Friday, October 8, 2010

the football God's and how they saved my marriage

I am from a small town where football brought us great fame by holding the national record for "most consecutive wins" in the early 1970's.  Our 72 straight wins was beat by Concord (California) De La Salle Spartans football team when they piled up 151 consecutive victories between 1992 and 2004.

When you grow up in a town where all you know is "football" and the only place you want to be is near the football field and the only day of the week that ever really mattered were Friday game days....You tend to take the sport a little serious.  And by "serious" I mean "IS THERE ANYTHING BETTER THAN FOOTBALL SEASON!!!"  The crisp fall air, the cheerleaders, the coaches, the announcers, the fans, the hot dogs and hot cocoa....I'm giving myself chills just writing this.

And being that I am from Michigan we grew up not only loving our beloved Tigers from our hometown, but LOVING the Michigan Wolverines.  For as long as I can remember my Saturday's have been dedicated to college football.  And thankfully, my husband is also a Wolverine fan or else we just might not have been deemed compatible in my eyes :)

We got engaged on 10/9/08 and when we started wedding planning we thought it would be a great idea for our wedding day to be exactly 2 years later which would have been this Saturday 10/9/10.  Thankfully, a year into our engagement we decided to change the date, due to Michigan weather and how unpredictable it can be this time of year.  Our July wedding was perfect and given that it's been freezing in these parts for a couple weeks now I'm so happy that we chose against it.

But, truth be told, there is no way on God's green earth I would have been able to get married tomorrow!  Tomorrow, Oct 9 is the big rivalry game between Michigan and Michigan State.  The Paul Bunyan Trophy is at stake here people....and tomorrow is the Wolverines chance to regain possession of the trophy!  This is HUGE....maybe not as "huge" as say, a wedding would have been, but you get the idea!

Just another incident where I believe "everything happens for a reason".  I think the Football God's had a hand in changing our minds about our wedding date!


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