Friday, January 9, 2009

What To Do With Non-Sports People?



I’ve complained, ahem, written about people that don’t like sports before. It just seems like such a foreign idea to me. Whenever I hear someone say “I hate sports”, I really do not understand it at all. Not even a little bit.

Don’t get me wrong – there is a sport I am not a fan of - NASCAR. No matter how much you try to get me excited about the cars going around the track repeatedly it just isn’t going to happen. I gave it a chance and everything. It just isn’t going to be something I get interested in. The same goes for all forms of racing – equine or vehicular. I can’t outright hate it all though – these are sports that have a major following. I totally respect the fact that these folks are passionate about their sports and even do the whole fantasy league thing for some. Get down with your bad self. I might like it if I could drive one of the cars or something, but who knows?

I’ve mentioned before that I once dated a guy that didn’t like sports so much. I call those the dark years. I had to sneak around and watch games, check scores, and get excited about significant events. Urgh! How is it that I am the one girl on the planet that ends up dating someone that wants to go see some sappy romantic comedy that would rather go to a game? Yeah, I know, Bizarro world. Seriously though, I’ve had a hard time finding guys throughout my life that enjoyed sports as much as I do! That is…until I met Mr. DeLancey. We even met at a very cool sports venue.

Ya know - I understand that people like to have the whole “personal interests” but wouldn’t you rather have someone who wants to do the same things you do? Call me crazy, but I think the whole “opposites attract” thing is baloney.

So you ask, “What is the point of this post today?” Well, I am just wondering how people who are obsessed with sports get involved with those who are not. What do you do with sports-haters that are close to you? I have relatives that aren’t big fans…actually…not too many now that I think about it…

But really, how do you deal with people in your life that “hate” sports if you’re a total fan?

7 comments:

Doret said...

Yea dating a nonsports fan can be hard. I know I am being a little sexist when I want a guy I like to care about sports but still I want them to care. Almost as bad is a one minded sport fan. I like an open sports fan guy to be able to flow from football to baseball to tennis to whatever. Plus the single sportsminded fan tends to be a little obsessive.
Have you and your husband ever worn matching team gear to a game- are you that couple.

Apryl DeLancey said...

Ha! No way - we do not have matching outfits for anything! I don't judge others though - whatever works for them, eh? My hubby never lived here during the time I was growing up and does not have my collection of Los Angeles Raiders, Los Angeles Rams, or my many early 80s Lakers tees. I don't have near the amount of Bucs clothing he does either. He is getting quite a bit of Dodgers clothing now though although we don't have any of the same designs.

Doret said...

The Dodgers, Cubs and Cardinals have great women's lines. The Mets are getting better but I am still jealous. I wear mens Mets shirts but sometimes I want a cute tee.

Lindsay said...

Haha! I was picturing you two showing up to a game dressed alike! Maybe you and Gus could wear matching jerseys?

Josh and I have about the same level of interest in sports. I think I would go crazy if he liked sports more than me and had to watch every single football game. I am also glad that he likes to watch soccer, rugby and the Olympics as much as I do - we met playing rugby! :)

Apryl DeLancey said...

Oh come on now, I'm not THAT much of a dork! We make fun of matching sports couples (and matching in general). Gus, okay, maybe I'll get him a jersey like mine. He will fit in a person-sized jersey anyways!

Lindsay said...

I know that come NBA playoffs, Gus will have his own Lakers jersey.

Apryl DeLancey said...

He does have a Lakers collar in his collection!