Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Brett Who? and a Sick Kid

I will just put it right out there. I am a Green Bay Packers fan. Phew! I feel better now. You may ask "Why the Packers? You are from Baltimore! Get it together Milf!" Truth is, Brett Favre. We didn't have a team for a while here in Baltimore, so I chose to follow the mighty Favre. Then when we finally got the Ravens, I still didn't want to part from my beloved Pack. Plus, Ravens fans are NUTS! Well, not all of them, half of my friends are Ravens fans. But if you have ever experienced a Ravens game on their home turf, you know the fans I am talking about. Purple camo, purple everything and obnoxious as hell, especially if the team is winning. They do not know how to win graciously, or to accept defeat. So from now until the Super Bowl, I will have to hear all of the gloating or complaints from everyone and their mother.

What really got me to hate the Ravens is a story about my man taking his cousin to a game. My man and his entire family are Steelers fans, born and bred in PA. So my man takes his 13 year old cousin to a Steelers/Ravens game down in Baltimore for his birthday. He thought it would be a great experience for his cousins birthday since they had great seats and he got to get out of his small little town for a while. So while at the game, Steelers score. His cousin gets out his Terrible Towel and starts waving it in celebration. Some bitter 55 year old jackass sitting behind them ripped the Terrible Towel out of his hands and told him that if he did that again then there would be some serious problems. Who does that to a 13 year old boy??? Needless to say that guy got a lesson in speaking to a child like that, but still, it's the principle of the matter. I know it only took one jackass to ruin a team for me and there are probably fans like that with every team, but it just gave me a sour taste and ruined the Ravens for me. Since then I have run into quite a few people like that guy which confirmed my feelings about the Ravens.

Oh yeah, the Packers. I love the Packers even though Favre decided to retire and then weasel his way back. Yeah, yeah, I know he is a future hall of famer and all that crap but he made the decision to have a press conference and cry while announcing his retirement. I'm not even getting into how I really feel about the situation but I did not like the way things were handled on his end. So, naturally I had hope that my Pack would win last night and at least look decent doing it. And they did. And they looked great. Suck on that Favre!!!

I digress, on to something else. I have a sick kid. It sucks. Double ear infection, fever, sniffles, allergic to amoxicillin (it's not fun trying to get a different antibiotic). So he is with the mother in law today and I called him to see how he was doing. His answer: "Mommy, I feel sooooooooo much better. I'm feeling so good that I decided to play the acoustic in my room for the girls!" Acoustic = guitar, girls = dogs. I'm glad my son at least has an audience, even if they are dogs.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I work with a gal who is a diehard Packers fan and even flew out for two or three games in a row over the course of three weekends! Her and her husband. I wish she would share the wealth! Ravens fans sound like Chargers fans. They hate the Broncos and cause so many problems--freaks they can be! Hope your son feels completely better soon :)