Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Lovefest

A few weeks ago, my husband and I went on a date.

A very, very special date.

Like the BEST date we've ever been on.

We went to a Baltimore Ravens game.


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My brother-in-law got us tickets - to not one, but to the first TWO home games.

And, our seats? They were awesome!

18th row!


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It was an incredible view.


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I love football. My dad determined before my sisters and I were even born, that we were going to know about sports. Really, really know the ins and outs of every major sport.

Because, he reasoned, that would make us better wives.

I'm so glad he shared his passion for sports with us. Because my sisters and I, we indeed, absolutely LOVE sports.

And I can tell you without a doubt - my knowledge of and love for sports has made me a better wife.

Especially my love of football.

Because I married a die-hard Ravens fan. And, now, we're a family of die-hard Ravens fans.

2000 World Champions, baby!


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I had so much fun with my camera while we were at the game. While also discovering that I lack any skills whatsoever in the realm of sports photography. Wow, nothin' but respect for those guys.

Here are a few of the shots I captured while NOT screaming or high-fiving my husband or jumping up and down like a mad fool. Or while this guy wasn't doing his thing.


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This was our first kickoff return. I mean, I love watching the game on TV, but being this close to the action?

I was all about the screaming.

And, the wild cheering.

And, the hysteria.


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Here's our defense. See #52? That's Ray Lewis. He's a beast. If I ever saw him coming at me, I would just wimper, lay down, and give him the ball.



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Here's Ray ready to pounce on the quarterback. I know what that quarterback is thinking. "Oooooh, Mufasa Ray Lewis. Just hearin' that name makes me shiver..."


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And, this is the Ravens offense. I'm so happy that we *finally* have one. Joe Flacco is our quarterback. LOVE.


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He's 10' 10" tall. I think I might come up to his knee.


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Here he is handing the ball off to Ray Rice. I wear his jersey. Very, very proudly!


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This is Todd Heap. The 10' 11" guy in the middle. I almost bought his jersey.


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He's best viewed from the back! {posted with permission from my husband who totally caught me red-handed.}


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TOUCHDOWN. Also known as "the only time men get all huggy, huggy, kissy, kissy with each other." I mean, these are oversized, macho, ego-inflated, grown men.


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Look at them. Lovey dove dovey.


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Major lovefest. It happens every week. Every game. Every team. Every touchdown. What gives?


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Love was in the air. That's for sure.

Because I've rarely felt happier, had more fun, or been all around more grateful that I get to spend my life and passion and love of sports with this guy.


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*This memory brought to you by my Dad's wisdom and love for his girls.*

5 comments:

  1. LOVE IT! You got me good with the last line, though...boohooing and missing Dad. :-(

    MB

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  2. Cute! My husband is from Baltimore County, but I'll admit... he likes the Eagles and Phillies because the Ravens weren't always Baltimore's team. We both have roots in the Philly area, but we have a lot of respect for the Ravens. We were in the city the night they won the Super Bowl.

    It's so great that you have love for sports! My husband loves Phillies baseball and I go to games, but I'm not as into it as he is. I'll even admit that I bring my Kindle to games... I know, I know! I go to the games for the food, what can I say?

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  3. You had one wise father. I nor my husband are into sports but our grandsons are so we make every effort to look like we know what they are doing with the football.
    We watch the crowd when they stand and cheer we do too. It really is sad!

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  4. Fun! I also love sports, thanks to my dad. My husband and I have shared many sports memories. The best by far was going to the World Series a couple of weeks ago! Our team lost, but it was still a magical night, especially since my dad went with us too. And yes, loving sports makes for a better marriage.

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  5. I love this! I too got my love of football from my dad and one of my fav dates w/ Scott is watching the game each week. Hands down our best date ever was watching the Steelers win the AFC championship game at Heinz Field. I literally peed my pants w/ excitement!

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