Venus Trapped in Mars

08 November 2013

5 Misconceptions of Women Who Like Sports

Being a girl that loves sports doesn't mean...
(Warning, these GIFs don't really have anything to do with the post, they just made me laugh)

I will only watch sports

I only have sports on my television when there are games I want to see. So Tennessee football on Saturdays, MNF, SNF, TNF, Vols basketball and the occasional Mavs or Rangers games. That sounds like a lot but really, I watch way more Bravo than I watch sporting events.

I'm not Girly 
I love all the same things you love. I love fashion. I love clothes. I love shoes. I love bracelets. I love interior design. I love reading In-Style and Cosmo. I love Pinteresting for hours. I love glitter I love the same fashion blogs you like.

We won't get along 
I have way more friends who don't like sports than do like sports. We will still get along if you don't like sports. Neither Helene nor Magen would consider themselves sports fans, yet we get along swimmingly!

We have to have ESPN on 
I'm not a dude. I don't need to watch SportsCenter on repeat. I can see it once, or not at all, and be good! I listen to ESPN radio in the mornings, occasionally. I usually listen to cosmo radio (may it RIP), the same things you listen to!

I've got a big lesbian crush on you
I like boys. Don't flatter yourself. What's funny is that my lesbian friends don't even like sports! My half-sister is gay, she likes to bowl and that's about it. I forgot more about sports than she knows. So don't assume anything about anyone. Girls can like sports and like boys too. Or girls! Who cares, the main thing is that we don't have a crush on you.

What do you think is a misconception about women who love sports?

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42 comments :

  1. Yay for other girls who are athletic AND girly! Hollaaa

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  2. I love dispelling rumors. the first gif made me laugh out loud. and the last one... DYING.

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  3. Haha I'm in Chicago, if you don't like da Bears or have a preference of the Cubbies vs the Sox, you're the weird one. Girl or guy.

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  4. The football player getting hit in the head with the ball will always make me laugh out loud.

    I get that lesbian one a lot. I love when you tell a girl you don't know well that you like sports and they give you this up-down look like they're assessing your sexuality. I let those girls figure it out while I LOL in my head.

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  5. I think the only thing I'm disappointed in is that you don't have a big lesbian crush on me. I guess I'll have to wait for my butch, sports-loving, female blogger to come along somewhere else. *sniff sniff*

    *disclaimer, i don't think your butch, it just fit with the comment to make me look funnier than I actually am*

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  6. haha love this. I know so many people must think these things about me . they need to get over it! lol

    Anyways nominated you for the Sunshine Award today on my blog, because I think you're hilarious and I'd love to hear your answers to some of those questions.

    -Elise @ 9toFit.com

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  7. I can't even with that GIF at the top. BAHAHAHAHAHAH. DYING!

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  8. Haha these are so true... i watch a lot more New Girl than football, but I still love me some football! And boys... i love boys.

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  9. I am going to look past your gif showing my team losing (kstate) and say that I love this!!! so true! all of it. And why do boys watch sports center all day long??? Granted, I have girlfriends that do this too. But it is mostly boys. WHY?! It shows the same shit over and over.

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  10. We love sports just to impress men, I could care less if my love of football impresses a man or not. I don't even need a man around to watch football and enjoy it too.

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  11. Awesome post! I think people try to pigeon hole people into these perfect little boxes that are just not true. People are complex and like sooo many different things. :)

    FYI I'm still laughing at the first GIF. Hah!

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  12. I don't like it when people assume you only "like" a sports team because your husband, boyfriend, whatever likes the team. At the same time, I don't like those girls that do only "like" a team because their man does.

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  13. Oh my gosh, my brother is one of those people who has to sleep with the TV on. Of course he chooses ESPN so he hears SportsCenter on repeat all.night.long. Sometimes when we visit home we have to share a room. I'm one of those who needs complete quiet to sleep, but on those occasions I will dream about sports stats and wake up regurgitating them. Drives me nuts!

