American Football Season
American Football Season or for that matter English Soccer Season, European Soccer Seasons -excitement, suspense, and expense. Whatever your sport of choice the winter months are full of games, reports, updates, highlights and news all about what is going on or not going on.
Your team is winning, you have season tickets in the best seats. You can attend every game. You are watching replays and highlights on your big wide screen surround sound tv with all your friends, drinking beer and all the food that goes with it.
Me….. I love British Soccer even though I live in the states. I love to watch a match live, the anticipation of what your team is going to do. Shouting at the ref or the other team and screaming with joy when you score. Going to a live game is the best ever, the atmosphere, the coming together of everyone around you having one common activity together. Shouting unrepeatable things at the other teams supporters 🙂
These are just a few of the emotions you might feel around football season. Whether you are left out of it or your team is losing games or position.
However – there is the other side of the coin
- Does your partner share the same interest
- Do they support the same team
- Are they happy with you spending all that time watching games
- Are they happy with the money you spend on supporting your team
- Do you have fun together even if you support different teams
- Are you missing out on family time
All very good questions which I am sure some of you are very familiar with. How do you handle the situation if your partner is a sports enthusiast and you are not? Do you complain and get upset every time they watch or go to a game? How does it affect your relationship during the season?
All great questions you might ask – however how can you both be considerate of each others feelings, needs and wants and still achieve what you require in your relationship? BALANCE is crucial if you want to have a good relationship with yourself and others. Even if you do not have to consider anyone before you watch or go to a game there still has to be some balance in your life so you are not constantly living the game.
Games and rivalry can be real and there can be fights and angry people around. Sometimes depending on which team is playing it is best to not take the chance and watch it on tv. I remember going to a game and leaving at half time because I could see the crown getting very restless and loud and I knew there would be trouble after the game. Guess what there was, glad I was not part of it. There is always someone who wants to start something and cause a problem. Years ago there were people in the crowd that only went there to start trouble and not even care which team was playing.
In conclusion, I would say have a wonderful football season no matter where you are in the world. Be considerate of others whether at home or at the game. Enjoy tailgating and everything else that goes with it. Remember however to have balance in all areas of your life. Be inclusive with your partner if at all possible and if they do not want to be included then compromise in a way that benefits all parties.
Please share with others and I would also love to hear your comments about how you manage your season. Thank you.