Football season!! Sundays, Mondays and even Thursdays, families and friends have a good reason to get together and drink beer, eat hot wings and scream at each other or throw high fives.
Growing up we had a Monday Night Football tradition. In fact, Mondays made the week worth living. Staying up past bedtime with friends when the week had barely begun! Yes!
Each Monday a different family hosted the crowd of untamed adults and children heckling each other or celebrating together. Homes were quickly filled with a potluck of everyone’s specialty. My dad’s sought after dish was mashed potatoes (not just your average taters btw).
We had the teams we cheered for out of obligation (home team, family team, warm fuzzy for a certain player team) and the teams we were temporary fans of for the week for the obvious reason – the team they were playing (ex’s team, current love’s ex’s team, high school rival’s team etc.) MUST LOSE!
As I look around each week at various sports bars and restaurants, I see people draped in different jerseys, shouting at screens without a budge from their seat and I wonder… What is it that makes football fans so entirely obsessed for 2 plus hours? If you are a fan, how did you choose your team?