Saturday, August 10, 2013

Football Life


 
The Rattlers won their playoff game!!!! Yay! Only one more to go (which is tonight) until the Arena Bowl in Orlando. I am so darn nervous!!

I swear these games are one of the most stressful things ever! It’s hard to sit there and watch knowing how much this means to the guys. Plus, there is always a very real fear of them being hurt. You obviously never want that to happen!

Ok so now that you know a little about Arena Football, I thought I’d talk a little more about C and his involvement.

 
C did play in the NFL after college, but for several teams. He played with the St. Louis Rams, the Detroit Lions, and New Orleans Saints, but nothing really stuck. After deciding that he wasn’t getting enough playing time he left the league and decided to pursue other things.

In 2008 the Tampa Bay Storm (an Arena Football team) called him up and asked him to play. He decided to give it a try. He played that year and really enjoyed it, but internal issues caused the entire league to shut down in 2009. Thankfully, that only lasted a season and C played in Tampa for the 2010 and 2011 season. In 2011 he was the Defensive Lineman of the year!

After the 2011 season C was treated unfairly in Tampa and demanded a trade. Since he was such a valued player, he was able to list his top three teams and demand to play at one of them. On February 7th, 2012 (my birthday!) he was traded from Tampa to a team not listed in his top three. He refused to play there, so they traded him to Arizona, which was on the list. He was traded from the second team on February 9th, 2012 (my mom’s birthday!).
 
I still love that he made his way to Arizona on both mine and my mother’s birthdays. Happy birthday to us!
 
He made it to Arizona on February 24th and I met him 4 days later on February 28th! I snatched that one up right away :)

Anywho, back to football.

 
As I said before, C is a defensive lineman, which means he’s a big dude. As you can tell from the many pictures I post, he towers over me. I am about 5’7 and he is 6’4! I love it. I always said I wanted to be with a tall guy so I could wear heels. Turns out I am really not a fan of heels since I wear them all day at work. I think I’ve worn them around him maybe 10 times in our year and a half together!

There are 4 other guys on the team that play the same position (well roughly – there are minor variations) and 4 of the 5 guys are out on the field at a time. That means there is one “backup.” Even with C’s arm being in a club they still have him play the entire game. I think that says a lot. The guy with one arm is better than the backup!


Speaking of the club, a few games ago the broadcasters called it his “hand cannon.” I could not stop laughing! I call it that all the time now. It’s basically a real cast that completely covers his hand so he
can’t bend his wrist at all. They saw the cast in half so he can get it on and off. During games it is wrapped in padding to make it softer, because really, that thing is quite the weapon!

 
So there you have it! Next time I will talk about the juicy stuff like crazy fans and football bimbos :)

Is there anything else you would like to know?!

Good luck to my love and the Arizona Rattlers tonight!  I know you will all kick butt!!

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  1. Oh gosh, I don't think I could handle the football bimbos!!!

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  2. This was adorable and i love the whole cannon thing. It even looks like on in that picture. And I am happy you like football cause I'm trying so hard to learn.

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