*Well ladies, since our prayers were not fully answered then we just have to make do with what we have.
Like it or not ESPN and Sports Center are not going anywhere soon so let’s use it to our advantage shall we?
If you can’t beat ‘em join ‘em.
Here are some helpful hints on how to talk sports with a guy.
While watching, try to balance out talking about things you like and following the game:
- We know you really want to tell him how ridiculously long your class presentations went today and how the guy sitting next to you on the bus smelled liked lawn clippings and read over your shoulder, but remember you are also pretending to be a sports expert.
- We know you are all excellent at talking about the things that actually interest you so we will give you the other boring half of the conversation, which will be sports.
Great Go-To Phrases:
“What?! Number _____ was totally off-sides!”
Any number between 0-99 is usually safe. This tactic is usable in virtually every sport.
“Now…didn’t he play for ___________?”
Any other team. Guys love knowing the right answer. Warning: Make sure you say a different team in the same sport. Your cover would be blown if you were watching basketball then brought up a football team.
“Man our defense is KILLING us tonight.”
Use this phrase anytime your team is behind.
“We are really covering the field/court/ice tonight!”
Use this phrase anytime the guy gets excited about something that happened.
Finally, commenting about the size/speed/agility/haircut/tattoos of any of the players at any time will earn you points.
Just remember ladies, this is not about trying to be someone you are not. It’s about securing a second date.
Secretly plotting the demise of Sports Center,
Char and Gert
p.s. You want a crazy awesome thank-goodness-it's-Friday song?
Andy Grammar. Fine By Me.
Car dancing is a requirement while listening.