It is truly hard to believe that football season is FINALLY here! I can't believe the first pre-season game is this weekend! Unbelievable how quickly this summer flew right by me!!
|Bengals helmet being tested at Riddell.|
I'm going to take a break from the predictions on the upcoming season today. (Although, I do anticipate a favorable year for the men in orange and black! WHO DEY!!) Instead, I want to share with you how I came to be such a HUGE football fan.
|Me and Jordan - Georgetown Tigers :)|
One reason - my brother, Jordan, joined our high school team. Before that I wasn't a fan at all. In fact, I kind of thought the whole thing was a little ridiculous. I mean, they run around chasing each other and then all end up in a pile at the end of it. No thanks! Well, until someone I cared about joined in the fun...
|Me and McKinley after one of his high school games! Go Cougars!!|
When Jordan began playing football, I began learning more about it. I learned about the rules first. This was clutch. Things make a LOT more sense when you know the rules. After learning the rules, I learned bits and pieces about the strategy involved. As it turns out, it's a LOT more complex that I originally thought. After I had the basics down, I started to really enjoy it.
|Coach Owens getting after the Tiger Defense!|
Over the years, I have continued to learn and grow in my enjoyment for the game. I was probably most in love with football during college. I seriously couldn't get enough! I still really love the game, but working for the NFL has jaded some aspects of it. After all, it is a business at this level. That always makes everything a little less fun, right?
|Me and Jordan at Super Bowl XLVI in Indy|
Whether you live for the game or just watch it casually, I really hope you have a great season cheering for your team! Big thanks to the ladies for hosting the link-up today! Would love for it to continue throughout the season!! Can't wait for my favorite season to kick off this weekend!!