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

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hometeam

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

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he

hooted

 cheered

 wore the colors

ate stadium food

 jumped

roared

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

and

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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