Monday, February 7, 2011
I dislike football. It’s likely because I don’t get it.
I went to a Toronto Argonauts football game once with my husband who, as a youth, went to the games weekly with his season-pass holding dad.
Last night, my husband and I watched the Super Bowl half-time show, which was surprisingly short, and then started to watch the game.
It was like trying muddle through my Cantonese lessons – or math. I was completely confused.
I know the Canadian Football League (CFL) is differently than the NFL but wondered if it was so different my husband couldn’t follow what was going on.
J. explained the differences between the two leagues but I must confess that my eyes glazed over and I had no idea what he was talking about.
I must have sounded quite rude when I cut him off and said ‘So you can follow the game then?’
And for the record he could.
I spent 10 minutes that I will never get back watching that game. I was confused, I had no idea what was going on, I kept losing the ball, I watched the wrong person and missed the action and toward the end of my Super Bowl watching experience, I realized I was looking without seeing.
So I went to bed.
I hope you enjoyed the game.