So I was at my first pre-marital counseling session the other day with my fiance'. Our "counselors" are a mentor couple whom we know well and have an established relationship with. My fiance' was asked about something that I am passionate about. She replied, "Michigan Football. . . I know on Saturday afternoons in the fall he's going to be watching the games, and we will be going to some games together. But I know that if Michigan is playing bad, I need to just let him be alone for a couple hours after the game. Then we're fine" I nodded and agreed. The other woman seemed confused and slightly annoyed by the fact thatI take a sport so seriously that it would affect my mood and also that my fiance' was so accepting of it. She asked us "I dont get it, why do you care so much?" I didnt really know what to say, I have never had to explain it. My fiance' has never asked me to explain my fanaticism for Michigan Football, she has just accepted it and gone along with it (and says she has come to enjoy it too). I could have explained being raised in a family where there is no question about what happens on saturday afternoons in the fall, I could have explained the euphoria that is felt when you walk into the Big House and hear the drumline in the distance. I could have explained the Rose Bowls, the championships and the countless beatings of "Little Brother". But I didnt, I was content that my fiance' gets me and that I dont need to explain it to anyone else.
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