September 22, 2014
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Guest Post: Alyssagoesbang!

Well I'm away today on vacation and I have one of my fave bloggers, my friend Alyssa taking over my blog today. Man I love this girl. She is not only my friend, but a true fitness inspiration and the bonus? The girl is an editor of literature ... I mean ... #love.  If you don't know her yet, you should read this post then head over to her blog and check her out. I promise you wont be disappointed. Anyway on to the post:


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I've gotta start this post off with the obligatory (but nonetheless sincere!) thank-you to my friend Kay for hosting me on this great little spot of hers while she's jetting around the globe — and to my neck of the woods, meaning we'll finally be meeting face-to-face in just a few short weeks! Score! Anyway, in case you and I haven't met yet, my name is Alyssa and I blog, make lists, and embarrass myself over at alyssagoesbang. (Come on over whenever, the door's always open!)

Kay and I have become pals over the past couple of months and have a ton in common, which has made our friendship so much sweeter. But there is one thing that is actually a really big problem in this relationship.

Kay hates American football. And I absolutely love it.

So now that I've hijacked been invited to share a post on her blog, I figure this is the perfect chance to bring Kay over to the Blue side — Oh yeah, I'm a New York Giants fan. (No, I don't want to talk about how this season's going. Let's just pretend it's still preseason, k?)

Why Kay Should Really Give American Football Another Try


The expressions.

Seriously, football announcers say some of the funniest things. I owe my favorite "um, okay..." lines to the legendary John Madden:

"Football always has been and always will be a team sport."

"They're either gonna pass here or they're gonna run the ball."

"If they don't put some points up here I don't see how they're gonna win this ball game."

You bet, John. You bet. Beyond that, some football terms and expressions are just fun to say — That'll move the markers; He! could! go! all! the! way! — especially when you hear them out of Coach Taylor.


The energy.

Division rivalry or just a regular old Sunday game, the energy at a football stadium is unmatched. Sure, sometimes it can get a little dicey when the beer's flowing and the smack-talk begins, but it's all part of the fun. Game day brings out the beast in all of us, and it's an energy like no other.


The emotions.

Right in the feels...


They'll get you coming and going.


The food.

I don't know who decided that buffalo wings would be the official game day food for the nation of footballers, but I don't hate it one bit. (And I definitely don't hate the sports bar in my town that runs $.25 wing specials all day on Sunday.) Sunday is a day to let go of the diet and be free from concerns about calories and carbs. Pile those chicken wings, that spinach dip, those sliders, and all that taco dip onto your plate and grab a cold one. It's game day, baby.


The commercials.

And I'm not just talking about on Super Bowl Sunday. Here's my favorite one from this season:


And I know it's not Thursday but I gotta throw it back for this baby:


The Cinderella stories.

Because in what other world does a 10-6 team wind up in a Super Bowl with an undefeated team and send them packing?


AND THEN show up and send them home again just four years later?

Only on the gridiron, baby.

So help me out here, ladies — are you with me or Kay on this one?



               

9 comments:

  1. I think Kay needs to join us in the American Football loving! Just last night I thought I was going to lose my mind when Manning and the broncos tied the game in the final minute against the Seahawks. Come on Kay! Join us!

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  2. i am in the middle! i don't love it as much as you but i definitely don't hate it, and there is nothing better than the atmosphere of a game! love it. and yay you guys get to meet up, how exciting!!

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  3. Hah deifinitely agree with the emotions, the food and the Cinderella story points. I just get distracted in between because of the socializing, drinking and not having a clue about the rules ;) Cute post!

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  4. So I'm mostly with Kay on this one, BUT I'm starting to come around. A little. Not really. I like college football okay because Hokies, duh. If it weren't for that I would never watch or care about football in any way, shape, or form. I'm a baseball girl (but I won't tell you who my teams are because I would like for us to still be friends haha!)

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  5. Love this! Such great points coming from someone who doesn't love football either but the energy and the food makes it a fun time and worth it!

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  6. Yes to all of these! There is nothing quite like the energy from a football game- in the stadium or even at a local bar with 25 cent wings! And I literally lol'ed the first time I saw that commercial. Join us Kay!

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  7. hahahaha this is right on the money!

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  8. Yes! It is hard to not get in to it when you see all the fun behind it! I used to not care at all about it....and now I watch it every Sunday and find myself screaming at the TV in public places along with the rest of the crowd!

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  9. Love Football season! The fans are crazy into it and entertaining. The food, the beer the guys in tight pants. What is not to like?!

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