My husband and I are getting our Wednesday Night-In Necessary Roughness game on and we are giving away a $267 prize pack to a couple who JOINS US!
Congrats to our winner Tara!!
I want to tell you that after 13 years I’ve finally learned the secret to staying successfully married and living happily ever after. But in doing so I’d be flat-out lying. I am still trying to win the same arguments with my husband we started having 13 years ago when we first wed–which is learning to live with his sports addiction.
My husband could happily subsist in a mud hut with one pair of jeans and a t-shirt as long as he had a transistor radio that could broadcast ANY AM sports talk radio station. The man lives and breathes sports and the minutiae of dissecting each and every play. Ladies let me say, I was always under the impression that men do not over-analyze any situation. And then I found out about this 24/7 sports culture where ALL these men do is talk, analyze and pontificate about each and every play, both past, present and future. And my husband, well, he LIVES for it.
So of course it’s fair to ask, did I know my husband had this “addiction” when we met?
The answer, yes and no. I think when you first meet someone you try and keep what might be construed as obsessive behaviors under wraps. So sure my husband occasionally listened to sports radio stations, but I had no idea that following our marital vows EACH and every night for the next 13 years I’d be listening to sports talk radio all night long. The things we do for love…right?
You might also think, after all these years of hearing sports figureheads rehashing games, plays, injuries and trends that I’d have a better grasp on the world of sports. Well, in that case you would be mightily misguided.
I still have not been able to figure out the whole first down system in football. I’m still trying to get the gist of a pick and roll in basketball and for the LIFE of me I can’t understand why on earth anyone would put so much energy on a ball making contact with a bat. But I digress…
In an effort to strengthen our marital vows, my husband and I have decided to turn over new leaves, so to speak. My husband has promised that he will try to take more of a vested interest in programs that I’m passionate about and therefore I have told him I will do the same in kind, aka, and at the very least try to understand sports terminology.
We’re taking those baby steps, one day at a time and it feels good having the tenor of the moment be just about the two of us — fulfilling our needs, pursuing a shared interest or even just waxing about our hopes and dreams (you know, the way we used to, pre-kids, mortgage, tuitions and lawn care). And when we are sitting in bed, instead of expending 99 percent of our pillow talk on the kids, bills, the dogs, bills, laundry, bills; well, you get the gist, we have been reviewing sports plays of the day and then watching a total chick flick TOGETHER.
So in the spirit of finding JOINT shared interests we are all over this phenomenon of Wednesday nights this summer as an opportunity for everyone to take a “Necessary Night-In” to watch a fabulous USA Network show Necessary Roughness (which I PROMISE appeals to BOTH men and women) with their husbands, girlfriends and for THIS WEDNESDAY “Necessary Night-In” mid-season finale of Necessary Roughness my husband and I pulling out ALL THE STOPS! I have promised to finally let him teach me what a FIRST DOWN is in football and he has promised to not get frustrated with me if it takes me a while to get the hang of it and he has drafted a cheat sheet for me, explaining in great detail, all these sports terms that have escaped me, he’s even drawn diagrams. He has also promised to whip up a batch of Sangria and give me a foot massage while we watch the mid-season finale of Necessary Roughness…which I love for the hot football guys (http://www.usanetwork.com/series/necessaryroughness/theshow/characterprofiles/tk/bio.html ) and the strong female protagonist
(http://www.usanetwork.com/series/necessaryroughness/theshow/characterprofiles/dani/index.html ) and he likes because well it’s a show about FOOTBALL!!! (WIN-WIN!)
And because I LOVE to share the wealth with my readers I’m giving away this Necessary Roughness Sporty Summer Pack – Valued at $267 –
• USA Roll Gym Bag
• Season 1 Necessary Roughness DVD
• White “88” Jersey
• Eye Blacks
• Swell Water Bottle
• GAME PLAN Notebook
• Necessary Roughness Shoelaces
• Mini Football
• Sunglasses with Croakie and Case
• Under Armor Shirt
• USA / Necessary Roughness Hat
For a chance to NAB This awesome prize pack leave a comment below and tell me what you and your man are planning for your Necessary Night-In plans?
For a second entry you can like Married my sugar daddy on Facebook and for a third entry you can follow @MelissaSChapman on Twitter and RETWEET this giveaway! Good luck giveaway ends Friday August 31st!
And don’t forget during the episode’s airing, fans can share on twitter by tweeting @necroughness pics, and updates throughout their Necessary Night-Ins for a chance to be featured on the shows Twitter handle.(I will SOOOO be doing that!!)