Football is a sport that I have come to love during the last ten or so years, but I must admit the NBA Finals this year has really kept my attention. I tend to do a lot of commenting on it on Twitter while watching the games and I got a lot of attention from the fellas—they love a girl who can discuss sports and know what she’s talking about.
As an only child, I grew up in a household where my father wanted a boy. And since he didn’t have one, he would have me sit with him during basketball, football, and boxing. I really didn’t care to watch, but it made my dad happy so I went along with the program. As soon as I got old enough to have other things to do during this time, I stopped watching sports with my dad. I had things to do and people to see! Since I became an adult, I found myself watching more and more sports on television, especially football. I found that my knowledge of sports helped me in relationships and became a bonding experience for me and my significant other.
Sports is a really huge entertainment avenue, and being able to enjoy watching sports with one another can act not only as a time-sharing and bonding tool, but can bring the two of you closer together. There is no man on the face of this earth that is into sports that doesn’t appreciate a girl that not only enjoys watching the game, but knows the terminology and method behind it. If a guy had a choice of sitting with his boys or staying in with his girl who is an avid sports fan (and who happens to look good in his favorite jersey), we all know who he would choose!
I have friends that hate watching sports with their men and husbands and only watch the Super Bowl with them—and that is to enjoy the commercials. To this I say, girl, you better start putting in some time with him watching these games, because if you don’t, surely there is someone else who will.
I am not saying that you have to be up on every game scowling at the opposing team every week. But I am saying show some interest. It will go a long way, and he will thank you for it.
Contrary to popular belief, more and more women are into sports these days. Watching a great game with your boo can make a great evening of fun for the both of you!
Cubicle Chicks and Dudes, what do you think of bonding over a game? Can it bring couples together? Speak on it!