Heaven to Betsy, I got a dog that doesn’t like football!

First off, I am amazed that I was able to use the phrase “heaven to Betsy.” Second, I really have no idea what it means, but it sounded appropiate. Nash and I have pretty much spent the entire past two days camped out on sofa city watching football. Well, I have been a stationary object on the couch, and Nash’s bed has been next to me on the floor. Saturday is a very religious day for my people, as it is all about college football, and more specifically, the Florida Gators. Hence the gator part of blindgator. Yesterday, the Gators played at noon, and Nash wanted to have play time, but I am the alpha male in our house, and sorry buddy, but Gator football wins out over play time. I did get a bunch of peanut butter and put it in a bone for Nash to play with. Nash was much more interested in the peanut butter bone than the Florida Gators game. I guess he has never watched Tim Tebow before. Once I gave Nash the bone, he was pretty happy, and even though  Gator football wins out over play time, I was happy to see that Nash was enjoying himself, and he let me watch the game. Of course, after the Gator game, we had to watch the Michigan/Notre Dame game. I really dislike both teams, but knew it would be a great game, and wow was it. Michigan won on the last drive of the game with I think about eleven seconds left. While this game was going, we also had to watch the Tennessee/UCLA game, as the Gators play Tenn next weekend, and we are looking to destroy them after their new coach took a lot of shots at Florida in the offseason. I can’t believe all the talking Tenn did in the offseason, and then they lose at home to a bad UCLA team, and embarass the SEC. I guess if you can talk a good game, but can’t play football, you should go to Tennessee. Then after these games, we had to watch the USC/Ohio State game. Now talk about two teams that I really hate, but they were billing this game as this week’s game of the century. Also, I really dislike both announcers of the game, Kirk Herbstreet who is a huge Ohio St. homer since he played there, at Brent Musberger, who I actually despise, and I still wonder how he has a job, as I do not know anyone who likes listening to him. I was actually rooting for a nuclear bomb to go off in the stadium, or at least someone to fire a scud missile at the announcer’s booth! It was another great game, and not to worry, Nash and I did get out between games, and we kept his schedule for his regular bathroom times, we just didn’t get a lot of other exercise in, and of course today, is another religios day for my people, pro football. I grew up a Redskins fan somehow, but being back in NYC for nine years, and Eli Manning being a donor to Laugh For Sight, and the spokesperson for Guiding Eyes for the Blind, I really have become a Giants fan. This is why I would have assumed that Nash would be a football fan. His training school’s spokesperson is a Giant, but Nash is napping now, and not paying attention to the game, not even when Eli is on the field. Well, tomorrow, we will have to get Nash a lot of exercise to make up for the last two days. We have had some playtime in the apartment today. GO GIANTS!

5 Responses to “Heaven to Betsy, I got a dog that doesn’t like football!”

  1. Lorraine Says:

    Our mother used to say, “Hark your noise!” when she wanted us to be quiet. I have no idea where that came from and can barely figure out what it meant. I love old expressions like that and Heavens to Betsy. I should make a list of them. Hey, wait, you’re the list guy.

  2. Barbara Fischler Says:

    Heavens to Betsy is “A mild exclamation of surprise or shock.” Looked it up on line but that is what I thought it meant when we spoke..Like “Egads” Now to football…no where in that whole discussion did I hear mention of the U of Wisconsin…Go Badgers!!

  3. blindgator Says:

    Whatever happened to, “Like totally gag me with a spoon.” That was one when I was growing up. How did that not last. The Badgers were lucky they didn’t lost to Fresno State this weekend. Going to be a long year for them and the entire Big Ten.

  4. Lorraine Says:

    As an expression of surprise, my mother used to say, “Oh my stars and garters!”

  5. Barbara Fischler Says:

    Brian bring those old expressions back…..do it for Nash….(who would have liked the Wisconsin game)

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