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

posted 9 years ago in Relationships
Post # 63
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I usually don’t mind, but by the end of baseball season (which goes on FOR.EV.ER!) I’m sick of it… I also don’t love that if I want to watch something else I have to leave the room.  I like spending time with my Fiance, but after an hour of watching our team lose (again) I get bored.

Now, watching games in person… I LOVE!  Or watching a football game at the bar is more fun than watching it at home.

Post # 65
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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@misssydneyj: I’ve gone to Astros games (baseball) and had a great time and we even went to a Spurs PLAYOFF game (basketball) and that was a ton of fun…  I used to go to my high schools football and basketball games all the time (my high school boyfriend played both sports so I went to every game) so I understand those games more than baseball, but I think watching them in person is much more fun!  But we had a lot of fun when we go to the bar to watch longhorn football, thank goodness Fiance doesn’t watch NFL. 😉

Post # 66
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

After reading all these posts it is so interesting how many DIFF viewpoints there are. I think it all boils down to how different people handle situations. I for one LOVEEE football (GO RAVENSSSSSS!!!!) to the point where that win this past Sunday had me on a high all week (EFF THE STEELERS!!!!!!!). Whereas my Fiance loves football STRICTLY b/c of Fantasy Football. He LOVESSSSS basketball though and to me basketball only gets interesting around playoff time. That is when I can tune in and watch a game with him, but during regular season I cant do it. I did use to get annoyed b/c he has no cable at his house so he would come to my apartment and in my mind he is SOLELY coming over to spend quality time with me and on a random Tuesday night I’m thinking we are gonna cuddle and talk, until he flips the TV on and I see a NBA game…I’m just like really? You know you’re using me right? Lollll, we would laugh about it and I would just tell him he owes me a nice dinner and/or movie on the weekend or something to make up for it. So at the end of the day it worked out for me b/c I got to try alot of new restaurants 😀

But when we get our house we will DEFINITELY have more than one TV. During football season I dont mind laying on the couch all Sunday and watching FB games. I have 3 brothers and they are all AVID football fans along with my Dad so I’m used to that. Basketball is just boring to me so I’m sure there will be nights where he is coming to bed extra late due to that but I’m okay with that. He isnt obsessive so if he has something to do he will just watch ESPN or go on NBA.com and catch the highlights. He hates baseball and isnt really into any other sports so thank God for that. I couldnt imagine going through what some of you PPs are going through. Sorry for that **hugs** I hope it gets better!

Post # 68
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Yeah my brother is like that so I can understand where they are coming from. He runs home from church or freaks out when he is about to miss a Ravens game, he knows stats, players, plays, etc. His house is filled with Ravens gear…it’s ridiculous. So I can only imagine what his future wife will have to deal with. But it’s one of those things that you would love to change but you most likely cant especially if it’s obsessive. So I feel bad for the PPs that have SOs that are like that. Just take heart knowing that you love all the other things about him and that it is just temporary! Some ladies cant do a lot of other things to distract them and even if they do it spills into the relationship in the form of unfinished chores, loss of QT, etc. Just countdown till it’s over, loll! And love the other pieces of him that arent glued to the screen!

Post # 70
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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@misssydneyj: Fair enough, you certainly did say that.  I guess I just thought that most (all? I don’t recall now) posters had those reasons, there really wasn’t anyone hating on it for no reason at all.

And to dispell a potential myth that I’m a sports hater – I actually met my Fiance playing on a local soccer team, and he is taking me to an in-person Pats game this weekend (and a bit back, I was the one getting us Red Sox post season tickets).  In person sports = vastly better than tv, complete different ballgame! 

Post # 71
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I found this topic really interesting to read. I have always wondered this very thing so it was fun to read the different opinions. I personally am obsessed with football, like can’t miss a game, yell at the tv, emotionally invested obsessed. My boyfriend doesn’t mind if he misses a game here or there. I am so hell bent on not missing a Patriots game that when I worked for the team and saw 80% of every game live I still would dvr it. I am convinced that Belichick is a genius, Kraft is a savior, Brady is Superman and Welker makes the world go round. In the fall I live for watching football games all day Sunday and when the season ends my boyfriend laughs at me for how lost I seem on Sunday. My mood during the week depends on how they do…it’s all very sad but it is how I grew up. I used to always watch the games with my older brother (still do mostly) and then we would play football outside. He molded me into an obsessed, die-hard fan and I love every second of it. I am always reminding myself that not everyone is like that so I really enjoyed everyone’s outlook.

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