February 5, 2011


     What happens when a girl from Southern Ohio marries a boy from Pittsburgh???

     I grew up in a family of girls in a small town and never followed football.  Even my very small high school did not have a football   team.  It was like a foreign language to me. Then along comes this guy from Pittsburgh and of course he is all about the Pittsburgh Steelers - no surprise there!  Very slowly I started learning about football - I think it just started seeping into my head without me even knowing.  Then by the time our son was about 5 or 6, he was all about football. Must be in his blood.  That drew me into the game even more. The nice thing was, I could ask my son questions that I would feel stupid or silly asking an adult!

     Almost 20 years later, I can say I am a full fledged Steelers Fan.  As my MIL put it, "I knew we would get to you eventually"!

     So needless to say, tomorrow is a big day for our family and all of the other millions of Steeler Fans out there!  My husband gets    nervous during the games and I used to not understand that.  Now I get nervous also!  In some ways, it was easier back when I didn't     care!  But I am glad I have not missed the excitement and bonding that this game has given to our family!


1 comment:

  1. My dad was and is a huge football fan. I grew up with it my whole life, so I can relate to what you're talking about. When I got married at 18, my husband wasn't into it, and I really wasn't into it either, so we've never really followed it, but I know there are millions of people out there totally into football and the Super Bowl. Good luck to your team... have FUN! :)
    ~ Jo