I came across an interesting article by columnist A. Asohan in one of the pullouts today, his take on a topic that’s a dread to most women,…them and football. Naturally being a footie lover, I can’t help but to be very much on his side, albeit his biasness.
They claimed that time spent watching games is time spent away from them. So is that why football-crazy men are much loathed by women?
This is where I cant really agree with them, and this includes my own beloved girlfriend. Its true, when games are on, especially those involving Arsenal, I tend to switch on my focus completely on the game and nothing else, I repeat, nothing else around me matters.
Sure football is played weekly but a team plays only 2 games at most. And on top of that, at least one game is played in the wee hour of midweek morning when everyone, and that includes the women, are supposed to be dead asleep by then. That’s in fact, a time away from her own personal world. But no, blame it on football. What’s new?
Women wants to be with their men on weekends, on Saturday nights especially when most games take place. Admittedly, it’s that time of the week when most couples, married or unmarried, dines out. What’s with the next day being a Sunday and all. Ok, let’s give this one to them then. Two hours are sure to waste, from women’s point of view. But, but…What was that again? Only two hours? Hold on, let me put this straight. They despise footie-maniac guys simply because they wont get to be with their spouse for mere 2 hours every week? That’s it? just because of this reason she could miss out on a guy who could love her for a lifetime. Its your shot, ladies.
My girlfriend’s obviously a football-hater. Years back, I tried to persuade her into taking interest of the beautiful game by introducing to the likes of Robert Pires, Francesco Totti and of course, David Beckham and all the good-looking footballers as a decoy but that didn’t do much of a help. I’ve stopped since.
So, like it or not, I made a deal with her that she gets to take control of the remote if there were no matches involving Arsenal and Brazil whenever she’s around. Yes, I’m willing to sacrifice that for her and to show how tolerant and sensitive I can be. That automatically means I have to forget about catching on any other games, which includes matches involving the Galacticos in La Liga. Fine.
Hey, I’m no poof. Its for worthy cause you know. In return, I get to have some piece of mind every time watching my favorite teams in the thick of action. Some things you just gotta give in no matter how passionate you are about it. In this case, football. Arsenal and Brazil however, are non-negotiable.
Talking about Brazil, even the FIFA World Cup is held once every four years. But I’m not getting into that with her. I mean, there’s still the Euro tournament coming up this year to deal with. I’ll sure to get the annual ‘Hey, I thought Football season is over’ thing. I really have to be tactful with my words. After all there’s still heaps coming around eventually… Copa, the Confederations cup, the pre-season friendlies, then the new season begins, and the next world cup some more and…