Yes, I'm a girl and YES, I Love Watching Football
Start writing a post
Sports

Yes, I'm a girl and YES, I Love Watching Football

An open letter to the guys who think watching football is only a guy thing

246
Yes, I'm a girl and YES, I Love Watching Football
Joy Herzog

Dear guys,

“Oh, you watch football?” This is a common question that I get when I say that I love watching football. Yes. Yes, I do, and quite frankly, I love watching football a bit more than going shopping. I’m a girl and I watch football, what’s so surprising about that? In most cases when guys ask a girl if they watch a sport, like football, they usually say yes but then turn out not knowing what is going on in the game or anything about that sport. However, I’m not like most girls. I know what is going on in the game, so please don’t talk down to me like I’m a little kid, it’s not worth your time.

Growing up with two older brothers, I’ve had my fair share of watching football games. I love the concept of the game and how there are different combinations that the offensive coordinators can put together to try and throw off the other team. I love watching two teams and predicting what they’ll run on third down and three.

I don’t watch football just because my boyfriend plays or because he likes it. I watch it because I like it and that is one of the many interests that we share together. It isn’t weird because we both to watch the exciting sport.

People need to get rid of this idea that just because I’m a girl, I can’t like watching a sport. It’s not much different from having an interest in any other sport and I don’t see why guys act so surprised. Yes, I’m a girl and I do love watching football and yes, I do know what is going on in the game. Girls have more interests than shopping, so don’t start assuming things about our likes and dislikes, it’s not worth your time.

Sincerely,

The girl who loves watching football

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
11 Songs That Will Hit You In The Feels, No Doubt About It

One of my favorite things to do when it comes to music is making different playlists on Spotify. I find it so fun to go back to old songs, find new ones, and categorize them into my different playlists. We all have that one playlist that we resort to when we are really feeling some type of way — also known as a "feels" playlist. If you have one of these playlists or feel ~inspired~ to make one, here are 11 songs that are a must to add.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

To My Fellow Girls With Resting B**** Face

A letter to my friends with RBF about understanding your own face and helping others deal with it.

2112
Jupe du Jour

To the girl with resting b**** face:

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

The Boyfriends Of The 2000s

Thank you, J14, for the Posters

4748
J14 magazine

Every girl remembers her first crush. Even if your first crush was the boy in your kindergarten class that ate crayons, your first true love will always be the one that holds the key to your heart. Growing up in the 2000s, everyone knew who your dream guy was. Your family probably still give you grief and your best friends probably still reminisce, so it is impossible to forget your first celebrity crush. You bought a Tiger Beat magazine every chance you could just to read up about what your favorite celebrity was doing. Your room was fully decorated with posters of them, and it wasn't unusual to have fights with your best friends over who was going to marry him. If you were a 90's baby, lucky you because the 2000s were full of boys that were easy to love. I hope you enjoy a walk down memory lane and quickly realize that Bieber was definitely not the first guy with that hair cut. Here are 15 90's baby's first boyfriends.

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

20 Things I Learned By The Start of My 20s

No one expects you to have your life together by the time you're 20, because honestly, they didn't either.

15004
Allyson Foutty

We are all often faced with many life challenges throughout the time leading up to our 20s. Before this time, and throughout it, we often look back at the things we've learned and how they've influenced who we are as people today. Some of my biggest influences were some of the challenges I've faced, but they've taught me 20 important things by the start of my 20s.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

The Boyfriend Recipe

The ingredients to build a relationship are a little more complicated than just a bouquet of flowers and a box of candy.

12019

Relationships. Long distance or not, significant others are much more than just that. I would be lying if I said I did not love the sweet gestures that only a boyfriend can give. The flowers, funny phone calls, hand holding, breakfast dates, and tight hugs are special but my relationship and many others out there exist on much more than just these little gestures. It is a tricky concoction that consists of one part boyfriend and two parts best friend and would not work without one part or the other. While having a relationship may not be quite as easy as baking a batch of cookies, it has its own recipe (with a few variations for flavor) to follow for a good match.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments