***Admin Note: This is a throwback, but I feel like saying this again. Copy this into an email and send to all of your boys and tell them to send to their girlfriends immediately. Football is back. Amen. I’m not even asking for women to comment about how they like football too, that’s cool, but this ain’t your part of the show. This is for all men to come together for some football, beer (or soda), wings (or nachos), Miller Light Girls, and the company of other men professing their fanhood. This is our day fellas.***
You know that I appreciate you. I appreciate you so much. I enjoy talking to you, spending time with you, and just generally spending afternoons on the couch snuggled up with you reading a good book. We both have busy schedules so I know that most weekdays we hardly speak with the exception of hi and bye, and getting ready for bed in the evening. Friday nights we usually make time to grab dinner and Saturdays are usually filled with errands or attending functions that we’ve both been invited to attend as a couple. Sundays are our day. And I think that most couples would agree, Sunday is that day that you can spend with your significant other and everything is perfect. Sunday hugs, kisses, naps, and a good movie are the way to go.
Because I really appreciate that time with you, it pains me that I regret to inform you, that football is starting. This may be hard for you to understand and that’s why I took this time to write you this letter. I thought you would appreciate me getting my feelings out on paper.
I only get one day a week to watch football because it only airs on Sundays. Football starts at 1PM on Sunday, but lasts until 12AM on Tuesday. Let me explain, the games on Sunday are; 1-4PM, 4:30-7:30PM, and 8:30-11:30PM. On Monday, there is a special Encore presentation of Football at 8:30PM. It’s because the games on Sunday are so great that as men we cheer for an encore even if it kills us. I need this time, this time reminds me that I’m a man and that manly blood runs through my veins.
Also, several of my friends will come over to watch the game, or we may go to a sports bar. If I’m not in attendance I will be considered a bad friend and my manhood will undoubtedly be questioned. They will think that while men are being men, I’m probably locked in house with a blanket and hot tea watching a romantic TBS movie. And babe, I love those TBS movies, but I don’t love it when my boys laugh at me.
As it pertains to logistics, I’d like to discuss a few things. I’m a 49ers fan, and although you may not like the 49ers, it would probably be best if you went ahead and acted like you did. I get emotional. My fan hood is deeply rooted and not easily moved. Anything you say, I probably already know, and have known for some time now. For example, “Baby the man just said the 49ers haven’t scored an offensive TD in 9 quarters?! Is that a good thing?” That’s only going to make it worse. Don’t add salt to open wounds, just do what I do. And when I’m upset, just pat me on the back and tell me to keep drinking my beer.
If we have people over to our apartment for the games please be a great host. I would like to be as helpful as possible; however, my time is limited because I’m expected to be sitting in the living room watching the games at all times. I will need you to be in charge of taking orders, ordering food, serving food and providing beverages for everyone. This will be a lot easier for you if you buy the Miller Light on Saturdays when we’re out running errands. If being in the kitchen while the guys are watching the games bothers you, I’ve heard that some women take up hobbies such as cooking homemade Buffalo wings or perfecting the perfect cheese dip. There are several recipes online, feel free to try it out. I’ll be your guinea pig. (Kisses.)
During halftime is when most guys will break to call their girlfriends, wives, or side pieces. Some guys will need a few more minutes just to get up to speed on fantasy scores. However, this is a good time for us to spend about 30 minutes together. And I can’t think of a better place to be doing that than in the bedroom. Yes, sex at halftime is BAWSE! It’s our way of staying connected and it’s also a stress reliever.
I’m glad I took the time to sit down and write you this letter. I feel so much better now that I’ve gotten his off my chest. I was so worried that you would be upset, but I think that now that I’ve expressed my feelings to you, you’ll understand 100%. If you want to talk about this later, please let me know, I’m always open to talking to you and hearing your thoughts. Lastly, know that, football only runs from September until February. (That’s 5 measly months!) Later we’ll discuss Thursday night Football, but it shouldn’t be a problem at all, since Comcast hasn’t figured out what to do about the NFL network, however we should talk about it just in case. Talk to you soon!
With Love and Admiration,
Your Honey Bunches of Oats
Football starts at 1PM on Sunday, but lasts until 12AM on Tuesday. Let me explain, the games on Sunday are; 1-4PM, 4:30-7:30PM, and 8:30-11:30PM. On Monday, there is a special Encore presentation of Football at 8:30PM.
^^^I'll be sure to DVR in case he misses something or runs late or whatever.
I will need you to be in charge of taking orders, ordering food, serving food and providing beverages for everyone. This will be a lot easier for you if you buy the Miller Light on Saturdays when we’re out running errands.
^^^I will do this but this effort will be to be rewarded later that night…#justsayin
However, this is a good time for us to spend about 30 minutes together. And I can’t think of a better place to be doing that than in the bedroom. Yes, sex at halftime is BAWSE! It’s our way of staying connected and it’s also a stress reliever.
^^^Sounds like a plan but there will be follow-ups…#justsayinagain
This letter was funny…Being that i went to a school where football was a big deal, i already know where my dude will be (if he is a fan) and that i won't be seeing him for a hot second. I more than likely won't be perfecting recipes because i'll be busy doing my own thing but i'll take breaks to be there when he needs me.
I wrote a post Sunday giving tips on how to enjoy the football season with your mate: http://sheliagoss.com/2010/09/05/are-you-ready-fo…
those are good tips. I read a horrible one this weekend that encouraged women to be fake fans! I hate that ish.
^^This was terrible!
Don't use things I like to get close to me. Be yourself. That is not being a good GF, that is trying to manipulate the situation.
Hahahaha!!!!! Gotta love it!
I love it when I'm not in a relationship… and I love it even more when I'm in a relationship… why? well because its super cool to see your boo get uber excited about a play and a win… the enthusiasm that over comes them is plain amazing!
Plus, post winning nookie is always awesome too! Lol
If you think post-winning nookie is great… invite someone over who cheers for your rival… hate f*ck!ng is WAY BETTER…
Hahahahaha!!! But wouldn't that just frustrate him more? Lol
LOL! This brings back memories in my household. LOL!
On Sunday morning, my dad and I would cook breakfast in bed for my mom and sister. Then, we'd go to church. Afterward, my mom would come home, prepare chicken wings, small cut sandwiches, bar-b-que meat balls, fried fish/chips and dip, with tons of bear laid on ice(and hard liquor cuz I'm from south Louisiana). She'd lay it all out on the kitchen counter with napkins and cups, and go to their room and watch lifetime. My sister and I would simply be ghost. Then, all my daddy's podnahs would come over to watch the game, eat and drink and ultimately play spades until 10/11pm. RELIGIOUSLY!
Lol…I'm pretty sure my daddy had this talk with my mom. This letter is toooo cute, and brings back good memories! Good post 🙂
ever hear of a place and just imagine the good food that comes from there?
that is what happened to me when you said south Louisiana. I bet the food in your town is just naturally tasty.
I got you boo 🙂
My letter back to you:
Nobody understands this more than I do. I love football! I am a diehard Redskins fan for life…so, I will also be watching football at my cousins house. You know she is also a diehard Redskins fan, too. So, you and the boys order a Domino's pizza or something and make sure they clean up behind themselves…and I will check in with you later.
Your Fruity Pebbles
"I am a diehard Redskins fan for life"
I like your style!
Go Big Blue.
Word cheekZ. Queen T is on my list now!
I really hate football. But sex at half time sounds nice. And so do buffalo wings.
Oh and this year I think I want a Redskins Jersey, because they look cute with Uggs and Leggings.
Co-sign on the skin slapping. Let the touching begin!
oooooooo… cosign on the Uggs & Leggings although I had a hard time picturing Uggs looking cute w/ anything for awhile.
But no-sign on the Skins Jersey… that black & green (Eagles) is too cute to pass up.
That's cool… as long as you realize that when my lakers and my Blue Devils hit the screen you don't exist.
As a Laker fan, I rejoice you.
I only like Duke's Lacrosse Team, so I can't cosign on that basketball flow…
"I only like Duke’s Lacrosse Team, so I can’t cosign on that basketball flow…"
Now that's a phrase you don't hear often
"I only like Duke’s Lacrosse Team"
don't just stand there…. hit us with the punchline already.
