In the category of other pleasures that make life splendid ... the NFL 2010 season kicked off tonight, and what a great opening game! Saints 14 - Vikings 9. I love sports and I've come to love football much more since marrying my honey. It's so much better when you can watch the games with someone who is as interested as you are and especially with someone who is much more knowledgeable about the game and can explain the intricacies of the game clearly. I'd have been happy no matter who won the game tonight. How could I not pull for the Vikings with Brett Favre, the QB who is almost as old as I am? The fitness and athleticism of this guy amazes me. And who wouldn't love the great story of undrafted Drew Brees becoming the QB for the Saints and leading them to a Super Bowl victory last year, giving a still-reeling-from-Katrina New Orleans a great reason to celebrate?
I'm not just excited for football, but also because football season marks the beginning of fall. I can't wait for open windows weather, the State Fair of Texas, Halloween, and Thanksgiving. When you live in a place where summer temps routinely climb above 100 degrees, fall is a welcome respite. I know this is also a very special time of year for those who love college football, which I really am trying to care more about, honestly ...
So the sports fan in me is ecstatic now as my FC Dallas soccer team is on a record undefeated streak, my Texas Rangers baseball team is handily leading its division, and my Dallas Cowboys football team looks so very promising this season. Can't wait for the Cowboys' season opener this Sunday. Go 'boys!
I hope everyone is enjoying this glorious fall season and I wish the best of luck to your favorite teams!