Monday, March 25, 2019

Time to tackle some football! I swear the pun was not originally intentional. Then I realized what I said and had to keep it!

I thought I knew my way around a football game until I decided to teach others about it. And how do you even begin? It’s definitely not just a bunch of fats guys trying to beat each other up like it may first appear. Even the basic rules are stupidly complex (just try to figure out how many players on a team. I got about about 8 different answers: 45, 46, 53, under 65, 80 in the offseason…. I’m still not sure I know).

But then I realized one of the most high profile NFL girlfriends is Jessica Simpson. So if she can figure this game out enough to keep Tony Romo interested, how hard could it really be?

I have already found a ton of fascinating, albeit silly and trivial, facts that I can’t wait to share.  Like the jersey numbers.  Most sports you just get to pick you favorite number. Not here. They have to make those complicated too. From Wikipedia I learned that the NFL has strict regulations on their jersey numbering system:

  • 1–9: Quarterbacks, kickers, and punters
  • 10–19: Quarterbacks, kickers, punters, and wide receivers
  • 20–49: Running backs and defensive backs (tight ends are also permitted to wear numbers in the range 40-49 if no numbers are available in the range 80-89)
  • 50–59: Centers and linebackers
  • 60–79: Offensive and defensive linemen
  • 80–89: Wide receivers and tight ends
  • 90–99: Defensive linemen and linebackers
  • So I guess since I have a major obsession with the number 5 I would have to be either a quarterback or a linebacker. Hmm. Not sure I have the shoulders for a linebacker.

    I’m giving a warning: You will have to bear with me on this one because it will definitely take a lot of time and research on my part. But I am up for the challenge and I’m hoping to be ready for this season’s Superbowl XLIII. It’s  right here in Tampa Bay! I’ve already been told by my bofriend and all his friends that they will be partying big time and warned that if I don’t fully understand the game, I will not be allowed to party with them! Can’t let them, my city and my potential new party wardrobe down!

    I went to the Superbowl when it was in Jacksonville in 2005 but I was just part of the pre-game and halftime shows (not as fun as you think. It was the year after Janet Jackson’s boob incident. They were a little more cautious with their celebrity guest. Plus it was actually  cold in Fl and we didn’t see any of the game).  I was there and I can’t even tell you who was in the game let alone who won! Though I do have pieces of grass from the endzone and 50 yard line as souveniors…. But this year I am hoping to go to the actual game, know who is in it, AND be one of the crazy face-painted screaming fans in the stands!

    Wish me luck!

    About the author: Jennifer Taglione is the owner of this fabulous website Stiletto Sports. Despite writing well over 500 posts, she still maintains that she is not a sports writer! She is however a huge fan of Kurt Warner, Larry Fitzgerald, Mark Sanchez, the Celtics, and totally kicks butt on March Madness brackets! Connect with her by following her on Twitter @StilettoSportsJ and subscribing to her weekly newsletter. For more info check out the About the Editor page!

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    3 Responses

    1. Stacy Hunter Said,

      Ok little miss….I had the understanding for years that to understand football we just had to realize that it’s a ton of big dudes with either a serious deep down wish to be paralyzed for life or were just fried from too many steroids. This is false?? For years I’ve been fooled? Oh man, so now I can’t just be thinking about post game frolics in a pair of fabulous new shoes? You mean I can’t just smile blankly at men and nod my head yes while thinking about how f%$#ng bored I am? LOL, well if you say it’s beneficial, then I’ll believe it and actually do the research!!!

      Posted on December 7th, 2008 at 10:55 pm

    2. JaridCaydon Said,

      hehe, what a strange looking bag. Even though strange very cute too. Happy ww.

      Posted on January 28th, 2009 at 2:22 am

    3. Stiletto Jen Said,

      hahah thanks! This wasn’t my WW post 🙂 But yeah, the photo cracked me up too!

      Posted on January 28th, 2009 at 12:02 pm



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