Saturday, September 29, 2007


There is only one "thing" that Mr. Brownstone loves more than XBOX.

Can you guess what it is?

If you're a man, then it shouldn't be too hard for you to guess because chances love it, too.

And if you're a woman? Well, it might not be too hard for you to guess either because chances are...your husband spent the day much in the same way as Mr. Brownstone.

Have you guessed what it is yet?

If you guessed "marking things off the honey-do list", then you would be wrong.

If you guessed "watching football" ~ DING, DING, DING ~ we have a winner!

Yes, Mr. Brownstone loves watching some football. ANY football! Now, don't get me wrong, Mrs. Brownstone loves watching some football, too, in moderation, but Mr. Brownstone...well, let's just say he takes it to a whole other level.

  • He will watch a PeeWee game and be totally into it.
  • He will watch a Junior High game, and be totally into it.
  • He will watch a High School game, and be totally into it.
The man is passionate about football.

PeeWee, Junior High, and High School do not even remotely match up to what lies in store on weekend television, though.

Our Saturday consists of Mr. Brownstone getting up and listening to sports radio in the shower. Then, he moves back into the bedroom where he promptly turns on the television and begins watching ESPN while getting dressed. (Now, if I'm being completely honest, these two things happen every day.) After getting dressed, he moves into the family room and scrolls through the channel guide to determine which college football games will have the honor of making it onto the DVR box, where they will then have the pleasure of living anywhere from one day to several months. (I finally convinced him to delete the Super Bowl a mere three weeks ago!) Once the games have been chosen, he watches ESPN for a bit longer to get a final "fix" before having to be a grown-up for the day.

During the day, he does actually get some things accomplished. We go to whatever activities Tornado and Twister might have scheduled for the day, i.e. "sports". We go to lunch, usually somewhere with a television showing ESPN, if possible. He gets the yard work completed with frequent water (cough-cough-TV-cough-cough) breaks. Sometimes he even works in a haircut at, of course, "Sport Clips". And then...his moment of all moments...he is ready to move to the sofa, where he proceeds to watch hours and hours of football at a much faster, commercial free pace. (Three cheers for DVR!) It's one of my favorite things to see him (or rather hear him) do. He gets SO into it!
  • He yells at the coaches.
  • He yells at the referees.
  • He yells at the players.
By yelling, I mean he expresses emotion about ALL of it ~ the good, the bad, and the ugly of the games. Sometimes it is in anger ("THAT was a mistake!"), sometimes it is in despair ("No, oh, no, no, no!"), and sometimes it is in sheer joy (Yahoo! Good job, boys, good job!). And yes, in case you are wondering, he really has used the term "yahoo", and he really does refer to them as "boys". These are the times that make me laugh and smile because he is such a big kid ~ tantrums, cheering, and all!

On Sunday, it's more of the same, except church is added into the mix, as well as conversation about football with other men. All in all, it is a very football packed weekend around these parts. honor of Mr. Brownstone, which teams are YOUR favorite teams. I'm looking for a college team and a pro team. Mr. Brownstone and I both love the University of Texas and the Dallas Cowboys!

And, please by all means, share if your husband has any funny football quirks! If you're a man, go ahead a take a moment to share your own quirks, too. It's OK to laugh at yourself...I promise. We're all laughing WITH you!

1 comment:

windycindy said...

Hi, Around our house, Purdue is the college team. Our oldest son just started school there. The Vikings and the Redskins rule on the pro level. Cindi