Am I A Dying Breed?

My Youngest Niece -  This is a picture of my youngest niece when she played basketball one year. Needless to say, it did not last. She is far to silly to be serious about the game.
@Rozie37 (15503)
Turkmenistan
July 20, 2007 6:50pm CST
Back in the old days, women didn't enjoy watching sports on television. Now, I see my aunts and older female cousins, jumping and screaming for their favorite teams. Back then, it was something that the wives seemed to just put up with when watching with their husbands. I don't mind playing sports, but watching them on television is the most boring thing to me. Not only that, I went to a Dodger game when I was younger. Talk about snooze city, I could barely stay awake, much less focus on any plays. How do you or your wife or girlfriend really feel about sports?
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@Flight84 (3050)
• United States
21 Jul 07
I think my husband is also a rare breed. He doesn't even like sports. He's a video gamer.:P I don't care anything about sports myself, so I'm kinda glad he doesn't watch any either. I play video games with him, so we get to do something together instead of me being excluded.
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@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
22 Jul 07
This is good. I know that you would hate to have your husband glued to the television watching sports all the time. But, the women back then, sat through it. I remember taking care of a couple who had been married for 62 years. They each had a separate easy chair positioned in front of the television. What ever he watched, she watched. Most of the time it was sports and you could tell that she hated it. You could also tell that she had learned to love it, because she loved her husband. It was quite amazing to watch those two together. I had never seen anything like it before them and have never seen anything like it since then, but that is the kind of marriage that I long for.
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@Flight84 (3050)
• United States
22 Jul 07
I would have hit Snoozeville if my hubby watched sports all the time. I guess back in those days though, women did for the man, ya know? My husband always makes sure I'm not bored if he plays games too long...and I do find myself bored at times. At least he asks, right?:P
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@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
21 Jul 07
New Zealand Silver Ferns - Netball New Zealand
I love sports and always have. I played right from primary school level right up to representing Wellington or regional netball teams in several different age groups. I liked playing the games but hated training. My family grew up in sports mostly basketball, netball, soccer, volleyball and watching rugby. Total Rugby fans and would stay up early hours of the morning just to catch a game. I stopped playing them 3 years ago when I ruptured my archilles tendon. I have already been to an NBA game and to see The Globetrotters as well as one baseball game and just loved the atmosphere (even though we were in the cheap seats). I get right into it along with the crowd, yelling, screaming, doing the wave - it's so much fun. Now and then I like watching tennis especially when Serena William plays and the occasional golf game, watching Tiger Woods play. My hubby is a golf and basketball fanatic so we are forever watching these two sports.
@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
21 Jul 07
I forgot to add, and NO you are not a dying breed, some women are just not into sports :)
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@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
21 Jul 07
I guess being good at sports makes them fun to watch on television. I was not good, so I was always the last one picked for the team.
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@Whisp1976 (488)
• United States
21 Jul 07
You are not alone. I'm a Brit and the men over there are usually football/soccer nuts. I just don't get it. Why watch a bunch of doofuses kick a ball away from themselves and then try to get it again on a muddy field in the freezing rain?
@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
21 Jul 07
I couldn't help laughing after reading your post. I recently read a story about some men at a golf course, who knew it was going to rain before they got there, but went to play any way. One got struck by lightening and then sued the golf course and won. Apparently, the club did not do enough to protect them from acts of nature. I don't get it either.
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• United States
21 Jul 07
Rozie I am with you I cannot watch sports on TV. I do like to go see a professional game. I tend to watch the people and eat the good food instead of watch the game. Hahaha I hate to watch football on TV, I cannot stand all the background noise, and the stupid things the announcers say. Now why can't they get announcers who can say some intelligent things? I guess the masses do not want to hear it. I also do not like how much pro plays earn. They play sports, they are not hero's they do not save lives, they do not fight for our counrty I feel they do not have an important job. I know their jobs are important to them and their fans, but lets be real, it is the Dr's and nurses, fire fire fighters, police who do the real work in this country so they should get the big million dollar pay checks. Sorry I got carried away
@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
21 Jul 07
I completely agree with you as far as the payment goes. But, you have to understand that Americans are addicted to being entertained. We would rather play than work. So of course we feel like an entertainer deserves more. I wish that these people were not our children's heros, but they are. Every one wants to be on stage and be seen and get paid a lot of money to do next to nothing. Actually, a lot of these athletes risk life and limb to get out there and be seen and collect a big payoff and why not, they can always retire early and limp around, while spending all of our hard earned money. To be a police officer, teacher, fireman and the like, you have to either care or have no talent to produce millions.
