You might be wondering, “How did Angela survive an afternoon away from a tv with the Patriots on it?” Have no fear, friends. My dad convinced me that those in my life who schedule events on Sundays during football season are not friends at all! What’s more, those that schedule an event on a Sunday during the Playoffs…. they’re just downright evil. He assured me, no one would notice my absence at the church portion of the wedding. So, I skipped the church. I didn’t see any exchange of vows, no walk down the aisle, etc. My dad also told me he’d skip my wedding if I scheduled it on a Sunday during football season. As cold as it sounds, he means it. To his credit, though, he knows I would never, ever get married on a Sunday during football season.
In my 15 years of Patriots/football fandom, I’ve missed many parties, occasions, work opportunities. This has nothing to do with the friend that got married today. I love her with all my heart and I arrived at the reception on time. To know me is to know that I hold the Patriots above just about anything in my life.
“It’s just a game, Angela,” you might say but to me, it’s my passion. It’s the one thing in life that I can just enjoy. It doesn’t cost money, it doesn’t stress me out. I am able to vent all the previous week’s frustrations while screaming at the tv. For four hours each week, I have an affair with my 53 boys… they are the love of my life. One love… Patriots Nation forever! Now, bring on the Chargers.
Now, I will observe a moment of silence to mourn the untimely end of Tiki Barber’s career. *tear* Tiki is one of my favorite non-Patriots players. I’m going to miss chanting, “Teeeeeee Keeeeey! Teeeeeee Keeeeey! Teeeeeee Keeeeey!” He’ll make a great addition to any pre-game analysis crew.