Saturday, September 20, 2008

Fall + Football=Fabulous

Every year when the weather starts to take a turn cooler and crisp, I get excited. Not only because we finally get some relief from another sweltering summer, but football, the best sport around, returns to my tv! I think I get even more excited every year. Now don't get me wrong, football is not the only thing that comes on my tv in the fall, but we usually do watch it all day on Saturdays and maybe the occasional Thursday if there are some good teams playing.
This year is no exception, my favorite team happens to be the University of Florida is doing quite well. I can remember the first Gator football I watched. I was with one of my good friends from the Baptist College of Florida, Mr. G. Williams, they were playing Miami and even though they lost that game, I knew I was hooked. Course, it didn't hurt matters that a certain young lady that I had my eye on was attending and I was getting closer and closer to graduating and had to decide where I wanted to continue my education. I still think moving to Gainesville was one of the best moves I have ever made and in fact, I still miss living there. Unfortunately, circumstances never got worked out for me to matriculate at UF myself, maybe it will be an option in the future, who knows what the Lord has in store for my family.
Right now we are watching the Florida State vs. Wake Forest, let be known I hold no ill will toward the Seminoles, unless of course they are playing the Gators, but I think in this present game Florida State is ready to give the game away and Wake Forest seems determined to lose anyway. At least the LSU vs. Auburn game is on, which is a pretty good match-up, last year's game had one of the craziest plays I have ever seen in a game: the clock was about to run down and LSU threw up a prayer in the back corner of the end zone and the receiver just happened to catch the ball, simply crazy, without that play LSU wouldn't have gone to the National Championship!
And yes Fall also means a good crop of birthdays in our family. We have already celebrated Tiff in Sept, then both our dads have birthdays in October and yours truly is on the 11th of October! Yep this year is a big one, Thirty. Some people whine and moan, some people don't give it much thought, me I am just happy the Lord has given me one more year...

JAC

1 comment:

Kim Guettler said...

We watched the Gator game...what a wipeout...congrats...then the FSU game..figures!! But we still love 'em. We are the same way about watching football all day on Saturday's. What fun!! We even boiled peanuts yesterday. Glad to see you are making it to thirty. What a blessing!!