Friday, January 7, 2011

Nora on football injuries.

On Saturday, I celebrated New Year's with my family. We started a new tradition a couple of years ago that I really love: instead of making a big New Year's dinner (since it's just a week after our big Christmas dinner) we get together for a New Year's brunch. We all meet at my house, wear our pajamas, and just hang out all day playing games or relaxing - it's just a great day to lounge around in your jammies and hang out and I love it. You'd love it, too - you should TOTALLY hang out with us next year!

This year, my brother-in-law Matt turned on the Rose Bowl and had that playing on the television on mute while we were sitting around chatting after brunch. Eventually, he and my other brother-in-law, Brian, left to go watch football at home but they left the bowl game still playing on mute on my TV. After they left, my mom, sisters, two of my nieces, and I set up a card table in my living room to play some games. None of us has bothered turning off the TV so the game was still on and, as we were playing, my mom looked up and saw a player get injured. That's when we had this exchange:

Mom: Oh man - he looks pretty hurt.
Tammy: Oh yeah, he does - he's not moving at all.
[watching until player stands up and hops to sidelines]
Mom: Looks like he hurt his Achilles Hip.
Me: Awesome . . .
Erin: Man - Achilles Hip, huh? Yikes. That's a season-ender for sure.
Mom: Yeah.
Erin: Possibly even a career-ender.
Mom: Mmmmm . . . very sad.
[watching replay]
Mom: [shaking her head] Yep - that's definitely what it was . . .

That's when I decided that football games would probably be a LOT more interesting if you left them on mute and let my mom do the commentary.

Aaaaaaaaaaaand now I know what my Super Bowl plans will be . . .

2 comments:

ellen said...

I can't imagine how much fun it would be to watch the Super Bowl with your mom, especially with the halftime show being put on by the Black Eyed Peas! I want to come over!

Phyllis Eddings said...

OOOOOHHHHH, may I come?