Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The Meaning of NFL

I learned something yesterday.  NFL stands for No Football for Lindsay.

WHOMP, WHOMP.

I've never been to an NFL game before.  I wouldn't call myself a sports fan (although I did watch a play-off game when I was home alone in January).  It's all fun and games to me, and I've never bought into team rivalries.  Much to the dismay of my family, I guess you could say I'm a Packer fan by association.  My husband is a true Packer fan, even though he doesn't wear a cheese head.  (Thank God.)

After Mr. TBS found out that the Packers were playing in Houston next season, we planned to buy tickets to the game.  I was really excited to finally go to an NFL game!  I want to see Aaron Rodgers play.

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But alas, the realism of supply and demand made itself known yesterday, and there is just no way we can pay $400 for a few hours of live sports from fairly decent seats.  $400 plus parking, plus food?!  NFL, you're killing me. After the initial sticker shock, it made sense to him since the Texans and Packers had a good season, but it has become very apparent to me that you have to be loaded, the best friend of someone loaded, or crazy enough to spend that much money on 3.5 hours of fun.  If we plan on taking an international trip next year (and possibly buying a nice camera... maybe?), those $400+ will be needed.  I choose the trip.

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So on Sunday, October 14, I know where I'll be.  At home.  Still with no NFL games under my belt.  Anyway, if we ever spend that kind of money on a game, it's going to be at Lambeau Field!

Side note: When did I become the girl who blogged about sports?

18 comments:

Shannon @ Bungalow960 said...

That is SO much money. So so much. So much I can barely believe it. Where do people get the money to be season ticket holders?! My mind has been all sorts of blown.

Whitney said...

Ummmm, October 14th can we have a football watching party? I'm a Packers fan too!!

Lauren {Adventures in Flip Flops} said...

I can totally see how someone would spend that much money, actually, although I agree with you that it's ALOT of money for one game.

We went to the Patriots vs. Texans game a few years ago. My dad (and by extension, me) is a HUGE Pats fan and he's been trying to save enough to get to a game for years. He finally got tickets (paid a lot for them) and we got to go. He'll probably not want to spend that much again, but it was cool to help him cross something off his bucket list.

On the other hand, I love watching on TV. I can make my own food, take a nap, etc. Much more relaxed!

Dani said...
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Dani said...

Check stub hub...you can get cheaper seats. And honestly there are NO bad seat in Reliant. I go to Texans games every year and I have sat all over that stadium and I promise that no matter where you sit the seats will be amazing.

Bree said...

I have been to a pre-season game a couple years ago Texans VS Broncos. (GO BRONCOS!) But, I haven't been since. :( Sad.

Jami @ Somewhat Domesticated said...

Dani has the same suggestion as me, StubHub. Except I'll add that if you wait it out and buy tickets day of, you'll more than likely find someone wanting to get rid of their tickets. J and I do this all the time, we NEVER pay more then face value.

Twist Snag said...

wow! $400. Unbelievable. Here in Holland people are crazy about soccer and good games will sell, but I'm not sure they sell for that amount of money.

Holly said...

Want to save money on NFL tickets? Be a Browns fan. Hubby and I have enjoyed several games and even bought some lady's season ticket seats for a couple games because they are so cheap. Hahaha! Live sports are fun, but hubby splurges on the the NFL Sunday ticket - he and a few friends split the cost - so that he can catch every game from the comfort of our home :)

bobbi said...

Since October 14 is my birthday I say you two use that money towards plane tickets to England to come watch the game with me and Ryan. We can make fun of him for having no idea what's going on. :)

Alyssa Lianne said...

Sometimes people try and sell them last minute on craigslist! Or if anyone you know has season tickets and isn't interested in going to that game.. I know, we hold off on going to games every year because they are sooo expensive! Good luck!

Annelise @ Aunie Sauce said...

hhahahaha your post yesterday and now this todaY? Lindsay, I'm loving you. NFL>>> that's so cute. I'm NSA... no sports annelise!

Ellie said...

I would choose the trip, too! :D

The only time that I have ever been to an NFL game was when my boss, who was the Chargers chaplain at the time, had free tickets to give away for a preseason game. I feel the same way that you do about sports. Just be thankful that our job traditionally revolves completely around sports! I get SO much slack for that!

Gesci said...

I agree completely! I actually like watching football, I like baseball games (although they can be s-l-o-w), and I love hockey- but the only professional ones I'll go to are hockey. The focus on money and commercialism (commercialS) in football and baseball takes all the fun out of the games for me. High school football is the best, college is great, although our alma mater makes it nearly impossible to get alumni tickets unless you donate your firstborn, and farm team baseball is tons of fun. I'm *pretty* sure I've been to a Falcons game, when I was little- my dad was a policeman and would occasionally get tickets to sports games in Atlanta, and the Falcons SUCKED back then. I don't remember it, though- I remember going to lots of Braves games and eating my weight in free popcorn :) Also- overseas trip *next* year??? Unacceptable! This summer! ;)

Michelle said...

Hahah! Uggghhhh football makes me cringe!! Though I have come a long way. I can sit through part of a game now. Except my dad gets frustrated because every season he has to remind me what a first down is. And that's been all I can comprehend so far.

P.S. I am also a Packers fan by association :)

Rebecca said...

Crazy!!! How are we to make that a family event!!?!? We'd have to sell FOUR arms and legs. :/ Hope you make it to CheeseHead land soon. My boys are Packers fans too.

Emily @ Emmy June said...

That is pretty redonk!
Since J is a huge Yankees fan, we try to catch a few games a year. But I definitely put my foot down about getting the more expensive seats. It's sad to me that live sports has gotten SO pricey. It was supposed to be that you could watch a baseball game for the price of a movie ticket...but now they start at $60+ for most games, plus parking, etc etc.
Apparently NFL tickets are even more outrageous! J and I went to a Chargers game once (through his work so tix were free), but that's it.

(I finally got caught up on your 5ish posts that I missed. But I'll refrain from commenting on all of them individually. Just glad I'm getting some BBFF time in! Love you!)

Clare said...

Wow, that is a LOT of money to spend on just a few hours of entertainment. Good choice to save it for a trip :)