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    Dear Wife/Girlfriend...

    Great "letter" in Juice last week.

    Does this fit anyone else to a tee?? It does me...and my gf will attest to that.

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    My Dearest Gretchen,

    It's 12:06 a.m., on a Wednesday. I'm still at the office, coming down from an adrenaline and Coke Zero buzz, folders and spreadsheets sprawled across my desk.

    The year's first fantasy football draft just ended. One down, two to go.

    You're sleeping now, but I wanted to tell you this, in the most heartfelt way possible:

    I'm sorry.

    I'm sorry that football - both fantasy and real - will dominate my life for the next five months.

    I'm sorry that we probably shouldn't plan too many "date nights" on Sundays for a while.

    I'm sorry that I'll spend far too much money on a ticket to a Bears game, because I absolutely need to see one game a year.

    I'm sorry I'll forget to clean out the crock pot after making lil' smokies, and it will get that nasty crusty layer of calcified grime on the side that's so impossible to clean.

    I'm sorry that while we're cuddled together watching your favorite show, "Amazing Race," I will run into the bedroom every few minutes to check on a meaningless game between two last-place teams, because my bye-week fill-in tight end is playing.

    I'm sorry that at any point over the next 19 weekends, as many as 10 men and 100 chicken wings will appear in our living room, with little warning.

    I'm sorry that I failed to tell you the real reason I just bought iPhones for the two of us. (Mine for checking fantasy scores. Yours for checking fantasy scores while mine's charging.)

    There was a time last year (probably the week I was eliminated from playoff contention) when I looked at how much time and energy I was spending on fantasy football, and thought, "Hey, why not just quit fantasy football for a year?"

    Those were some of my darkest moments. I don't like to talk about them anymore.

    I appreciate your patience. Your kindness. That you continue to put up with my irrational football obsession still astounds me. You're like a saint, wrapped in an angel, dipped in Mother Theresa.

    You genuinely try to enjoy football, which is adorable. Sure, you couldn't tell me how many points a touchback is worth (Ha! Trick question!), but when you curl up on the couch in your Bears sweatshirt and say things like "Isn't the Daily Show on?" I know you're at least making the effort.

    A few times, I've been asked what I would do if you told me I had to make a choice: Fantasy Football or Wife.

    I tell them, let's hope it doesn't come to that.

    Gotta run. I need to print out everyone's roster and analyze by morning.

    See you soon (Early February-ish).

    Love,

    Tim, aka "Eleven Mini Ditkas"

    P.S.: Now seems like a good time to tell you: The guys are coming over Sunday for opening weekend (Bears-Colts!). Not many. At the most, seven. I'm sorry.



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    Re: Dear Wife/Girlfriend...

    That's pure gold.



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    Re: Dear Wife/Girlfriend...

    It funny because its true!


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    Re: Dear Wife/Girlfriend...

    that is HI-larious...and oh so true.



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    Re: Dear Wife/Girlfriend...

    Do any other CFers have a deal worked out with their wife/significant other for football watching? Our deal during football season is that I get the TV on Saturdays, Sundays, and Monday nights, while she gets it Tues/Wed/Thurs. nights and we rotate Fridays. I still can't believe she hasn't called me out on getting it for the 2 full days when we're both home, but God bless her, I love her to pieces



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    Re: Dear Wife/Girlfriend...

    We have a year round deal since Erik works 3rd shift. I get the tv while he's asleep.

    Thankfully there are shows we can agree on



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    Re: Dear Wife/Girlfriend...

    I'm very fortunate my wife loves football. Not only does she come to ISU and Wartburg games on weekends with me, she watches football with me whenever its on and lets me out of the house for 3 hours a day on weekdays and 5 hours each day Saturday and Sunday to coach. She also helps me grade tape at home.
    Anyone else's wives love football?


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    Re: Dear Wife/Girlfriend...

    Quote Originally Posted by tigershoops31 View Post
    Do any other CFers have a deal worked out with their wife/significant other for football watching?
    Yes. Leave me alone if you don't want to watch football all day long on Sunday.

    Actually, I think she likes it because she can watch hours and hours of Gossip Girl/Sex in the City/The Hills/etc.



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    Re: Dear Wife/Girlfriend...

    My wife is pretty good about it. She knows that starting in late August, she is pretty much on her own on the weekends. College and Pro football pretty much dominate my life. The one that really gets her is the NFL Draft, though, when both sports intersect. That's the holy of holies for me, and pretty much the worst day of her life.
    Here's how that day typically shakes out.

    Her-"You're going to watch the draft all day?"
    Me- "Yep, and also tomorrow."
    Her- "Oh, my god you are a loser."
    Me- "Who the hell is Gosder Cherilous?"
    Her- "I'm going shopping."
    Me- "Oh, Matt Millen, you glorious idiot, why do you still have a job?"


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    Re: Dear Wife/Girlfriend...

    Quote Originally Posted by wartknight View Post
    Anyone else's wives love football?
    My wife absolutely loves football and is pretty much the only reason I really get into the NFL. She is a big sports fan though too and we can pretty much sit down and watch any random game with each other whether it be football, basketball, or baseball. She's a bigger baseball fan than I am.

    It's divine. I have absolutely no clue how people can live with people who don't like sports. I love sports, but I love my wife more than anything and it's a real blessing to be able to share that with her.



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    Re: Dear Wife/Girlfriend...

    My wife is not really into sports, especially football. She likely won't even watch much of the game this weekend.

    My saving grace is that she goes to bed really early, and I can watch night games guilt-free. I usually pick one game on Sat. and one on Sun. to watch, so the entire day doesn't revolve around sports.



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    Re: Dear Wife/Girlfriend...

    Compared to you guys, my wife has it easy. Great thing is, she realizes it .

    I watch the Cubs play whenever I can, and watch pretty much every ISU football and basketball game. Beyond that, the TV is pretty much hers.



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    Re: Dear Wife/Girlfriend...

    Yeah, that's my world...well...minus the wife....umm....or the girlfriend. But the rest is accurate!


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    Re: Dear Wife/Girlfriend...

    I feel bad for those of you who have to negotiate the TV with the Wife. Buy another TV if it comes to sharing!

    For me, however, we don't really watch much tv at all. Actually if I don't watch football, the TV probably doesn't go in. Pretty easy for me!



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    Re: Dear Wife/Girlfriend...

    Quote Originally Posted by wartknight View Post
    I'm very fortunate my wife loves football. Not only does she come to ISU and Wartburg games on weekends with me, she watches football with me whenever its on and lets me out of the house for 3 hours a day on weekdays and 5 hours each day Saturday and Sunday to coach. She also helps me grade tape at home.
    Anyone else's wives love football?

    I wouldn't say my wive LOVES football, but she knows the game and the players. Actually I'm really proud because when we first started dating, she used to just follow the ball at the games. Now she can see penalties happen before the flag is raised, when someone makes a good block, etc.

    She prefers going to games than watching them on TV though. I find most TV commentators to be annoying, while she finds them to be SUPER annoying!



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