Post # 1
Is it just me or do any of you other ladies have to deal with the inconvenience of college football EVERY FUCKING YEAR? And they act like it’s just college football, but son of a bitch if I don’t find pro ball on all of the TVs when college ball is over.
And I do mean, EVERY TV in the house has a game on it. Sometimes I’ll go sit in my room and get on the laptop and watch some wedding shit on cable. He’ll come in and grab the remote off the side of the chair and change the freaking channel. “Oh, were you watching something?”
I’m not kidding. Every social engagement we partake in has to be arranged around the games. And it’s not just his favorite team that we have to work around, it’s any team that might be a threat to his team being #1.
I even had to take my phone to a wedding reception last month so he could keep up with his fantasy players and how they were doing in their games.
This Saturday is my high school reunion. It’s from 6:00 PM to midnight. We’re not going because Alabama has a game on at 7:00 PM.
I used to like pro football. GO FALCONS! But in the last few years, I’ve slowly grown to hate any kind of football more and more.
This chick can’t wait until February when it is all over!
Post # 3
I’m really thankful my Fiance doesn’t like sports all that much. That blows!
Post # 4
@Paigey: Go falcons!! (Had to say it back.) I can see where you are coming from because my good friend gets upset with her boyfriend about it. But, I am a die hard college football fan, so I’m guilty of not having a social life on saturday during the fall.
I can’t do baseball tho…I mean does it REALLY have to come on EVERY night for like nine months out of the year?!?!?! I mean go Braves, but enough already!!
edit: just saw the Alabama game thing…and roll tide! That’s where I did my undergrad 🙂
Post # 5
Yep. I asked my husband what he’d do if I got pregnant and his team went to the National Championship and the due date was on the same day. He was FURIOUS that I would even “joke” about something like that because he said obviously we would schedule having a baby around football….he refuses to attend weddings, birthday parties, or other family/friend events if it happens during a Saturday in the fall.
Post # 6
You’re not going to your reunion because of FB!? Oh, hell to the no, that would not fly with me. Can’t he DVR it if it is so important? I would go to your reunion by yourself, but this would def deserve a sit down conversation.
Post # 7
@MrsPinkPeony: I literally just spit my drink out laughing. That is hilarious!!
Post # 8
We’re both obsessed with college and pro football, so I have no problem watching it for 2 days straight a few months of the year, but we’re both pretty rational about it. If we had a reunion or a wedding, we could manage to tear ourselves away. My SO would definitely bring his phone to check on his fantasy players though.
And Roll Tide!
Post # 9
I’m not much help here because I like football season but Darling Husband does cross the line once in awhile. As in I said I wanted to paint the bedroom a few weekends ago? And I got a child worthy tantrum that went something like this: “YOU KNOW I WATCH FOOTBALL! Whatever, I’m watching the husky game, and the Seahawks game, it’s what I do!” Wait, it’s what yo udo? Was this in the wedding vows and I somehow missed it? Honor your partner and let him be a total couch potato during football season? um no.
Post # 10
Thankfully no!! DH likes his football team, but isn’t obsessed with it and doesn’t watch the games often, or if he does, he watches on his computer with headphones so I may not be able to speak to him but I don’t have to deal with it. Dh1 however, was insane about football, baseball and basketball. And ESPN. For months after he died I would have to turn ESPN on in the bedroom because I was so used to falling asleep to it, I couldn’t sleep without it.
Post # 11
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
Nope. Thankfully I am attracted to men that are not football junkies. We do enjoy watching a game here or there but football does not dictate our social calendar and we do not care if we miss a game even if it’s one of our teams.
Post # 12
My Fiance and I are both obsessed with college football, so we have no problems. We planned our wedding around it. And DVRing the game just doesn’t work for us, sorry. Too many people talking about it, you’ll find out eventually before getting home.
I bet every guy in your reunion will be following the game on a smart phone. I’d say it’s silly to completely miss the event though, esp. because Bama is going to crush Tenn. He can follow that on his phone just fine.
Post # 13
My SO and I are both obsessed with college football. Our Saturdays are pretty much occupied from the end of August through the end of November. We both have fantasy teams, but he’s a little more obsessed with that than me.
Post # 14
That sounds like my house …. excpet I’m turning on the football just as much as Darling Husband is!
We’ve had season tickets to our college football games since we graduated and get better seats each year. We have people over to our house to watch the away games. We both play FF for pro (this is my first year at that) and we have two different pro teams that we root for (me = Colts, him = Falcons).
Weekends during football season are totally unproductive at our house.
Post # 15
I don’t see why you wouldn’t go to your reunion by yourself, then. He didn’t go to school with you, so he won’t know people there, and you will. He’d rather watch football, so go by yourself.
Post # 16
GO VOLS! Sorry, we’re the ones playing (and consequently getting slaughtered by) Bama. I’m in college, so I watch college football a lot. I also grew up with my dad watching every football game on the weekends, so I’ve gotten used to zoning it out. If I want to do something but my SO would rather watch football I just round up some of my girl friends and go do whatever fun thing I want with them. Plus it’s great for alone time.