A Day in the Life of a Football Mom. Why Manners are a Must!

Let me ask you a serious question. How many of you have ever spent any quality time in the ladies’ restroom at an NFL stadium, excluding “most” males? It’s really much more pleasant than you might think. However, my experience outside this secure place was much different. In fact, Roger Goodell should insist that the NFL offer life skill classes to teach folks to interact properly with other fans. The League is multicultural and contemporary, but I spent the entire day …

2012: A Year to Get in the Game and Make Good Plays

Let’s start 2012 out on the right foot, the correct path, a good mindset, have the best intentions, etc etc, etc. No, I’m not going to talk to you about personal resolutions. I’m not going to give you five steps to healthier living or have you add blueberries to you daily food pyramid. Nor am I going to tell you to drink more water, eat less red meat, walk faster or sleep more. However, all those are excellent recommendations; I should …

Hit and Run

Recently, the New York Times ran another in their series of articles about concussions and football players. Written by George Vecsey, this piece focused on a college football player, Derek Owens, who has joined with other varsity players – three football players and one soccer goalie – in a class action suit that claims the NCAA has been negligent regarding awareness and treatment of brain injuries to athletes. The article begins with Derek’s mom, Teresa, reacting with a mother’s horror at …

Let your Expectations of this Upcoming Season Be the Unexpected

How was your Thanksgiving? I hope it was memorable. Ours was one of the best ever. We all loaded up and headed to Baltimore because the NFL decided the Ravens would play on Thanksgiving night. Now, I was perfectly happy about this scheduling as not only did I not have to cook, I didn’t even have to drive around and pick up food. It was just perfect. I told SJ, “You can either have a game dog or chicken tenders, and …

September 11th Reminds Us That We are United and Strong

This past Sunday was the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attack on our country. It was also the opening Sunday for the 2011 NFL football season. Therefore, late Saturday afternoon, Sean and I arrived in Baltimore to prepare for the Baltimore Ravens’ opening home game against our rival team the Pittsburgh Steelers. We had a lovely dinner with Michael Saturday night. We talked football, family and fall events. After dinner, Michael went off to team meetings, and we took a …

Super Bowl Flashback: Bart Starr

(Green Bay quarterback Bart Starr (second to right, wearing #15) holds onto the ball under pressure from the Dallas Cowboys “doomsday defense” on New Year’s Day, 1967. Via.) “I don’t think anybody had [more] strength of character, mental strength or the will to win. Whatever it took to win the game, he was willing to do that.” That’s from former Green Bay Packers center Ken Bowman, talking about his twice-MVP quarterback Bart Starr. The Packers played in both of the …