This morning at 3 a.m. when I should have been sleep I was up scanning my time line on twitter. My followers began to buzz and a sudden rush came over them as rumors of the NBA being back circulated. A tentative agreement has been met which will set the 66 game season into action on Christmas day, with games such as Chicago Bulls against Los Angeles Lakers.
Even the players took to twitter expressing their excitement and relief. With training camps opening up on December 9th there are still many things that need to be agreed on however everyone seems pretty optimistic about coming to an agreement. According to ESPN.com the players will be receiving between 47 and 51 percent which was an important point throughout the process. Regardless of the technicalities, it’s safe to say that basketball fans are very happy.
Today, in addition to being the 10th anniversary of 9/11 was also opening day for the NFL. I LOVE football season, you can literally smell the pigskin in the air. Or maybe I love the things that come with it including the weather, the food, tailgates, and I definitely love the games (especially if it is a team that I truly love).
Growing up in a football family, both of my brothers have played football since they were 4 and I have been a team mom’s assistant since I was about 10. However I just recently came to the realization that in spite of the number of games and practices that I attended, I have never actually bothered to learn the ins and outs of the game.
So I have made this seasons goal to actually learn what all the men are talking about. I no longer want to contribute to the countless number of women yelling at the team that their boyfriend likes or asking questions after every play. So far, I have managed to learn the majority of positions on the field and now I am working on being able to keep up with the game without getting lost.
You have to remember, most men have been doing this their whole lives and I really feel like its similar to learning another language…..I WILL get there. Bare with me people.
I say all that to say this, women….let’s get it together and know what we’re talking about so we can form our own opinions. Either way whether I know the terms or I don’t…I’m still Team Eagles!