Girls Can Talk Football Too

Girls Can Talk Football Too


Back in the early 90’s, DH and I collaborated with my oldest brother and started a fantasy football league for our friends. It was back when common folks like us accessed the internet via CompuServe, AOL and Prodigy. We even utilized a paid service for statistics and software because at the time, free stats weren’t available anywhere.I’m not sure what prompted us to start the league in the first place, but I have great memories of it. I recall how everyone met in the conference room at our office and we conference called the few friends who were out of town. We sifted through players and put together teams consisting of people from various teams. Until that point, I had pretty much been a Bears fan because they are the closest team to us. But with the advent of fantasy football, DH and I found that every game in the NFL had potential. We would spend each Sunday watching game after game, flipping channels and cheering for a variety of players. We wanted our quarterback to pass, but not tothat player because he was on our FFB opponent’s team.What I found myself doing is watching and talking about every game. I was able to hold my own in a conversation about any football game… at a time when women didn’t typically show any interest in the game except for one specific team. And men were always shocked when I would throw out stats about how many how many yards someone ran, how long the field goal was or how many sacks or fumbles transpired. Don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t a walking statistical dictionary of all the games… just the games involving my fantasy league team – and my opponent’s. I found the whole thing exhilarating.

Since my girls are at an age where we don’t want to spend every Sunday in front of the television, we aren’t currently participating in a league. However, we do keep up on football and still enjoy rooting for our former players (and the Bears, of course). As for the Super Bowl… well, what football fan would want to miss that? Doubt we’ll be able to watch the entire game, but that’s okay. It’s all about the Super Bowl experience anyhow.

And that experience means something different to everyone. For some, it means hitting the local sports bar to enjoy the game in good (and opposing) company. For others, it means hunkering down on the couch with family and friends. Then there’s the group that puts together the full snack spread and invites friends over. If you’re one of those people who plans to make it an big event then I hope your shopping is already done. If you’re up late planning and doing a morning run for groceries and supplies, then pop over to Walmart’s Game Time website. There, you’ll find recipes, snack ideas and even printable shopping lists for entertaining from as few as two to as many as 100. And heaven forbid that you haven’t picked up the new TV for the game, Walmart has deals on those, too…right on the game time website. Walmart also boasts “Game Time Snacks for Eight for as low as $44”.

Live football not enough for you? Counting down the days until the release of Madden NFL 11 so you can get your NFL fix during the off season? Doritos and Madden NFL 11 have teamed up to offer a $20 Walmart eGift Card when you preorder your copy at

No matter how you look at it, Walmart is a great place to stretch your dollar whether it be for the big game, a holiday or just everyday shopping.

As a frequent shopper of Walmart, I’m excited to be able to spread the word about the great deals that they offer. As part of this promotion, brought to you by Walmart, I have a gift card to give to one of my lucky readers. Want to hear more? Keep reading… (giveaway closed)

The Prize: $50 Walmart Gift Card

Participants –
…must provide a US shipping address
…must provide an email in the first comment, email me directly with an email address or have email accessible from their profile.
Sometime on February 17, 2010, a winner will be chosen at random (using from all valid comments left. Winner has 72 hours from posting/notification to respond. If winner cannot be contacted, I will move on to the next random selection.
How to enter:
For the first entry (required) –
(1) Get your game face ready at
(2) Leave a comment on this post at with which Walmart appetizer, snack or, uh-hmmm, beverage is an absolute must-have at your Super Bowl event. (Edit 2/8: Since the Game-Day website is no longer available, please stop by the Valentine’s section and comment on something interesting you found there.)If you want to increase your chances of winning, here are some options to earn additional entries –
— Three Entries: If you have a blog or website, add my button to your page. (Here’s the code:)

— Two Entries: Publish a blog post regarding this contest by February 10th and link back to it.
— One Entry (Daily): Follow me on Twitter and Tweet this contest by clicking here or copying the following text:
“Giveaway for a $50 Walmart Gift Card @SahmReviews Please RT #giveaway”. Comment with a link to your tweet.
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— One Entry: Follow me using Google’s Friend Connect feature.
— One Entry (Daily): Read any of my non-giveaway reviews here at and leave an appropriate comment on that post. Come back here and leave a comment stating which product/post you left a comment on.


