Hopefully, you and your partner have a few things in common — and possibly among them is a favorite team, sport or athletic event that unites you both. Sports are a great way to bond with a partner as you cheer, heckle, and emotionally invest yourselves in the thrill of competition. But what do your athletic tastes say about your relationship style? Game on!
The San Diego Chargers vs. the Oakland Raiders. The New York Jets vs. the New England Patriots. The Dallas Cowboys vs. the Washington Redskins. These NFL rivalries keep football season exciting, sure — but if you’re single, can the team you’re rooting for actually affect your love life? It probably will if she doesn’t like the same team.
What it says about you as a couple? You have fun interacting with other couples. Football isn’t just a sport, it’s an event. On game day, there’s always a party or people tailgating somewhere, usually with plenty of other fans enjoying the action. My wife and I are Cowboy fans.
Every Sunday during football season we cuddle on the couch, or sometimes meet up with our friends, mostly other couples in their home or ours to watch the games. It’s like a dinner party, but it’s not lame and stuffy.” Attending games is also a great way to get close. Football is a cold-weather sport which we love as well.
Sad thing is this will be our last your for high school football, that will take some time for us to get over. Anyway, thanks for a great season Wichita Falls Rider Raiders! Ok, back to the cold, going to a game in the middle of the season gives you the opportunity to cover up together under a blanket and enjoy any game.
This super bowl Sunday we are heading to some friends to watch the game. My wife is rooting for Mr. Raven Ray Lewis. I think she wants to see the old man go out on top of the world. I wonder if she will do his dance? Sharing a hobby, especially one that gets you both moving, is a great way to strengthen your bond.
And you don’t necessarily have to be on the same team to reap the benefits. From creating the opportunity for a long-needed conversation to giving you an outlet for your aggression, any sport can work wonders for your relationship. For many of us, sports are an integral part of our life. In fact, for some it is maybe too big.
Yet it remains. It can fester like a sore (especially in Texas), but it will not go away. We cannot give up sports. It isn’t possible. Our DNA will not allow it. So first, let me thank you fair lady, my wife, for acknowledging this and making the effort to be a part of this odd existence that is our sports obsessed life.
Another strategy/way to involve oneself in the husband sports world is through hang out time. As a wife who may not be interested fully in the game, get your friends together with husbands when a game is on. Let the husbands watch and you can do whatever you want with your friends.
Although this may not work for some wives, like mine because she is as clued to a game as I am, keeping friends around for her to share in the occasional conversation is a good thing. Bring on super bowl Sunday! I know, like us, many are very excited despite the fact that my wife’s Cowboys didn’t make it. So, like many, we have mixed emotions on who we are cheering for most. Enjoy the game this Sunday, enjoy your friends and family as well, and don’t forget the food.