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that we are entering the time of year when each weekend’s plans must revolve around the timing of a three hour event that I cannot make myself grow an interest in. 

I forgot about it before today and well, what I thought we might do, we could not do. I will plan better next weekend, but it is discouraging to me that valuable weekend together time is not spent together. 

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I, too, have failed to develop an interest in the seasonal weekend ritual observance so honored by American males in particular.

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I have no interest in it either.  It takes up some pretty valuable real estate on the weekend.. esp now that the weather is so pleasant.  Erg. 

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8 minutes ago, Arctic Mama said:

What are we talking about?  Weekly?

FOOOOOOOTTTTTBAAAAALLLLLL!

 

When I first read the thread, I was confused too.  Then, I read again as I was hooking up our bootleg to watch Jacoby Brissett take over for Luck and realized what they were talking about.

At least Jacoby had a good first game.  They lost, but it wasn't on him.  1 missed extra point and 2 missed field goals DO take their toll on the score.  

 

ETA: I wore my Manning jersey, but it didn't seem to help lol

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Ooooh.  Yeah, we aren’t organized televised sports people 😬

I watched baseball, football, and basketball with my dad growing up.  Still couldn’t make myself care.

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Only 3 hours? I grew up in a house that had to watch all 3 Sunday games, every Monday and sometimesthe Saturday college games.

I have barely seen a game since then.

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14 minutes ago, Acorn said:

Only 3 hours? I grew up in a house that had to watch all 3 Sunday games, every Monday and sometimesthe Saturday college games.

I have barely seen a game since then.

 

Well now. That would cost my husband a weekend cabin to which I could escape! Guess I can be thankful he only follows one NFL team. I couldn’t take any more. 

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I watch English Premier League and UEFA European Championship 2020 qualifiers, both have already started for quite some time. I don’t follow NFL or NBA.

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3 hours ago, Seasider too said:

that we are entering the time of year when each weekend’s plans must revolve around the timing of a three hour event that I cannot make myself grow an interest in. 

I forgot about it before today and well, what I thought we might do, we could not do. I will plan better next weekend, but it is discouraging to me that valuable weekend together time is not spent together. 

My husband feels the same way!!!😂

Go Raiders!!!!

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I am so thankful that no one in my family watches sports!

Sorry you are losing valuable family time.

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We live in a tiny town that worships football and in a state that adores football. (It also has no NFL team of its own so there are many to choose from.)

We will occasionally have a college football game on the radio. Our family doesn't watch organized sports. (We have to go to YouTube to watch baseball or gymnastics for illustrative purposes.)

My dd#1 was so sick of the football culture that she now attends a school which does not have a football team.

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Wistful sigh.

DH watches his NFL team on Sundays and our local Big Ten college team on Saturdays. For some reason, I can't even remember that these events happen weekly, and so each time they come about, each weekend, I experience the sadness over again.

DH is willing to tape them and watch them later, if there is something else that needs to be done. And, thinking that he is being nice about it, he doesn't bring it up with me ahead of time. His idea is that his silence indicates that he is willing to put his interest aside for the family good, if necessary. But the actual result of his silence about the matter is that he ends up springing it on me at the last minute each time. It's probably inconceivable to him that I don't have the schedules engraved in my brain. He says, "I'm taping it, so it really doesn't matter." But I know it does.

So I feel badly if things keep him away from watching. But I resent carving out the time for it each week. None of our kids has an interest in watching, so it's not a family event.

Oh, and now DS15 is in the high school marching band, so we have high school football games to attend on Friday nights now, too. Hooray.

 

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The biggest lie DH ever told me was that he wasn't into sports.

He later admitted he meant he wasn't the type of fan who went to every game and painted his chest in 20 degree weather.  Sigh.

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1 hour ago, hjffkj said:

I am so thankful that no one in my family watches sports!

Sorry you are losing valuable family time.

 

Thanks- at this stage of life, I guess  it’s not such a big deal, I should get over it. I just have to plan ahead to do something productive on my own during that time. Sunday afternoons are usually the best for hikes and outdoor stuff that’s better done together. 

I do hate those noon time games, though, with the dash home from church. And the 3pm starts that cut the afternoon in half. And the 7-8pm kickoffs that means a late night before Monday. Who am I kidding, none of the times are good. 😄

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7 hours ago, maize said:

I, too, have failed to develop an interest in the seasonal weekend ritual observance so honored by American males in particular.

 

Yeah, just not that family.  I gotta be honest, it would drive me over the edge.

 

 

ETA (That my family would veg on the couch watching a sport every week.)

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I do get affected by traffic advisories for Levis stadium (49ers). Their team busses would sometimes block traffic on Montague Expressway because their team busses get police escorts on their way to and from the stadium.

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I like football. My husband likes it so much that he bought a subscription service so we can see NFL games here in Israel! 🤣

I choose to watch with him, for the most part, and we invited people over last year; we have Brit friends whose son was visiting and loves American football. 

 

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We are a college football family so Saturdays in fall that is always part of the conversation. We manage pretty well not up let it take away from more important activities but it is always part of the weekend planning conversation and if we have no other obligations the TV will be on football from the morning pregame show until I am in bed and the guys are watching late games from the west coast. 

I like college football so I am down with football Saturdays. What I am not cool with it that college football is no longer limited to Saturdays. With all the cable channels broadcasting games the college football weekend starts on Thursday now. 

If dh was also into NFL that would be too much for me. 

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My males have no interest in the ritual, and that includes dss (Emma's dad). Actually, I'm the one who used to spend my fall weekends in front of the tv. When I got married I used to joke about dh being the football widow. I mainly watched my college team plus one pro team, but I'd always have the tv on in the background for any game that was being broadcast. 

When ds came along he was a demanding baby and left me no time to watch men run around with a ball. Dh was an actively involved father but he often worked weekends. Eventually, after not being able to watch "my' teams I lost interest, and even once I had time again I just couldn't get interested. I"ll occasionally join in friendly banter about THE Game with my friends who attended a rival university but that's about it. Nowadays I scratch my head and wonder what was so interesting about it because I find it totally uninteresting, unexiting, and generally pointless.

Dh and I are the odd ones in our families. His brothers and sister and their children and grandchildren are huge fans (especially one brother and his clan), as is my brother and his crew. 

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My dh watches more often than I'd like, though he doesn't watch every weekend. Just some games that he seems to care about more than others.... I haven't been able to figure out the pattern. It's not just his team- but who they are playing against... I'm also super thankful that he doesn't hunt. I have friends whose husbands are always gone hunting. He does play golf however. He likes to say "it's just once/week" but it's not really. The league is once/week, but there is always someone who wants to play. And weekend games. 

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My dh and boys watch baseball, football, and hockey. Between the three there is almost no evening a game is not on.  I feel your pain. 

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I do have to put up with football being on at my mil's on Sunday evening when were there for dinner. Bil puts it on. I'd prefer the TV be off but usually the sound is off so at least it doesn't disrupt conversation

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I do get revenge for the football though... when Hallmark movie season comes around.  Which they seem to make earlier every year.

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