Monday, October 15, 2007

Are You Ready For Some Football?

On Thursday, we came home to a message from our friends Larry and Rosemary, inviting us to this Sunday's Chiefs game against the Cincinnati Bengals.  These are our same friends who invited us to other Chiefs games where we had lots and lots of fun.  I'll give you one guess as to what our answer was...

After dumping our kids off on friends asking good friends if they would take pity on us by taking our kids all day, we were ready to go to the noon game.  We made it to Arrowhead Stadium by 9:15 AM, along with several other fans who were coming to tailgate.  After helping to set up the table, chairs and a grill, we were ready to do some pre-game celebrating.  

Let me just tell you - there is nothing like sitting in the middle of the parking lot amid the scrumptious odors of steaks, chicken or ribs on the grill.  After a Saturday of cold rain that finally made it feel like Fall, we were blessed with a day that was most beautiful for a game.  The atmosphere was lively, high and fun.  And friendly, friendly, friendly.  Everywhere there were fans who were smiling, excited and amiable to each other - even those in Bengal wear.

Larry cooked up a mess of great food.  Bacon-wrapped filet mignon, potatoes-corn dish and rich bread filled out tummies by 10:30 AM.  And for dessert, we finished with chocolate chip Toll House Bars.  I love game food.

And no tailgating party is complete without our promptly stomping our hosts in a game of Spades.  Ahhh... I love cards.  (It's a good thing that our friends still liked us enough to take us home later.)

We made our way to our seats which were right on the 10 yard line.  There were some excellent football from our viewpoint.  Catches, runs, stops... we saw it all.  And there were plenty of wonderful sights to see.  We even watched Nick LeShay on the sidelines during the pre-game warm-ups.  (Not that he had anything to do with the game.  He was there for a promotion about internet watchfulness with kids.)  

(Here is where I would post pictures of our fabulous time, but the batteries in the camera, unbeknownst to me, were dead.  If I can get Rosemary to send me some of her pictures, I'll post them later.)

Rosemary and I cheered loudly and often during the entire game.  And, because we're not afraid to try and bust a move, we made it on the big JumboTron.  

Let me just tell you, there's not greater sight than two white women from conservative backgrounds dancing at a game.  NO GREATER SIGHT!!  (At least we didn't boob flash the cameraman like the idiot woman 3 rows up from us.  I don't want to be on the screen that badly, thank you very much.)

Final score: Bengals 20   Chiefs 27

Let the record show: The Chiefs win when we attend the game.  I'm just saying... 

After the game, we had dinner at Nick and Jake's, a local establishment where the food is excellent and the atmosphere was peaceful after the stadium.  Larry and Rosemary are the type of people who make any activity worthwhile.  We talked a mile a minute with them and listened to their multiple lively stories.  It was a perfect end to a perfect day.

And sometimes you just need a perfect day.

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