Praise the Lord God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, for football makes its triumphant return to glory this evening.
Hail to the Redskins! Death to the Cowboys.
Did you just summon death upon my Cowboys?
Jesus doesn't listen to such boofenery!!
I'm not a Redskin fan, because I despise all DC teams, but I will say, I really REALLY love the irony of the 2010 Dallas Cowboys and I will cheer against them every Sunday…
When the Super Bowl comes and the Cowboys are not in it, it will be so SWEET. I'm not sure if I want them to go to the Super Bowl and lose, or just not make the playoffs at all. I'm torn… #nonatalie
Dr. J…you cut me deep. And as a Cali woman the 49ers were on my A list.
I hope Alex Smith gets carpal tunnel!!! And Franky SNORE gets a bad case of jock itch. Alex is a simp just like his boy Reggie from back in the day….
Its too early in the morning to get my blood pressure up!!!!!!
Ninja…what? Make that death to Redskins, Eagles and Giants…
That awful sound you hear is Patriot Fans crying over their beloved QB car accident this morning. Don't fret he & his God awful hair don't will be okay!!!
Really? Is that a real football team?
To the numerous Cowboys fans here, I'd be worried about Marc Columbo and Kyle Kosier not starting on your offensive line this Sunday. Aren't Montrae Holland and Alex Barron starting in their place? Hahaha! Romo will be running for his life. And don't expect that atrocious team that accumulated 4 wins last season to be the same team that you face this Sunday. #teamShanahan
Rivalry aside, the game will be competitive no matter what and I want to see a good battle from both teams. I'm just glad football is back.
Im have to co-sign yet again! 😉
change 49ers to Vikings and i completely concur, dr. j.
….btw sorry about that last second touchdown catch from the no name receiver (greg lewis, fyi) last year. it was epic for us, depressing for you.
There's a few things not worth bringing up to a 49er fan:
(1) Aeneus Williams cheapshot on Steve Young on Monday Night Football, signalling the end of the 49er dynasty.
(2) The fact that we drafted Alex Smith.
(3) That damn lucky (or greatest of all time) throw to Greg Lewis in the back of the end zone.
in case anyone is wondering what we're talking about.
*kevin hart voice*
no name receiver!
old a** quarterback!
The Minneapolis Miracle (complete drive) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUfzoVJLpYo
dr. j if it's any consolation, i'm not playing fantasy football anymore, so this is the only sh*t talking i will do this year.
I am so disturbed that I could actually hear this in Kevin Hart's voice. & that made it absolutely epic.
So Flyy I thought I was the only one lmao
Go Pack. That is all.
Living in Wisconsin, I am waiting for the drama/comedy (ie fighting) that is sure to happen amongst the town folks. These folks are die hard Packer Backers- I was sure they were gonna find and lynch Farve when he left.
Example, my jobs dress code is business EXCEPT on the days the Packers play, at which point all employees are strongly encouraged to wear Packer attire. smh
The unfootball fan.
**Doing a quick fact check***
Here's how I feel about Brett Favre and the Packers.. the Packers should come out and just say it, They are disappointed in Brett Favre. Moreover, they should wait MAD long before they retire his jersey. He's made a mockery of the organization. I just don't see why Brett has gone on to play THREE more NFL seasons after leaving the Packers, in addition he left the Packers in limbo for TWO seasons. This has gone on for FIVE years.
I understand the Packers have to plan for the future, but take a look at a real franchise like the Niners and look at Montana and Young…
If Montana had flirted with the Niners for two seasons and then went on to play three more, despite being perfectly in good health, the Niners would have spoke out against it too. Montana was injured for his entire last two seasons with the Niners and then only played two seasons with the Chiefs before hanging it up. He developed Young, stepped aside, and faded into the dark. Not Favre though.
Brett Favre is a disgrace to the game. He's selfish and only cares about himself.
"If Montana had flirted with the Niners for two seasons and then went on to play three more, despite being perfectly in good health, the Niners would have spoke out against it too. Montana was injured for his entire last two seasons with the Niners and then only played two seasons with the Chiefs before hanging it up. He developed Young, stepped aside, and faded into the dark. Not Favre though.
