Superbowl Sunday: I’ve got spirit, yes I do!

What’s tomorrow? The Superbowl! I tried to google “girl in jersey” to share a photo that represents my current cheerleader-esque football spirit, but what came up was less than ideal … and made me disappointed in our world and women. Let’s not go there.

On a positive note, this did force me to dig out my old jersey-looking shirt, and now I will be sporting it today, even though it has nothing to do with the NFL. But hey, it has little holes in it!

So while we recession-weary Americans gear up for the biggest celebration since Christmas, I will be putting on my best cheer face, less the pompoms.

In the middle of unforgiving weather, loneliness, uncertainty, craziness and whatever life tosses our way, a little forced optimism can’t hurt. Even if you know nothing about football, or cheerleading, or Superbowl staples. In reference to the latter, I will be making hot crab dip.

Tomorrow you’ll find many, include yours truly, cheering among friends. For which team I don’t know. Probably whatever team the children are rooting for. Or the one my husband is not.

Sporting my college C-store jersey shirt that I relentlessly wore to football games, er, tailgating (freezing my derriere off but desperately trying to look cute doing so, which I didn’t, because a dripping nose and smeared makeup rarely is), I will be sitting in style for sure.

In the beginning of our marriage, I tried to impress my husband by pretending I wanted to learn a little about the sport and even watch it on Sundays. But I played tennis in high school, and I don’t know if tennis players can love football as well. Can they? Maybe so. Either way, Country Man is usually way too busy doing some type of hunting that you won’t find him sitting in front of the tube on Sundays. Can I get an amen on that? Amen.

South Dakota Country Wife

What you're witnessing here is a rare sighting of my natural hair color. And his, too.

But regardless of whether I know anything about football, I still love the atmosphere of it. Men in suits, being all manly and ramming into each other.Β  I don’t know what it is about it, but I love it. And I even love the cheerleader routines, and a part of me wishes I wasn’t so stubborn to think I was above cheerleading back in the day. My old school could have used more encouraging, considering the football team currently holds the record for most losses in the state … or nation. They’ve recently broke the losing spell, but the record remains.

So, hope you have a super great tomorrow, and you enjoy cheering your team on, and you’re not just thinking about the fact that you have work on Monday. And I hope you’re surrounded by the people you love, and delicious food.

Enjoy Superbowl Sunday!

Hot Crab Dip

Mix together:

1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup salsa
3 pkg cream cheese
2 pkg crab meat
1 cup green onions
1 can green chilies

Cook on low in crock pot for 3-4 hours, stirring every 1/2 hour



30 thoughts on “Superbowl Sunday: I’ve got spirit, yes I do!

  1. I was a cheerleader in high school and we still lost every single game but the very last one and believe me when I say I cheered my (at the time) skinny butt off. Your post has inspired me to treat tomorrow like a holiday and that’s pretty great, don’t you think?

  2. I loved the caption–
    “What you’re witnessing here is a rare sighting of my natural hair color. And his, too.” That cracked me up.

    I’m making Hot Chicken Wing dip. Your crab dip sounded yummy too. Enjoy!!!

  3. for the first time in a long time we’re going OUT to a party .. but I’m bringing Buffalo Chicken dip (blogged about it today!) To me, Superbowl is all about watching great athletes, eating naughty foods, laughing at the funny commercials and enjoying a few brewskis with friends.

    Great post & picture πŸ™‚ have fun tomorrow you! MJ

  4. I have no idea which team that I’m going to be cheering for, either, but I’ll be doing my best to get into the game, as well! I’m sad to admit, but I just love the commercials. That recipe sounds delicious!

  5. For YEARS we had HUGE Superbowl parties at our house and they just grew and grew. They were fun, but we got tired of hosting and now we enjoy taking advantage of the empty malls and big gameday sales instead! πŸ™‚

  6. Have fun! Go Steelers! And I love the natural hair color!! I say keep it! But maybe that’s because that’s about my natural color too (and I don’t like it as much on me as on you! :)). I always think about going back blond, but don’t know if I could keep it up. Ahh, anyway. Enjoy the super of bowls!

  7. You know we’ll be watching! The boys wouldn’t miss it! We’re actually watching all the pre-game stuff as well…it’s an all day event at this house..especially since THE STEELERS are in! I’m making Philly Cheesesteaks..the boys are making cupcakes! Hope you have a great day..and if you’re still wondering who to cheer might as well root for the STEELERS…Polamalu is sporting his ‘natural’ hair too! πŸ™‚

  8. We are hosting a get together here (all 2 of our friends and my sister, but the 4 leggers will fill in for any lack of persons) I have pizza dough rising, carmel corn made, caramels made, and plenty of chips. Now to go chill the drinks and finish cleaning up this cluttered place (the boys are off at a sportsman show.. lucky them) Happy sunday!

  9. Gosh –I was a cheerleader too–and my daughter after me–but she was much cuter and better than me. Thanks for the comment on my blog–I would love to live in South Dakota at times as well. A couple of years ago we travel cross country and purposely stopped in Watertown to see the Redlin Center. My daughter collects his Christmas editions–so sad he can’t paint any longer. I also love the images of Ike06~ on Flickr–she is in the Dakotas and she makes it so attractive to be there- Love her images. It would be a joy to do a session with you some time–if I ever get back there–but it won’t be soon–have a baby on the way–just waiting. Thanks again–love your blog.

  10. That crab dip looks awesome. This is the first year in awhile we didn’t have a big party – thanks to a new addition to the family. I figured since we couldn’t find the time to even send out the invitation we wouldn’t have time to prepare for a party. It was exciting to have the Superbowl hosted in Dallas though since I live in the area. The weather was so crazy! The schools were closed down for 4 days… a first since I’ve lived here.

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