Monday, February 4, 2013

Raven Lunatics

My family isn't into football at all, but for some reason, it has become our tradition to watch the Superbowl every year.  Since we don't watch any other games during the season, and we really could care less who's playing, we choose which team to cheer for in very interesting ways.  This year, we decided to be Ravens fans for two reasons.

1.  Megan loves ravens.  She's been captivated by them since her first trip to Yellowstone National Park when she was 8.  We saw a raven unzipping and getting into a duffel bag strapped to a parked motorcycle, and it was love at first sight.  She began calling any raven she saw "Raven Buddy".  We found and purchased a book all about ravens and how extremely and uniquely intelligent they are.  Now, it doesn't matter where we are.  If she sees a raven, or even more than one, they are all Raven Buddies. She has a t-shirt with a raven on it and the words "raven lunatic".  She wore that shirt last night to cheer on the Baltimore Ravens.

Michael Oher and his adoptive family, the Tuohys--Google Images 

2.  Michael Oher, Baltimore Ravens #74.  The movie The Blind Side is the story of Michael's life.  It is an excellent, very touching story.  If you have not seen The Blind Side, I highly recommend it.  It was so much fun to watch Michael playing in the Superbowl, and so exciting to see his team win!  I'd read an article about how his adoptive parents were at the game, and his biological mother was cheering him on at home.  She is now clean and sober, and says she gives God all the glory for how well she and her son are both doing in their lives.

We watched every minute of the game, only changing the channel during halftime to watch the Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet, another tradition of ours. After halftime, we returned to the game, where we nearly screamed ourselves silly as the Ravens' Jacoby Jones received the kickoff after halftime and ran the ball 108 yards for a touchdown.  We fretted for our chosen team's momentum during the power outage, and felt stressed and a little panicky as the opposing team came on strong and scored several times, narrowing the Ravens' lead when the game resumed. Finally, we celebrated joyfully when the Ravens held on to their small lead to win the game!

Even though it was the only football game we watched this year, I think it was the best!

1 comment:

  1. We don't have cable, so couldn't watch. But, I was hoping the Ravens would win, because of Michael Oher. That was a very good movie. Might watch it again soon.