As a wife of a guy who has had a plethora of fantasy football leagues over the 16 years we have been together, this question struck quite a chord.
FootballSundaySideliner writes: I dread when football season starts. My husband is a die-hard football fan. He has fantasy football teams and his favorite NFL team that he constantly checks on through the week and watches every Sunday. My boys love the game too...I don't mind watching the games. Any suggestion on how to stay connected during football season?
I hear you. Really, I do. I love football, I don't mind watching it, I actually like the game and the whole thing...but my enjoyment is unmatched to my husband's. He loves his Bears, he has had the same fantasy football league since he was 14 (he's turning 40 next month). Yes, Sundays have morphed a bit since Kiddo came along, but football is still a part of them.
How to stay connected? Good question...the first thing that pops into mind is meeting him halfway. Learn about the game, which it sounds like you already have, but go one step further. Perhaps do your own fantasy team on one of the web sites that have those free leagues. You will get a glimpse of what he goes through every week. Or have a weekly duel - each of you pick a few players each week (a QB, two running backs and two receivers), set a point system, and see who wins (you can also do this with teams - go head to head for games and see who predicts the winner).
Another great way I found to connect with the whole football side of my husband is to research which charities his favorite players are involved in and get your family involved as well. This brings football to a whole different level.
Do you love football? How about your significant other? How do you deal with Sundays?