Brett Favre is a disgrace to the game. He’s selfish and only cares about himself."
I have to give you a Wonder Twins pound for this. Favre is the biggest a$$hole is sports, and it's not debatable.
We should have lynched that a$$clown. Not because he left, but because he strung the team along, claiming he's retired, then expecting the Packers to completely change their gameplan to accommodate his capricious, last-minute decision to un-retire. Most Wisconsinites are over Favre and his melodrama now, especially since Aaron Rogers has been playing so well.
"Most Wisconsinites are over Favre and his melodrama now"…
Until someone mentions his name! If you ever wannna get some people riled up, mention Farve-works like a charm. The VP at my company made a point to use a Farve analogy in a meeting regarding our relationships with our customer base on what NOT to do.
I am perfectly fine with leaving football and all that comes with it to the men. Since my son is now playing for his high school am trying to at least learn the game. I mean I know his number and that he's a running back- that counts right?
Well, you're his mom. Just show up at his games and he'll be happy.
Darrelle Revis re-signed with the Jets… that's all I have to say..
P.S. GO BIG BLUE (NY Football fan!)
P.P.S Bufallo Bills are not a NY Football team!
On the outside… I'm sitting at work all dressed up, looking like the professional that I am.
On the inside… I look like that picture of Ray Lewis at the top of the page. Can not wait for this day to be over…
New York Football Reigns supreme this year. Let's go Big Blue… and if not… let's go Gang Green!
I don't know how someone can be a Giants and Jets fan.
You can't be a Yankees and Mets fan, or a Knicks and Nets fan. I can't be a Laker and Clippers fan. Some things are just not possible.
Waiting on all the Heat and Magic fans to appear.
On the low, install Authentic Mondays at your job. On Monday, everyone gets to wear their team jerseys to the office, provided they are authentic. None of those replica jerseys around here… You get Tuesday, if and only if, your team wins on MNF.
You can't be an equal fan of both. If they're playing each other, I'm a Giant fan, a Yankee fan, a Knicks fan. Otherwise, against everybody else, I root for the hometown team.
Co -sign this^^^
I don't see why people don't understand this.
Ok so the Mets are ok out it. But who would I rather see win THE DIVISION RIVALS DIRTBAG PHILLIES, the team from the same city as the hated Eagles and Flyers, or the same town Yankees?
I got nothing against the Yanks, Jets or Nets.
It's NY, we can do this.
You don't like the teams equally, but if the Mets are playing the Braves, damn sure believe I want the Metropolitans to win. Yankees
Besides, Jets/Giants rivarly is not as crazy as Giants/Cowboys (Patriots) or Jets/Eagles game. Those are times where you choose sides and choose carefully.
Once again LOL at Redskin fans… really?
It's harder for Jax because in many sports, he roots for teams that are not from the city that he's from. I think if you ask a Laker fan, who grew up in LA, whether they'd rather see the Knicks with the championship or the Clippers, 9/10 they'll say the Clippers. A Texan fan (or old Oiler Fan) would probably rather see the Cowboys win a championship than the Colts. Only time I've read about this not being the case is back when the Giants played in NY and Dodgers were in Brooklyn. Brooklyn folk hated the Giants and the Giants fans hated the Dodgers.
My alligiance is to New York… when all else fails, I'll even root for Buffalo.
Enn… i'm an Orioles fan and I don't cheer for the Nationals. Yeah, I like to see them do well. But I won't say i'm a fan, i'll just say, "It's good when the hometeam is winning, it's good for the city."
This is how you get all types of fugezy-ness in the playoffs when someone says, the ambigious sports term, "we." I know tons of Jets fans who were looking real unfamiliar when the Giants won the Super Bowl, talking about, "We did it!"
Who you cheer for and who you are a fan for, or ride for are totally different. I've cheered for a team I didn't like before, it's called Fantasy Football, but that ain't my team.
New York Football Reigns supreme this year. Let’s go Big Blue… and if not… let’s go Gang Green!
I approve this comment!! #2knucklesUp
F*ck the Redskins, f*ck 5, and si no te gusta lo, f*ck you too.
I love a good football game. Hell me and the homies are actually trying to catch one at Giant Stadium this year.
