We have the big screen TV all ready...and where will he be watching? In a hotel room. Yup, you read that right. At first he told me that I needed to take Tommy and go watch somewhere else. Riiight...on a Sunday night, Tommy has school the next day, you are NOT kicking me out of my own house.
I suggested he go to his friend Bob's house. Nope, because the last time the Pats were in a big game he watched it there and they lost, so now Bob's house is a jinx. I'm not sure if that means the house, or if maybe Bob is the jinx, or their dog Brady (yes, named after Tom Brady) is a big, hairy jinx.
So a hotel it is. Let me tell you about past championship games.
Super Bowl XXXVI in 2002, we were newly married. I always want to watch for the commercials (I work in advertising, I'm interested). He said the game couldn't be on in the house. Riiiight, that's not happening, so I holed up in the bedroom to watch while he yelled at me from downstairs that I was ruining everything. Finally I gave in because it wasn't worth the trouble and turned it off. My parents called to ask if Adrian was happy about the win and I had to tell them he didn't know they had won. He spent the rest of the night watching the highlights.
Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004...this is the year Janet Jackson had her wardrobe malfunction and I was VERY pregnant. Tommy was actually born 9 days later and was NOT named after Tom Brady FYI. Anyway we were at my sister's house amongst her friends who were rooting against the Patriots if I remember correctly. Adrian got so worked up (frankly I am amazed he was even there watching) he finished watching the game in the basement alone.
2004 World Series, the Red Sox against the Cardinals, it's the final game, which he had been watching downstairs (I was upstairs, do you see a pattern here) and suddenly I am aware the TV is no longer on downstairs so I go looking for him. He's pacing in the backyard, in the dark. Once the Sox finished off the Cardinals I yelled out the window "you can come in and stop acting like a jerk now". Again, he spent the rest of the night watching the highlights and what he missed whilst pacing in the dark.
We were actually AT game 4 during the 2007 series when the Sox beat the Rockies, so he was fine, all wrapped up in the game and the excitement. I believe that's the only championship game we have actually watched together.
So tonight, I'll be upstairs watching the game while Adrian is across town at the Marriott. Likely pacing the halls with the game turned off. I really hope the Patriots win, otherwise the Marriott will be deemed a jinx and we'll never get to stay in one again.