August 22, 2014

Are You Ready For Some Football!?!?

Happy Friday ladies! Today's a special Friday Five, as I'm also linking up with Erin for her Football Friday linkup. Can you believe football season is almost here? I'm a summer girl, through and through, but football helps take the sting out of fall for me, every year. So, without further adieu, here are my five favorite things about football :)!

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Favorite Football Team: THE DALLAS COWBOYS!!! I've cheered for them since I can remember, Daddy loves em, so you know Daddy's girl loves em too. Yes, I know I live right outside of Washington D.C. home of the Deadskins, I mean Redskins. TRUST ME, I get asked ALL THE TIME how I became a fan and usually the whole "I grew up cheering for them" gets me a bit of a pass, but sometimes people are ridiculous. If they really get annoying, I just start quoting Super Bowl wins, player names and game stats to get them off my back. Hard to make fun of a fan when she knows her ish. The 90s were the best because we owned the NFL and I loved watching my team bring home the trophy. The past decade or so has been tough, but I've stuck it out with my team and our quarterback {oh Romo}. I go all in every year and every year I get my heart broken. Hopefully, 2015 breaks the curse, but honestly, as long as we sweep the deadskins, it's a winning year to me.
[My team, beating the skins]
Favorite Quarterback: Hands down, Troy Aikman. Legit thought I was going to marry him growing up. He was the number one overall draft pick in 89, played his only twelve seasons with the Cowboys, leading them to three Super Bowl victories, was chosen Super Bowl XXVII MVP and was a six-time Pro-Bowler.  Oh yeah, and he's the quintessential good looking Texas Cowboy. I was so bummed when he got married [as was my dad, haha], but I've continued to enjoy looking at him as he announces games on the Fox Network. Personally, I think he needs to give Romo some tips, but hey that's just me.
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Favorite Football Food: I love me some football food, y'all. Chips and guac. Sliders. Seven layer dip. Meatball subs. Nachos. Basically, if it's cheesy, salty and bad for you, I want to eat it. And I do. I love trying new tailgate recipes and have found some amazing ones through the years. I have to say, my favorite tailgating food is a tie between a cheesy, crab dip and a really good slider. YUM to the O!
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Favorite Football Memory: Honestly, I don't have just one, but all of them revolve around being in Fedex Field, watching my Cowboys kick the poop out of the Redskins. There is nothing better than being in someone else's home stadium and handing them a loss. Bonus points for keeping them out of the playoffs, too :)!

Three years of watching our team win...woop woop!


Favorite Non Football-esque part of the Football Season: Not only can the Cowboy's claim the title of "America's Team", their cheerleaders are the BEST in the business and "America's Sweethearts". If I could go back in time, I'd totally take dance so I could try out for the DCC. These are the most talented women in the business and such role models for the community, too. If you need another show to watch, I highly, highly suggest DCC Making the Team, it's pretty fabulous :)!



Let's hear it for Erin and her FABULOUS FOOTBALL LINKUP!!!!
Football Friday

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ps.com: Don't forget to linkup with Lynn, Carolyn and me next Tuesday for:
P!nk Persistence!

**linking up here and here this week**

26 comments:

BLovedBoston said...

Who knew you were such a cowboys fan?! I think they have one of the strongest fan bases that's for sure and who doesn't love watching DCC right?!

Ashleigh W. said...

I am right there with you in disliking the Redskins! (are we still allowed to call them that? haha) Anyways, I look forward to seeing some of your yummy cheesy, fried recipes :)

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

Ohhh football food! There is nothing better than tailgating snacks. I swear I gain like 10 lbs during football season. And I don't even feel bad about it.... until bikini season LOL! Happy Friday!

<3, Pamela
sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

Brianne said...

I used to watch the DCC show & it always made me want to be a cheerleader with the team. Of course I also was never in dance or gymnastics so I would've been cut day 1 ha. I'm not even a Texans fan per say but I live & Houston & wish that I could make the trip up to Dallas in October to see them play each other.

