Wednesday, January 24, 2007

She's Old, but She LOVES Football!

A little over two years ago, I became my 88-year-old mother's only living child when my older sister died of cancer. So you'd think my mother would be happy to hear from her only fully-functioning relative and greet me with enthusiam and joy when I call. Well, she is happy to hear from me, but only if a football game is not on at the time.

A few weeks ago when the Chicago Bears were playing, she rushed me through the conversation so she could get back to the game since it was the 3rd quarter and she didn't want to miss anything. Okay, somewhat understandable. Sort of.

This weekend she told me she'd call back when I was silly enough to call her during the first quarter of the Patriots-Colts game. Good grief, it was the first quarter!!!

Though she lives 1250 miles away, I know, I just know, she's sitting there in her little cheerleading outfit, rooting on her favorite team of the week--with pom-poms no less. I just know it.

15 Comments:

Blogger Mel said...

My mom only says that when my brother is there. She doesnt watch football but dont call when CSI is on!

I dont answer the phone when is Grey's is on. But thats only an hour! Football games last for DAYS LOL

Jan 24, 2007, 7:49:00 AM  
Anonymous teri said...

that's hysterical. I'm picturing an 88 year old woman, sitting and watching the football game and it makes me laugh.

Jan 24, 2007, 3:47:00 PM  
Blogger Zed said...

Teri, try to think of her as possibly wearing the team colors as well. It's a hoot.

Jan 24, 2007, 6:42:00 PM  
Anonymous jane said...

at least she has a hobby. better than her calling you 20 times a day to discuss what she had for dinner last night (right down to the last detail) and how her neighbor's daughter's grandchild is in 10th grade and is the smartest kid in Dayton, Ohio. count your blessings, zed. count your blessings. lol

Jan 24, 2007, 6:57:00 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

That's awesome
so who's her fave team?
PATS... right..?
it's the PATS.. it must be

Jan 24, 2007, 10:55:00 PM  
Blogger SushiBoy said...

This is sounding like an episode of Seinfeld.

Jan 25, 2007, 12:17:00 PM  
Anonymous mixednut said...

88 and a football fan. God bless her!

Jan 25, 2007, 2:07:00 PM  
Blogger Scarlet said...

I have a vision of her sitting with a helmet on and Bears jersey and padding..clutching a football, making fake passes.

Jan 25, 2007, 5:15:00 PM  
Blogger Zed said...

BwwaaaaHaaaa!! I love your comments--cracked me up everyone! Don't mess with my mother--she's 5'2", weighs 98 lbs, but will knock your block off any day of the week if you a) call during a football game--ANY football game, b) mess with her remote control, c) try to tell her that the PATS aren't the greatest team ever.

Jan 26, 2007, 3:45:00 PM  
Blogger Tanya Espanya said...

Your mom lives in my new basement and she's very loud when her team is winning, I have to go shake a stick or crummy cat at her. (did her team win? what is football?)

Jan 26, 2007, 4:02:00 PM  
Blogger The Freelance Cynic said...

I get that whenever I ring my boyfriend at home! 'call me later!'

Nots that his watching football. He can just never be arsed to talk to me

Jan 28, 2007, 4:14:00 AM  
Blogger Zed said...

Tanya, her team, the Patriots, lost, but she just switched over to the Chicago Bears for the Superbowl. She's not terribly loyal when it comes to football.

freelance cynic, I know. sad, huh? boyfriends can, however be replaced. Mothers on the other hand... :)

Jan 29, 2007, 11:23:00 AM  
Blogger Lynda said...

Well, Zed, I do believe that was a bit rude of you.

My sister would always say, "Can I call you later? Friends is on!" She loved Friends.

Jan 29, 2007, 3:58:00 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

That's really awesome .. you really surpass even the similar presentation at aquabot I think I have to go shake a stick or crummy cat at her.

Sep 18, 2007, 2:57:00 AM  
Anonymous seo guy said...

She is really amazing ..even surpass my grandmaa (73)..whos only believe in some rural sports..that too in traditional style...

Nov 26, 2007, 1:05:00 AM  

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