I couldn’t, in good conscience, make this a Frequently Asked Questions blog. But here are some Occasionally Asked Questions you may be wondering, yourself …
Why did you wait so long to get into football?
Football seemed to against everything that’s me. The hyper-aggression, the commercialism, the literal side-lining of women … I fought having to watch it as long as I could stand.
But my hubs loves it. It wasn’t like he was going to stop loving it. So, I chose to embrace it. And if he’d make out with me as a result of a little fball knowledge, all the better.
If you’re such a feminist, why would you call yourself The Rookie GIRL? – you’re a grown woman!
While calling out the gender-based inequities in the NFL speaks to my desire for equality of all people, I’m also a lover of language. “Girl” has a diminutive tone, as does “Rookie.” That’s on purpose! I want to illustrate my newness to the sport, and my desire to grow.
When I grow in my knowledge, maybe I’ll change my name to The PNZU-Woman.
What’s a PNZU?
It’s a Pirate Ninja Zombie Unicorn.
It’s also what readers voted for when we decided what to call experienced fans.
It’s pronounced pin-zoo.
I just made that up.
You grew up in Chicago, but you’re a Seahawks fan. Are you a bandwagoner, a traitor, or some amalgamation of the two?
Wow. Calm down. Also, you have an excellent vocabulary, Questioner in My Head.
I lived in Chicago when I was kid. During that time was a golden age for the Cubs. (Ryne Sandberg, Mark Grace, Andre Dawson …). That’s when I learned to love baseball. I did not learn about football, then, though. That came last year. I chose to follow the Seahawks because I live in the Tacoma-Seattle area, and the hubs loves ’em. I can’t help it that they won the Super Bowl the year I decided to follow them.
I can’t help it – but I can take credit for it.
Speaking of “in your head,” whose voice is on your youtube channel?
The Rookie voice in my head is played by Jasmyne Teoma. She’s a talented voice artist, and she perfectly plays how stupid I’ve felt while watching football.
With 1:42 left in the second quarter, the Panthers quarterback throws a perfect strike to his wide receiver. The receiver, successfully making the catch, fumbles the football after being hit at the Falcons 32-yard line. Another Panthers receiver scoops up the loose football after it rolls back to the 34-yard line and carries it, untouched, into the end zone. Is this a touchdown?
Um. Rookie. I don’t know how else to say it for ya.