seen in a long time!
I just love this time of year!! (Have you figured that out yet?)
Now . . . for those of you who could really care less about sports or are already tired of your husbands watching so much football this week . . . I'm sorry! But thanks for indulging my crazy obsession anyway!
Which, brings me to my Random Tuesday post for this morning!
I had this really cool 2006 In Recap post, but I'm going to hold off on it until next Tuesday because, well, football got on my brain. So, I thought I would ask everyone the following questions (Remember: share your answers with us here in my comment box or let us know if you post it on your blog; or just answer what you want! No pressure. It's all just for fun anyway!!)
So, the questions and my answers . . .
1. Do you even like sports?
Well, duh (as my daughters would say!) . . .I love any and all sports! My dh says I will watch any game no matter what teams are playing and he's pretty much right! But . . I don't really like Nascar or NBA basketball. But, heck, I'll even watch bowling on tv. Pretty bad, huh?
2. Who is your favorite team (any sport, doesn' t have to be football!)?
My team is, of course, the Alabama Crimson Tide! Love em--even when we have a 6-7 season (but our basketball team is 13-1 and ranked #8).
I also love the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL and also root for the Texas Longhorns and Arkansas. I love the Atlanta Braves in baseball.
3. Do you have a favorite sports movie?
There's Remember the Titans, and Field of Dreams, and Rudy . .. but the best has absolutely got to be "Hoosiers." Best ever!
4. What sport have you played yourself?
I'm so very NON-athletic, which is kinda funny since I'm such a big sports fan. I played softball one year on my church team when I was maybe 13 and it was VERY traumatic. (I played outfield and just prayed that no ball would come to me!) I did cheer in 9th-10th grade and that is a sport, I think! But that's about it! (I now live vicariously through Delaney, who at 10 is an awesome softball player!)
5. A prediction--Who will win the national championship game? Ohio State or Florida?
I know, I know . .. EVERYONE is picking Ohio State, but I gotta go for Florida because they're in my SEC! I really think they have a shot at it (and, besides, #2s win a lot more of these games than the #1s).
That was kinda fun.. and I hope this will be a way for me to get to know even more about all of my blog friends!
And I know that a lot of my "regulars" haven't popped in yet, so don't forget to go back to the last few posts and see my Christmas and New Year's updates.
I hope all of you had a wonderful New Year's Day and I guess that most everyone is heading back to work and trying to get used to "normal" life again. It won't be "normal" for another week here, because the girls don't go back to school until next Monday. So . . . we will try and stretch the holiday fun out for one more week at least!
Happy Random Tuesday, and leave a comment!