Nothing Hurts When You Win

Being a football fan sure is a tough job sometimes, isn't it? This time last week I was probably still in tears over the Bengals ugly, ugly loss to the Cleveland Browns. Today? Although still partially asleep and looking like a total grease-ball, I'm stoked about our win over the Patriots yesterday. It was a game we weren't expected to win, which makes it that much better.

It's a rollercoaster being a football fan, there's no denying that. One minute you're pacing the floor, throwing your chips at the TV screen wondering how the heck your team thought THAT was the play to call?! The next minute you're jumping up and down on the couch and high-fiving anyone within reach over that gorgeous touchdown pass.
It's only weird if it doesn't work...
On days we lose, we're grumpy, we want to eat junk food and be lazy. On those sweet days of victory I have more motivation than anyone. I can clean the whole house! Cook a feast for dinner! Work out an extra hour! It's insane how much a football game can change my attitude. I'm not going to pretend that's totally healthy, but it's the truth ;)
So, Erin... is your blog post today really just about how much you love football? Yup- you are correct. I told you all I had Saturday off this weekend, but I didn't mention that I still had to work Sunday, so as usual, I'm trying to regroup on this Monday morning. It's a lot easier when your team won, that's for sure. It's definitely a lot easier to watch the Sunday night game(s) with a good attitude when your team already clinched their "W" for the day. (Dear Texans fan- I truly feel for you and want to give Matt Schaub a big hug. You guys are better than that!) But still, I'm exhausted and this is my excuse for a post today.

Did your team win this weekend? Are you an emotional football fan like me? This blog has been slacking, with football being the only thing on my brain, but I promise I have lots of fun things planned for the coming weeks, so don't give up on LFF just yet! :)

37 comments

  1. Goooo Ravens!! Definitely an emotional football fan. Mike never wants my mom over for the game because he's always nervous he'll let loose a few bombs. haha.

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  2. Horray! I grew up rooting for any team that beats the Patriots! It's a win win for both of us! =D

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  3. Peter is a Patriots fan so he was sad yesterday haha. But my Eagles and Hokies both won this weekend so I was a happy girl!!

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  4. The Bengals played a great game yesterday!! Brady was also sucking it up big time (which was really unfortunate for my fantasy team...), but woo hoo for you guys!!

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  5. I am so thrilled we pulled a W out yesterday, obviously!!...WOOO! At one point, Caleb and I practically chest bumped in mid air...bahaha.

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  6. I am an emotional sports fan period. I almost cried at the Vols game on Saturday because it was such a roller coaster of emotions. The Browns game was CRAZY though! Look at them all playing well after Richardson leaves!

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  7. I am glad your team won! Poor Brian, the Giants are now 0-5 so I think he has officially given up on this season :-/

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  8. Haha, this is so you, I love it.

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  9. I could barely talk Sunday after all the yelling I did at the Auburn game Saturday night. There's nothing I love more than watching football, especially in the stadium! I'm not as big of a NFL fan but I'm glad the Bengals won for ya!

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  10. my Brownies won their third straight game!! and the Buckeyes won, too!! 'twas a good football weekend for me.

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  11. I'm a fan of anyone who beats Tom Brady and the Patriots!

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  12. I mean lets be honest. You know I'm not leaving anytime soon. Your love for football reminds me of my love for pageants and I think it's super cool you get to work with something you are SO very passionate about. So ok I clearly know diddly-squat (i think thats a weird lingo term..) about football but your love for it makes me excited to actually give a crap about the bengals. So I mean if I'm a football fan, you got me on the bengals bandwagon. (I'm not supposed to admit i'm a bandwagon-er though..right..oops..) Xo

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  13. Sean is emotional! That boy gets so grumpy if there's a loss...especially the Irish!

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  14. Oh yeah, I'm an emotional fan. In high school, I cried when we lost in playoffs, ultimately ending the season. I get so upset/mad when Rutgers loses a big game or when the Eagles play like crap. But today, I'M HAPPY!!!! Both Rutgers and the Eagles won!!! :)

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  15. i watched the tail end of the cowboys game (i was forced to since i wanted to hang out with friends) and they lost :( but you're right its always fun when they win!

