Saturday, August 30, 2008

Where Did We Go Wrong

Today was the season opener for BYU football. They played against Northern Iowa and won 41-17. (Yeah!). It was a fun game. Greg got 2 season tickets for his birthday. There are 6 home games, which worked out great. Each of the kids and I could go to a game with Greg and enjoy the BYU football experience. Perfect plan. So, what went wrong? This week was Ryans' turn to go to the game. At 3:30 I called him upstairs to get ready. He decided he didn't want to go. Steven didn't want to go. Spencer didn't want to go. Erica didn't want to go. Joseph was playing at a friends' house. I have a terrible cold and wanted to stay home, but who in their right mind passes up a chance to go to a football game?! I went and had a great time. How do Greg and I, both BYU grads who never missed a home game the whole time we were students, have children who have grown up to not want to watch BYU football? I thought is was passed along in the genome somehow! Ok, we haven't exactly lived in areas where BYU football was played-either in person or on TV. Neither are we the pay-hundreds-of-dollars-to fly-across-the-country-to-see-BYU-play type of people. But, we did watch it when we could and even traveled from CA to AZ to see them play against ASU once. I guess it's not enough. So, let us be a warning to all of you out there. Teach, teach, teach your children about the really important things in life and don't forget about BYU football. No, Keith, ASU doesn't even come close to being as important. Cosmo, Cosmo, Cosmo not Sparky, Sparky, Sparky! Next week is an away game. We have soccer and viola during the first quarter, but the kids will have a new kind of homework when we get home. Lucky for them, it involves the TV.

10 comments:

Keith and Nicci said...

"Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Prov. 22:6)

Austin already knows who Sparky is. . .

Keith

cabesh said...

My kids were begging to stay up for the entire game (we put them down at half time). They were wearing BYU cheerleader outfits and singing the Cougar Fight Song--yes, they know the words.

We've started them early.

Shannon said...

"I say unto you, my sons, were it not for these things,...that even our fathers would have dwindled in unbelief, and we should have been like unto our brethren, the [ASU Fans], who know nothing concerning these things, or even do not believe them when they are taught them, because of the traditions of their fathers, which are not correct." (Mosiah 1:5)

Keith, Austin is young. There is still time.

Shannon said...

Cabesh-

Would that we all could be a valiant and stalwart as you!

Jenny said...

I gave Steve full permission to teach Amy today (to like football and someday go to BYU). We're actually paying our friends the cost of the "sports package" for their Direct TV so we can watch all the games (not bad $50 for the season). Cougar Fight Song . . . I think I'll teach that to David and Amy this week and surprise Steve with it.

We have neighbors that are Washington fans and have major smack talk. I'm really praying next week we beat them so I don't have to listen to it. I mean, worse than UofU fans!

Shannon said...

Jenny-

$50 isn't bad at all. Definitely cheaper than tickets. Good luck with the fight song. You have bright kiddos, they'll pick it up quickly!

kyleandbeth said...

Not that I am taking sides with Keith, but as I write Marcus is at the ASU game with Kyle. Even the threat of a bad storm didn't keep him here.

Shannon said...

There is always repentance. Come to the light side!

Love ya,

Shan

trublubyu said...

rise and shout! i believe in the indoctrination of the young. we are byu fans all the way around here!

Kathleen said...

Sorry Shannon, I too am going to have to side with the Devils, David wants to teach Kaleb the ASU fight song, and we got season tickets this year too. BYU does run a close second though.