My wife has put up with me watching football for years.
I've tended to be a college football follower so it's been a good year for me as my beloved Auburn Tigers are this year's SEC Champions and playing for the National Championship. However, good or bad, my wife has put up with me.
However, this post has nothing to do with college football.
It's Monday night, December 27, and I'm watching the Falcons play the Saints.
The most amazing thing is that my wife is watching the game, too. She's even cheering them on.
In 15+ years of marriage, I've never seen her like this
It's not to say my wife has become a total football fan. She could pretty much still care less about the NFL in general. But after a season of watching our son play football, living and dying with our 8-year old's season, she's picked up on football as well.
And she's become a Falcons fan.
Granted, our 8-year old takes it a little more seriously. He can name many of the players just by their numbers. My wife is a long way from that.
But my wife now wants to watch football, at least occasionally.
It's a start.