My wife tells me I am crazy. Let me explain.
I have been a Hawkeye fan my entire life. Well, at least since I started following sports. Every football season I get as giddy as a school girl. I am totally engrossed in Hawkeye football the moment the season starts and sad a hell the second it ends. There is nothing better than waking up that first Saturday morning in early September for the first game of the season.
Here is my point.
During a game I yell at the TV as if the refs, coaches, announcers, players, and anyone who gives a rip can hear me. I complain about bogus calls and totally bitch about holding anytime a team has an ability to run the football on our beloved Hawks. I cannot sit patiently and watch the game like a gentleman. I have to pace, yell, and on occasion, throw shit at the floor. I once threw the remote at the wall. That didn’t end well.
If the Hawks lose, my day is forever destroyed. After the game, I usually try and take a nap or go for a walk to calm myself down a bit. I sulk the entire day and try to make sense of the loss. By the end of the day I am not really mad, just depressed.
I am not a “sore loser.” Even though I am very competitive, I usually take a personal loss with grace. If the Hawks lose, however, I literally go ape-shit. If they win, it’s pure nirvana!
My wife says I have anger issues and that football brings out the worst in me. I totally disagree of course, but who wouldn’t? She tells me that she would be a bigger fan and watch all the games with me if I didn’t go all “psycho” and yell at the TV. I tell her she simply doesn’t understand.
So here is my dilemma. I want my wife to enjoy “da foosball” with me, but I really don’t think I can be a calm laidback individual while watching the Hawks play. Am I crazy? Do I need to change? Is there anybody out there like me?
Just looking for some opinions.