Saturday, April 26, 2014
WOMEN AND SPORTS
WOMEN AND SPORTS
A Cranky Opinion
CRANKY OPINION SATURDAY
The following is the opinion of a cranky old man. Opposing opinions are welcome…I will ignore them, but they are welcome, and please, no name calling, and that means you…you big stupid head!
I haven’t been too badly beaten up lately, so it’s time to throw in a rant against women.
First let me make the necessary politically correct acknowledgement that this rant has many stereotype comments, all women do not fit my complaint, and blah, blah blah. Why I even have to say that on a rant that is obviously partially tongue in cheek I don’t know, but in this day and age it seems necessary. To all the lady sports fans out there I apologize and you really do not need to defend yourself…I get it.
Now on with the rant.
I understand most women do not like sports. They do not get into sports with the same vigor and fanaticism as men do. They may not understand sports, they may get bored watching sports, and they just do not care about sports. That is fair, I’ll give you that; you don’t really care about sports.
Fine, but what I don’t get is when women actually get angry about sports. Some women actually get pissed off at sports.
“Oh do we really have to watch that stupid National Basketball Championship Game? It is so stupid. Dribble shoot, foul shoot, the end takes forever and who really cares, it is just a stupid game.”
“I hate football what is the big deal? Up the field, down the field, it is just dumb.”
“Baseball! God it is so boring!”
“Golf…half of them don’t even look athletic.”
“Soccer…wait what team is that? I love those uniforms and they all have such cute butts!”
OK, one sport women can get into.
You know what is dumb? Shopping is dumb! Buying shoes is stupid. Jewelry is expensive and ridiculous…who cares? A diamond bracelet…how stupid is that? You won’t hear me say that out loud. I may think it, but I understand these things make some women happy. I don’t like them, they don’t make me happy, but they don’t make me angry. Shopping does not piss me off.
Soap operas like “Revenge” and the incredibly stupid “Once upon a time” I don’t watch, but I don’t bitch and moan all the way through about how stupid and annoying they are…ok, a little bit I do. Bad example.
Figure skating, dancing, ballet, opera; I don’t like any of them, but I can understand why some people like them and so I don’t hate them, they don’t make me angry, and I don’t have to put them down to the detriment of your viewing pleasure.
It is easy to hate and put down that which you do not understand or enjoy.
Golf is just hitting a stupid ball into a hole / Yeah, and opera is a fat lady singing a stupid story in a foreign language.
Baseball is just hitting and catching a dumb ball / Well then dancing is just spinning and kicking to music.
Football, so much hitting and violence / Shopping is so boring and expensive and wasteful.
My point is ladies, men like sports, we like the competition; we appreciate the skill and the tactics. We get excited…is that so bad? We love to watch and talk sports…is that wrong? Look, if you don’t understand or like sports that is fine, but don’t ruin it for us, don’t try and figure out why we like them, just be happy we have something that brings us joy just as you have your things.
I don’t mind that you don’t like sports. I don’t mind that you don’t understand sports. I do mind when you put down my enjoyment just because it is not your thing. It is something in our DNA, we are different, and it is our thing. You have your things, sports is ours.
Don’t like sports, Don’t watch. Hate sports? Please don’t tell us.
And for God sake, at the very least, sports should not piss you off.
The preceding was the opinion of a cranky old man, and definitely not that of management…Mrs. Cranky (who does allow me my sports.)