My kids seem to bring us luck when it comes to baseball. My husband and I have both been die-hard, fanatic, frustrated and ever-so-loyal Red Sox fans since we were little. Then in 2004, the year my older daughter was born, they FINALLY won the World Series for the first time in modern history. They did it again in 2007, the year my younger daughter was born. And, yes, I do have to explain to my husband repeatedly that this coincidence alone is not a good enough reason to have a third child.
Anyway, baseball season is long over and while we count the days until spring training we busy ourselves with our other two favorite sports. College basketball and football.
And let's talk about football. We both grew up Giants fans. I remember watching games with my dad and my uncle and even my grandfather. I didn't understand the game but looked forward to them all the same. I remain a proud Giants fan. But my "second" team is the Patriots. We lived in Massachusetts when we began dating, got married, bought our first house and had our first baby. We got the Patriots fever. So, my husband likes to view this year's Superbowl as a "no lose" game for us. And I agree. I'll be cheering for the Giants but I won't be disappointed to see the Patriots have an undefeated season.
And now I must go yell at the TV as I watch my beloved UConn Huskies basketball team play Cincinnati.