So, you want to hear a funny story?
When I was in college, I worked at the Cincinnati Reds Stadium as an elevator operator. I knew nothing about baseball. Heck, I never been to a baseball game in my life. However, I always found sporting events fun and cool. Anyway, so I am in the elevator, on my stool pushing buttons of the floors where people wanted to go and noticed that I have been in the elevator for a long time. A large group of people get on the elevator and I ignorantly ask, ” What quarter is it?” If you know a little about baseball you are already laughing just like the people in that elevator. A man turned to me and very politely said, “There are no quarters, just innings”. I thanked him for his polite correction and ignorantly, again, asked another stupid question. I asked, ” How much time is left in this inning?” People laughed again at my sweet innocent ignorance and exited off the elevator. Later, I was given a basic lesson of Baseball 101.
Sports have never been my thing. I love basketball and understand the game. In fact, my favorite player is Kevin Durant and my favorite team is OKC Thunder. I fell in love with this team because of their teamwork and sportsmanship. They work really well together and I honestly think they can be the next big team in the NBA. Kevin Durant is one of the greatest in the making. Anyway, I grew up in a household of some serious sports fans. My mom and her husband are huge Cleveland Browns fans and were faithful professional wrestling watchers. I actually liked wrestling when I was younger. My favorite wrestler was “The Undertaker” and “Hulk Hogan”. They were pretty cool. Now, I can’t stand it. I’m surprised its still on television. Football, was never my thing. All three of my brothers played it from pee-wee football to high school. TORTURE! So you can imagine that growing up in my household I was always that odd man out. Now, I am in a relationship with one of the biggest football fans I’ve ever met and it drives me nuts. I can’t win between him and football. You know what they say, “If you can’t beat them, join them”.
I love the spirit of sports. Absolutely love it! I love tailgating, I love going to games, I love going to sports bars and having a burger or some wings with beer (Strongbow, Killians, Heineken, or Angry Orchard). During basketball season, I am all over it. I love it and I can follow it. I know who most of the players are and I have a pretty good time watching a game from beginning to end. But with football, although I can watch a game and know what is going on, I am not that much into it like most. I figure it is because I don’t have a team. Until now. I am declaring that the Cincinnati Bengals are officially my football team. Yes, yes I am out of denial and have stepped into the jungle. It’s hard to not be a Bengals fan when you tailgate and feed off of the energy of the other fans. Maybe I will be able to enjoy a game of football with my “boo” now that I have a team. Although I don’t know if he is enjoying this season at all considering he is a New York Giants fan and they are 0-2.
I have learned that women who watch sports and have somewhat of an idea of what is going on is very sexy to the opposite sex. The opposite sex that likes sports that is. When a man can sit down and enjoy brewsky with his lady and watch the game, that makes it all the better. Especially when his lady actually knows what is going on. That will turn that man on so much that you won’t need to watch the half time report because he might want to report you to the bedroom at half time….too much? Yea, that was a corny I know. Ladies, take some time to learn about these things with your man. If you end up loving sports, GREAT! If not, GREAT! He can’t lose either way. Either you will be there during the games and become one of the fellas or he will have his own time away from you with his fellas. But I am telling you, there are some sexy things about sports. Like those tight pants the football and baseball players wear, the sweat that drips all over their bodies, and even the yelling that occurs turn me on. Hey, its manly okay.
Last quick story, so I went to a Reds and Dodgers game recently, right? I look on the score board and I see the word “Situational”. Now, I know there is a guy that calls him “The Situation” from Jersey Shore, so I thought that was someones nickname. Ha, ha, ha! I thought “Situational” was a nickname so I proceeded to ask my friend, Craig, “Who is the Situational?” He then proceeded to explain to me what that means. Yea. I may love basketball, and understand football, but I have completely given up on baseball! I’m sure you all would agree that I should.