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Went to my nephew’s, Scotty’s, very first football game last week. I had no idea what was going on, so I just cheered when everyone else cheered and then had my Scott explain to me why we were cheering. I still didn’t really get it.

I think my extra X chromosome makes me genetically inclined to reject all football-related information that enters my head. I don’t mean to imply that women are too stupid to understand football because I’m sure I could if I wanted to; it’s just that I get bored and stop listening. All I know is our team won – YAY!

I wore a shirt with my nephew’s name followed by "Fan Club" and a little outline of a football and helmet. Everyone loved it, including Scotty. I put together some links where the family could order their own t-shirts, sweatshirts, cap, or tote bag with the same design, and everyone is getting something with the exception of my Scott who said it was okay for me to wear but that it would make him appear gay.

Scotty’s mom, Grandma Lucy, Uncle Scott (my Scott), Aunt Sally, Grandma Arleen, and Jon were there. Aunt Sally got a kick out of the whole event. She thought everything was funny. She thought the cheerleading was funny and that the game of football was funny. She laughed the whole time.

I brought my camera and thought about bringing my tripod and zoom lens, but didn’t want to embarrass Scotty too much. His mom had a video camera she had borrowed from the neighbor, and she said Scotty was the one who insisted she get some footage, so now I know he is not embarrassed by pictures. Next time, I’m bringing full photographic gear.

After the game, Scotty came over, and we all clapped and cheered for him. Grandma Arleen said, "Our hero!" Jon made the mistake of giving him a big hug and then exclaimed that Scotty was sopping with sweat. The rest of us said hello from a safe distance.

Scotty, who had arrived on the school bus, said he was allowed to ride home with us. We pointed out that it would be a lot of fun to ride back on the bus with his team after a victory (he hadn’t thought of that). We did this partially for his benefit and partially because nobody wanted to ride all the way home with a sweaty, smelly boy.

Scotty did a great job, and we were all very proud of him, and he was deservedly proud of himself. It was one of those family times that make life so nice.

Scotty is the one on the left.

I don't know who this girl is, I just thought this was a cool picture.

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