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 IBC84
Joined: 11/23/2011
Msg: 58
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Being a sports fan isn't about the athletes, who wins or loses, etc - it's about having a connection to something greater - the fan base (Red Sox Nation!), the game itself (it's in my blood going back to town ball), and like it or not it's like any other interest people can develop. The degree of that interest varies, but - it's a common interest to connect and start a conversation around. Some of the best people I've met, I met watching a Sox game over a beer at a sports bar. If you're a true fan, it's not just about your team - it's about the game itself. Sports teach you so many important lessons - teamwork, leadership, discipline.... Many people that developed the more intense connection developed it like me - through playing it since a very young age, having a connection to the sport in their family (my grandfather and great-grandfather were great baseball players), and watching their "heroes" play over the years. Through all this you develop a very real connection to the game with many fond memories associated with it.

I'm sure there are things in your life you have a strong connection to - whether it's a hobby, a favorite past-time, or even a particular place. It's the same for sports fans, just our passion is a little more publicized and out there than others. :)
 grove_22
Joined: 1/30/2012
Msg: 59
Dating a sports fan?
Posted: 3/4/2012 1:10:02 PM
Liking sports isn't any different than liking theater, art museums, book fairs / clubs, gardening etc. I know multiple couples where one person is a sports fan and the other person isn't. When the sports fan is watching football, basketball, baseball etc, the non-sports fan can be enjoying one of their interests. A couple doesn't need to spend all of their free time together.
 Kissfromarose77
Joined: 4/13/2015
Msg: 61
Dating a sports fan?
Posted: 6/16/2015 10:34:08 AM
Playing sports is good, watching them excessively is not.
 NJgirl116
Joined: 7/27/2014
Msg: 62
Dating a sports fan?
Posted: 6/16/2015 5:42:30 PM
Nobody gets in between me and watching my hockey.
 south_city
Joined: 10/12/2013
Msg: 63
Dating a sports fan?
Posted: 6/17/2015 6:35:36 AM

Liking sports isn't any different than liking theater, art museums, book fairs / clubs, gardening etc. I know multiple couples where one person is a sports fan and the other person isn't. When the sports fan is watching football, basketball, baseball etc, the non-sports fan can be enjoying one of their interests. A couple doesn't need to spend all of their free time together.


Exactly. Not all or most sports fans are couch potatoes. I can easily watch football on Sunday and do other things with a girlfriend on a Friday Night or Saturday. There are people that watch and do things I'm not interested in. Such as most reality shows, soap operas etc. But I don't judge them just because of that.
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