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

posted 9 years ago in Relationships
Post # 32
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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@Sassygrn: that is one thing Fiance has gotten SO much better at, thankfully. 

Post # 34
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I don’t hate that he watches sports. I dislike the fact that his races usually come on, on his one day off work during the week. & If he gets two days off, the pre-race stuff comes on the first day then the race the second day!

But we DVR it. Because he would never put it before our “us time” on his days off. 😀 So he watches it after we have a dinner date, go to the movies or whatever it is we do that day.

Then when we get settled in & he starts watching the race I get on weddingbee! Evil grin–> >:}

Post # 35
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

<~~ LUCKY because he doesnt watch sports on TV.  He hates football because he thinks they all stand around too much.. too much standing, not enuff playing. Fiance grew up playing Lacrosse in high school and college, so that, and MotoGP is what he watches, and I like both myself. If he spends 4 hours a month watching bikes or lacrosse, thats alot.  In the summer months we will go to Lacrosse games at Denver stadium, but thats about it. Ahh another reason why he is the bomb-diggity-est!!

Besides, he doesnt say a word when I DVR 17 episodes of The King of Queens every week and watch them in bed at night, so no way would I ever bitch if he did watch sports. 

 

 

Post # 36
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I’m the football freak in the family, so DH has ZERO remote control when my team is playing. lol  Thankfully DH loves football “almost” as much as I do. 

Post # 38
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My fiance is the annoyed one (I am admitted CRAZY about sports), but I think here’s the major reasons why:

1) during MY game (Jets or Yankees during the playoffs or UConn basketball at tournament time), I’ll barely pay attention to him and won’t help with cooking dinner or chores.  I let him do the same during his game, but he has fewer teams.  Also, I hate his team so I trash talk constantly.

2) we watch everything else on the DVR and avoid commercials.  My fiance HATES commercials.  I mean, I don’t like them, but he gets visibly angry.  But I refuse to watch sports on DVR (he would prefer to be 15 minutes or so behind and skip the commercials).  And sports commercials are admittedly the dumbest.  We’re both pretty disgusted by the whole “drink the wrong beer and you’re gay” beer ads and sexist axe ads and all that.  But I will sit through them because I don’t want to miss the football.

3) Sports talk.  he hates it.  changes the channel Chris Berman is on, fast forwards through the halftime show.  Meanwhile I walk in the door and put on Sportscenter because even if I’m not really watching I like the background noise.

4) fatigue and wanting to do something else.  So like last night he was super into the early game because the team that shall not be named was playing.  When that game ended I was like SWEET MORE FOOTBALL and he was like OMG NO CAN WE DO SOMETHING ELSE NOW.

5) After my game, I always need to text my brother.  Which means more ignoring him.  If it’s an important game, I need to call him, and my dad and we spend half an hour talking about how my fiance’s team sucks.

6) we only have one TV.  also he doesn’t drive and there’s not really anywhere he can go.  so what he can do is pretty limited if I’m glued to the TV.

I’m going to stop now, because I kind of sound like a jerk.  I think I am just going through pre-emptive withdrawal because someone convinced me we should have a wedding and honeymoon during football season.  😛

Post # 40
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Hmmm… I actually enjoy watching games with my hubby, but only if they’re Saints games. Other than that, it’s nice to have him out of my hair for a few hours. LOL!

Post # 41
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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@Entangled: Sports watching really isn’t a prob for me and my DH, he likes them but doesn’t watch 3 hours a day or anything like that. However, what you listed are the main reasons I don’t like sports. 1) Commercials! Hate them in general and they are so much worse with sports. 2) sooooo freaking long, never ending games. 3) stupidity. The players comments. The commentators discussion. The fans. The commercials. Everything related to sports seems to have an IQ of 79. WTH? 4) We have one TV and my computer is within 10 feet of it so if he’s watching, I’m listening.

Again, it hasn’t been an issue (yet), but I can understand why it might be for some people.

Post # 42
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Because I’m not interested in sports and we have one TV. He wouldn’t sit there and watch an all day girly marathon with me (or would whine the entire time), but I’m supposed to sit there in wifely bliss while he watched an entire day of golf, baseball, football, Nascar or UFC. If it’s not one sport, it’s another, 24/7 not to mention the fantasy leagues he monopolizes the computer with.

If it didn’t take up SO much of his time I probably wouldn’t care, but I feel like every season he has a sports mistress and a live in girlfriend named Madden 11. Sorry if that makes me an uncool wife *shrug* I just save sports for the Olympics and Red Sox/Patriots games.

Post # 43
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Buzzing bee

Um, I’m not sure. I should ask my mister.

I’m the sports fiend in the relationship and while I know he doesn’t mind that I watch sports with him, he’d rather not because I tend to tune out anything else that’s going on so while we may be spending time together, we’re really not. We’re simply in the room together. Also, sports just isn’t his thing at all so it’s boring and pointless to him.

Post # 44
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I don’t mind him watching sports. I used to mind his xbox obsession until I became obsessed too. How ironic..

Post # 45
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

So I didn’t read the other responses, but I thought I’d throw my two cents in… While Fiance doesn’t watch sports, I would get annoyed at one particular past BF because he would want to watch sports all Sunday afternoon, and I was like, “where is ME time?” (We didn’t get to see each other very much!)  I decided after that, that if I ever dated someone again who liked sports so much, that I would NOT watch it with him, b/c I simply do not enjoy them, and he would not get to “count” that as “us” time.

Post # 46
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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@kala_way: LOL!

I was yelling at the commentators earlier. They were talking about the “yellers” from Harry Potter. I’m like, they’re howlers, you idiot. Get your facts straight before you embarrass yourself on national TV. Of course, most sports fans probably wouldn’t have noticed that. LOL!

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