1. Male Ignorance
Now, before I begin, this isn't a bash at you men. Not all of you are as ignorant as some. This is geared towards the ones who don't necessarily use their brain before they speak. Ladies, you know that guy that while you're watching the game continues to question you about your knowledge of the sport because he believes that "you don't know football because you're a girl." Because I'm a girl? That is a lame excuse gentleman. Trust me, half of us ladies could run circles around your knowledge of the game. Yes, I do know the lingo, penalties, downs, positions, etc. I can name off players by their numbers. I know the rules, the point system, and anything else that goes into actively watching the game. No, I will not stay in the kitchen and make your game day snacks. Move over boys, I need a spot on the couch.
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Remember this gem to the right? Who was the creator of that? Why would any true NFL fan want a zebra print jersey? Maybe the NFL thought that adding a little pazazz would appeal to it's female audience.
I'm all for more feminine apparel, because let's face it, we don't want t-shirts that make us look boxy and sometimes it's nice to own a jersey that doesn't look like a long sleeved dress. Those are the items that should be geared towards us women, not pink car decals and jerseys. Surly not zebra print.
3. Cleat Chaser
Why is it that because I actively watch football that I'm automatically only watching for the arm muscles and butts? Honestly, I don't really notice either because I'm too busy watching the game just like you men. Just because I watch a sport that is dominated by men, doesn't mean I'm only watching it for the guys who play it. No, I'm not looking for my future husband, I'm at the edge of my seat -- or pacing the floor depending on which friend of mine you ask -- begging every football god I can think of to let the Steelers win. That being said, if Ben Roethlisberger wasn't married and just happened to ask for my hand, I wouldn't say no.
4. Impressing the Boys
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The way I watch Steelers games, would far from impress any crush I had. Yelling, frantically pacing, throwing my terrible towel, and cheering at the top of my lungs are all on the list of semi-embarassing things I do while glued to the T.V. or hiding behind my hands during clutch situations. I also have a tendency to rub the Steelers logo on my jersey any time we have a third and short situation. I told you, it's almost best I watch games alone.
5. One of the Boys
The opposite of impressing the boys is getting seen as just one of the boys. Katy Perry sang it best:
'cause I don't wanna be one of the boys
one of your guys
Just give me a chance to prove it to you tonight
That I just wanna be your homecoming queen
Pin-up poster dream
Not one of the boys
You're sitting on the couch, bumping elbows with the guys, drinking beer, and eating chicken wings. At this moment you're not worried about impressing the guys you're with, but no girl wants to be seen as just "one of the boys". Ladies, we can love football and still be seen as feminine, right? Yes!
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