Last week on a board I visit someone posed a question:
All other things being equal…
Would you rather be in a relationship with someone who is drop-dead gorgeous but is uninterested in your team or someone who is pretty and is a huge fan of your team?
The wording and the premise were stupid, but the replies illustrated something I didn’t anticipate: there are men out there that don’t yet understand that having a women around that loves sports is pretty spectacular.
I couldn’t care less if she likes my teams or not.
HELL NO. sports time is me time i dont want no woman annoying me during it
I actually find chicks who like sports annoying.
I’d rather she doesn’t like my team. There’s something about most women trying so hard to watch the sports their husbands/boyfriends love, only to irk them to no end.
Now, there were a good number of guys who get it:
Having another huge fan around would be TIGHT. Plus, you won’t get in trouble for watching the game.
I knew a girl who would fit option B pretty well, she actually had some decent knowledge too. It was pretty awesome, imo, as it is a fun thing to talk about in the relationship.
It’d be pretty sweet to both be crazy hyped up/anxious watching a playoff game and then at halftime just start banging the hell out of each other.
Even if she didn’t know anything, as long as she’s interested I like it. I’ll gladly teach her the rules and whatever else I know. Preferably during the regular season, though.
honestly, women who casually watch sports and are “into it” usually have the best insights when they watch the game. There not wrapped up in the same stuff that guys are. And they pick and choose who they like right away for no reasons i can usually comprehend. That makes it fun.
If you define ‘pretty’ the way I define it, I easily take the sports girl. There are very few girls like that. Very few.
I’ve been lucky. Most of the women I’ve known in the last decade of been sports fans, whether casual or hard-core. One of the few times I dated a non-sports fan my mom was quick to tell me, “Oh Matt, that isn’t going to work” and it didn’t.
The posts above seem to come from two camps: those that think watching sports is SACRED MAN TIME, and everyone else. I fall into the latter category, mainly because in my experience women have made for the best sports fans.
The women in my family could be classified as sports nuts. My mom will go to four Packer games a year, and every playoff game. So do her sisters. She watches every Badger basketball and football game. My folks never miss a Brewer game and make it to Miller park half a dozen times a year. My sister goes even more. The girls I hung with and dated in college are the kind that have season tickets to Badger hockey games. I love sports, but even I’ll only make it to one or two games every season.
But when they don’t go to games? Games are excuses to throw a party, and who doesn’t love a good party. You know who suck at throwing parties? Men. You know who love throwing them? Women.
If I didn’t know women sports fans, I’d spend gamedays alone, on my couch, in the shit I slept in the night before. Sure, I have any number of guys I could call but it probably wouldn’t happen. At least not to the degree that the women in my life make it happen.
They bring over bottles of wine and liquor, not cases of Busch Lite. They shop for good food and will help out in the kitchen. They’re considerate and don’t leave shit sitting around like your guy friends will. If a woman in your social circle likes sports, she’ll bring over other women who like sports, many times single women.
One of my best friends is a pretty girl, married to another friend of mine. One of her biggest passions is college football. She’ll come over to watch the NFL on Sunday and we’ll talk about the national Saturday night games. The depth to which she knows her shit is astounding. It’s attractive as hell. It’s exactly the kind of girl I want to be around with on the regular, one who shares many of my same interests.
So I ask the dudes out there. Why wouldn’t you want to date a woman who shares your love of sports? Is it because you’d rather she want to flip to The Bachelor or Real Housewives? Do you secretly love that shit?
On a typical Tuesday night in June why wouldn’t you want her to instinctively flip to the Brewer game?