Football season

I think every woman should at least learn the fundamentals of football. (oh stop grumblin…and guys, get down and stop dancing on the couch! LOL  Just hear me out on this one.)

I think there is a concept of life that some football fans inherently get whether they are conscious of it or not.  I think that men especially see it, and that’s why so many are utterly drawn to the sport.

There is no other game that is so reflective of life. Not baseball, not basketball, not Olympic swimming.

In life you can  get blitzed and blindsided…especially when it calls an audible and you missed it.  You can be focused with no distractions and have a quick rush of some decent yardage, only to get knocked back 10 yards for something stupid you did. Sometimes you can be running straight toward your goal and outrun any opponent that tries to stop you.  You can leap and flip over them.  But sometimes your opponent runs you over like a mac truck and dares you to get up…those are times you have to stay down a minute and gather your bearings. Sometimes you have so much coming at you from so many different angles that you get confused and frustrated and just throw your purpose anywhere to get rid of it.  And sometimes you just have to take a knee because you know it won’t do you any good to push ahead at that exact moment.

Life can be violent and brutal. Life can run exactly as the play was called. And every now and again, you come up on a touchdown and get to celebrate.

It’s worth watching.


2 responses to “Football season

  • czkelly

    Nice post. Being a soccer fan, I have to say that I see many similarities between my chosen sport and life. Particularly the way that some people can play with such grace and style, making it all look so effortless. And I know many people who do the same in life.

    But I’m willing to be convinced by this lovely metaphor.

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