Today was the first NFL sunday of the 2008 season. Â This used to be such a major event for myself. Â Usually my friends and I would all get together rig up 2 TV’s in one room and make sure one of us had the NFL Sunday Ticket and we’d watch football most of the day. Â Every weekend it seemed we were greeted by some special guest appearances.
We had many stadiums (aka: a living room) over the years, some great others not so (I always left with headaches from the TV bigger than the room). Â TheÂ camaraderie always kept things fun, despite how poor the game on may have been. Â
Slowly but surely the past several years there has been a steady decline in faces on Sunday. Â No longer must you call fivesÂ if you must get up from your couch seat if you don’t wish to be banished to the floor. Â Nor any singing of the Ford Truck Man song nor the Ring of Fire (popular commercials from a few seasons ago). Â Or any of the other nonsense that was to be had.
This year I went to Charlies to watch the early games with Wes and Jared. Â They’re both Dolphins fans and didn’t want to miss their game. Â It was cool, to see all the games on the various TVs. Â While the tradition is not as strong as it once was for me, it does survive. Â