Ready For Some Football?

Lots of football coming up this weekend, including a Saturday night game in Buffalo where the temp will be around zero. Will there be bare-chested dudes in the stands? Count on it!

Football comes up now and then in the Chet and Bernie series. This is from Heart of Barkness:

“What are we going to do if Charlie wants to play football?” Bernie said.

Buy him a football: that was my only idea. I was thinking about the big problem with football – namely the unwieldiness of the ball, which you need to deflate a bit to get it properly in your mouth – when we pulled into one of the playing field complexes we have in the Valley, not the fancy kind with the unreal grass and shady trees, but the other kind with mostly no grass and no trees. Out on the fields, kids – some little, some not quite as little – were practicing football. Practicing means the coaches are out on the field yelling things. In games, the coaches yell from the sidelines.

“Any chance you’d prefer to stay in the car?” Bernie said. “Maybe grab a few zzzs?”

What was that? Something about the car? I was already some distance away and had missed most of it.


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6 Responses to “Ready For Some Football?”

  1. B. Stover
    10:27 am on January 14th, 2022

    No football watching here.

    Good day to all.

  2. Wose-The Small and Meek
    10:59 am on January 14th, 2022


    HRH,B: Here neither!

    Love the festive picture again…Sure would love to have one of those cool, icy drinks! :^)

    Good BooBear day to all!

  3. Wose-The Small and Meek
    11:03 am on January 14th, 2022

    I meant to say I love “seeing” the festive picture again…

  4. mlaiuppa
    3:15 pm on January 14th, 2022

    Football? Do you mean Mouthball with those greenish yellow fuzzy balls? You chase the ball, pick it up in your mouth, play keep away a bit and then drop it and go do something else? Diana loves that game. Freyja, not so much. She’s more a cheerleader on the sidelines.

    Interesting choice for a photo. I notice there is a lot of suggested hydration but no actual food to speak of. I thought football involved the intake of a variety of unhealthy foodstuffs featuring a lot of cheese and capsaicin.

    I really don’t pay attention to sports until the Puppy Bowl. Now *that* is a game.

  5. BooBear’s Mom
    6:03 pm on January 14th, 2022

    I love the playoffs. I watch more football during the playoffs than during the whole season. Right now, my favorite team is the Kansas City Chiefs followed closely by the Arizona Cardinals. And I guess I have to add the Dallas Cowboys to the list now. Never was a Cowboys fan before, but I’m trying since I live here now.

  6. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    8:39 pm on January 14th, 2022

    Kansas City!…Bah! Hum Pug!…grunt!

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