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Relationship Protocol: Are You Affected by Football Season?

Football season is officially upon us, which for fans everywhere means that Sunday and Monday nights have taken on a whole new meaning. If you're in relationship with a die-hard football fan, suddenly plans and even moods are determined by a team, a game, and a loss.

Remember in Sex and the City when Samantha dates that guy who will only have sex with her if his team wins? Well football, for some folks, is actually like that! On the flip side, when two fanatics find each other, the season can make for an exciting few months in their relationship. How does your relationship weather the football season?


JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
My father definitely affected me during football season, luckily I could watch it with him and actually enjoy it. My husband doesn't watch any sports so I lucked out there.
MichaelaMariela MichaelaMariela 9 years
I love football more than he does. I take it to heart. But when its NBA finals, he is soooo annoying and continues to try and tell me everything that he thinks I don't know already. It doesn't affect us at all.
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
ahh yes, i remember the SATC episode. for myself - i'm not as affected as sam was, but i do have some type of change in my weekly tv viewing habits. we have a really nice new tv in the living room where we watch tv at night, and now i'm relegated to the bedroom if i want to keep up with the programs that i usually watch since i can't possibly tell my fiance that he can't watch on the big HD tv. that would be mean of me! we also now have a lot more channel flipping since he doesn't usually like to watch the whole game - so i either have to miss some of my program, get annoyed or watch in the bedroom.
nancita nancita 9 years
Haha, good question. But mine is far more affected by the baseball season!
Lily-Inferno Lily-Inferno 9 years
I have been a football widow for the past 4 years..this year, I took part and joined the fantasy football league along with the hubby and its great. Im having fun..and makin him a football widower. Used to be such a big problem though..but perfect for my nap time. Not to mention time to get a mani/pedi and have some alone time with myself.
SummerFlirts SummerFlirts 9 years
I don't mind. I love the football & baseball games just as much! :)
omilawd omilawd 9 years
No, I'm dating a hockey boy. But, seriously. Different sport, same emotions involved. If the Sabres lose, LOOK OUT.
heartbreakerx62x heartbreakerx62x 9 years
We are both Gators and LOVE watching the games every weekend! We are both also big baseball fans too!
cravinsugar cravinsugar 9 years
We both like the same team, so no, football doesn't get in the way cause I enjoy watching the games with him (although he tends to be a bit emotional when our team is losing badly). But Fishing? now there is something that inerferes! I am trying to schedule site visits and cake tastings for our wedding cake and we don't live in same area. this saturday was perfect, but he says "honey, i am supposed to go fishing"
saranightly saranightly 9 years
I love football, go Bills!! My fiancee likes football, but isn't obsessed, so it's never really a problem. We have about the same amount of interest in it.
mgratzl mgratzl 9 years
I myself am a huge football fan! My ex actually didn't watch football at all! He was European and didn't understand the whole concept. But I can stay inside all day on Sunday jut watching football!
graylen graylen 9 years
My boyfriend watches EVERY NFL game. Drives me crazy. I'd be fine if he had a couple of teams he really loved. Nope. He wants to watch every single game as he also is really into fantasy football and must watch every game that he has a player in. Argh... I love my college team and will watch their game every Saturday. The Sunday/Monday NFL thing only irritates me because we have routine plans every Sunday/Monday (our only two days to spend together) and they get canceled A LOT during football season.
julieulie julieulie 9 years
Looooooooooooooooove football! We are both glued to the TV and our computers to check our fantasy scores. Though it does affect our relationship in a negative way, because my husband and I support opposing football teams, and play in the same fantasy league, so there is a lot of competitiveness, and we unfortunately wind up pissed at each other a lot...
designerel designerel 9 years
OH MY GOD. I feel the pain... not only does the bf work as an assistant coach for a minor league team, he is obsessed with Madden (football video game), his nephew plays for a community football team AND he's a Cowboys and Falcons fan. So this weekend was full of football for him, so we spent a bit of time apart as I am not a huge football fan. I was talking to him last night and he was being all sulky and not saying why. Turns out his nephew's team lost, his own minor league team lost AND the Falcons lost. Not sure about the Cowboys because that's on tonight, haha. Oh yeah and he couldn't beat the computer at Madden or something. Ridiculous!
havok636 havok636 9 years
i watch with him :) i was raised by cheeseheads, he's a cowboys fan... sunday/monday/thursdays are interesting
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 9 years
YES! I am totally affected. Every weekend I get totally stresed out about my fantasy team and how my weekly picks do. It sucks because my boyfriend doesn't care about football at all AND I have no TV so I almost never get to watch. Oh well.
jessie jessie 9 years
my husband is not a athletic supporter....
Muirnea Muirnea 9 years
No relationship right now, but not being a crazy football fan is a requirement of mine. Yuck, it's boring. Actually, anyone that likes being stuck to a t.v. rather than being involved in something in real life is annoying. I don't want a guy that is that crazy about ANY sport they just watch on t.v. If you love the sport that much, you better be able to play it! Why not just go out and play it instead of being a couch potato!? THAT I can deal with, a guy who is crazy into the team or sport he actually PLAYS for! That makes sense to me! It's REAL team spirit! Just being so excited for a team you have no part in whatsoever...that just doesn't make sense!! It's like all those guys are just "wanna be's"!!! P.S. I just had an epiphany by typing this post out. I just realized that THAT (above paragraph) is the reason I don't like crazy sports fanatics!! I knew I always didn't like them, but I didn't realize why until just now. Yeaa, I feel like I just learned something about myself!! And my hatred of crazy sports fans makes sense now!!! LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL!!! Yeaaa!!!
karlotta karlotta 9 years
My BF hates sports. God bless him. I spent part of the summer holidays with my Dad on a roadtrip around Eastern France, and as soon as we got to the hotels, he'd turn on the TV and watch the Olympics. I wanted to die!
offtherecord1 offtherecord1 9 years
Saturday too, as we're college students. I try to be understanding, but it gets a bit annoying at times. Can't wait for the season to be over.
MarinerMandy MarinerMandy 9 years
It's kind of nice because I get some time to read. I have tried so hard to get into football, but I just can't...unless we actually go to the game and then I turn into a yelling, screaming, crazy fanatic! Just can't watch it on tv.
geebers geebers 9 years
I don't care for any sport at all -been that way since I was a kid. But i have things that I am obsessed over that I can see someone else not understanding. So I let it go that my BF loves his football and baseball a bit obsessively. ;)
Kristinh1012 Kristinh1012 9 years
Absolutely Love football myself so there is not problem at all. Our kids are also just as into football so we watch it as a family. And were very happy as the Giants kicked butt yesterday.
Sun_Sun Sun_Sun 9 years
no hubby isnt into american football...however football as in soccer....HES A FANATIC!!! it doesnt affect us though. i think its cute. unless he wants to watch a game during GH ;)
Liz4aker Liz4aker 9 years
My boy and I both love football season. I'm only into NCAA and he loves both NFL and NCAA. Our only problem is I'm a die hard Ohio State fan and he is a die hard Michigan fan. But we've learned to navigate around it and besides... a little passionate teasing is fun!
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