I feel like Charlie Brown!

Like Charlie Brown, I too can miss the football.

And we are also missing the chips and dips!
And we are also missing the chips and dips! | Source

Missing the football....

I rather suspect that Charles Schulz had his drawing instrument and his brain always in tandem at the same time, and that the first concept of Lucy yanking the football away at the last moment just happened to coincide with the first Saturday after some Super Bowl or end-of-the-season game!

Everybody needs a vacation from their work. Employers may consider ti a benefit, but in reality we all need it just to prove to ourselves that we are human, not just the hired slave of some boss. (If you are fortunate to have a job, and only have one boss, consider yourself fortunate!)

Many of us thought of weekends as some sort of vacation from work. Actually it is time out that allows us to work at something else of our own choosing, but work nonetheless.

Now, with the football season over for a few months, what do we do with our Saturdays and Sundays? Some of us might have to settle for round spheres aimed at circular rims and get worked up, if we can, over something called "March Madness."

That stuff goes on on Saturdays and Sundays, but it seems so predictable with a few long passes to no special purpose, coupled with boys and some men walking or running while bouncing a ball!

There has to be a reason why Schulz wasn't known for doing portrayals of the interior of Charlie Brown's home, and chose to do most of his cartoon frames in outdoor settings. He didn't even show the interior of Snoopy's dog house.

As much as I too love the great outdoors, there was something relaxing about sitting down, with a bowl of chips and dip nearby while vicariously exercising my muscles watching super fast 200 pound guys pounding each other, while realizing that America's truly "most dangerous sport" cheerleading was sadly not given equal time by the NFL

Then again, if the NFL had given equal time to broadcasting the cheerleaders, the gals just might have run away with the ball at the crucial moment, and left us wondering if good ole Charlie Brown would have to resort to just practicing how to catch fly balls that smaller guys hit with sticks of wood!

I'm with Schulz and Charlie Brown, I miss the football, too.

America's truly "most dangerous sport"

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Ericdierker 22 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Great job, very delightful and refreshing. I even played some ball back in my youth but I do not miss it at all when season is over.


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Perspycacious 22 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Ericdierker - This was written for those who do "miss the football." In the cartoon strip Charlie's missing the football was, of course, Lucy's fault for always pulling it away just as Charlie thought he would finally get a chance to kick it.

That this snagged your attention and "Great job" approval of "delightful and refreshing" was surely another leaf on my laurels. Thanks for the read and comment.


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MsDora 22 months ago from The Caribbean

Perspycacious, time for everything. Time to exercise vicariously, and time to get up and feel the sweat. A good read, anyway. Thanks.


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Perspycacious 22 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

MsDora - Right now, even though we have had an extended period of spring-like weather here in the mountains, it is a little harder to "feel the sweat" than it would be in The Caribbean!

If we get past "the ides of March" we will have it made.


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aviannovice 22 months ago from Stillwater, OK

I won't watch it, but I'll toss the pigskin.


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Perspycacious 22 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

aviannovice - Can you catch it too? Brothers and sisters all out there like the Kennedys?

Happy Valentine's Day, Deb.

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