Thursday, January 3, 2008

Goal #13 Completed!

In my Thursday Thirteen post yesterday, I stated that I wanted to beat my husband playing Madden 08. That was really just a joke of a goal stated to amuse my husband. However, I just won our game this evening! Whoo hoo!

For those of you who don't know, Madden 08 is a football game. My husband loves football, watches the games every week, plays fantasy football, and enjoys playing his new football game. Needless to say, he has some idea of how the game is played.

I, on the other hand, am not a football fanatic at all. I've made an effort to understand the basics of the game but not a lot of the more involved stuff. Occasionally, if a game is a close match up and becomes exciting, I'll get interested. I watched the Seahawks when they were in the Superbowl a couple years ago; actually, I hosted an all-girls party for it. So, I know a little bit about how the game is played.

So I bought this game for my husband and watched him play a couple of times. I realized he enjoyed it. I watched him play with the kids a couple of times and commented on him wanting me to play so he could play against someone who at least knew a little bit about how to play. I didn't really mean anything by it and didn't really expect him to care if I chose to learn to play the game. But he did. He answered he did want to play with me so I took over a control pad and figured out how to call plays. Surprisingly, I actually scored in my first couple of games. I've only played a handful. Then I wrote that 13th goal of beating my husband in a game as a joke.

Well, tonight folks, it ain't no joke. I actually won...57 to 55. My husband played as the Colts and I took the Panthers. At first, I was up by 13 points (I suck at kicking so I often miss the extra point). Then Scott intercepted 2 of my passes. Then he he was leading. I surprised him with a onside kick. For those who don't know what that is it is when the team who is kicking it to the other team tries to kick it really short in hopes of catching it themselves so they can keep the ball rather than turning it over to the other team. Well, I recovered that kick and went on to score again! Whoo hoo! I caught back up. In the final seconds of the game it looked like my husband was going to score and win but my defense finally did something right and stopped him just inches from the end zone.

I did it! I did it! I did it!

Neener neener neener!

1 comment:

Scott said...

Vengeance shall be mine (cue Darth Vader music.

Man...would have been much more impressive if the embedding of the music that I tried to do was allowed by Blogger, but alas...