Introducing the Modern Love Machine

A month and a half ago, the Modern Fella and I were watching our beloved Tennessee Titans get raped in the snow by the New England Patriots (final score: 59-0). The Titans’ (now former) punter, Reggie Hodges, shanked a punt that went only 21 yards, and the Modern Fella declared he could punt farther than that while naked in the snow. I told him he’d have to back that declaration up the first time we got somewhat measurable snow in Knoxville, and he agreed. The prize for doing so was I would grant his wish of being known as ‘The Modern Love Machine’ instead of the Modern Fella.

Guess what? It snowed last night. We woke up to a beautiful blanket of snow on the ground, rooftops and trees — everywhere but the roads, which is the best kind of snow, in my opinion.

So this morning, we got to work rounding up a camera and football. By the time we got to the park, there wasn’t a whole lot of snow left, but there was enough on the football field to make the MF’s attempt legit.

By request of some of my modern friends, here is the video evidence:

So the Modern Fella shall henceforth be known as, ‘The Modern Love Machine.”

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11 Responses to Introducing the Modern Love Machine

  1. KG says:

    You really know how to follow through on a bet! And good work by the Modern Love Machine!

  2. fishingaround says:

    The fella is a crazy MLM!

  3. Adventurous Kate says:

    TOO funny! Congrats, MLM.

  4. Currer Bell says:

    That was the most amazing thing I've ever seen. KUDOS!

    John once bet me I wouldn't pick him up at the airport holding a sign that said "Hot Pants" on it. I did, in fact, do so (for a half hour in line with all the other people picking up others at the airport) but with a sign that said "Hot Lips" because I didn't want to hold up a sign that declared a kind of horrible fashion faux pas. He swears to this day I didn't win the bet because the sign didn't say "Hot Pants." Whatever. I still married him.

  5. Allie says:

    That's hysterical! What a cutie & a good sport!

  6. Noodles says:

    Dear MLM,
    You have now, without a doubt, proven your mettle and officially and unequivocably kick ass.
    Lots of love,

    P.S. Barefoot in snow is no fun. I know.

  7. Mickey says:

    That was awesome.

    Question for the Modern Love Machine: How much did that hurt? Bare foot, frozen football? Ouch.

  8. The Modern Gal says:

    Holy crap, Mickey! You're back!

    I'll direct your question to the MLM.

  9. Emily says:

    I know this is a while ago but I've just caught up with your blog and that was AWESOME. He's earned his new moniker!

  10. Shannon says:

    Mad props! A well deserved title change. MG & MLM, I'm so happy you found each other 🙂

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