I wouldn't having no problem cooking and ish b/c hell that means I get to eat too! But if it was imaginary boo and his homies, I'd probably watch in another room or something. Or invite the girls over. Don't wanna infiltrate on the male bonding.
Go Patriots. 🙂 (Andrea I got you)
I am actually the hostess w/ the mostess… I love playing short order cook. Too bad I don't have a mate to play w/. =( Ah well… I actually enjoy some football too so watching the game from the kitchen doorway = cool beans. When I've had enough, I'll go read a book or something. Men hang out w/ their boys all the time, but this is the only time we get to be witness to the group behaviors of the male species.
Live from New Orleans.
People have been tail gating since 7:00 a.m. I work two blocks from the Super Dome and I can see my Who Dat brethren from my office window.
You heard it here first folks, Saints 35 Vikings 17
I second such things :-).
This letter was funny but I like your style. I wouldn't mind being a good girlfriend and complying with everything you mentioned. As long as the rest of the week, I get your undivided attention. Besides, buffalo wings sound delicious!
Yo last Wed I went to my boys house, he cleared out the living room and put an extra table in the their, we ordered pizza, bought some beers, put down some serious money, brought out the laptops and had our fantasy draft….
His wife made homemade wings! homemade buffalo sauce! homemade bluecheese! Than she gave us all the space we needed, feed their daughter and went to bed while we whooped and yelled all night long at every pick (Jets Defense in the 2nd round! who does that?)
It was than I knew…. this couple was going to make it.
Now if I told this story to my wifey she would snap back at me and say "What? Why is that so special?! I don't cook for you during your games and let you chill with your wolves?" Naw. You don't get it. Just b/c you do it, doesn't mean when its done its not a special, unselfish act of love that should be appluaded evertime it happens. Good GF need be worshipped. When you hook up the cooking negroes need to hook up the diamond rings. YES I SAID IT! It means that much to me. Sandwhiches. Chips. Giants. Overtime. Tailgate. Beer. Tom Jackson. Guacamole. Fantasy. Chicken Tenders. I love Football. I love the NY Giants. I love my woman. I love your woman. Lets go!
I am sick and tired of having to hear "Do we really have to watch more football?" Yes! Sunday night is the best game, usually better than MNF. Why can't you understand and do something else!
I don't know why we never thought of a SBM Fantasy Football league.
Just created a pickem league on Yahoo for the SBM Massive.
All you have to do is make the correct picks and we'll see who wins at the end of the football season. You don't need to know anything about the game or the players, just pick who you think will win….
Go here: http://football.fantasysports.yahoo.com/pickem
Select Join Group, and thennnn on the right hand side, group ID# 63937, Password: twitter.
Make your picks. Hurry, there's a game tonight.
"I don't know what to say, really. Three minutes to the biggest battle of our professional lives. All comes down to today, and either, we heal as a team, or we're gonna crumble. Inch by inch, play by play. Until we're finished. We're in hell right now, gentlemen. Believe me. And, we can stay here, get the shit kicked out of us, or we can fight our way back into the light. We can climb outta hell… one inch at a time. Now I can't do it for ya, I'm too old. I look around, I see these young faces and I think, I mean, I've made every wrong choice a middle-aged man can make. I, uh, I've pissed away all my money, believe it or not. I chased off anyone who's ever loved me. And lately, I can't even stand the face I see in the mirror. You know, when you get old, in life, things get taken from you. I mean, that's… that's… that's a part of life. But, you only learn that when you start losin' stuff. You find out life's this game of inches, so is football. Because in either game – life or football – the margin for error is so small. I mean, one half a step too late or too early and you don't quite make it. One half second too slow, too fast and you don't quite catch it. The inches we need are everywhere around us. They're in every break of the game, every minute, every second. On this team we fight for that inch. On this team we tear ourselves and everyone else around us to pieces for that inch. We claw with our fingernails for that inch. Because we know when add up all those inches, that's gonna make the fucking difference between winning and losing! Between living and dying! I'll tell you this, in any fight it's the guy whose willing to die whose gonna win that inch. And I know, if I'm gonna have any life anymore it's because I'm still willing to fight and die for that inch, because that's what living is, the six inches in front of your face. Now I can't make you do it. You've got to look at the guy next to you, look into his eyes. Now I think ya going to see a guy who will go that inch with you. Your gonna see a guy who will sacrifice himself for this team, because he knows when it comes down to it your gonna do the same for him. That's a team, gentlemen, and either, we heal, now, as a team, or we will die as individuals. That's football guys, that's all it is. Now, what are you gonna do?"