About Nicole

Founder and owner of, Nicole has been involved in social media marketing since 2007. She has partnered with a number of major corporations who utilized her skills to improve their social media outreach and online presence. Nicole has worked closely with brands such as Netflix, Nintendo, Domino's and Disney, has been featured in McDonald's videos as well as Maria Bailey's book "Power Moms". Always a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom) and mother of two amazing daughters, if you can't find Nicole, she is probably somewhere being an advocate for playing board games.

287 comments on «Girls Can Talk Football Too»

  1. Shelly T. says:

    The Bacon Roll-Ups look great!


  2. pixie13 says:

    The Chile Verde Quesadillas look absolutely delicious.


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  4. Emily says:

    The five-alarm chili. Yum!

  5. mamawj says:

    touch down brownies, yum gotta have the chocolate thanks walmart
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  6. Mari says:

    I visited Walmarts site. The recipe I'd like Bacon and Cheese Toasts.

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  9. mamawj says:

    my blog post link to this giveaway thanks #1
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    I follow you on twitter & tweeted this giveaway
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  15. TXsunlover says:

    The Pineapple Chicken Wings look yummy!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
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  17. Must have for my event, chicken wings and sweet tea!

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  22. AStarrA says:

    The Fried Crab Dumplings sound awesome, though I would bake not fry but still yummy

  23. Jen @ GBG says:

    The chicken wings with blue cheese dip look yummy!
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  26. Chrissy says:

    We don't have a game day at our house without Smirnoff. Ever. πŸ˜‰

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    Facebook fan. (entry #3)

  28. Kristen says:

    The Bacon and Cheese Toasts look really good. Who doesn't love bread, cheese, and bacon?? LOL.

  29. JC says:

    Grilled Crab Burgers looks great!

  30. JC says:

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  33. drmomof2 says:

    Chili, soda and beer!

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  35. Anonymous says:

    The chili cheese crackers look really yummy!

  36. LouAnn says:

    Blue Cheese Cajun Burgers – looks great!

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  37. Jordyn says:

    Bacon and Cheese Toasts–a combo I would've never thought of as a Super Bowl appetizer.

  38. Jordyn says:

    I'm an email follower.

  39. Karen says:

    I like the party time popocorn candy bowl πŸ™‚


  40. Natalie says:

    Creamy Crab and Artichoke Dip. Yummy!

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  42. Natalie says:

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  43. JP says:

    The creamy crab and artichoke dip looks AMAZING (sorry I deleted my first message… I accidentally typed "crap" instead of "crab"!)!


  44. Trish says:

    I'm all over those Touchdown brownies!

  45. Beverages are beer, sodas or sweet tea – hey, we're TExans. My husband loves hot wings, nachos, and cheesey-rotel dip.

  46. Jennifer H says:

    touch down brownies for sure! πŸ™‚ jenprincess88 at aol dot com

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  48. Tina says:

    The Blue Cheese Cajun Burgers look yummy! They would go great with the beer.

  49. notimemom says:

    touch down brownies look so good.

  50. Kelley says:

    Chicken Wings and Bud Light…. ( and chips w/ guacamole, and pretzels, and nachos, spinach dip…. )

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  51. Kelley says:

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  52. IrisGretel says:

    touchdown brownies !!!

  53. The bacon rollups look appetizing.

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  57. They no longer have their game day "specials" page, but we really like to have popcorn ready for our Game Day… whether it's Super Bowl Sunday or not. πŸ™‚

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  58. Mrs. Love says:

    All of them with cheese! Yummy! VegasLove(at)

  59. Anonymous says:

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  71. Iremember those "fun Dip" candy packets as a child and they caught my eye first thing.

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  76. wendym says:

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  77. Anonymous says:

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  85. Kristin says:

    Diet Pepsi must be on hand (I think I'm addictetd).

  86. Stephanie says:

    Since I love to bake, I think the Nordicware Elegant Heart Bundt pan is pretty interesting! Would make a really nice Valentine dessert!

    (Even though the SuperBowl is over, I think there should be plenty of Coca-Cola and ice around)!

    Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

  87. I think it's cool that you can buy valentines day cards with fun dip included. They were my favorite as a kid.

  88. I'm a twitter fan. Here is the link to my comment.

  89. The Multi-max tool is awesome! I'm thinking about getting one for my husbands birthday.

  90. 3 for Me! says:

    I like the idea of a bubble gum bouquet. With food allergies Valentines Day can be hard at home… but this a fun but cute thing my kids can give and enjoy themselves:)

  91. 3 for Me! says:

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  92. Anonymous says:

    Ok, so the Nordic ware quilted heart bundt pan just has me stumped. I have a hard enough time trying to get my regular cakes out of the pans – I would only have half the quilting and the other half would be holes where the cake stuck to the pan! Anyone else, or just me?
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  93. love the bubblegum bouquet idea for valentine's day

  94. DuMei says:

    love the nordicware platinum quilted heart bundt pan
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  95. Jessica says:

    I love the quilted heart bundt pan. I love making food into different shapes so this would be perfect for me…

  96. DuMei says:

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  98. CherylS22 says:

    I found the most beautiful cake pan I've ever seen – Nordicware Platinum Quilted Heart Bundt Pan. Thanks!

