December 5 11

This is what a non-football fan says.

“Who cares if the Packers lose? It really makes absolutely no mathematical difference, right?”

This is my answer.

“…”

It’s not really even worth explaining, is it?

It’s not about math.

(Also, I grew up in WISCONSIN. With the exception of beer and cheese and, like, a Happy Days reference, we didn’t have much growing up.)

If I wanted my football watching to be about math, I would probably be a better fantasy football player, which I am not. Because frankly, I don’t understand anything about how it works and, I don’t know, it’s easier to just pay my $$ and consider it a donation. I liked filling out those NCAA braket things. Those were awesome. I picked winners based on how the players looked in their jerseys and how much I liked the team’s colors. That selection method, in fact, turned out to be quite lucrative for me. Fantasy football is nothing at all like this. You have to have a draft and choose players and bench players and actually WORK.

I don’t want to work.

I just want to spend my weekends eating homemade salted caramel doughnuts.

And using my self-timer to take self-portraits. (New avatar! Thoughts?)

And playing monster 6-person games of Settlers of Catan with great friends.

And editing photos from a photoshoot.

And reading ROOM in one sitting.

And building some crazy LEGO pirate ship.

And eating my weight in kettle corn.

And sitting with my son and GASPING WHILE WATCHING THE PACKERS PLAY because ohmigod that was a close one. (And scaring everyone in my twitter feed in the process. Note to self. Do not Tweet this: Dying. DYING! without proper context. It’s frowned upon.)

Even though it doesn’t mathematically matter.

It still matters.

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  1. Actually, I say “Who cares if the Packers lose? In fact, who are the Packers? Is this one of those weird sports things where people live vicariously through a bunch of idiots chasing each other around a field after a ball?”

    And I read about your salted caramel doughnuts on Twitter and hated you just a little bit.

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    ali replied on

    I can probably get the guy who made them to make them for you…. :)

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    Avitable replied on

    I guess all I have to do is just come up to Toronto first.

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    ali replied on

    YES SIR. I don’t think doughnuts travel very well…

    Comment by Avitable on December 5, 2011
  2. 12-0 baby!!!

    We only got to see the last 4 minutes of the 4th QTR and OT because in Dallas they insist on showing the Cowboys game.

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    ali replied on

    but oh my god, those 4 minutes!

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    Comment by Misty on December 5, 2011
  3. IT MATTERS TO ME!

    For what it’s worth I watched the game in stunned silence afraid to speak.

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    ali replied on

    I was a little bit like that too….stunned, afraid to say anything, afraid I was going to jinx something!

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    Comment by Jen on December 5, 2011
  4. I can’t wait for them to lose in the first round of the playoffs.

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    ali replied on

    NOW THAT IS JUST MEAN, JOHNSON.
    :)

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    Comment by Kristabella on December 5, 2011
  5. LOVE the new avatar. And Settlers of Catan. And Lego. And kettle corn.

    My father-in-law has decided to cheer for the Packers this year because he likes Aaron Rogers. (Did I spell that right? I’m too lazy to check.) My husband is a HUGE Patriots fan, so I definitely get that it’s not about the math. :)

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    Comment by Mrs. Wilson on December 5, 2011
  6. Love the photo you took of yourself! and the backdrop…gorgeous!

    I always get asked why I am still a Browns fan after all the terrible terrible years and I simply reply “why not.” My friends also laugh when the win one game and I tell everyone to not knock ‘em because they are on a winning streak.

    Also, when I pick my teams for winning in the virtual (totally for fun no money changing hands) bracket-y thing, I base my opinions (if the Browns are no playing) on how I like the city and how badly they beat the Browns last time they played and how do I feel about their team colors.

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    ali replied on

    It really is the best background ever. I’m OBSESSED.

    I love that you base it on how you like the city!

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    Comment by domestic extraordinaire on December 5, 2011
  7. Room = fantastic book, no? Probably one of my faves of the past couple years.

    Also – an undefeated season may not be mathematically important. But neither is winning 18 games straight .. including a Super Bowl. And yet, it’s still pretty incredible!

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    Comment by Jen on December 5, 2011
  8. Thumbs up on the new pic. Love the background.

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    Comment by Tamara on December 5, 2011
  9. Great photo! You look so pretty! :)

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    Comment by steph on December 6, 2011
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