Dawg Days in Cleveland
I know many of you out there are football fans (both American and European styles). Well being from the Midwest I have always been surrounded by the madness at this time of year that is football. Yes I root for Ohio St. although I did not go there. Living in such close proximity to the university with family and friends who either attended or worked there. I grew up in a family of women and today have a family of women, but the men (heads of household) are die hard Ohio St. and Cleveland Browns fans. And die hard is putting it mild.
It is one thing to be a fanatic when your team does well which is and should forever be the case at Ohio St. , but for the plight of the Cleveland Browns fan, I think it has to be worse than being a Chicago Cubs baseball fan.
To be honest, I’m glad that I did not become a super fan and went to strictly academic schools that were not Division 1 sports crazy schools. I have enough vested in concern in my own husband’s well-being! Yes during football season my husband paints his face on Saturdays and on Sundays adorns floppy dog ears while planting himself in front of the television.
That brings us to today. For me, the season is a lost cause for the Browns. So I ran to do some errands and left my husband to scream at the TV by himself. Yes, sitting there with no shirt and his silly floppy ears. So silly but I love him! Well when I left him the Browns were winning 24-3 and the smile that had been missing for so long was back. All was good! Daddy was going to be in a good mood for a week!
Two hours later I came home and watched the final chapter, a heartbreaking loss that never should have been. A last play gut wrenching loss that just took the life out of my husband. I could only imagine the 2 hours of agony and anguish that I missed as I went shopping! My husband is still siting there with his ears on. He looks like the sorriest puppy in the world!