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  102. Jenny says:

    Holy cow Walmart's Valentine site is very PINK. But I did learn that they do personalized gifts!

  103. Jenny says:

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  104. kc says:

    This is a super cool bracelet!
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  105. jskell911 says:

    Loaded Nachos, hands down! Mmmm

  106. Jay says:

    I like the Heart shaped baking dish! Cute.

  107. Prpldy says:

    I love to bake in a bundt pan, and this Valentine one is perfect:
    Nordicware Platinum Elegant Heart Bundt Pan
    It's so cute!

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  116. Becky M says:

    Touch Down Brownies sound yummy!

  117. I found the Case of Fun dip funny. Totally took me back to my childhood.

  118. Kristy says:

    I want to make the sausage stuffed mushrooms!

  119. I tweeted for 2/10…
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  120. Love the keychain broken hearts!! Very cute! Please enter me in you drawing! Thanks!

  121. wigget says:

    the Chocolate Cravings recipe sounds interesting

  122. Denise says:

    I love the quilted heart bundt pan πŸ™‚

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  124. Stacy says:

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  126. Anonymous says:

    I love the heart-shaped bundt pan.
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  127. Check out the Valentine's section and fell in love with the Facets of Fire 1 Carat Round Diamond Solitaire Ring (diamonds are a girl's best friend, right?)!

  128. I know this isn't from the Walmart site but cheese in a can is a must for Superbowl sunday. It's so awful for you! But it tastes so good! From the Valentines site, I would love to make the Bubble Gum Bouquet with my kids. How fun!

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  130. Dorito's Smokin' Cheddar BBQ Tortilla Chips!

  131. JenniferB says:

    Nestle butterfinger hearts- Yum!

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  134. LOVE Walmart's Design your engagement ring option – they're so simple yet elegant! I didn't know they did this!!

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  137. Jillyrh says:

    Romance on a Budget was a good read.
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  141. abby says:

    I didn't know you could buy diamonds at Walmart.

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  152. makeetis says:

    I am loving the Candy Gift Bags craft for the kids on valentines at

  153. Anonymous says:

    I would like the Nordicware platninum quilted heart bundt pan

  154. Katie says:

    The Bubble Gum Bouquet craft sounds really cute!
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  155. I did get a Valentine's from Walmart a rose & the boys got dozen cupcakes, thanks hubby.

    But, I have my eye on this Personalized Family Tree Pendant @

  156. jtrophy says:

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  161. I like the heart shaped cake pan.

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  162. Dwalline says:

    I love the Romance on a Budget article. I think most people are are on tight budgets this year

  163. LStewart says:

    I enjoyed the creative craft section. I also love the cake pans. I need to invest in one of those for my daughter's baby shower. She's doing everything in hearts … IF this baby is a girl. So hoping!


  164. shirley says:

    WE enjoyed the Bacon Roll-ups, and watched football, food was over before game ended!

  165. shirley says:

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  166. techyone says:

    Facets of Fire 1 Carat Round Diamond Solitaire Ring

  167. It is past both the super bowl and valentines day here… but the indoor disney princess picnic is super cute!

  168. Eileen says:

    Well…no more Valentine's Walmart site either,but I will say I did visit their site during the Superbowl festivities and loved the idea for the football brownies! the day got away from us, so my daughter and I didnt get to make them…brownie mixes and frosting are still here, but will be using them for St. Patricks Day decorated cupcakes! AND yes…the goods came from WAL mart. Their food

  169. Eileen says:

    I am a new Facebook Fan! I left you a message there! thanks…
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  170. Eileen says:

    I just tweeted Walmart gametime (party time). Ummm…hope I did that right…am just learning.


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  171. Eileen says:

    i am a public Google Follower. thank you!

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  172. Eileen says:

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  173. Eileen says:

    I left you a comment on your Johnson product post/review. Memories…


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  174. Naddez says:

    I liked the Starbucks Valentine's Day Gift Basket.

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