Maybe, women in The West are different? I've always heard tales of "football widows" but that just hasn't been the case in my life.
For me, my love of football actually started in middle school in the '60s. I didn't even know the rules, but it was one heckuva a social event to attend high school and college football games in Boulder, CO. My mom thought it was "good clean fun" so she was happy to let me go to games with my girlfriends. On my first "date" in 7th grade, I met him a block from his house and we walked to a CU Buffaloes game!
In the late '70s, after my dad and his "new" wife bought season tickets to the "new" Denver Broncos, it quickly became a family tradition to spend game days tailgating behind the South Stands of old Mile High Stadium in their motorhome. Sharing football, food and fun with family, plus the entire tailgate "neighborhood", was an all day event!
By the mid '80s my son was old enough to join the festivities! It was a magical time that generated many lasting memories, not just with his dad and I, but grandparents, aunts, uncles and extended family. My son turned out to be an offensive lineman in high school and college so I had even more games at which to cheer!
As time moved on, my father passed away, the motorhome sold and my son and I shared the final game at Mile High Stadium before he moved away to begin his adult life ... teaching high school and coaching football (another new team for me to enjoy!).
Fast forward to 2014. My fiancé is also a Bronco fan, but he would rather watch on TV because he loves football and wants to take in as many games as possible! So, I attend Bronco games with my women friends! Deja vu? I now take the bus to Sports Authority Field at Mile High and join many wonderful women who attend the games. And, yep, my seats are still in the South Stands, the bus parks on the south side, so I can always recall the family times and how my love of the Broncos began!

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As we go into week 7 of the 2014 football, season to my coaching buddies remember that your words have power. If you call a kid a meathead or get in his face about something, remember to grab them after practice and explain to them the reason for that. If you need a kid to give you something that they are not giving you show them what you need, don't just assume that they understand because you see it clear as day. 
To me the game of football is...


my name is Michael ray. I entered my pee wee football team as a group but am not sure if you guys have the entry. I got an email that confirmed that u got it and said I would receive and email once it was approved, but that was a week ago. I wanted to enter my daughter in the contest as an individual but she just turned 10, and I wasn't sure if she could be entered, so I just entered the team. she is a quarterback and she is good. she already has 10 td passes this season. she was featured on HLN News Now with Mike Galanos. She loves football. she grew up cheering for her brother, but she really wanted to play. so this year I let her. Anyways, I tried resubmitting the video I used for our team entry and a separate video for her entry, but it wont allow me to attach a file that size.maybe you can get the videos from our facebook pages. I am posting them on my timeline. As far as what football means to her, she says its her favorite thing to do with her family and at school. if she isn't watching it, he is playing it. Michael T. Ray( daughter is Jordyn D. Ray)


I was born needing almost six hours of blood transfusions with damage to my kidneys, liver and brain. My parents were told I would...


Kaden is 18 months old a big Packer fan – along with his entire family from Wisconsin to Alaska!
While Kaden may still be little, it’s so neat that he is carrying on the tradition of his Dad, who, sadly passed away unexpectedly when Kaden was 2 months old.
Upon a touchdown, his Dad would run around the house and scream and slap everyone’s hands!  Kaden is showing the same excitement, by clapping excessively and throwing his hands up in the...






In the 49th year of the 20th century, our Dad and Mom, Raymond Schwartz
and Margaret McCabe married and went on to build their own dream team of
11 in the next 14 years. With seven boys and four girls, life at our
house was often a full-contact sport, but with Dad as the Coach and Mom
as General Manager, we were each fully committed to our family team.

Growing up at 49 Ripplewood...


Why I Love Football
By Bill Brown

I love football, not just for the successful play, great run, long pass or amazing catch. I love football because playing the game has taught me, like many others, how to be physically fit, mentally sharp, and an independent player within a working team. I learned to persevere in order to overcome adversity and achieve goals. It taught me how to succeed in life.

Let me share a short story to illustrate exactly...



My name is Tysen Tresness and I am helping my brother Graham submit his entry. Since Graham started watching football, he overall seems happier. I am now able to connect to him on a fundamentally simpler level than before. People tend to judge Graham based off of his disability, but he is so much more than that. He is a loving, caring individual who is always able to look on the bright side and I truly believe that his love of football has helped him to...


Our video was produced by one of our long time players, Nelson Nunez and his work was supported by Jessica Freels photographs.  I am the founder and organizer for Ultimate Football Walnut Creek.  UFWC is not a league and there is no cost to those who play.  Sportsmanship, teamwork and fair play are the most critical components of the game and a must for anyone who competes. 
I started organizing Ultimate Football games in Walnut Creek in 2009...

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