Monday, November 30, 2009

What a game !

Like the headline was unbelievable. After a very ho-hum Championship game where it looked like Montreal had all but given up, the winds shifted in the last 10 minutes of the final quarter and we pulled off a win.

The 97th Grey Cup win!

It had been a great year for the Montreal Allouettes. They were a shoe-in to win the Grey Cup (Canada's, sort of, equivalent to the SuperBowl).

Now if anyone is wondering....hmmm.....I wouldn't have pegged Wanda for a football fan - you'd be right. I'm not. However, Danny is. But he hasn't allowed himself the pleasure of watching the game in years. He played football in University but that was it. He's also the type to never take a break, let down his hair and chill. Rarely will he give himself something for pleasure.

I, on the other hand, can find pleasure in an ant crawling along the windowsill (on the outside) so it thrilled me when he started watching the Als this season. And I started making him watch the games as he really enjoyed it (ergo: I enjoyed him more.....get it?!)

Then Dahlia really got into it and would, are the Als playing this week-end? There's something awfully cute about a 6 year old asking when the game is on.

And so, we all watched. And I even got some of it. Especially when Danny would shout for glee and the popcorn would go flying.

Avon Cobourne, Alouette's running back did a fine job.

Mighty fine!

Quarterback Anthony Calvillo.

Armchair Quarterback Milana M. (on a popcorn break?)

Runningback Dahlia M. and The Coach (Dad).

Here comes the Grey Cup - carried by two fine Royal Canadian Mounted Police
(without their horses).

Ahh....victory is sweet!


Buckeroomama said...

Congrats on your (er, Danny's) team winning! The only sport that I follow closely is tennis... and Dancing with the Stars! ;)

a Tonggu Momma said...

Wait... Canada has football?!?!!! (Kidding; I'm kidding. I knew there was Canadian football. I mean, isn't that where Kurt Warner used to play? Hee hee. Sorry, couldn't resist.)

Lisa said...

OH Wanda...this was pure fun! AND my guy is a HUGE....I mean, mega sports fan, so this was interesting to see from a fresh perspective. I LOVE that you all got so into it with him!!

I sort of hoot & holler when said game or season is over! LOL ....said with a sheepish grin....

wait? Did I mention he REALLY REALLY loves the sports?????? Okay then.

P.S. Left ya week little surprise on my blog...giggle.....heh,he,he....

Lisa said...

oops...meant, wee little surprise....LOL

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

What a fun post:) I would be with little Milana enjoying the popcorn break!!!

Have a great week my friend!!



Our family said...

OOOOHHHHHh such fun family time! LOVE the pics!

xo from Beijing!

Madeleine said...

I LOVE football!!!

And until this very moment, it never occurred to me that Canada had it!!

And all
i can say is GLORY BE! lol

I can't imagine life without football. I am the fan in this house. Actually, my daughter and I are *ridiculous* when it comes to football in this house; until she got married, and she is now the big fan in her home. lol.

The girls are BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Dita said...

What a GREAT post, Wanda. I was cracking up when you said, What Wanda a football fan....that is exactly what I was thinking!

The pictures of thegirls hangin' with Daddy is just the BEST!

Congratulations, Montreal!

Teresa said...

You mean Canada plays a sport other than hockey? Seriously, I feel so stupid that I didn't know Canada had a football team!

Crawling back into my American hole now...