Ashley’s Rookie Season : Introduction

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Last week I noticed my friend Ashely’s Facebook status:

attempting to watch a football game…. giants v cowboys…. (its the only one i could find) i have no idea whats going on…. thank goodness for Beka Watts and

And that gave me an idea, because it made me wonder how many other normal girls are out there watching games and wanting to learn but not knowing where to even start asking questions. So I asked Ashley if she would be interested in being recruited for a rookie season at Football for Normal Girls…and she said yes!

What does that entail? Over the course of this season, Ashley will be asking any question that comes to mind while watching a football game – literally ANY question – they are all fair game. I’ll be answering them here on a weekly/biweekly basis, and I’m sure we’ll all learn a whole lot. I’m hoping this is especially helpful to those of you who, like Ashley, want to learn about football in an effort to not feel completely overwhelmed by confusion while watching it on Sundays. There’s hope! You can make it through your rookie season, too!

Ashley is pretty awesome, so I wanted to give you guys a chance to get to know her a little better before we dive into game questions. Here’s a quick Q&A with the lovely and talented Ashely!

Age: 24 and 352 days

Occupation: Office Assistant at BikeWorldUSA, and owner of Weds and More by Ash (event planning, DIY wedding/event decor)

Hobby: Scrapbooking, photography

Coffee or Tea? I love the smell of coffee, but don’t like the taste of either!

Favorite way to spend a weekend: I love crafts, so sewing, scrapbooking, and any other crafty projects I can find on Pinterest.

Do you have a favorite football team? No.

When you think about football, you think: If the point is to get to the end zone with the ball, why does this game confuse me so much?!

What about football makes you feel frustrated or confused? Honestly, I feel like I don’t know where to start learning. There seems to be lots of rules that either apply or don’t depending on the situation.

Why do you want to learn more about football? This is probably a little superficial but, so that one day, I might actually know what my future husband and his friends are talking about. (Watch me end up with someone who hates football…)

Goal for the 2013 season? Choosing a favorite team and being able to watch the Super Bowl knowing more than what “1st down” means…and even that is still a little iffy.

Welcome to the Football for Normal Girls family, Ashley! We’re so excited to have you on our team this season!