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Saturday, July 5, 2014

My Favorite Sports Teams: Blogging Challenge Day 5




Day 5: For which teams do you get out your pompoms?  

I must say that many of my colleagues think I’m somewhat of a “pud”, which isn’t even a real word, but that’s what they call me because I don’t really ever keep up with sports.  This is all said in a kind, joking manner, of course, because I’m part of their “school family”, so they still dig me. :) They chit-chat at lunch, on almost a daily basis, about whatever sport is in season, but I’m clueless.  

Being from the Chicagoland area, I could say I’m a Bears fan, but not one of those diehards like some out there.  If people are watching it on TV and I’m in the vicinity, sure, I’ll watch.  If I’m invited to any sporting event to get out and be social, sure!  I’m in!  When it comes to baseball, I’m always being told, “You can’t be a Cubs fan AND a Sox fan!”  Why not?  Is it against the law of fans?

Being a teacher, I’m often exposed to those school spirit days that are sports-themed.  When I get word that we are supposed to wear our favorite sports apparel to school the next day, I cringe.  I don’t cringe on purpose.  It’s just that I didn’t (past tense) own sports clothing, unless it was strictly for working out at the gym.  That is, until I spotted some very cute, cheap sports apparel at Old Navy!  I could only find the Cubs t-shirt online as an example.  Maybe I snatched up the last cute Bear's t-shirt?





I now own a Cubs shirt (they didn’t have a Sox shirt, but I’m not allowed to be a Cubs and Sox fan anyway) and a Bears shirt!  Does that make me a Cubs and Bears fan now?

Even though I went to the University of Iowa way back when, I don’t own any Hawkeye apparel  I used to, though, when I attended.  When people find out I went to school there, I always reply, “Go Hawkeyes!”  I don’t know why.  I even put “Go Hawkeyes!” in my “Bigtime Literacy’s Blogging Challenge- Day 2” post!  I’ve only watched a handful of games… when I attended school there, but not one time since I’ve graduated!  Anyway, I still need to get a Hawkeye shirt, since we have favorite college spirit days throughout the year.  

Needless to say, I don’t own any pompoms and wouldn’t quite know who to cheer for anyway, but I’m still a nice person. ;)   

P.S. On a little side note, today is my 6th wedding anniversary with my handsome husband.  We are headed out on the town in Wisconsin to have some celebration time, while the twins hang with my family.  I’m looking forward to a toast with my hubby, with no children around for a bit! ;)






20 comments:

  1. Happy Anniversary!!! Have an awesome day :)

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    1. Thanks Nancy! You can still text me, though. Ha! ;)

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    2. Happy Anniversary! Have a great time!

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    3. Thanks, it was so great! Take peek at my mini-vacation in my most recent post. ;)

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  2. Happy anniversary!! Hope you have a great time with your husband! And I totally get not having a favorite team. I love the way you solved your school spirit day problem. :)
    Alyce

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    1. Thank you for the "Happy Anniversary"!

      By the way, I hope I'm not the only blogger in the blogging community that isn't a diehard sports fan. :-D

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    2. Nope, right there with you about being a fan!!

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  3. Happy Anniversary! Enjoy your time out with your hubs!

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    1. Thanks! I'm looking forward to an evening out. We don't get that opportunity often. ;)

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  4. Happy anniversary! I am not a sports fan either. When kids ask my favorite team my response is usually, "Who do you think I should cheer for?" And that is my answer for the day. :)

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    1. That's an awesome response. Not only to the students, but to anyone that asks about a favorite team. If you don't mind, I may start using that response as well. Ha! ;)

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  5. Happy Anniversary! I totally relate about the sports day "cringe". I'll have to check out Old Navy. :)

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    1. Thanks! Yes, Old Navy every once in a while has sports team shirts, even with out the Old Navy logo. ;)

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  6. Congratulations on your anniversary Colleen! Love that picture of the 2 of you! (And as a Sox fan, I recommend you wear a Sox shirt sometimes just to make sure those Cubs fans are paying attention :)

    Ventaneando: A Window Into First Grade Bilingüe

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    1. Ha, well, maybe I will just have to get a Sox shirt, too. ;) Thanks about the picture. We just took it last night while hanging out, since I knew I wanted to put a little comment about it in my post.

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  7. Happy Anniversary! Have a great time in Wisconsin!

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  8. Happy anniversary Colleen! Enjoy your date tonight!

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