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I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.

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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Comfort Football

After the most quiet, most non-traditional Thanksgiving we ever 'celebrated' (I'm using this term loosely) (see previous blog for details), a recuperating Richard and I spent this dreary, bone-chilling, rainy Sunday watching football; really dull football. My sense is the players ate too much tryptophan-rich food on Thursday.
It occured to me today how much more 'comforting' it would be if our teams were named after our favorite foods. We wouldn't have that pesky political correctness to think about, either. Initially, I thought of using the team name initial to begin the name of the food, like the Baltimore Raviolis. That would still work for some teams like the Cincinnati Bagels, the Philadelphia Eggplant Parmesans, the Chicago Bear Claws, and the New England Puff Pastries, but I really wanted to work in macaroni and cheese and am having a hard time coming up with a team starting with 'M.' (Is there some city with 'Mavericks' or 'Muttons'?) Granted, the San Diego Cheesecakes probably doesn't have the power that the San Diego Chargers has, but I think this could really catch on! I'd go to see the Washington Risotto's with Wild Mushrooms, wouldn't you?

5 comments:

Cheryl said...

Oh man, Kathy. You are too funny for words. I really needed that 'laugh out loud' I just got from reading this post.

Jay said...

The Washington Redskins could keep their name and just put a potato on the side of their helmet.

Ginni said...

Very funny concept!! How about the Minnesota Macaroni's? That sounds much cozier than the Vikings!!

CJM-R said...

Very funny post! You are so creative!

Rich said...

Sounds good to me But it may make me hungry when watching.