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Sunday Football The Rome Way

 

When speaking with Sharon Tara, we started talking about her adorable babies. That, of course, led to football and this Sunday's Super Bowl.  So I shared how I watch football the Rome way.

Since my live radio show is on Sundays...usually when most NFL games are played...I like to keep up just a bit, but do not take time to watch the games. RE can keep me busy with phone calls and impromptu open houses.

 

So I keep up the Rome Way.

How?

By asking my assistant SERI what the score is until the last quarter. If it sounds like a close game, then I watch.  This method has been perfect for the excitement of the recent playoffs and their close finishes.  When someone said they didn't understand the game, I offered to explain it. 

Like Poker and Real Estate

it takes a short time to learn the rules and a lifetime to master them. 

Here's my short and simple explanation of football.

There are two teams and they are both trying to get the football to their end zones in order to score a touchdown.

The field is 100 yards and the goals are at either the end. 

 

Football Margaret Rome

Super Bowl LIII

The Patriots and the Rams 

Sunday 2/2/19 6:30 PM

 

There are four chances to move the ball ten yards. Each ten-yard movement is a down. If the team does not advance 10 yards in four tries they lose the ball to the other team.

If they do make a first down they keep the ball in play, ten yards at a time, until they can manage to score a 6 point touchdown in the end zone.

You probably thought it was 7 points but they have

 to earn the extra point by kicking the ball through the goal post.

Other than a touchdown, they can kick a field goal for three points.

And there are a couple other ways to score like a conversion or safety...not important. When that happens somebody will explain it to you. 

 Oh, but while one team is going for first downs to score... the other team is doing their best to stop them and take possession of the ball. It can get pretty fierce cause they both want that small inflated leather ball in their end zone.

It's that simple!

 

Football the Rome Way.

Margaret Rome

 

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Comment balloon 17 commentsMargaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland • February 01 2019 11:49PM

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Good morning Margaret. Like your approach of following games and waiting until the end to watch it all if it is interesting. May not get the avid fan to adopt your approach. Enjoy your day 

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 6 months ago

I LOVE that our conversation inspired this post!

I laughed when I read "someone said they didn't understand the game"....

Protecting my ID? LOL

All these years of being completely clueless as to what was going on and so many times having the "downs" explained to me. Never stuck.

Your explanation seems to have done the trick. 

Thank you Margaret!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) 6 months ago

Hi Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland - Most of us learn about football by attending games in high school. My husband will help me with some of the calls. Fortunately, he can DVR the games. I don't feel like a football widow. 

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) 6 months ago

What a great little post to publish on the the day before the Super Bowl, Margaret.  I must admit that I don't watch many of the games during the year, but I do love the Super Bowl commercials.  However, I have learned that I don't even need to watch the game for that.  They usually put them all up on the internet the day after.  All I do is Google "Super Bowl Ads," and they pop right up!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 6 months ago

Good morning Margaret. I enjoy watching football and will be working tomorrow but home in time for the game.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) 6 months ago

Ha, love your explanation of football. My dad taught me how to watch the game, always in the final minutes as he said the rest was just a big waste of time. Not to mom though, she is a huge fan and watches start to finish.  

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) 6 months ago

I am so blissfully out of the football loop I had to ask a server at a restaurant the other day who was competing in the Superbowl.  

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) 6 months ago

Wayne Martin You are right. Avid fans would not do it the Rome way. Congratulations on reaching 3 million points!

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 6 months ago

Sharon Tara Fun conversation and you are right, I did not want to say you didn't understand the game. My Lee would have thought this really funny. 

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 6 months ago

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® Hope hubby enjoys the big game tomorrow.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 6 months ago

Myrl Jeffcoat So you watch the commercials the Myrl way...the next day. Love it.

 

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 6 months ago

Sheila Anderson Make it a great day tomorrow and enjoy the game.

 

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 6 months ago

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD Love how Dad "taught" you to watch. Hope Mom enjoys the big game. 

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 6 months ago

Chris Ann Cleland Now that's really out of it. Did the server smile @ your question? Thinking about you!

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 6 months ago

Nah.  The server rolled with it. 

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) 5 months ago

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland I will have to get you to write an explanation of cricket, never been able to explain that simply to anyone.

Posted by Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) 5 months ago

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543  'Fraid that's not going to happen unless you can teach me the game. But I do think if you understand something...you can explain it.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 5 months ago

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