Sports Widow Journal
February 3, 2010 5:35 PM | 0 Comments
This is the question I used to ask myself before the conversion, before I broke ranks with sports widows everywhere, before I stopped loathing the Super Bowl. Only, I'd actually say: "What's that?" since I'm not from Louisiana. Five years ago, I decided to embrace this event instead of shun it, to connect with my inner sports fan (as small and dwarfed as it is). Oh, and what rewards!!!
I still could care less about who's playing, who wins, whether it's the New Orleans Saints marching in or the Indianapolis Colts. The football game aspect is just a sideshow. Now, I focus on the opportunity to socialize and introduce new snack cuisine to my repertoire. This event presents me with the opportunity to explore Louisiana gumbos or shrimp stews or Po Boys (my husband is Cajun) or I can make tropical drinks that have a sunny Florida inspiration or I can make something Hoosiers would eat. I was born in Indiana and spent my summers there growing up, but I don't know WHAT to do with that. Help me out here. Green bean casserole? Jello with suspended marshmallows and canned fruit?
So, yes, I confess, I am looking forward to this Sunday. The creative television advertising, the ancient rock legends (Who Dat?), the Puppy Bowl, the opportunity to become reaquainted with Roman numerals. It's all good. But, please don't expect this tolerance to continue the rest of the year. After all, for one day I am unfaithfully yours,
The Sports Widow
aka Super Bowl 44 Sponsor
From the Archives
February 2, 2009 11:00 AM | 0 Comments
I hosted my annual Super Bowl party to celebrate the
December 29, 2008 4:16 PM | 0 Comments
There are these moments in life that my mind captures like photographs or mini-movies, and they will be forever sealed in my memories. Here are a few from this holiday season:
December 24, 2008 12:58 PM | 0 Comments
We wish you a very Merry Sports-free Holiday season and a Happy 2009! Stay safe, warm and dry.
Life is a Contact Sport; Seize the Remote; Reclaim the Recliner; and, Get Into the Game!
Nan Hall (aka: Sports Widow)
Dave Sharp (aka: Sports Widow Coach)
Listen to Nan Halls' Sports Widow Report every Friday at 8:00a.m. (PST) on Chat with Women Radio KKNW 1150 AM or download a podcast.