(Closed) Hell hath no fury like a man who just watched his team LOSE

posted 7 years ago in Relationships
Post # 17
2490 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

Yup. And it’s Grey Cup today so I really, really hope my husbands team wins!

Post # 18
2268 posts
Buzzing bee

@futuremrsk18:  “My Fiance only has extreme reactions when it comes to sports. When something awesome happens, he literally jumps out of his seat and yells. When something awful happens, he literally jumps out of his seat and yells. When nothing is happening, he literally stays in his seat and yells.


My SO is a New Zealander and they’re majorly into Rugby.

He ends up in a foul mood if they lose (which, thankfully, doesn’t happen all that often!), pouting and whinging. I’ve never understood how sports can turn grown men into sulky toddlers!

Post # 19
1130 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@linnylou_88:  FH is such a soccer fan. Well, football to him as he’s European. I don’t follow it at all but I can generally tell how the game is going based on his reactions. Like, I know if his team is losing when he starts yelling at the screen in Serbian. He watches other sports as well but is not as passionate about them as he is with football.

Post # 20
2946 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We’re both huge sports fans. I couldn’t imagine spending my life with someone who wasn’t! However, it does make for some not so ideal weekends when one or both of our teams lose on Saturday. There was a stretch in October where his baseball and college teams lost big games in the span of a few days, and it was definitely dreary at home. I can’t be mad at him though because I’m the exact same way.

Post # 21
843 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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Ditto to you both. We are both the same way. Luckily we both have different teams since mine has had a losing season for the past 4 years, rough 🙁 although my team beat his this year!

Post # 22
446 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’ve gone to bed (just checking the bee quickly on my phone) but it’s a close game in the 4th quarter and there’s no way I’ll be sleeping until it’s over. Even though DH is several rooms away, he will be scream I g at the TV whether something good or bad happens to his team. He has really creative and lengthy expletives that he makes up. He’s not like this in any other area of life. Sports just make him crazy.

Post # 23
1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

Hhahaha I am the sports fan in our relationship and yes, I get SUPER grumpy when my team loses. And if my team gets cut during the playoffs? Forget it. I will mourn for days. 

Oddly enough, DH has zero interest in sports (I always tease him that my love of sports is wasted on a dude who doesn’t watch them), but has learned to accept my, erm, passion. He also goes out of his way to cheer me up after a particularly crappy loss which I seriously appreciate. I know it’s hard to understand, but maybe you could do the same for him…?

Post # 24
413 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

@linnylou_88:  I just tried to have a serious conversation with my (long distance) SO over the phone about our upcoming engagement… well silly me, it was half-time of his football game and his team is losing!! He’s SOOO grumpy!!! I know tomorrow he’ll apologize like no one’s business. I try to be understanding, but sometimes… I just don’t get it!! 

Post # 25
276 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@linnylou_88:  My hubby is the worst at this.  We are both big football fans (american).  I am a Packer and he is a Steeler.  While I get passionate during the game and kinda upset if the Pack loses, he gets livid and shouts to the TV for the whole 4 quarters.  I still remember a couple of years ago when the steelers lost to Tebow’s Denver, he crashed his glasses against the wall.  I got really angry at him for doing this and went to my parents (just to have dinner), but we discussed it and I know he tries not to get to carried over (he somewhat fails, but I appreciate that he tries).  We didnt talk to each other for a week when the Pack beat the Steelers in the Superbowl… (and we were already living together)

Post # 26
778 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - Catal Restaurant

My fiance is from argentina. We have watched soccer games from out there on tv where the whole crowd cries when their team loses. Im talking big grown men crying their eyes out. When argentina got knocked out of the last world cup by germany he was seriously depressed for like 2 weeks. He didnt want to go out, he didnt want to watch tv, he didnt want people to come over, the first few days he didn’t even really want to eat. The icing on the cake of how in love he is:  his favorite club in argentina is boca juniors. Out there they also go by xeneizes. Last minute he asked if he could change our daughters name from Isabella to Xeneiza. Yes, a female version of his favorite team’s name. I agreed only because its unique and sounds like an exotic princess. His brother has a daughter whose name is celeste blanca (light blue and white; their country’s colors). His other brothers youngest son is named lionel after lionel messi. He and one of his brothers also have their country’s greatest player, diego maradona, tattooed on their arm. Did I also mention he asked If we could take our honeymoon early and go to brazil just for the world cup? 

Post # 27
3765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Thankfully both DH and I are like this, so we are happy together and grumpy together depending on our teams!

Post # 28
6889 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@linnylou_88:  That is my DH with pretty much any time he really loves, from Baseball to College Basketball. AGH I hate, hate, hate when his team loses than he isa crabass I rather not be around 

Post # 29
120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Fiance is big into (American) football. Does the whole fantasy team thing, has multiple leagues. When we first started dating he would get pissy and pouty when his team wasn’t doing so well. I politely sat him down and told him that if other men losing sports games is going to affect his mood, he should either reevaluate his life or find a new Girlfriend. Now he keeps it to himself. There is literally nothing less attractive to me than a man who watches sports and gets actively upset when the men who are actually competing in the sport are losing. He can be disappointed if his team is losing, but if it affects his mood and behavior, he needs to check himself.

Post # 30
3281 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

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@eclipse:  HAHAHA, I’m sorry, but these stories crack me up! I’m a Gator and Fiance is a Buckeye–fortunately we didn’t know each other yet when the Gators beat the Buckeyes in the football AND basketball national championship in the same year. We did, however, live together when the Gators beat the Bucks in a bowl game, and it made for an awkward weekend. I can’t imagine what it would be like for the National Championship/Superbowl!

Also, our wedding is on the same night at the National Championship. No, we did not realize that when we set the date, and yes, FI’s team is currently ranked #3. And if OSU ends up in the national championship game, we WILL be watching it at our wedding, lol. We would never have picked that date if we’d realized… we could have a very grouchy wedding night if the Buckeyes are in the game and lose, lol.

Post # 31
332 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

He does not get that upset THANK GOD because the Broncos just lost and I imagine if he reacted to losses, he would be shitting his pants and babbling like a baby right now.  THat game was brutal

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