August 14, 2002

Your gf or wife isn't interested in sports, and complains if you spend too much time watching? Just point out how hot some of the players are, and don't forget to mention that Derek Jeter used to date Mariah Carey. Women love that stuff.

posted by iconomy to culture at 09:15 PM - 5 comments

My roommate is a bigger football fan than her husband. No, she doesn't have any sisters - dang it.

posted by owillis at 01:13 AM on August 15, 2002

I'd take A-Rod over Jeter -- stats wise and looks too. Jeter, afterall, is a Yankee. ;) I sometimes remind my boyfriend that he's very lucky to have a girlfriend who loves going/watching baseball games just as much as he does! I'm going to try to follow football this fall, too.

posted by jerseygirl at 10:09 AM on August 15, 2002

A guy that I work with and his wife are both baseball obsessed. They hit about 30 games a year, and have been to more than half the ballparks in the country between the two of them. She even had a bridal picture taken with a Mets cap and a bat. I think it's bad omen to keep a picture of your bride with a bat, but that's probably just me.

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:10 AM on August 15, 2002

Hmm, seems that it would be better to choose a partner who shares your interest in the first place or, shocking as it may be to contemplate - don't spend all weekend sitting in front of the TV watching sports in the first place!

posted by dg at 05:37 PM on August 15, 2002

I was lucky with this one. My girlfriend really only cares about soccer, whereas I am more partial to baseball and hockey. While she appreciates hockey to some degree, she always felt baseball was boring. Back in 1994 (I think), I'd seen Pedro J. Martinez pitch a bit for the Expos, and was quite impressed with his stuff. So I convinced her (and another friend who was uninterested in baseball) to catch a game on the tube. It turned out to be Pedro's 7 1/3 perfect innings, followed by the beaning of Reggie Sanders, who promptly charged the mound. Seeing this game went a fair way to changing her mind about baseball. My point here is that the best way to introduce people to a new sport is to show them the very best players, those who can pull off the moves that make you exclaim "How did he do that?" (Or in Pedro's case, the surprise that no-one can hit that little skinny guy's pitching.)

posted by alex_reno at 06:18 PM on August 15, 2002

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