Friday, October 06, 2006

For The Truly Girly

I got an email from my BFF in New York today. She wrote to tell me all about this fab new blog called The Female Fan – created to help women learn more about football.


In the email, she explains all about the blog… how it will teach the novice female fan all the must-know football terms (so that she can get into the game) and how it will give her all sorts of pertinent football trivia knowledge, so that she can impress her football loving friends.


And then my darling BFF, who I love dearly, goes on to say that in addition to normal football stuff the blog will also provide the reader with “fun stuff” like the dish on football/celebrity couples and polls to vote for the hottest player.

Blink. Blink.

Football/celebrity couples? Really???

That’s not “fun stuff”. That’s girly fluff!! Don’t get me wrong, I loves me some sexy Tom Brady. But for me, football is about the game, the competition, the history, the stats, the home team pride, and the crushing of one’s opponent – and maybe even breaking his leg in the process. Football is gritty, dirty, (and for the fans) drunken fun. It’s about yelling so loud you lose your voice. It’s about waking up at the crack of dawn to paint your face and shotgun a beer. It’s about tailgating and BBQing and sports bars and fattening food. It’s about high five-ing a total stranger when your team scores and yelling obscenities at the ref for bogus calls. It’s about strategic field position and knowing when to go for it on a 4th down. It’s about hating Notre Dame. And the BCS. It’s exhilarating and way more exciting than worrying about who’s dating who and who’s butt looks the nicest in football pants.


But. Having said all that – the blog in question actually is actually sort of fun… if you can get past all the Who’s Hot, Who’s Not polls.
So enjoy:

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