It seems like the whole world is into it...except you.
And that’s fine.
Beau: 42 & married, broadcaster, Atlanta, GA“I actually prefer sports to be my own domain - an item of my life largely unshared so I suppose the burden for my wife is even greater. Sports is a big part of who I am. Learning to accept that is a part of learning to deal with me. I encourage her to create a separate area of her life even away from me that she can enjoy. That can and often does include spending a whole lot of money while I am watching sports.”
Scotty: 29 & single, promotions producer, Charlotte, NC“I wish whoever I am dating at the time would understand that it is more than just the games on the weekend. I actually have a lot of money riding on it, because I am in three fantasy football league.”
Freddie: 34 & single, former NFL player, Tampa, FL“Respect my pass time or hobbies like watching football, just like I respect yours (shopping, soap operas and the reality tv mess you watch). Don't set double standards when it's convenient for you. There must be a compromise, because God knows that reality TV mess is not making our relationship stronger.”
Jonathan: 30 & single, entrepreneur, Greensboro, NC“It's give and take. You don't have to like it to still love me enough to accept it on game day.”
#1 Accept it.
The other good news: you will always know where homeboy is on gameday!
Take this advice I tell young adults as they seek answers about their careers: What did you like to do when you were a kid? Think about how you passed time, when you had idle time. It is the best way to remember the essence of who you are. When you were a kid, unaffected about results or consequences of how you spent your free time, you did what you were most drawn to; the things that most interested you. That was the truth of who you are. Do that again!
*Fun fact about me: When on family vacations across the country as a kid, I used to do “Eyewitness News” with my siblings. Now look at me today!