One of the first things I learned about Aaron was that he is a huge Minnesota Vikings fan. He was a season ticket holder even while still living in Atlanta, and made the trip back to the Twin Cities for just about every home game. When things between us turned serious, he told me that I was a season ticket holder as well, as he’d always purchased a set of tickets.
This is my third season attending the home games, and it is an experience. But it is great, great fun and I know it means a lot to my husband that I am there with him. (I am the only wife of his buddies to attend the games with her spouse, though I should also note that we are the only married couple without kids.) There are some single girls in our group, and now a fiancee, but no other wives. And Aaron’s been a great teacher, because I’m starting to learn all the silly, little nuances and rules of the game. (Like why sometimes a fumble is NOT actually a fumble etc.)
And this year, the energy and excitement are palpable. The Vikings are 7-1, and with Brett Favre as our QB, have swept the Packers this season, 2-0.
It’s a little early to be thinking about February, but I will say that someone asked me to “just check” what hotel prices are in Miami this winter.
They weren’t my team (but they are now, as evidenced by who I follow on Twitter and what I’m a fan of on Facebook), and it wasn’t my dream, but it’s fun to be along for the ride.