we didn’t lose the game; we just ran out of time. ~ vince lombardi




detroit lions

played the new york jets

in a pre-season matchup

and i had the chance

to share the seats

with one of my grandies, (m)

at his first american football game





 wore the colors

ate stadium food



and in the end

we won

even though

 it was a bit different

from his

aussie rules football

no shorts

but lots of pads

coney dogs and pizza


heaps of breaks in the action.

welcome to america.

the trouble with referees is that they just don’t care which side wins.”

~tom canterbury

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  1. That’s so much fun Beth. Showing the young man his very first football game – that’s quite an honor. Most boys grow up with football from the time they are old enough to hold a ball. It is so cool that he gets an introduction like this. And, of course, who better to do it than his Nana. 😀

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  2. I love the positive attitude you exude about all adventures, Beth. Definitely a marvelous “baptism” into joining an All American pastime! (Hope this word is okay meant dunking him in the spirit of the baseball game!) I already love you but adding those grandies into my extended family, Beth.

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  3. Oh my gosh! Your Ohio rather sleep deprived (new baby Nana) did not even think about football when I looked at the photo, we think of Detroit Tigers during August, but will apologize at the assumption and misreading. I did study big boy M’s photo more than the athletic photo. Go Detroit Lions and sorry the game was just not long enough fit your team to win. 🙂

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  4. Beth, being an Aussie rules9 er not so much now) and rugby person myself, I loved how much your grand enjoyed his first football game. Great going. I knew there was an Australian connection, but I didn’t realize… how wonderful – what a great adventure.

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