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Girls and the NFL: Why We Can Be Fans and Not Know Everything

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Bryant chapter.


Why must almost every testosterone-filled, raging, male specimen interrogate girls whenever we say we like a certain team, or think a certain quarterback is totally cute? It is completely outrageous that whenever something is said about a major league sport—mostly when discussing the NFL specifically—it should automatically be assumed that a female football fan MUST know the first name of the Washington Redskin’s coach’s wife’s step brother.

It may seem out-of-this-world to some gentlemen, but a large group of ladies do find enjoyment in watching sports. No, we may not know all the ins and outs and every play in the play book or why they did or did not get the first down, but we get the gist, and that’s enough for us.

Hopefully that frantic football junkie finds that special girl who can in fact name the Washington Redskin’s coach’s wife’s step brother, and live happily ever after. But, it wouldn’t hurt if they snapped into reality and let us females watch our professional sports at our leisure, and enjoy some fine looking men in tight pants, a jersey, and some eye black to complement their broad shoulders and ripped calves.

As for those collegiettes out there who are sports savvy and that is their niche, good for you. You make us all proud, and keep it going, girl. We hope that one day maybe you can throw them a kindhearted curveball to show them what we really are made of.

May we all watch sports in peace, and enjoy these great American pastimes with ease! 

Boston-based twenty-something who's a self-proclaimed Bloody Mary connoisseur and Billy Joel karaoke aficionado.