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I know a little about football, but it is becoming less fun for me. The reasons are that the men in all of my girl’s life think football is more important than weddings or even funerals. God forbid we get gravely ill or die during football season. Fall is the best time for a wedding also, especially since in our region the summers are so hot. In the fall outside weddings are the best.
My brother did not watch as much football as a kid as I. I watched with Daddy every Sunday afternoon. This was my selfish inner being taking advantage of Daddy sitting on the couch awake. My brother did play in the front yard when he was there. He was not home ever, after he started working in Jay Romine’s hog barn. He was at work the morning that Daddy died. A still small little boy he was working on the Sunday morning his Daddy died on our couch. The short childhood he did have, without working he spent playing any game we could come up with as ruff and tuff as he could make it.
The games of today are becoming just as mean as my brother was to me. Comparing kids to the NFL is a bit over the top, I guess, but we were mean to each other in the front yard. Our hands would be so cold they would turn purple. Maybe we didn’t give concussions like the players on Sunday did, but we skinned a few elbows and knees. Comparing kids to NFL is part of why I enjoy football still somewhat today. I like the big games. I like the one’s I can sit and enjoy without a crowd. Going to the SEC games is a thing I am totally over. A good TV and a comfortable chair is a much better way to watch. There is way to watch that I learned from Daddy that seems simple, but I am simple. One play at a time; First down at a time. That is the way I learned the game. My Daddy taught me the basics of watching the game.
Players in the professional whelm are out to really hurt their opponent. In the games Sunday it was obvious they were out to hurt one another. I can imagine when the ball is fumbled under the pile of players they are pulling each others fingers back trying to break them. Atlanta Falcons player Robinson and Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison were just meaning to knock out the Browns player. A Philadelphia Eagles player hit a Pittsburg player after an incompletion. He suffered a concussion on the play. Robinson reportedly suffered a concussion as well. Robinson was given a penalty. The Coach defended Harrison's hit. They said after Sunday's game that hit also was legal. The league said Monday that Harrison's hit was illegal and should have got a penalty.
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