–Coach Tony D'Amato
I knew what this was from "I don't know what to say really".
I'm bout to get sick and go home and turn on ESPN.
On any given Sunday you're gonna win or you're gonna lose. The point is – can you win or lose like a man? 🙂
I am a do or die Yankee fan oooh but my football team is the Cowboys… I bleed blue & white all year. But because I'm in Jersey I catch absolute hell but I can take it. I've worn my Cowboy gear to the Meadowlands and defended myself quite well. Just like my men… I love who I love…period!!
How to spot a bandwagon fan:
"I am a do or die Yankee fan oooh but my football team is the Cowboys."
#cmonson, and you're from Jersey. At least my teams make sense. Let me guess your basketball team is the Lakers. In fact, if it's not the Lakers, then i'm questioning your fanhood altogether. I think that's the ohly trifecta of sports team, but I mean, if you want to pick the Celtics, i'm still judging.
Wait for the line about, "I only like teams that win."
So wrong "son"… I've loved the Cowboys since Drew wore # 88. I don't hate the Giants… just not my team. Now the Yankees are the home team for me… I cried when Thurmon was killed, cheered Reggie on still get upset when anyone dares to mention what happen in 2004. No "band wagon" here son… real fan.
On the low, J, she just grabbed you by your earlobe and told you to show some respect when grown folks talking.
On the low, she dated herself and didn't do anything to refute my point. My dad is a Cowboys and Yankees fan and i'll say the same thing to him.
Some people just like to pick the favorites to win.. they are called bandwagon fans.
Jerzeegirl don't mind Dr. J, he is a hater. Lets GO COWBOYS!!!!!
**Forwarding to every guy on contact list for their girls**
Great post. My sports weekend starts on Saturday though with English Premier League. Don't mess with my soccer, I'd cut someone….not really but…
speaking of Saturday.
Penn St @ Ala.
Doesn't get better than that.
yeah but I have to watch my soccer games first though…i'm addicted.
I love football and I keep a fridge full of beer and wings and I have a flatscreen so no problems. that is all
***News Flash**** I am going to win the SBM massive pick. Yup I said it.
I enjoy football and prefer going to live games but I don't mind my man eating wings and romping around the living room with his boys. Just use drink coasters and don't spill beer; it smells horrible after a few days.
Also, don't come to bed wanting to make love talking but how your fantasy football team is the ishhh this year…. that is not foreplay.
If you dont root primarily for your hometown teams, your suss to me. Always been my philosophy always will be.
Respect to the Jets but im from a Big Blue house.
NY Football has the most style now. Dont hate, well.. hate. New Yorkers are used to it!
"If you dont root primarily for your hometown teams, your suss to me. Always been my philosophy always will be."
This is my justification for being a Raptors fan.
Then why you hatin' on me!? LOL 🙂
Redskins #1 Fan for LIFE!
Streetz is actually a Yankee fan and then a Mets fan, but he's from Queens. But we don't want no problems. He also told me that Jay-Z was better than Nas… also from Queens…
In my opinion, i'd love to love DC teams, but they just always let you down… this year has been the epitome of that… The Capitals have the best record and they are swept in the first round of the NHL playoffs. GILBERT!! GIIIIIIILBERT!!! (In my 50 Cent, "Cuuuurtis" voice.)
Remember that year that the Redskins started 6-2, and they ended 7-9. That's actually happened three or four times since i've been living.
^^^ This is also the reason why I think all NYC teams are full of crap, MAINLY the New York Knicks.
I like teams based on my family.
My grandfather taught me how to play baseball, he's an Orioles fan, so am I. My mother and every other woman up until, 1988, AC Green and HIV, were in love with Magic Johnson, therefore she was a Laker fan, I was born into being a Laker fan. My dad is a Cowboys fan, nobody likes Cowboys fans, but when I was growing up the Redskins stunk, and the Niners were rivals with the Cowboys. That's why I like the 49ers.
