My Role as a Body Guard

There’s always something about a tragedy that brings people together. And that’s how it was yesterday at the Redskins game. Washington played New York, and while people were there to celebrate their teams, people were also there to celebrate our country.

Because it was September 11th, it was amazing to experience so much love for America. Nothing gives me goosebumps like American flags and people chanting “USA! USA!”

Speaking of celebrating our teams: My husband and my in-laws are good people. They’re kind and generous. They’re funny and nice to be around. But they all happen to be New York Giants fans.

We all have our crosses to bear, don’t we? ;)

Tailgating was on the agenda for the afternoon, and besides the fact that it was blazing hot and I was sweating like a 300 pound man, it was loads of fun.

Our friend Bobby also dates a lovely New Yorker, so he and I had to fend for ourselves during the afternoon.


But once Bobby went to his seat, I kept telling Cory that I was the family body guard because I was the only one wearing the appropriate jersey.

Fans were all fine and good during the tailgate, but come the end of the fourth quarter (when the Redskins won) there was one Giants fan who got a little upset, punched a guy in his section and got arrested (stay, classy, guy. Stay classy.) But nothing like that happened to us. Coincidence? I think not. You’re welcome, Cory. You.are.welcome. ;)

Now that it’s Monday it’s time to retire my role and body guard and head to work. I hope you have a great start to the week!

Let’s chat –

What team’s jersey do you wear on Sundays?

What’s your favorite beer? I think I’ve had five beers since my freshman year in college, but Woodchuck is pretty tasty!

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25 Responses to My Role as a Body Guard

  1. E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES!

    aka everyone’s least favorite fans in the nation. For every punch in a section that y’all had, I’m sure someone, somewhere in Philly had stabbed someone. Meh, they’re my people.

    Asking me to choose my favorite beer is like asking me to choose a favorite child (minus the fact that I don’t have kids) BUT right now, I’ve been on a pumpkin beer that will NOT QUIT!

  2. Emily says:

    I agree with Jordon – EAGLES ALL THE WAY!!!!! Least favorite fans in the nation? haha SO true :) But also, the prettiest fans in the nation.

  3. I’m not really a big professional football fan…shhh, don’t tell anyone! I feel like I’ll be hated haha. I’m not a beer drinker, I much prefer wine and mixed drinks :) .

  4. Dorsa says:

    Duh Redskins :) HAIL….

    Magic Hat #9 is my #1 favorite beer… I also love the Dogfish Head IPA’s… mmmmmmmmmmmmm but yes Magic Hat is my friend..

  5. I’m Irish so I follow real football – soccer :)

  6. Nice job keeping everyone safe :) I’m a NE Patriots girl, but I’m admittedly not that into football. I am into Shipyard Pumpkin though!

  7. Molly says:

    what an amazing flag picture!

  8. Sister Sonja says:

    You’re the best body guard ever! Thanks for making me feel safe =) love you….

  9. Yum my roommate loves Woodchuck!!

    I love this Mexican beer, Pacifico Clara. It’s light and refreshing. I would recommend it!

  10. julie says:

    j. e. t. s. JETS JETS JETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! although my mom (and rest of my fam are MAYJ giants fans haha) she was a wee bit ticked off yesterday ;)

  11. Sam says:

    lmao you. are. welcome. Good job colleen! Looks like fun. I’ve never been tailgating, but I think that’s because we are all hockey crazy here? And tailgating in two feet of snow sounds not fun. Not fun at all.

  12. Brittany says:

    I’ve been a Saints fan since i was a little girl! I do bleed black and gold after all :) Love that wood chuck! So many beers i love: Blue Moon, pretty much the whole family of Abita!, Shiner Bock, Yuengling Lager, Stella Artois, George Killian’s.

  13. I’m a HUGE Patriots fan…screaming at the TV right now for Monday Night Football. In our house Hunni is a Eagles fan so we co-exist peacefully most of the time. Only when our games are on at the same time do we have an issue. I’m the bigger fan so I usually win.

  14. I do not follow professional football but id have to say the Saints. I like Woodchuck and Wild Blue. Love the flag pictures!

  15. I’m a Steelers fan all the way :) And I love Budlight (boring I know) but my favorite “specialty” beer would have to be Sea Dog Blue Paw. It tastes like a blueberry muffin, YUM!!

    I love how even at sporting events people can come together and celebrate America. I went to the UCF game this weekend and found out an amazing story about a man who sacrificed his life to save the lives of others. At the game this weekend we honored him and his sacrifice. You can read more about it in my most recent post, but it’s amazing how proud I am to be an American :)

  16. Katy says:

    For NFL, I’m a Jags fan, but I actually wear a Broncos jersey because I’m more than a little obsessed with Tim Tebow. Haha.

  17. hahaha. you are so my brother-in-law. he sports that icky redskins jersey around all our eagles attire. pew.

    AND Anastasia and I drank apple woodchuck this weekend! yeeeaaaaah boy.

  18. lindsay says:

    well, i used to be a cowboys fan but since I married a kiwi, I now play a body guard role for the New Zealand All blacks (rugby)!! hehe.

  19. You look adorable in your jersey! I am more of a college football fan, but if I had to pick one NFL team, I’d pick Cam Newton… I mean, the Panthers.

  20. I’m a Packer backer, but the hubby is a Colts man. Right now, we’re watching EVERY game for his Fantasy league. :-/
    My favorite beers are Belgian wits and hefeweizens. Favorite beer ever? Allagash White. But my hubby has been brewing lately, and he’s had some tasty ones. He’s brewing his Christmas beer tonight, actually!

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