OK, I admit it.
This post is just filler; the real reason I'm posting is to show the world this adorable picture of Katie and Dada, chillin' on the couch watching the 49ers. (And no, the skirt really isn't that short, it's just hiked up a little funny because she slid down the couch. It's a modest length.)
Anthony and I decided to start Katie's football education early. Part of the reason is the abundance of trance-inducingly adorable 49ers cheerleader outfits. They really are trance-inducing; that's the only way they can get you to pay their ridiculous prices. And it works - we're on our second outfit!
The other reason is that Anthony and I are very much at odds when it comes to baseball. When you think of baseball rivalries, you probably think of Red Sox/Yankees first. Well, here on the West Coast, we have a little rivalry of our own, known as Dodgers/Giants. It goes back probably 100 years, when the Dodgers were in Brooklyn and the Giants were in Manhattan. And it's ugly. And baseball is my favorite sport, and I grew up in L.A., steeped in Dodger Blue.
And I now live in the Bay Area, married to a Bay Area native. We knew before Katie was born that there was NO WAY either of us would let her root for the other one's team. So we decided she'd have to be a Mets fan. The Mets were an expansion team that took up some of the slack when the Dodgers and Giants moved west. Their colors are blue, for the Dodgers, and orange, for the Giants. It's perfect, except...the Mets haven't been good in quite a number of years. Poor Katie. Whenever we hear the scores from around the league, we invariably end up saying, "Sorry, sweetheart, your Mets lost!"
But football we agree on. I wasn't a football fan at all until college (Go Bears!), so I had no allegiance to either of the teams that were in L.A. when I was growing up. Now, of course, L.A. doesn't have a team at all, so that makes it a no-brainer. I'm a 49ers fan, and that means Katie can be too!
Although the first pre-season football game is a horribly depressing harbinger of the end of the baseball season, I'm happy to have a sport Anthony and I can agree on. And Katie too!