The Redskins let me down alot…and it doesn't matter. I roll with them..we roll together. That's how I roll. lol 🙂
You brought this on yourself:
1) I'm a Mets fan BECAUSE I'm from Queens and I root for the Yankees because they are repping NYC constantly, are one of THE symbols of NYC, and are the APEX of ALL Sports teams in this country. If they play the Mets, my allegiance is to Queens. Either way they are BOTH from NYC!
2) I NEVER said to you Jayz > Nas. Stop trying to make jokes to stock a point
3) The Knicks have broken my heart since Ive been a fan and I still rep because they rep WHERE IM FROM! Same with the Mets (Save 86). Its about rooting for the city and the jersey not whos hot now. I used to be a Laker fan, until I discovered the Knicks. Then I dropped the Lakers like a side chick who's stressing a dude, and rode with NYC ever since. I'll still support LA, but NEVER at the expense of callin myself a fan or NOT rooting for NYC
Thats the problem with kids and this generation: you root for what hot and not for whats loyal. Its cool to have people you admire or respect their skill, but you're gonna not even support your home city's team? Thats SUSS my G. Just admit it.
If I ever raise a family outside of NYC, my kids WILL root for NYC teams, but they will respect the teams of the city that they will now claim too. **exceptions are the Bulls and Cowboys**
Thats what being a sports fan and having pride in my city means to me.
I respect DC teams, and am happy for them when they are doing well, but i'm just not a fan. To me, being a fan, means picking "A" team and sticking with it. There are no backups, one team. I'm not a fan of DC teams, but it's cool when they are doing well.
don't mean no harm Streetz but you don't know who if any team your kids will root for. I have been trying for 8 yrs to get my kids to root for the Redskins to no avail….lol. My oldest son likes the Eagles…and he tell me the Redskins suck! LOL 🙂
Hail to dem Skins……the only team to win a Superbowl with a black quarterback. Nuff said.
Great minds think alike! lol
Tell him he is in for a lifetime of misery. Phaaa 🙂
Good defense……no rings. That's the Eagles for the last 30 years.
I just read Bill Simmon's (ESPN) picks for week 1 and he compared the Cowboys to the Kardashians….ooouuchhh!!
My daughter is a Yankee fan but she told me last year she just doesn't care for the Cowboys much to my dismay. Seems that because her step-mom is from New Orleans and she over there every Sunday and she's worship the ground her daddy walks on… she thinks she might like the Saints. Whateva heffa!!!! Talk about jumping on a band wagon!
Did you just call your daughter "heffa"?!?
Step Mom turning your daughter against your upbringing?
Oh no Mashonda, you better tell Mrs Keys know her place!
Excellent choice for your daugther might I say.
and while Bill Simmons is hilarious and responsible for some of the best programming on ESPN, the 30 for 30 series was his idea, he also is only a fan and understands nothing about the mentality of a player. Honestly, there is such a huge culture shock in dealing with 'white america' and sports on the internets. They just DONT GET US, even though they need 'us' to win the city their championships.
They are so confused on why we don't see anything wrong with Dog Fighting (or as wonrg), or why Plax has to go places where he would need a gun, or how AI still hangs out with the same crew from his Bad News days. B/c they are a fan of the team, they think every decision the player makes IN LIFE should benefit them.
I know that was off topic, but people like Bill Simmons define that way of thinking. Though he is a good read.
He's a good read, but he needs a word-count. I thought I was long winded…
Michael Wilbon is pretty much in the same catagory these days. The more money he makes, the more conservative he gets. Latley he can't seem to write a column about football without mentioning concussions. I swear his life was in jeopardy when Sean Taylor died and he talked all kinds stuff about him. But you know there are a lot of Europeans that don't like to see young Africans gettin money…….and then there are the sell out Africans that make their money catering to those racist Europeans. Whitlock, Wilbon etc.
While Bill Simmons is a great writer the one thing, in addition to his long-windedness, that no one likes is Boston fans. Has nothing to do with their winning; more like their pompous ways. These people truly do believe in Manifest Destiny. Have you ever noticed that when they don't when they throw temper tantrums or downplay the importance of sports altogether, yet when they win they're the greatest thing ever to walk the earth?
