For the love of Attending an NFL Game

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Giants- offense. During the game, we had great seats!

Football is my favorite sport for many reasons. The number one reason is because each of the 16 games count towards the playoffs. I also love how the entire game is exciting from start to finish. I believe a big reason for this is because each touchdown is worth so many points. You have to follow every play because each team can score at any given moment due to fumbles, interceptions, kickoff returns, punt returns, passing touchdowns, rushing touchdowns etc.

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hubby and I before the game started

As a New Yorker you can obviously assume my favorite team. If you guessed the NY Giants you are correct! I attended a football game with my husband this past weekend. We usually try to attend at least one game together each season. This was the first game of the season that we attended and the Giants beat the Oakland Raiders, improving their record to 3-6. Do they still have a chance to make it to the playoffs? If the rest of the teams in their division keep losing, they definitely have a chance. It would be phenomenal if they can make it to the Superbowl because the Superbowl will actually be held at MetLife stadium (where both the Giants and Jets play) in February 2014.

Outfit of the day (OOTD) details:

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chilling with snoopy before the game started

My outfit was very simple: I wore a customized NY giants hoodie sweatshirt purchased on nflshop.com. I wore it with a long t shirt, a turtleneck and a turban style hijab. I fully coordinated the team colors of red and blue and topped it off with some RiRi Woo lipstick from MAC. I can’t get enough of a red lipstick. I wore comfortable warm boots and of course I brought my warmest coat- a North Face and luckily so because it started raining at the end of the first quarter.

 

manning 10. pre game fun

Manning 10. pre game fun

When we attend games solo we hardly tailgate, because it’s usually more enjoyable with a large crowd. After the game, we were pretty hungry and wanted to catch some food quick before heading back home. The Giants play at MetLife stadium in New Jersey and after the game my husband and I went to Pizza Time which was less than 15 minutes away. It was time for the sunset prayer and they provided us a room for prayer which was so convenient. My husband and I each had a burger, and we split an order of hot wings and fries. Fast prompt service paired with tasty food and we were out of there within 30 minutes (including prayer) which was great because we wanted to beat Sunday night traffic back to the city.

at pizza time

at pizza time

** all pics were taken with the iPhone because I didn’t want to be burdened by carrying the larger camera. Thanks for reading. Xoxo

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For the love of Spanish Soccer

 

raf and I

Raf and i

This past Tuesday my husband and I attended the soccer game at Yankee stadium with the world cup champions. It was a friendly international game- Spain vs. Ireland. I have never been to Yankee stadium, so this was a fun first. Also, I have no desire to watch baseball so the fact that I was able to attend a game at Yankee stadium and not watch baseball was a major plus. (I have watched one soccer game previously. That was a few summers ago at Red Bull arena in NJ between the Red Bulls and DC United. We watched Thierry Henry play and he scored one goal. It was a high scoring exciting game.)

at halftime before they went in the tunnel

at halftime before they went in the tunnel. Which players can you spot?

at halftime. note how the bases are covered with grass to get the soccer field!

at halftime. note how the bases are covered with grass to get the soccer field!

Spain was clearly the favorites and were predicted to win. No one scored in the first half. The second half was definitely more enjoyable. Spain scored 2 goals- the first one being in the 69th minute. There are no timeouts in a soccer match, making it one of the quickest games. Football, baseball, basketball etc. are each almost 3 hours including breaks and timeouts. Soccer is 45 minutes uninterrupted followed by a small halftime and then 45 more minutes. The game sometimes goes an extra few minutes which takes into account the few delays during the game. Spain scored a second goal and won the match 2-0.

GOAL! seen in Yankees stadium

GOAL! probably the first time ever seen in Yankee stadium!

 

the champs!

the champs!

me in my Spain soccer jersey!

me in my Spain soccer jersey

Outfit of the day (OOTD) details:

Spain jersey- purchased on amazon.com
Mustard pants- esprit. Was purchased when I was out of town- at Makkah. (It was on display. I couldn’t resist. My apologies.) Read about my Umrah trip here.
T strap sandals: Tory burch

hanging with Derek Jeter's bobble head

hanging with Derek Jeter’s bobble head

The crowd consisted of mainly New Yorkers, some out of towners and a decent amount tourists. There was so many different languages being spoken. It was a fun, lively, friendly, competitive environment. An enjoyable evening was had in The Bronx. The Yankee stadium would be the next best thing in the Bronx to the Bronx zoo! I blogged about it. Read about it here.

outside of Yankee Stadium

outside of Yankee Stadium

raf and I take 2. Thanks for reading!!

Raf and I take 2. Thanks for reading!!

 

 

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