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21 Jul 07
I really hate watching sports on the telly. I was lucky enough to marry someone that doesn't watch it either. I like watching formula 1 or equestrian shows but that is about it. I couldn't even call my brother on the phone if there was a game on. I don't even like playing sports. I always cut gym classes when I was younger as it just wasn't my thing. If there is a motorbike race on then my hubby might watch it, but he won't be glued to the set.
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@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
21 Jul 07
That is cool that you don't have a husband that is glued to the sports channel. Right now, I just want to find a husband, I can think about weening him from his weirdness after the wedding, haha, lol.
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• United States
21 Jul 07
The days of women being passive towards watching sports are over with. I you were ever to go in a sports bar on a Sunday afternoon during football season, I'd say that women would make up 30 to 40 percent of the people there. It's also like that when I go to watch the Philadelphia 76er's play basketball. There a large percentage of females there who are into it just as much as the men. I know you and others have said that watching sports on television is boring. To me, there is nothing boring about Sunday Nation Football League games. I watch all three games every week. Lloyd
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@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
21 Jul 07
A likely story from the usual suspects. Come on, I do not expect men to not love sports. I know most men do. That is cool, I have no problem with that. But I just can not see myself getting any enjoyment from it. I have tried and I find myself daydreaming all the way through it. I don't notice a single play. When everyone starts cheering, I am going, what happened. Then, when they tell me what happened, I get annoyed, because I don't get it. Oh well, I may never catch on.
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@tep91005 (375)
• United States
21 Jul 07
I hate watching them too. I love playing them but for some reason watching just bores me. But my husband is the weird one. He doesn't like watching them at all. So I don't feel so bad because he doesn't watch them either. The only thing i can stomach is Fastpitch, Softball. I LOVE watching that. It brings back memories of playing when I was young. But I agree with you. I don't like watching them.
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@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
21 Jul 07
Well, at least I know that I am not alone. I know that you are glad that your husband is not a sports fanatic. If he were, you would be watching sports non stop for the rest of your natural life. What a horrible thought. Actually, my ex-boyfriend was not into sports at all either. He liked Westerns, which was so much worse. That junk wasn't even real. At least the sports is real.
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@raychill (6530)
• United States
21 Jul 07
I grew up with my parents loving to watch sports, especially my mother. But Neither my brother nor I ever were into sports, playing or watching tv! I definitely think there are still plenty of girls out there who don't do the whole sports watching on tv. I actually know quite a lot of guys who don't sit and watch sports on tv too.
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• Canada
21 Jul 07
All I can say is I am so thankful that I married a man that does not watch any type of sports! We have been married 12 years and I can remember watching the last hockey game of the season maybe 2 or 3 times! I don't know what I would do if I married someone that thought sports was the most important thing in life as it seems some men are? Both my daughters enjoy watching hockey and get right into the cherring for their team.
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• United States
21 Jul 07
I am with you, I think it is really boring to watch sports on TV. My husband and son love to, but I usually work on crafts or go shopping or something when they are watching a sport on TV. I don't even follow the teams or the members of the teams, and my son thinks I am crazy! I have a lot of female friends that enjoy watching them, too, but it is just not my cup of tea!
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
21 Jul 07
I have never cared to much for watching sports myself they are really boring to me.I use to like to play baseball when I was younger with my neighbors on the weekend sometimes but I have never cared to watch it on tv or anything.
@KrisNY (7592)
• United States
22 Jul 07
LOL- Well I'm a woman and I'm a HUGE sports fan- I love it- I enjoy watching sports as well as playing them- on every level- I coach softball- and hlep out with basketball and soccer- My daughter is 10. I watch pro. sports- I love football the best- Go Steelers! I'm a huge Yankees fan in Baseball and I'm a Knicks and Lakers fan in the NBA- I'm more of a fan and watcher than my man! He likes to watch but it's me who gets into it! I went to Heinz field last year (Pittsburgh Stadium)- I'm planning on going back this year this season- I'm about 5 hours away- So yes there are True Women Fans out here!
@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
22 Jul 07
Ha, you make the rest of us look bad, get therapy, just kidding. Anyway, that is cool, I see nothing wrong with it, if that is your thing, I havenothing against it. I have just never been able to get into it. Maybe one day, who knows.
@applsofgld (2506)
• United States
22 Jul 07
It's funny, but in my house I am more the sports person. I love to watch football during the season. My hubby doesn't like sports of ANY kind, except sailboat races. That's it! My son and his wife both are football fanatics, big time, more her than him. Great discussion!
@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
22 Jul 07
Okay, now this is a new one. You like sports and your husband doesn't? How interesting and somehow cute.