(Closed) VENT-Football season and other obligations

posted 8 years ago in Relationships
Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

We are opposite in my house.  My husband gets annoyed w/me for watching college football every Saturday.  And I am guilty of having it on every room in the house also, in case I need to switch rooms.  Embarassed

 

We have come to a compromise of sorts.  I have to be willing to sit with him and watch things he likes or do things he likes either at the end of the evening/rest of the week, etc.  We have worked it out.  I’m grateful he’s so understanding. 

Post # 18
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My H is WAY into pro football, but I don’t think he’d forego a social even just to watch – that’s what DVR is for.  It bugs me when people put TV above other people.  The way I see it, no one would be very understanding if I said I couldn’t go to a wedding because I had to watch Project Runway!!

Post # 19
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

DH loves college football but he’s not quite that crazy about. We have two teams we usually always watch and will schedule around, but otherwise it’s not a huge deal. If we’re home I don’t care if he watches 6 games in a row, but if there are things we need to get done he won’t complain about missing them.

Actually the first game of the season was on our wedding day, and you bet it was on in the bar area lol.

Post # 20
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

DH is an NFL junkie.  Rather than putting the games on every TV in every room, he simply unplugs the TV’s and cable boxes from the other rooms and sets them up in the living room so we can have multiple TV’s and multiple games every Sunday.

He told me today that this Sunday is going to be “B-day Sunday instead of football Sunday” (since it’s my birthday) and I was very impressed.  I actually get a Sunday during football season! 

Post # 22
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

The threat of “well I don’t really need you there anyway” always makes them behave!

Post # 23
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Fiance watches a ton of football, but he’s able to recognize that there’s more to the world than watching a football game on TV.  There are a few big games he tells me he will watch without a doubt and not to make plans around, but other than that, he’ll  miss them.  But he’ll watch all of them (college and pro) if he’s home.  Honestly, it sounds like your Fiance is immature.  There’s a difference between being a sports fan and being completely obsessed.  You’re missing your high school reunion because of this crap?  Girl, get dressed up in your sexiest dress and heels and go without him!

Post # 24
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I’m the football junkie. Not really into college football as much, but we literally schedule all of our Sunday activities around what games are on.

Post # 25
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106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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@Paigey:  hehe that worked like a charm! That’s sweet of him to come though!

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I will say I feel very bad for you. Considering he put football on every TV in the house you need to have a talk with him that you should have one place in the house that doesnt have football on the TV. You are not into football so you would need to entertain yourself while he is watching his games. I know it can get on your nerves because it becomes so overwhelming.

Post # 27
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I feel you on that!  DH watches college football when there’s no professional football on; however, every Monday, Thursday, and Sunday = football night.  Even before the game starts, he goes online and mess around with his fantasy football stuff; it drives me crazy, but I rather him be home with me than be out somewhere.  Anyways, do not get me started on basketball.  LOL.

Post # 28
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883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I had an EX boyfriend that put all sports, especially football above all else, even me.

I hope when he is old and feeble, the NFL will come and hold his hand because of his undying devotion to all things football.

My husband loves football and baseball (Giants and Phillies) but would never think of putting a game before the people in his life, or waste time watching games when the the weather is beautiful and there are much better things to do.  In the three years I’ve known him, he has never watched the Super Bowl, even when the Giants were in it – because he has to get up early, and he needed his sleep, and he can read/watch all about it the next day.

 

Post # 30
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Dude, Tivo is your friend!   I highly recommend!

 

My H is a HUUUUUUGE sports fan and he Tivos all his games. With the fastforwarding and everything, he can watch a full football game in 30 minutes – whenever he wants!

He’s been doing a great job at managing his sports time.  When we were dating and I came to visit him at his house, he made sure he was not watching any sports for my visit (as I had no interest, but I’d watch a game or two).  Now that we’re married, he’ll mention in advance that he’s got a game he’s planning to watch or he’ll save them for when I go out with the ladies.  Basically he is so mindful of it and I appreciate it. 

He at least cut out baseball from his list of sports to watch.  I said it’s as exciting as watching grass grow.

Post # 31
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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@Paigey:  nice, my husband’s response would have been, “SWEET!” lol – reverse psychology does not work!

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@sienna76:  LUCKY! We have tivo but he won’t use it for the games! He hates that there is a 3 second delay! “he can watch a full football game in 30 minutes” – Would never happen in my world!

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