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  16. No win for me, blah! Being a Panthers fan has just been hard the last several years.

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  17. Let's just not talk about the Giants.

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  18. I'm a Texans fan. Enough said.

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  19. All the St. Louis teams (Cards, Blues, Rams) were on a winning streak until the Cards lost yesterday. So here's hoping they can pull a W today :)

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  20. We were a wee bit busy this weekend ;) but driving home from Boone, I was reading yours and Kayla's tweets so I could let Christian know if the Bengals won!! He was PUMPED!

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  21. Freddie is having a hard time to adjusting to Chucktown. A.K.A.- a land without the Falcons and without the Falcons fans.

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  22. I don't have a NFL team right now (I'm on the hunt for one!) but I do have a fantasy football team that is now 0 and 5! whomp whomp! lol! I was definitely glad the Bengals won!

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  23. Rarely ever does my football team lose.. ROLL TIDE, but should they ever, my friends know not to bother speaking to me until I reach out to them. If the game doesn't start out "like it should", don't bother sending me a text. Luckily, my team rocks and I have a natural high all the time!

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  24. Whoop for the Bengals winning! The Packers won too! And we're not even going to talk about the disgrace that was the Texans game last night...hangs head in shame...

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  25. Northern Illinois won this weekend too! Yayyyyyy!! It is crazy how much more energy/motivation a win gives you, but if that's what it takes to get me to cook dinner and vacuum, I'll take it :)

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  26. Despite having Tom Brady disappoint me in fantasy, I'm glad the Bengals won. I like them way more than the Patriots.

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  27. Wooo!!!! I still can't believe it! Not only did we win, but we broke Tom Brady's 52-game streak with a touchdown pass! I know how you feel. I felt it ALL day yesterday and I'm still feeling it now! WHO-DEY?!

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  28. I am for sure a emotional fan! The year the Packers lost at home to the Giants (who then went on to win the Superbowl to beat the Pats) I went into the bathroom and cried. Sometimes I feel like such a loser since it is just a game...but it's not. It's so much more! (and yes the Packers did win this weekend! yay!)

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  29. I am an emotional fan, haha! Watching the Broncos yesterday was definitely one of those roller coaster games. I was pacing the floor, screaming at the TV. I even have to leave the room sometimes to calm down, haha! But it ended well, so yeah! Glad your team got a W as well. I just wish Dalton would have posted a few more points for me in my Fantasy League. Oh well, hopefully next week! Have a great week!

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  30. You guys killed my team. rough weekend for me and my boy Tom. More like a rough season for my boy Tom.

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  31. I couldn't even watch the Texans. Ugh. Glad y'all got a W!!! :)

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  32. I love foootball, but my hubby is the die hard fan where if the team loses we have to cancel the rest of the activities for the day and sulk in our sadness...it slightly drives me nuts!

    being a football fan is prettty dang awesome though!

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  33. WHO DEY! I was so happy that the Bengals won, I only got to see the end of the game. 3 out of 5 of my teams won. My "B" teams, Bulldogs (college), Bengals and Broncos...My Falcons & Lions lost. The Bulldogs game on Saturday about gave me a nervous breakdown. We won by a field goal in overtime and it was so bad that I didn't really want to even celebrate that much, I just wanted to cry from being so relieved. lol The Broncos game was pretty stressful also. LAWD! And what happened with the Texans?
    And we are one in the same (or 4 in the same, if we count the men, lol) when it comes to game days, it can absolutely mess up our day.

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  34. My team DID win this weekend. 5-0 baby! It's really rough being a Chiefs fan most of the time. But this year it's been fun. Arrowhead is such a happy place when the Chiefs win. Monday after a loss is really sad. However, we haven't had to experience the day after blahs this year, yet.

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  35. Very much an emotional football fan! My Broncos are doing well and I wish my Brownies luck but like any Cleveland team they like to choke at the last minute (cough cough Indians)

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  36. Loved seeing Cincy pull this one out! As a Dolphins fan, I more than loathe the Pansies I mean Patriots).

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