(Closed) Spin-off: Why do some women hate when their SOs watch sports?

posted 9 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
2792 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Honestly, NO CLUE! I love watching games with hubby 🙂 I’m glad that he has something he is so passionate about, and I’ve really gotten into it as well! Tons of fun!

Post # 4
371 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I am a HUGE college football fan (Go Wildcats!  Haha.) but my Fiance doesn’t really get it, he never went to college and always liked NFL better.  He likes to watch my games with me because he gets to spend time with me and I watch NFL games with him.  I don’t mind at all.  I’m way more into sports than he is, anyway, so I guess we are a weird couple. 😛

Post # 6
3942 posts
Honey bee

I will watch Patriots games, but the Fiance watches every sport, every team. Professional and college level. I don’t mind though. That is why we have 2 TV’s 🙂

Post # 7
3457 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Let’s see:

1. The announcers are generally annoying to listen to and hear in the background.  It’s very distracting when I’m trying to do work or relax (we have a small apartment, so we are both in the main room).

2. It means I can’t watch something I would like to watch, nor can we can watch something we both like together, or do something together.  I have 1-2 shows I like to watch that he doesn’t, so I try to watch them when he’s not around.  It’s more difficult for him because games are live.

3. He is terrible about prioritizing his favorite games.  So he’ll have games on for each night of the week, at the end of the run when I’m tired of the tv on that much, particularly with sports, claiming, but this game is my team!  Why watch all of the others then?  If it was one 3 hour game a week, that’s fine, I understand.  But having something on tv for several hours almost every night and a good chunk of the weekend that I don’t enjoy watching is not reasonable.  When we first started dating, he watched rarely if at all.

4. He often watches instead of helping me with household chores (dinner, dishes, cleaning, etc.).  He does not “make up” for this later, so I end up doing 95% of the household chores.

Post # 8
5147 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I don’t hate when he watches, per se.

I do hate nights like last night, he was watching a game and didn’t come to bed until 12:30 a.m. and I (well, both of us actually) had to work the next day. I can’t sleep when he’s still up and about because of our dogs. If I’m in the bedroom, the dogs want in and will scratch and cry at the door until I let them in; but once they’re in there, they bark at every little noise. So when DH yells at the TV, the dogs bark. No sleep for me.

And I also hate when he watches games the E N T I R E day, so doesn’t help with anything around the house and I’m stuck with all the cooking, cleaning, running errands, etc. Luckily he doesn’t do that too often.

Post # 9
2312 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I don’t mind, but if I had to guess, it would be because games take up a HUGE chunk of time and men can’t like, watch them and do stuff at the same time. No guy can pay attention to his game and also vacuum or whatever. So they’re basically useless for that amount of time. And if you’re the type who likes to get out and do stuff on the weekends, I guess it would annoy you to basically be watching tv for like 8 hours straight if a couple games are on. 

Post # 11
1160 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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@kay01: OT but my dad used to watch Redskins with the TV sound off, and Sonny & Sam (local radio broadcast) on. He hates TV sports commenters that much!

Post # 12
4160 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

This was something I never understood!!! Fiance is a golf freak.  If he’s not golfing, he researching golf course architecture online or watching golf on tv.  And I don’t care!!! We still spend lots of quality time together, but if golf is his biggest obbsession, I suppose I don’t have much to worry about!

Post # 13
7286 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think some woman have partners who obsess, waste money, and spend more time talking and thinking, planning about sports than their relationship with their SO or family members.

Its about a balance and compromise

Personally I don’t have a partner who is over board so it is fine.

Post # 14
3182 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I don’t mind that Fiance watches games, I just don’t like how often it’s taking up screen time on the television.  That means not only am I not watching what I want to watch, he’s also zoned out and not paying any attention to me.  Both of which are fine, but can be overdone.

I also get irritated when I would rather go out and do something and he wants to stay in because there’s a game on.  For example we were out shopping the other day and we had to hurry home because the tennis match was about to start.  And if a game is on and I’m in the same room doing homework or something else I get annoyed because he will always tell me “I have to see” this replay, which I could not care less about.  

Post # 15
3620 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@misssydneyj – I agree and have wondered the same thing. Maybe because I grew up with brothers, I don’t have a frame of reference, but we have more than one TV in our house, so if he’s watching something I don’t want to watch, I can simply go into another room…

One of my friends who complains says it’s because her husband is watching ALL the games and not just his favorite team’s game…

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