Monday, November 19, 2007

Football Playoff Season

Blogging has been light lately, partly due to the lack of interest in anything, but mostly due to the Griz being in the playoffs again after beating the Cats last weekend. We in Montana are really lucky to have such a quality program that is the envy of the nation. The team is doing really well, especially late in the season, and they could have a fantastic run through the playoffs.
Football can be enjoyed on many levels. My wife (the Good Democrat) first started going with me to the games about 6 years ago. Initially, she was only interested in the tailgating and the cheerleaders, but she is now totally into the game. That is because you have 22 different people (plus 7 refs) who are interacting in a dynamic environment, where if any one of them fails to execute, the result could be a disaster.
I had a German girlfriend years ago who thought that soccer was much more exciting than football, because the ball was always in motion. But there really only two guys playing soccer at any time: The guy with the ball, and the guy who is trying to take the ball away, or waiting for a pass. With American football, you have misdirection, coupled with speed and brute force. It's wonderful.
If you are in Missoula this weekend, come get a ticket and go to the game. It is an experience that you will never forget, and make you want to be involved for the rest of your life.
If you want, you can check out some of the message boards, which seem so much more interesting than politics at the moment. There is e-griz and Any Given Saturday that I spend most of my time on. You might enjoy them as well.

See you at the game.

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