Sunday, September 21, 2008

BALLIN! [Well, FOOTballin Anyways]

Hail to the Redskins
Hail Victorrrryyyyyyy
Braves on the warpath
Fight for old D.C.!

Way to go Redskins! A litttttttttle too close for comfort as usual but the important thing is that you came through. And on that note, welcome to the football blog. The things I love and hate about football season.

Things I Love:
-Fellow Skins fans/Fans of football in general

It’s pretty gross how much I love to talk to people during and after the game about the game, whether it was win or lose.
-Having something to look forward to on Sundays/Mondays
People are notoriously M.I.A. or not doing shit on Sundays (and sometimes Mondays) and now, I have something to do to keep me preoccupied that I’m genuinely interested in AND know that I could get together with fellow fans to chill out on Sundays and Mondays.
-Learning and see that I have learnED about football
Not just my fantasy league and not just the Redskins. So maybe I still don’t know all the technical terms and every player on every team but as each football season goes by, I’m pretty damn impressed with the way my football knowledge and lingo has expanded. Hell yeah!

Things I Loathe:
-Talking to males during football season.
It’s much more preferable than talking to females for the most part, but then when they become elitist or condescending you wanna punt them like a football. It’s like okay, I get that I’m a girl and I didn’t grow up watching football intensley [Though the skins were a big part of my childhood. Whoop whoop!] but shit. I'm not an idiot and don't talk to me like you're better than me just b/c i'm a girl b/c i'm sure there are plently of my fellow football girlies who could school YOU.
-People’s opinions about preseason.
Some people get excited about it. Others don’t. In the end, who the hell cares if you love it, like it, hate it, or don’t care? It doesn’t make you more of a fan or less of a fan or more of a football expert or less of one. Let that shit go. Besides, you can argue you’re point until you’re blue in the face but in the end, what do you win? Um…yeah nothing.
-Skins Haters
Okay, I know it seems a bit biased coming from a loyal skins fan but really. Let’s look at the reality of the situation. I have no idea why but it seems that the Redskins are the team [and their fans] are the team that everyone loves to hate. I know we’re not the best team but we’re definitely not the worst. You can not like us. You can even hate us. But to sit there and bitch and moan about us like we’re the worst fuckin’ team ever is clearly bullshit. Check this list out, hater. Oh and while you’re at it, chech this list out too, spiteful biatch. Notice who was NOT on it? Just thought I’d point that out. All that said, back the fuck up!
-Sudden Skins Fans
I don’t know if anyone else has noticed, but lately a lot of girls have suddenly jumped on the bandwagon of “GO REDSKINS!” when they ain’t ever been interested one way or another about them before. Suddenly, girls are all “I love the Redskins!” and wearing their jerseys [UGH, don’t even get me started on the pink jerseys…] with a player I’m almost sure they either never heard of or couldn’t tell you the position that they play. Ask them about any other team in the NFL, they probably don’t know the answer or will give you a b.s. response like “I don’t know but who cares? I love the Redskins!” It’s like yeah okay…

Don’t get me wrong, the more fans the merrier but it just seems really weird that it’s the trend suddenly and a vast amount of people I know have turned in to Skins fans…Some will flat out admit that they don’t really know shit about them and I guess that’s okay—at least it’s honest. But others, I’m seeing the jerseys and seeing the statuses and away messages and I’m like are you fuckin’ kidding me? Remember last year when you said you didn’t care? I guess better late than never but…just bizarre is all.

You could say that you hadn’t noticed my affinty for the Skins until recently but the truth is, I just never knew many other Skins fans until recently! I guess that comes from most of my friends being girls (and I don’t mean that in the sexist way it came out). I literally grew up with the daughters of Skins players and had a few for neighbors for a while. Not the kind of neighbors where you say “Oh yeah that person was my neighbor” when you never talked to them. I mean went over to houses, barbeques etc. So suck it.