Thursday, May 6, 2010
Growing up I never enjoyed watching basketball on tv. Not until college when I started dating my husband and many evenings were spent at his apartment watching the games with his roommates (5 out of 6 were from Phoenix). Most of the time my few comments were never noticed among the man-yells and no one thought to high five me after a breakaway or smashing dunk.
Now that we're married and I'm the only one here for Aaron to high five I find myself eagerly anticipating the Suns games. Wait, what? You actually enjoy your husband spending 3 hours sitting in front of the t.v. and ignoring you? Yes I do, and here's why.
I can tell you that Nash shoots an impressive 93% from the free-throw line, that Frye favors the shoulders for 3's and that Stoudemire is an amazing man. Grant Hill goes hot and cold each game and J. Richardson is one of the best over-all athletes on the team. I'm an amateur but when I speak a man's language, I get a response. When I ask about stats, percentages and predictions, I don't have to ask five times before being heard. Aaron emails me "Suns game tonight, don't forget!" from work and I find a particular delight in having a joint interest we can participate in together. We yell, we shout, we jump out of our seats, we high-five, we boo, we keep a running commentary while one is getting snacks from the kitchen and the excitement of a good game is infectiously uplifting. For those 3 hours I'm not just "the wifey"I'm his pal, his buddy, his game-watching friend and I get a certain respect for that. While I pat myself on the back for knowing more facts about the Suns team, I don't think anyone is more impressed than my husband.
So here's to the Suns! Who won game 2 against the formidable Spurs! And who made me my husband's buddy.
Posted by Jenna at 8:28 AM