Friday, August 2, 2013

It's Football Friday!!

Love, Fun & Fotball

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!!

Andrea :)


  1. I totally know what you mean... being involved on a business level can take some of the fan fun away from it! The same thing happened to me in the music industry... still love it, but it's definitely different! Thanks so much for linking up... we hope to do the link-up once a month through football season!

  2. Thanks so much for linking up with us! I totally hear you on working right in the heart of it all changing your opinion a bit. I really would love to work for the NFL headquarters though… I'm insanely jealous of you! :)

  3. You work for the NFL?!?!? WOW! Sorry, but my heart lies with a rival team. Black and yellow all day!! ;-)

  4. Yay for football season! This just means that Fall is right around the corner. Oh, and GO SKINS! ;)