I am NOT a sports person, so if you have come here to get in-depth analysis of this Patriots VS the Broncos game, you have sooooo come to the wrong place! Exit stage left I can give you in-depth analysis of stamps, inks, paints, etc, but sports- not so much.
So why am I even writing this post? Because there has been so much made of this matchup, but for me it is very personal. I am a wife, and a Mom and I have a Husband and Son on opposites sides.
For 4 years while Tim was in college, it was easy. My son just adored Tebow, and so we became die hard U of Florida Gators fans for college football. We got him head to toe Gator Gear- even golf balls! My Husband grew up in Massachusetts, and so for the NFL games we were die hard Patriots fans. When they lost the Super Bowl to Manning, my Son cried. I think my husband wanted to cry as well, but was able to keep his emotions in check . For me, I usually pick the team with the cutest Quaterback. So, these were easy choices back then. I mean have you seen Tebow? And Brady? Come on- they are easy on the eyes
So all season, my Son had been trading stats with my Husband on why Tebow is good, and when he started winning (a lot), my Son at least had a leg to stand on. When Brady and Tebow met the first time, I really wanted to fly my Son out to Denver to see the game because, according to my Husband, no way would there be a re-match. My Son was convinced there would be another game, and made me promise to try to get tickets. Again, my Husband said no way would we be able to get tickets to it, even if it did happen. Well, here we are on game day, and we did get tickets (through a very well connected, and wonderful friend of my Husband’s). How crazy and lucky is that? My Son is just beside himself with happiness. See- dreams really can come true!! And so now the question for me is- who do I root for?
Brady VS Tebow- my usual strategy is not going to work. I mean have you seen Tebow? Have you seen Brady? If I were single (and young, LOL) I would go for Tebow for obvious reasons. C’mon- none of us had a shot at Brady with Giselle in the picture. But since I am married, with kids, and waaaaaay too old to be in the running, I need a new strategy. Yardage, accuracy, completions- what, I listen!- none of that means much to me. They both seem to be nice guys, too. So, who to root for?
Brady VS Tebow- Hmmmmmmm. I’d love to go for the under-dog, but my Husband says if we root for Tebow, and the Broncos win, we are going to be left at the stadium. He’s just kidding. I think. But just in case, I guess I have to go for Brady. It’s a looooong, cold walk back
Follow-up: So by now, unless you live under a rock, I am sure you all know the end of the story. Brady and the Patriots won. By a LOT. I thought the back and forth between my Husband and Son would be over. But my Son remains un-deterred. He still can quote stats to support his argument on why Tebow is a great Quarterback. And now there is another discussion brewing over Brady VS Aaron Rogers. I am NOT getting tickets to THAT game if it happens