I am a rabid football fan – but games can make me sick to my stomach. As a child, I adored the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Dallas Cowboys – I think because they won. I also think that I had crushes on Terry Bradshaw and Roger Staubach – or maybe it was just to irritate my Dad. Anyway, it was pretty painful to be a New England Patriots fan in the 1980s – although Steve Grogan is a local legend. I actually own an authentic throwback Terry Bradshaw NFL jersey – a prized possession given to be me by my Mom & Dad for Christmas one year. Of course, being a Patriots fan of late has been a fairly easy thing to be – given the success that they have had of late. This Christmas I finally got an authentic Tom Brady jersey – which makes me very happy.
Anyway, playoff games definitely tend to give me angst – today’s game versus the San Diego Chargers was excruciating to watch. Fortunately, the Patriots prevailed – and I can actually breathe again. Of course, the bad news is that I will have to go through this all again next weekend when the Patriots travel to Indianapolis to take on the Colts. Losing would have been easier – but I guess not as much fun.