Rick and I don't like to watch football.
But when the Redskins made this playoff game we thought we'd check in from time to time to see the score. We would watch a few minutes and it would stop a clock and we'd get bored and change the channel and then check back again.
It was hard to live here and not get caught up since that is all that anyone talked about.
Here were a couple comments through out the event made by both of we non football people.
- Why do people think this is so skillful? It's like an amped up game of Red Rover.
- This reminds me of what our society has become, violent and aggressive. (this was said after a hit was made after play was done - just walked by and shoved him)
I see the skill in baseball. Hitting a ball coming at your face at 90+ mph and hitting it with a stick. Let alone a well done double/triple play which is like ballet.
I see the skill in hockey to a point - not the violence.
I see skill in golf.
But football I just don't get it. I get the passing and the punting skill but that's all I get.
Sadly we lost the game so I don't have to watch anymore football.
Rick has it much more difficult than me when it comes to this subject.
He's a big guy and everyone assumes he would love to watch football.
While walking the dog the other day everyone said, "hey watching the game today?"
He would just nod and smile or lie and say, "yep"
But he couldn't have cared any less.
But if he says no then they will tell him to take his skirt off and man up.
So he plays along. The pressure of being a guy.
We women have pressure about our looks.
Men have pressure in other ways. "Being manly"
Although this generation is very feminine and young women seem to dig it.
I'm not of that generation so I don't and I guess that is normal. Or is it? Or is it something more?
I watched Biggest Loser the last couple of nights and the constant whining and crying really bothered me. I get this is hard. I get they hit a wall. I get that the trainers job is to break them so that they can then have them in the palm of their hands to mold them. I get it.
It is very very hard. The trainers are tough and they are trying to break you.
But my God stop crying and whining constantly. You want results and you choose to be there. It's tough, everything worth having is....buck up.
The "men" crying like babies really really bothers me even more.
I like a man who can show his emotions. I like a man who is in touch with his feminine side. Now having said that I like men to be manly. I like men who don't wax all their hair off and look like a Ken Doll. I like men who are good with their hands in some way. (wink wink) I like men who are taller than me, smell like men not women, dress like men and don't wear leggings. (yes this trend must stop!) and aren't pretty but handsome.
I like that we are different in a lot of ways. Even the annoying ones.
I like that my husband can get teary over a commercial or cries at movies.
But these "men" on The Biggest Loser who are incessantly whining and crying make me sick. I am really disgusted by the women but for some reason the "men" make me really disgusted. I know that is not fair, but I was doing it.
I understand the crying through the pain BUT going on.
I think it's the way the women and men cry and whine! "Poor me, I'm fat and this isn't fair and it's so hard." Entitlement crying almost. Or is this all staged?
I asked Rick, why do you think I feel this way about the men a bit more?
I believe in equal rights. I should hate the whining and crying equally.
Ooh, that is so not nice of me.
Did you see these "men" crying for 2 straight weeks?
Any ideas? Bad person? I'm Chauvinist? Crazy Bitch? All of the above?
I'm going to have to work on this one. Or maybe not share it with the world on a blog.