Now you see, this is why this blog is for CHICKS ONLY, because I imagine if there are any guys who are feminine enough to read a blog that is clearly for GIRLS, they are thinking, “Absolutely, it’s sexy when girls like sports!” But this is a blog for romantic comedy gals who are seeking their leading man to live with, ‘happily ever after.’ So a reality check is needed. Sure, it’s sexy at first, but when a chick starts knowing more about a sport than guys do, suddenly we’re emasculating them. Plus, manly men don’t really want to watch sports with their girlfriends, they want to watch them with their guy friends and have their girlfriends bring them beer and snacks.
I admit, I’ve had many romances with guys with whom I’d watch sports. In most cases, they all knew more about the sports than I did, so everything was fine. Here’s when it went terribly wrong…
Recently, I’d been dating a guy and things were going famously. He lived pretty far so we didn’t see each other often but we spoke and texted daily. He thought it was very cool that I was a huge football fan. It was a bit of a problem that we liked two opposing teams in the same division, and I like to talk trash. Here’s how one of our text sessions went:
Me: It’s gonna get ugly on December 5th, isn’t it? [note: that’s when our teams are playing each other]
Him: For sure, I’ll be there with my shoulder for you [he was implying for me to cry on.. so I started talking smack]
Me: Good thing, because if it’s anything like the December ’09 game against you, I might need to take a nap on it. [my team kicked his team’s ass I mean slaughtered them, made HUGE fools out of them!!! It was embarrassing, really]
… and I never saw him again. He’s alive, I know that because a mutual friend set us up. She said that he likes to move slow. Well, girlfriend, he’s moving about as slowly as a defensive tackle with bricks for feet running around out on the field trying to catch touchdown passes.
Don’t be too impressed, as far as knowing what happened in a game that occurred a year ago, I just googled it, same thing with the slow NFL position, I even stole the quote. So, it would seem that posing as some kind of football expert did not empower him as a man, and put me in the category of Gracie Hart (Sandra Bullock’s character in Miss Congeniality) before the makeover.
Okay lesson learned. I will no longer say anything about sports that I don’t know off the top of my head… NO MORE GOOGLING to sound like a ‘sexy sports girl’. Because it seems unless I am wearing a ‘team shirt’ and nothing else on Sunday, it’s going to work against me in the long run.
The good news is, I only know a few solid names and facts, mostly in football, a little less in baseball, and like 2 in hockey. As far as basketball goes, if a guy’s not in a commercial I don’t know his name, but if he is, I do, and I’m not afraid to say it.
Personally, I don’t think there are any other sports worth talking about. Some would argue soccer, but the only thing worth talking about in that sport is how hot David Beckham is.. uh,huh. Maybe that’s it! I think I know how a romantic comedy girl needs to “talk sports with guys”. Wait! I’ve got a good one. The next time a guy brings up something “footbally” with me, instead of talking about Thomas Edward Patrick Brady, Position: QB Height: 6-4 Weight: 225 lbs. Born: August 3 1977 in San Mateo, CA College: Michigan, Drafted by the New England Patriots in the 6th round (199th overall) of the 2000 NFL Draft. Career AV: 104 (100th overall since 1950) 5-time Pro Bowler & 1-time First-Team All-Pro, I’ll just say,
“Do you think that hot guy who is married to Gisele, should cut his hair or leave it long? I think it makes him look like Justin Beiber.”
SO TRUE!!!! When I met hubby he was so excited that I was interested in learning about hockey. And we bonded over hockey. He loved “teaching” me hockey info/stats/to only support HIS team. It empowered him and gave him pride about teaching me and that I was interested in what he was saying. He’d still love it if I watched football, hockey, basketball with him. But I think only because that would mean he’d get to watch an entire game. And I’d love it if he would learn salsa or swing dancing enough to take me out dancing.
But hey, we still have a few decades to work all that out.
“Ochocinco does it in the endzone” Pistachios commercial 🙂
Interesting point you bring up, Yvonne. I’ll have to do a post on things girls would like to do on dates, vs things guys would like to do on dates. I have a very strong feeling they will be complete opposites.
Greenlight, like OMG didn’t he have a reality show? Or was that TO? I am getting really good at this sports talk!