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Can you believe that football is back?! It really seems like this was the longest off-season ever. Actually, last season seemed pretty long to me as well, because my team was extra average and I was just ready for the season to be over. But with the start of a new season, our hopes are renewed in our teams and we all think that our team is going to the Big Game. Am I right? Ok, even if you don't really believe it about your team, you'll say it just to trash talk fans of your division rivals.
If I'm not at the game or out watching the game with friends, you can find me at home on my couch cheering on my New Orleans Saints. This year we're going to the Big Game (see what I did there?) and I have no doubt that they will put me through many emotions this season on the way to Big Win. Here's a quick guide to a few of the emotions of the football fanatic.
Hopeful. We all start out very hopeful at the beginning of the game. We want to see our team get off to a good start preferably by scoring during the first possession. If not, "it's just the first quarter. There's still a lot of football to be played. Relax."
Prayerful. There are times during the game we're you're sending up a silent prayer. You can't close your eyes or bow your head, because you can't miss what's going to happen next, but the Big Guy upstairs is definitely hearing from you at those times. "Lord, please let him make this field goal." Or "If he completes this pass for a touchdown, I'll give up (insert bad habit here)."
Disbelief. Listen. Sometimes your team is going to do something completely stupid. It happens. See Seahawks/Patriots game in February 2015. You know the play that I'm talking about. The play that leaves you saying, "What the @#$%!" This emotion often quickly turns to anger and you'll soon rattle of a list of everyone who needs to be fired because of that play.
Shock. This emotion tends to start as the play is in progress. This is "I'm on the edge of my seat/I think the extra point is going to be good/I think the receiver caught the ball and his feet were in" or "I'm on the edge of my seat/How did he miss that kick/What was the quarterback thinking."
Excitement. You team has scored. Again. And again. And again. In fact, they won the game. Walk into the office or on the job with a little extra pride the next day.
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