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Are We In Trouble?

Posted on: September 12, 2009 10:39 am
Edited on: September 12, 2009 10:42 am
Lately, I’ve been pondering whether I should make this public or not.  In the midst of all the revelations of these public persons going outside of their marriage to find their “happiness”, I’ve noticed, that something has changed with my husband and suspect, that he too, may have a new love.  Maybe love is not the correct word, maybe it’s more of  an interest, or almost an obsession.

I know, this is probably not the best place to air my concerns, but, well, sometimes I feel at a lost.  Things were just – different between he and I.  The “passion”, well, the “passion” doesn’t seem to be there between us right now.  Maybe it’s a phase, they say that happens with marriages.  Then again, I do know he has a new “interest”, I see the time that he devotes to that *sigh* “interest” and often wonder, can I compete.  I’ve wrestled with this for a few days and wondered what I can do to save us.  Do I invest in new “clothes” and “toys” to renew his interest?  Do I change what I “do” just to make him “happy?”. 

I know, I’m grasping at straws and perhaps, maybe seeing things that aren’t there.  But when I try to talk to him about it, he just seems to tune me out.  And I’ll admit, a lot of it is my fault.  After all, how many more times, in the heat of “battle”, do I have to remind him about what had happened in the past?  And I can see where I’ve been incessant on my side and not so understanding when he’s tried to talk about his new “interest”, instead just nodding, pretending to hear.  Then the other night, he told me, he just didn’t want to hear it anymore and it wasn’t too long after that, that I had found out the cold hard truth which left me stunned.  Now I have to face the facts that my husband is involved with….

A different football pool then I’m on. 

I’m so ashamed that I’ve failed him and can only think that I drove him to it.  Maybe it was the week long jubilation after the Steelers won the Super Bowl or insisting on talking about how making James Harrison the DPOY was the right decision.  Maybe it was taking over the tv and making him watch America’s Game on NFL network. Of course, it didn’t help my cause when I stood in front of the tv trying to discuss my fantasy football team with him while his character in Fallout 3 was being killed by a super mutant and would refuse to get out of the way so he could see what he was fighting.  But it was a bad day already and I had been so confused as to whether I should have kept Randal El or swap him for Justin Gage.  (In the end, I took Gage). 

And yes, maybe I’m overreacting.  His “passion” for football and the Colts will obviously return come Sunday when the team that he roots for actually plays.  Of course I was a little concerned Thursday when he wasn’t THAT interested in watching the game, but then again, he was enjoying the comedy series known as South Carolina politics, and knowing that politics is his second passion, I can see why he wouldn’t have had the same interest level in the opening game as I did. 

I guess I can still salvage our mutual competition when it comes to football.  After all, he already had the satisfaction of me having to declare him a football god (which of course, he doesn’t let me forget), and unless the Colts and Steelers meet up in the post season, unlike last year, there’s nothing in the regular season for us to compete over.  (Really going to boring in the house until then).

And as far as the new “interest”, well, if I can’t compete with an Xbox 360, I can always throw it out. 

Just another football season in our household.

Category: NFL
Tags: Humor

Since: Aug 14, 2009
Posted on: October 15, 2009 7:24 pm

Are We In Trouble?

What a wonderful sense of humor combined with a savvy writing style.  Fine heart and wry wit, thanks!

I look forward to more.

Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: September 17, 2009 6:24 am

Are We In Trouble?

One of the funniest, most well-constructed entries I've ever read on Sportsline.  Perfectly paced with just the right amount tongue-in-cheek humor.  Bravo!

Go Steelers!

Oh, and you could always play him in Madden...

Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: September 16, 2009 9:05 am

Are We In Trouble?

Mrs. Pumpkin likes the shopping while I'm playing video games.  She slides things in like, "I'm going to get a new vacuum cleaner, blender, some halloween decorations, and some work outfits."  And I'm sucked into a game, so I say, "Uh, yeah that's fine.  Here's some money.  Be careful."

Tongue out

Sometimes she makes candles.  Everyone needs a hobby.  She loves the Steelers, and especially Troy, so we watch all Steeler games together.  I'm so lucky.


Since: Sep 9, 2006
Posted on: September 16, 2009 5:12 am

Are We In Trouble?

LMAO SteelPumpkin.  The XBox 360 is a new acquisition in the house the Fallout 3 is played by both Dadluvsfootball and daughterhatessports, so I'm beginning to see those dang super mutants in my sleep.  It's only a hold over though until the new Mass Effects is released. 

As far as outgrowing it by the age of 62, I figure if it takes that long, then he can keep his 360 and I'll just spend my weekend on the blue hair bus tours and outlet mall

Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: September 15, 2009 2:59 pm

Are We In Trouble?

I'm totally impressed that you mentioned super mutants and Fallout 3.  Mrs. Pumpkin can relate.  Don't worry about the Xbox 360.  We men outgrow it, somewhere around age................62.

Since: Sep 9, 2006
Posted on: September 15, 2009 8:23 am

Are We In Trouble?


I won't argue with that, I sat there Sunday rather then watching the game scores while watching tv, watching my teams score.  I was really happy with my position by the end of the night...

then came Monday *sigh* husband couldn't understand why I was walking around muttering to myself at 2 o'clock this morning.

Since: Feb 25, 2007
Posted on: September 14, 2009 11:41 pm

Are We In Trouble?


I think anyone who does fantasy football is in trouble LOL

Since: Sep 9, 2006
Posted on: September 12, 2009 11:16 am

Are We In Trouble?

Neil...I'm sure there are some who could name lower life 

As far as the Steelers and the running game, not going to argue with you that the oline was very sub-par when it came to the running game, but as far as pass protection, it really has improved vastly.  You can only expect an oline to be able to fight for so long, a lot of it had to do with Ben holding onto the ball too long, otherwise there would have ended up being more offensive holding calls against the Steelers (and they had, like what, 3 already). 

Since: Jan 12, 2007
Posted on: September 12, 2009 11:04 am

Are We In Trouble?

You married a Colts fan what do you expect, I don't know if there is a lower life form in the universe!!!

On a footballing note Mom, I know you won, I know the Titans are a tough proposition but your running game looks subpar, your O line had your qb running for his life! I know Steelers fans love Big Ben Roethlisberger and his creativity but one of these days its going to catch up to him....

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