ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL? – #DOODLESTYLE

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ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL? –

We are!

Halloween’s over and temperatures are dropping. Leaves are falling and the people from ESPN have already moved into my house…

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?

Many football terms are foreign to me. And that’s pathetic since I’ve been watching the game for decades with Doodle Dad.

Before years end I intend to learn all the football lingo I can. My Boys have agreed to help me be that sports wife who can “walk the talk” all the way to Super Bowl Sunday. #keepinghopealive

Harley & Jaxson supplied the visual aids (to increase my knowledge in this sport) while I continue to surf the internet and youtube. #itsworking

If anyone else struggles on Sunday afternoons and Monday nights from August through February…

These coaching photos are for you!

FOOTBALL TERMS AND GLOSSARY –

Calling an audibleQuarterback changes the play at the line of scrimmage…

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?

Encroaching – When any football player contacts the other team BEFORE the snap…

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?

HoldingA football player grabs his brother opponent…

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?

A line of scrimmageLocation on the field where the football is spotted…

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?

Sack – The quarterback is tackled behind the line of scrimmage…

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?

SafetyFootball player is tackled in his own end zone…

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?

ScramblingQuarterback runs for his Doodle life trying not to get sacked with the football…

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?

BlitzA football play to try and sack the quarterback…

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?

Tackle – The end of the play because the football player with the ball is down! #doodledown

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?

Touchdown – When it’s just you and the football with the house end zone in sight…

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?

LEARN from yesterday – LIVE for today – HOPE for tomorrow ❤️

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WORDLESS WEDNESDAY

29 Comments
  • Charlotte
    November 9, 2016

    Oh, my goodness… how cute is this!? Thank you for spreading some love this morning (and for teaching me some football terms with your adorable furballs!).

    LOVE the quote at the end, too. Thanks for sharing!

  • Monika & Sam
    November 9, 2016

    Looks like you have the lingo down pat. Now it’s time to enjoy the game with both 2 and 4 legged boys.

  • Emma
    November 9, 2016

    I think they have the tackle part down really well!

  • Ann Staub
    November 9, 2016

    This was indeed helpful, boys 🙂 I can watch football, and basically understand it, but there are still some terms that I’m clueless about!

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 14, 2016

      Clueless was my middle name Ann, the Boys helped me out too!

  • Taryn
    November 9, 2016

    I am not a football person at all but I do think this is a very clever post! Love it!

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 14, 2016

      Thanks Taryn –

  • Robin
    November 9, 2016

    It looks like these two have football down! I don’t know a lot about football, but I like their version. So cute! I’m glad they are having some fun. 🙂

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 13, 2016

      Oh Robin, those two have fun everyday – rain or shine!

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 14, 2016

      They love all sports it seems Robin, I was the one who needed some lessons in lingo and they helped a great deal. Even after writing this post, I still find myself scratching my head – guess it’s gonna take a while!

  • M. K. Clinton
    November 9, 2016

    This gave me such a smile! I coached cheerleaders for over 15 years and made all of them learn the rules and terms of football and basketball. I always said, “You can’t cheer for what you don’t understand.” I LOVE football and am always the crazy lady on the sidelines or in the stands. For me, it is college football and high school basketball. Thanks for the giggles and grins. ♥

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 13, 2016

      MK my friend, I too love football. I understand it, but I wanted a deeper understanding. While I researched, I realized I might not be the only “babe” out there with the same struggles. Glad we made you smile!

  • Lindsay
    November 10, 2016

    The boys play hard just exactly like your two boys. 🙂

    Perhaps when you’ve understood the rules of football, you can hold a seminar to help educate the rest of us? Lol #clueless

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 13, 2016

      Hey Lindsay – that WAS your seminar. That’s about as deep as it’s going to get LOL I needed the visual aids myself also! How are you my friend?

  • Jan K
    November 10, 2016

    I’ve never been into football – partly because I just can’t seem to take the time to understand it. My hubby only watches a little bit and he still knows way more about it than I do. The worst part is I come from a football loving family.
    I totally enjoyed your boys demonstrating the game though!

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 13, 2016

      I like most sports – but I can’t watch baseball on television, too slow. I enjoy football, but I needed to know more about it – hence the blog post. It was as much for my benefits as our readers! I’m learning to apply what I’ve learned through the research to good use this season.

  • Rachele Baker, DVM
    November 10, 2016

    Great photos, Cathy! When I was married, I used to watch football with my then husband. I was a San Francisco 49er’s fan when Joe Montana and Jerry Rice used to play (ok, am I dating myself?). I loved watching those two work their magic. I never learned all of the lingo that you are learning, but I had fun making, and eating, yummy snacks to enjoy while watching the game. It was always a good time. Just having an excuse to eat great food and relax for a while makes it worth it to watch football with the hubby.

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 13, 2016

      Rachele – I too was a 49er’s fan – Loved me some Jerry Rice too! I just wanted to know more technical terminology. Even for me the Boys visual aids helped me out too!

  • Jean Dion
    November 11, 2016

    My goodness, but they’re powerful little doodles! Such extension in those legs when they’re running! They put my lazy crew to shame.

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 13, 2016

      They love to run, I am always amazed at Harley. For his age (8 yrs old next week) he’s got moves like a puppy!

  • Elaine
    November 11, 2016

    Cathy, you are so creative and your posts always make me smile. Harley and Jax have all the moves, except TIMEOUT, haha!

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 13, 2016

      Thanks Elaine – timeout is so not part of their “Doodle-Vocabulary” LOL especially Jaxson. Happy to know we make you smile – we’re huge fans of chasing dog tales too!

  • Cathy Armato
    November 13, 2016

    Fantastic! This is very helpful as I am also one of those clueless Football Wives. Thanks Harley & Jax for these wonderful Playbook style photos!
    Love & biscuits
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 13, 2016

      Cathy, you and I are so much alike it’s frightening. I’ve been faking it for so many years I was starting to feel guilty! That’s how the research started. I needed a refresher’s course myself. LOL Now we’re BOTH ready for football…

  • Beth
    November 13, 2016

    This was a lot of fun to read! Harley and Jax are ready for the NFL!

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 13, 2016

      Hey Beth – thanks, so happy to hear you enjoyed reading it. I had a blast writing it. Have a great week 🙂

  • JeanneP of bichonpawz
    November 14, 2016

    I just love watching the boys play! Great post!!

  • Jasmine | About Pet Rats
    November 14, 2016

    I’m wondering if you had Doodle Dad check your definitions here for accuracy? Or if you just went with what your Doodle Boys said? (#*&$!)

    Who knows, you might just be inventing a whole new sport…..Doodleball!

    I LOVE this post and that you were able to get Harley and Jaxson to demonstrate the moves. (Or are they called plays?)

    ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 14, 2016

      HA! – this girl will never tell Jasmine LOL Doodleball – I like it. It’s a sport that they play all year round…

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