The first full week of the 2010-2011 football season has now come and gone, so I thought this was as good a time as any to share:
Five observations about men and the way they watch sports:
1. Men don’t like to listen to the people who are paid to analyze the game they are viewing. They’d much rather talk over them, and tell you (or the person in closest proximity), what just happened and why.
2. Regardless of how old they were when they last played the sport (yes, pee wee league counts), at some point during the game a man will talk about how he was involved in a similar play. Yes, they were five when it happened, and their opponents were barely 3 feet tall, but they’ve done the same exact thing!
3. Drinking beer, especially if it is a hard-to-find craft beer, makes every bad play bearable.
4. Men will visibly cringe and make loud and unpleasant noises when someone on the field gets hurt, and then they will rewind the play (multiple times) so they can cringe and groan some more.
5. A man might not remember to pick up the dry cleaning or where he put his keys, but he does remember how many fumbles Dick Butkus recovered during the 1970 season. And he will bring that, and other equally fascinating facts, up at least once during the course of the game you are watching.
Do you have anything to add to this list?