When Your Girlfriend Enjoys Football

Irving Johnson

A lot of people choose to subscribe to cable for a number of reasons. Some of them want to watch their favorite shows. Some of them want to be able to watch the movie channels. Some of them even want to watch the NFL Sunday Ticket. I was on the fence regarding cable or satellite but after my girlfriend saw that our local satellite carrier also had the Sunday Ticket, she was all for it! I’ve got to admit something to you guys and I’m being completely serious when I say this; I think my girlfriend might be more masculine than I am.

There. I let it off my chest. Phew, I feel better! In all seriousness I have never been one for sports. My dad watched it quite a bit – that’s an understatement. I even played basketball and football while I was in school but the watching of any sport never stuck with me. I think I was incredibly put off by the fan culture. They can be so incredibly toxic! Without any sense of loyalty for any single team I had difficulty trying to relate to the vitriol that these people would spew toward opposing fans, members of the team or even the players on their own teams!

Oh, well. It’s not like I have to stick around with her while she watches the games. This gives us the perfect excuse to have some mutual ‘me’ time. It’s always important to have that time in any relationship. Even if I may think she’s some savage for professing loyalty to some absurd construct like a sports team, I’ll always love her. I just don’t have to be there when she dons her tribe’s colors and yells profanities at the screen. Wow, she really is more masculine than I am.

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