When I was in university, I went to a few football games with friends even though I had no idea how the game was played. I cheered when everyone else cheered and I tried my hardest to learn as much as I could in the short time I spent at the games. Needless to say, I didn’t learn much because there are only about 20 games per season.
Fast-forward to 2016.
Last night, I took my son to see his first live football game. Now, even though I understand the fundamentals of football, I’m a true blue hockey girl and I still have a lot to learn about football. When my son would ask me questions, wanting to learn the game, I did my best to answer him. Thanks to the amazing people in our section, three rows up from the field, they helped my son learn what was happening on the field.
By the end of the game, in spite of the hometown loss, my son and I walked out of the game happy because we met great new people, cheered on our hometown team, and learned more about the game than ever before. Thank you to everyone who helped me and my son feel like a welcomed part of the Riders family!
I think it’s safe to say that we are the newest football fans and we’ll be travelling to see more games in the future.