I wasn’t sure how to title this post, but as the Super Bowl approached there seem to be two convergent things that women in this country seem to be under-interested in. Interest in good beer, and interest in football.
Generally speaking, I think most women would rather change the car’s oil than watch the Super Bowl, but maybe they would enjoy the sport more if they understood it better.
In my opinion, Football is the best sport to be a fan of. There is the unbelievable athleticism displayed by the players – its a physical game, pure and simple. But there is also the strategy that goes into planning the game, and how it gets executed by the players. On top of that, you have injuries, weather, stadium noise – so many variables go into the game.
By the time you get to the playoffs, and in particular the Super Bowl, you have two teams facing each other who have survived 4 months of tough games. Crem dela crem! It’s great entertainment!
Now, the ladies unfortunately seem to be less interested. Maybe its the culture of sports that turns them off, or how they were raised, but I think if women had a guide, a ‘football 101 for women’ written by a woman, that might help!
Similarly, is just like getting the ladies more interested in quality beer. I hope that The Brew Club has had some success in getting women more interested in trying something new, but its an issue that will take some time to work on I guess like getting guys to accept and wear makeup. (Don is warming up to the idea I’ve heard 😉 )
So, that brings me to the whole point of this post. Liz, who is a Brew Clubber (and responsible for the Bud Select 55 pick) is also quite the athlete. While she has a hard time keeping up with me on the hiking trails, she’s played on Championship basketball teams in College, is still very involved in all types of sports, and can talk just about any sport with just about anybody! So, she took it upon herself to write “Football 101 For Girls” over at her own sports blog The Sports Bra Reports.
Her post is getting some good response because its written from a girl’s perspective, and I think even some guys might want to pass it along (or read it for themselves). Hey, how cool would it bee if the women in your life could spend the time enjoying the game with you (with a good beer perhaps) because they understand it rather than sitting in the spare room watching Thornbirds or something?
Go check it out and pass it along! Football 101 For Girls
How about you? Are you without female company for the Super Bowl? Why do you think that is? Remember, I’m not Dr. Phil here, so keep it lite OK?