Wait Until After the game!

United States
August 25, 2011 7:03pm CST
Sports widows and widowers, would you be ok if your partner said this sentence? If they promised to sit down and listen to you After the game is over? Would you let him/her watch the game in peace? I never could understand why in t.v. ads and sit coms they have the wife try to speak to her husband while the game is on! I know if there is a good hockey game on, my guy could set me on fire and I wouldn't notice!But I do make time for him After the game! So I thought I would ask you.Would you be ok waiting until after the game?
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8 responses
@inertia4 (26882)
• United States
27 Aug 11
Well, since I am to really into sports, my lady could have my attention any time. But I see what you mean, if thats the only thing he enjoys, let him finish watching the game and then talk. It makes sense to me.
• United States
28 Aug 11
Really? And I was afraid to ask the burning question Yankees or Mets? So I assume the answer is neither! I guess in so into the stereotype guy liking sports . And what happens? I fall for a guy who isn't into sports and I have friend who isn't into sports either!
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@inertia4 (26882)
• United States
28 Aug 11
I was never really into sports. I did play softball as a kid, but I was more into riding my bike and making believe I was Evil Knievel. I guess I am lucky, T is not into sports either, so there's another thing we don't need to argue about.
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• United States
28 Aug 11
That's wonderful!
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
26 Aug 11
hello sarah, it wouldn't hurt to wait for a while if what you have to tell is not that urgent. let him enjoy a game in peace. i think he will appreciate you for being so understanding. have a nice day. ann
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• United States
26 Aug 11
If it is urgent,like the house is on fire, then my guy should just carry me away from the t.v. lol!
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
26 Aug 11
that is funny! yes if the house is on fire go douse him with a pail of water. i guess you will have his attention. if not, then its the tv's fault. hehehehehe
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• United States
26 Aug 11
It's the game. I know if it is playoffs , you could set me on fire and I wouldn't feel it! But with that said I have missed a regular game to be with my guy. thank G-d for Sports Center!
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@bounce58 (17550)
• Canada
27 Aug 11
The problem with guys is that they let their girlfriends interrupt them watching a game when they are new in the relationship. And then the girl thinks it's OK to do that even when they are married. And then the guy gets annoyed when he sees this interruption. It would be nice...
• United States
28 Aug 11
Oh No!!! I would Never , Ever interrupt the game! I just assume I'm invisible until the game is over.
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@jillhill (37354)
• United States
26 Aug 11
Yes...as long as they did the same for me if there were something I was doing and didn't want to quit.
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• United States
27 Aug 11
That's only fair.
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• United States
26 Aug 11
An arrangement needs to be worked out here so he does not get to retreat into his "man cave" whenever there is a game on(because there is ALWAYS a game on). And each of the games is marketed as the game of the century - there must have been five "game of the century's" this week alone! I would work out a deal with the sportsfan that every so often that is an acceptable excuse for not interacting, but not always. And agreeing to "just a minute" may not work - there are many different kinds of "minutes". There is the soccer muinute that lasts about one minute. The football minute (throw in some timeouts and penalties) can run ten minutes and the baseball minute? Best to take a nap at this point... it can be a while.
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• United States
26 Aug 11
Agreed not Every game is the game of the century but there are games that are more important than others.i told my guy in April through June is Hockey Playoffs, I will not be As available as usual. He understands. But I do miss a regular hockey game every once in a while to be with him. these days I can tape the game. it is sad if a sports fan Has to use his/her passion to avoid a partner. If this is the case, sports isn't the problem.
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@GreenMoo (11842)
26 Aug 11
That depends what I wanted! I'm not particularly interested in televised sports and neither is my partner, so it's never been an issue.
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• United States
26 Aug 11
Wow! Here in The States iy is usually the woman who hates sports while the guy Loves them. In my case I love , love hockey and my guy isn't into it. But he does respect my love for it and that' s all that matters!
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• United States
28 Aug 11
Thankfully, my boyfriend isn't into sports, so I don't end up losing him like that. He does, however, fall into his research at times. However, he will stop for a few seconds here-and-there to listen to what I have to say; I've come to ask for "five seconds," so that I can bring up things instead of waiting until his break and either having to jot things down to bring up then or risk forgetting them. When, in the past, I dated guys who were into sports, I'd end up watching the game--whatever sport it was. However, I'm not a fan; I can take it or leave it.
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• United States
28 Aug 11
There is no way I would ever waste time watching a basketball game! I don't care if Brad asked the answer would be no! But if it is hockey , I would be the one in front of the t.v.!
• Canada
28 Aug 11
Growing up, the game was ALWAYS on, if we sneezed in the next room, we got yelled at. Now my mother, sister and I all picked anti-sports husbands. A friend of mine recently lamented about his broken marriage saying if he spent mire time with his wife and less time watching sports, they'd be married 55 years today.
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• United States
28 Aug 11
I guess I would be sitting right there watching along with your dad. But unlike him you could be yelling at me and I would be focused on the t.v. So what happens? my guy isn't into sports! Well at least he understands during the hockey playoffs , I am not available.