The Pink Growl said...

SO READY FOR FOOTBALL!!!

gracemakesnew said...

Hi there, this is my first comment on your blog! OMG, I LOVE football!! I am so excited for football season to start! I love everything about football season, this is a great list!! Happy Friday! :)

Jamie said...

I don't really watch football but sign me up for cheesy, salty and bad for you!!

Kristen said...

woop woop go Cowboys!! I didnt grow up cheering for them, obviously, but my husband got into them young so when I met him I was like, ok sure. I look good in blue lol. I get a 'follows her mans team, ugh' pass because I'm aussie, ok? haha. I would love to go to a game this year, only been to one!

Erin LFF said...

Yayyy FOOTBALL! :) It really is SO awesome to beat someone in THEIR stadium... and to play spoiler and knock someone out of the playoffs too! Muahahah! Thanks for linking up girl! :)

JD said...

This is my fav thing about you and our friendship... ok well maybe not fav but right up there! Troy Aikman, man oh man what a stud! I have decided that you need to come here for a game next year... yes its decided, a cowboys game in Jerry World! Heck bring the sissies too! and maybe le husband ;)

Elle Sees said...

i am more into the tailgaiting than the game, hehe. bring on the snacks!

Lauren H Edmondson said...

My husband Josh and I have always sworn that ONE DAY we will get to go to a Cowboys game. Josh even has his original puffy Starters jacket from like middle school with the big Cowboys star on it that he just refuses to throw away (even if it is about 8 sizes too small).

Shesabigstar said...

Oh goodness, I want allll the football foods right now! So yummy! And so is Troy Aikman! ;)

Elizabeth Dietz said...

Found you from the Football Friday link-up and I totally feel you on living in the territory of one of your rival teams girl. You will probably hate me because I am a Giants fan... but I am a Giants fan living in the suburbs of Philly and constantly get harassed by Eagles fans. But like you I have been a Giants fan FOREVER so when I start quoting old stats from the 90s/early 00s it usually shuts the Eagles fans up for at least a little bit!

Julie said...

Back before the Rams became a reality for STL, we'd cheer for the Cowboys and the Packers, mainly in my eyes Troy & Brett!

Stopping by from Football Friday!

Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

I cannot wait for football season girl!!!! It's a toss up between the actual football and the food ;-)

Jessica Katie said...

I LOVE watching DCC and I'm a Colts fan! My husband grew up in Texas in the 90s, so I'm learning to tolerate the Cowboys for him! Hope they have a good season this year! :)
Katie @ Sweet Little Ones

AiringMyDirtyLaundry said...

All that food looks awesome.

Allison @ Texas Mrs. said...

I was reading another blog earlier ALL ABOUT football and I explained that I dislike football, but one thing that I LOVE is the foodies!!!! Bring it on, football season & tailgating!

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

At first I was like "oh no, a sports post" but I clicked on it anyway b/c you're in my "must read" list. :) THEN I SAW THE FOOD AND I WANTED TO GIVE YOU A HUG!!! hahahaha The only reason my girlfriends and I get together on Super Bowl is for the food. :)

Breanna said...

OHMYGOODNESS I cannot wait for preseason to be over and for the first real game! Love, love, love this time of year and I can't wait to put Junior in their little Broncos onesie we got them :D

Mree said...

Oh the cowboys! My mom loved them when Aikman played for them!! He is a cutie!! I wish I was into football. Have a great weekend!!

Laura Marie Keenan said...

What a fun link up! I also can't wait for football to officially start; the preseason just isn't cutting it for me! Go Seahawks!

Ash @ The Nashvillian said...

I can't say I'm a football person, but I am with you all the way on the food. Chips & guac, yes please! :)

-Ash
www.thenashvillianblog.com

Katie Elizabeth said...

Just got all caught up on DCC this morning! And don't worry.. I'm from Michigan so we have the Lions to deal with.. we know all about losing frustrations, haha!

Janna Renee said...

Yeah...I love ALL football food. Haha