[quote=“BobJam, post:13, topic:45218”]
Hey, you just went up several points in my “admiration scale” . . . a gal that follows the NFL I hold in high regard.
My wife watches the NFL games with me, but when she says, “That was a PRETTY pass”, I cringe. The word “pretty” when it comes to football just doesn’t seem right to me. But then, as Jack has admonished me several times, I ought to be grateful that I am with a gal that watches the games with me . . . and I AM.
So I guess I can tolerate the “What’s a nickel defense?”, "What’s a “zone’ defense?”, "What’s the “West Coast Offense?” questions. Lucky, indeed.
[/quote] well, true confessions here. I don’t really follow the NFL. I follow the Packers. The NFL exists to enable the Packers to play (smile).
Also, kudos to Lynn! When she says, “that was a pretty pass”, she is actually showing herself to be a genuine, unfeigned connoisseur of the passing component of the game. No one who did not really appreciate a well-executed pass could or would put it that way. Good for her! I too came to enjoying football relatively late in the game–er, relatively late in life–and there is still so much I don’t know, and I don’t always know the right words either. modern college and (especially) pro football are very complex imo.
if it weren’t for Brett Favre, I would still live largely in blissful ignorance. my father and brother and ex-husband and some friends were and are football fans, and that would be what was on tv so I couldn’t help watching, and I was witness to a few spectacular plays by Favre and was hooked.
My bro was never a jock himself but began his journalistic career as a sports stringer and never lost his love of sports. He and his wife and both their children are U of Neb grads, so they’re all Cornhusker fanatics. when the huskers were in their glory days and regularly going to various Bowls, my bro and sister in law often went to the actual bowl games. that is the most financially extravagant thing any close relative of mine has ever done. all you have to show for it is the memories. but then…as we get older, memories do become pretty valuable, I have noticed.