It's that time of year again. The return of football and also the return of our family's "perfectly legal fun football pool".
We can thank (or blame) my dad for creating and maintaining the pool. We can also thank (and again blame) him for making us change our names for the season. From September until Superbowl Sunday I am known as ShaNayNay around here. And no, I did not choose that name. I have to note that one person's identity has not been changed. Not sure how they got away with that.
In theory, it is a fun family pool that keeps us all together throughout the season. In reality, there will be lots of trash talk, disqualifications and several heated conversations about ties and playoffs. Heaven forbid you call in your pick at 12:01 on Sunday afternoon (the rules clearly state you need to have your pick in by noon).
What's the prize? The prize is a yard sale find trophy complete with the winners name and year engraved on the base. The winner has possession of the trophy all year and the bragging rights as well. And believe me, there is definitely bragging. I'll have a chance to take a photo of the trophy at the end of the season as I have every intention of winning it back this year.
For now, this is ShaNaynay, signing out.