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  14. preach it! preach it! preach it! i still don't understand how people can watch the same sportscenter that is a repeat. WE ALREADY SAW THESE HIGHLIGHTS. way different than rewatching my fav shows though. can watch them over and over and over

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  15. LOVE that you love sports! I'm a diehard Seahawk fan and a volleyball coach slash player slash spectator. I don't know where I'd be without sports in my life.

    www.livingbarefootandcrazy.blogspot.com ♥

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  16. omggggg yes. hahahaha. agreed on all accounts. i claim to love the game and talent...but one of my favorite things about sports are the tight pants <3

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  17. K thanks for posting a gif of a Wolverine screwin up. GO BUCKS! ;)

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  18. I hate sports. Going to sporting events is fun... but that's usually because of the people I'm with and not the actual game. These are all spot on though... definitely what people automatically assume when a girl likes sports.

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  19. Haha that post made me laugh! I love sports, mostly college football (Hook 'Em!) but what you put is so true! Loved it!

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  20. that first gif has me making those award silent laugh noises coming out of my mouth. :D

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  21. The first gif is my favorite. That woman just comes out of nowhere.

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  22. This is fantastic. Seriously, where did people get the idea that you can't be girly AND like sports?!

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  23. LOVEEEE THIS!!!!! It's so true. I like all of those things too and only watch the games I want to watch. I hate when girls look at me like I have 4 heads cause I know "the lingo".

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  24. YES!!
    another one is liking a player because he's attractive. do I think Aaron Rodgers is hot? yes, but there's plenty of other players I like who I don't find attractive. it's not all about the looks, they gotta be good.

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  25. Hahaha so true! I feel another misconception is that girls who like sports know everything about sports. Nope. Everyone will always have questions no matter how well you know the sport - even athletes have questions, and that's okay. No one deserves an eyeroll for trying to understand.

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  26. These are pretty good (especially the kinda-unrelated-but-still-sporty gifs). I think being manly is the biggest misconception, and it's SO not true!

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  27. Thank you for this - all too often this misconception happens to me. I'm married and get asked "does your husband get bothered that you get more heated in sports matches than him?" NO HE DOESN'T! HE ACTUALLY FINDS IT HOT!

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  28. That first GIF had me rolling.

    2014 is going to be a big year in our house... GO NOLES! GO CATS!

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  29. Okay , the biggest fact I've ever heard is.. lesbiez don't like sports. REALLY?
    Noor's Place

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  30. Those gifs are hilarious, love the guy screaming. I love going to sporting events; watching sports doesn't make you any less girly.

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  31. hahaha I love this post! Everyone always thinks Im a lesbian glued to ESPN! NOT TRUE! Also, I am hurt by the UofM clip you had to show, yes they suck this year :((

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  32. I couldn't agree more!! Why do we have to live so far apart from each other? sad face!!

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  33. I don't hate sports, I just don't know anything about them! lol

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  34. As soon as I saw the title of this post i was hoping for a Mean Girls reference. Thank you for not disappointing!

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  35. The GIFs are amazing! The old lady was my favorite until I saw the UK fan falling (because any destruction to a UK fan is ALWAYS #1)

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.com

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  36. I think my gripe has only to do with me. I like sports. Football and hockey mainly but I'm learning to tolerate baseball. Gasp, I know. What gets me is that to be considered a "fan" it seems as if I'm expected to quote stats from who knows when, be all up on who's drafted where, who went to school where and who's on IR, out for the season, suspended or whatever else is going on.

    CAN'T I JUST WATCH AND LOVE THE DAMN GAME?!

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  37. I think one of the biggest misconceptions I run into is that people assume because I like sports, I'm obsessed with them and know every player on every team. I'm not a guy. I don't memorize all the stats and I don't know how deep the bullpen goes for the Washington Nationals, nor do I care.

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