Case in point, Bill Simmons went in on the LAKERS when the Celtics beat them, then he constantly downplayed their success when they bust the Celtics this year. And if you peep it, Bill Simmons will not admit that the Patriots played a bad game when they lost to the Giants, just that David Tyree made the luckiest catch in the history of catches…
Typical Boston fans.
Or how he constantly take jabs at Kobe for shooting 6-24 in game seven of the Finals (even though he finished the game with 23 points, 15 rebounds, and 1 championship), but fails to mention Pierce went 5-15, Allen went 3-14, and the Lakers basically strangled the Celts on defense in the second half.
Bill is a great writer, but don't expect any objectivity when discussing Boston teams. And regarding his longwindedness, his 700+ page basketball book says it all.
All this talk about you have to rep your home team is RIDICULOUS!
I live near LA and the Raiders have been long gone and I don't pretend to like Oakland or the hoodlums that reside there. The 49ers nor the Chargers are the ticket ( although Ryan Matthews is drool worthy) so who does that leave me with?
I think I made my point. LETS GO COWBOYS!!
This cracks me up. I mean I hate to laugh but it just makes no sense. One of the top 5 American cities in every catagory has no football team. That ish is obsurd. Whoever let that happen…Worst mayor ever! ROFL.
You laugh but I agree. Although very FEW teams are LA worthy….and the 'Skins aren't one of them.
If LA decides that it wants to build a stadium, I guarantee you that there will be a team headed back to the LA in no time. Nobody wants to play in the Colisseum.
And with a defecit, lawsuit against the LAPD, crime and unemployment on the rise… LA has bigger fish to fry.
call ari gold to get it done….
Your from LA, a city who stole its fb team from The Town, and imported its best baseball team from brooklyn, best BBall team from MINNESOTA (no lakes in cali), so i can understand why you wouldnt feel an affinity for a team, that reps LA because in a sense, yall have no real home grown teams.
LA is the halfway house of professional sports
Oh Streetz stop drinking the hatorade boo. Believe it or not I am well aware of our "traveling" sports teams. I wasn't born in Cali…or the US for that matter. Maybe if I was I would start a good ole authentic American petition to get a "home grown" LA team.
Why is the truth always misconstrued as hate? lol
Oh well. Good luck with them Cowboys because Big Blue will be there to shut em DOWN
Luckily, my gf likes to watch football and will not talk excessively while doing so. It's a beautiful thing.
I'm workin on letting her know there's a small window to make small talk between each play. Pretty much from the replay until about 15 seconds on the play clock or during commercials.
I ride for my home state teams. I'm a long suffering Chiefs fan. Thankfully we in a very weak division that in about 2-3 years will be ripe for the taking.
I will watch football just know that I will choose the oposite team as you and root for 'em like they were from my home town…and the QB was my homie and we go back like a cadillac with the baby n the back drinking Similac. We can't be friends till this is over, SIR.
Browsing and that picture of my ALL time favorite football player and THE best linebacker the NFL will EVER see caught my eye. *raises right hand* Hi, my name is Ashley and I'm a Ray Lewis groupie.
I haven't even read the letter (I will though) but based on the admin's note it probably has something to do with men wanting their girlfriends to NOT ask questions during games, NOT get upset b/c their men want to hang out at the bar (or someone else's place) all day Sunday, etc.
I LOVE watching football. I understand the game so I have no need to ask questions (unless the gang is hollering while I went to get more food or refill my drink and I missed a big play). I don't purposely cheer for the team with the good looking quarterback or the one team (or player) I KNOW will piss my man off. I have valid and logical reasons for cheering for whatever player and teams I so choose.
I will say though if I DON'T like a team it's more than likely b/c a coach or player has said something off the wall about Ray Lewis. Which makes seeing him crush the QB, WR, etc during game time THAT much more enjoyable.
I also like to talk a little bit of sh*t during games and if the RAYvens play the Steelers and actually lose, I become salty and ultimately dislike any Steelers fan I see for at least 3 days.
Now, to actually read the letter. lol