It’s Fall. And with fall comes some of my favorite things. My son was born in the Fall, there is pumpkin spice everything, the weather here in the south is bearable(meaning you don’t start sweating as soon as you step outside) and FOOTBALL! Yes, folks it’s football season and it’s in full swing now. High school, college, and pro football has taken over the hearts and minds of most of America(no research done on that so don’t google numbers and #wellactually me please).
This post is for those of you who love football so much that your Bae is left alone. It’s also for the football widows, that my football loving brothers and sisters have created.
A football widow is a person in a relationship that finds themselves alone for much of the football season. Their Bae’s are probably spending Friday nights, Saturdays, Sundays, Monday and Thursday nights watching football. Tuesday and Wednesday should be free but I’m sure they watch football related news and study their fantasy lineups. It can be pretty lonely, or so I am told. I’m a football fan so I don’t have a lot of experience in this category but I do know some folks that just aren’t that into football but their Bae is! And if you are a football widow and want to spend more time with Bae during the season, keep reading. I have a few tips to make it less boring for you and less irritating for them.
I spoke to a few football fans and they all agreed that they would love to share their love for football with their Sig (significant other) Though it's not required for the relationship, they do see how it can be an issue if the N.F.L.(non football lover😜 ) starts to get lonely or complain. So I asked them what would make watching football with their N.F.L. enjoyable for them both. The number one answer on the board(Steve Harvey voice) was only ask questions during the commercials. During the action is not the time to ask questions! The number two answer was don’t complain about how long the game is or how boring, stupid, not fun, etc it is. That was pretty much all that had to say but those are things that make them want to watch with their N.F.L. and not ways to make it enjoyable. (I knew I shouldn’t have just asked men 🙄)
I decided to put together a list to make watching a lit bit easier for both parties….
Know the basics. Google, Ask Siri, Ask Jeeves(ya’ll remember ask jeeves? No? I’m old right?) your cousins, your kids or even ask Bae(before the game) some of the basics.
Pair watching football with something you enjoy. It doesn’t have to be in front of the tv at home. Go out to a bar/restaurant that serves your favorite foods and watch the game. Or go to a place that not only has the game on and good food, but other activities, like bowling, pool tables, video games. Most places have tv’s and most will have it tuned into the games during football season. It doesn’t have to be a sports bar.
Make it romantic by making bets during the game…pay up at half time or when the game goes off. 😍 😉
Do you have a friend who is also a football widow? Invite that couple out or over to watch…that way you two can chat while your Bae’s are watching the game. You can tell each other how boring and stupid it is. LOL
Pregame shows are a great way to get involved in the game without getting involved in the game. The shows normally highlight a player outside of football. A lot of the stories are inspiring and make you want to pull for that player during the game. (just don’t cheer for him too much if he is playing against Bae’s team)
Don’t. Hey, If it’s not your thing, don’t force it. Use game time to do stuff that Bae doesn’t want to do with you! Football season will end late January/early February. That gives you about three weeks with Bae until March Madness begins! 😏
What are your tips for watching football with Bae?