Friends and family members, whether it’s your family, friends or loved ones, are often in a state of disbelief when it comes to the start of the season.
“It’s really strange,” said one friend of mine, who also asked not to be named out of fear of reprisals.
“People are kind of in a daze.
We know we are going to miss a few games, but we’re like, ‘Is this real?'”
This season, the number of friends and family who are devastated at the beginning of the regular season is at an all-time high.
It was the highest it’s been since 2007.
And while some are mourning the loss of friends, others are more focused on the excitement of a new season.
When it comes down to it, you have to have fun in the offseason.
And that’s why it’s a little surreal when you see that you have friends who aren’t even playing.
“I have friends that are just on the sideline,” one friend told me.
“My mom is on the bench, and she’s not even playing football.
So I’m like, [to] you guys, are you guys going to be happy?
Do you think you can have fun?”
The answer to that question is a resounding, “YES!”
One of my favorite moments of the 2015 season came at the start.
A few weeks prior, I had a conversation with my mom, who had just returned from a trip to the Dominican Republic.
She was there with her family and friends, but didn’t have a game to watch.
So, in the midst of a game, I texted her to let her know that I would be at the game, and I would catch her watching.
“Hi Mom,” I said, “it’s been a while, I missed you guys.”
It was then that she was stunned.
“Oh, I didn’t know you had a friend,” she said.
“How did you know?”
I explained to her that I was there to catch her playing.
She looked at me like I was crazy, and asked me if I wanted to be her friend for the rest of the game.
And I said yes, and then we were on to the next game.
My mother was speechless.
“Well, it’s not like I missed my friends,” she exclaimed.
“You’re so lucky!”
After the game ended, she immediately texted me to let me know that she had my number.
I was ecstatic to have her friend and family member in my life again, and it was that moment that I made my first Super Bowl appearance.
I texted my mom.
“Wow, you’re a great mom.”
But just a few months later, my mom would get sick.
She died of a heart attack two weeks after that game.
She left behind a son, a daughter, and a sister.
Now, my mother’s name is not even on the list of friends I have, as it has been a year since she passed away.
But I’m still grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the Super Bowl experience.
It feels good to be there and see all of the fans and see my mom and my family.
And it also makes me happy to know that some of them are still playing.
In the days following the Super, friends and fans from all over the country sent me a message of support and happiness.
It seemed like a good time to share my perspective on what it’s like to be at home during a Super Bowl.
When you’re in the middle of a Super, you feel like you’re not alone.
I have had friends and relatives that have passed away that I haven’t met, and so I can’t really share their stories because of their age.
But when it was my mom’s birthday and my friend’s birthday, I started to get a little emotional.
They told me how they missed their mom and dad and how their friend was on the field.
So the biggest thing for me, when I was watching, was just that the fact that they are here.
It’s not about the game at all.
The only time it’s relevant is when I’m on the sidelines, but it’s also about what they are going through and their life.
They’re just there to watch and support the game and make sure it’s fun.
My mom is still here with me every single day, but my friend is on his way to the hospital to be with his mom and the family.
My friends are just there for the Super and cheering for us.
They just know we care about them and their families.
But now, they’re going to have to be more careful with how they interact with me and their family, and their mom’s funeral will be in the next few weeks.
So stay tuned for my next Super Bowl article in which I discuss what I’ve learned during my time at home